varda wrote:Hi. I'm not really sure where to post this, but General Discussion seemed good. I'm asking this to anyone that has learned Japanese. Did it ruin movies for you? I recently started to learn Japanese, and yesterday I watched Ponyo. I found myself pausing very often to check something or try to remember what a certain word was. It was very annoying, and I couldn't "turn it off". Has anyone else experienced this, and does it get better or worse?
Nejimakidori wrote:I am watching again and again 電車男, as I bought the DVD last week (with the 11 episodes!!) and after watching a few times the same episode, in the end I manage to understand almost everything they say. But if a friend asks me to translate for him, I often find myself unable to do it
Listening comprehension and translation really are two completely different activities. Japanese is not that hard to understand when you think about it, but translating it into another language is really HARD, imo.
Nejimakidori wrote:Wow... if I didn't see her face, I would have thought she was Japanese. No difference at all with a native speaker.
When will I reach her level ... ?
inquisitive wrote:You need to be around them like constantly. You have to be immersed in it. The best way is to live in Japan for a few years
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