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05.30.2023

Learn Japanese Faster: Tips For Beginners 

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Learn Japanese Faster

Hello Smilers! If you want to learn Japanese faster, you have come to the right place.
Smiles is here to give you tips to learn the language at a quicker rate based on our personal experiences. Make sure to stay tuned until the last point for bonus tips on how to learn Japanese faster.

Immerse yourself in Japan

Source: https://livejapan.com/en/article-a0002487/

If possible, we recommend you visit Japan for a few weeks. Once you arrive, you have no choice but to use what little Japanese you know to survive. It may be challenging and scary at first but trust us, it will be worth it. You will realize that over time, once you put yourself out there, you will gain confidence in speaking in Japanese and you will be surprised by how you improved your Japanese speaking skills.

Watch animes/dramas to learn Japanese faster

Source: https://www.kamoi.net/arts-and-entertainment/2020/10/06/new-and-old-anime-to-watch-while-in-quarantine/

You can do this step even if you are not in Japan. Learn Japanese by watching animes or dramas in Japanese. If you have already learned a few words through the textbook, the next thing you should do is learn how to use them in the proper context. By watching animes or dramas you will be able to listen to the proper pronunciation. You might even learn new words and slang by watching anime and dramas. We also recommend that you watch an episode with English subtitles first and then rewatch it with Japanese subtitles to improve comprehension.

Read kid’s books to learn Japanese faster

Source: https://www.poplar.co.jp/book/search/result/archive/3330021.html

Once you can read the basic hiragana, katakana, and a little bit of kanji, which are the three types of writing in Japanese, you can now challenge yourself to read story books for grades one and two. Some of the easier books will contain only hiragana and katakana and the more challenging ones will have basic kanji with the furigana on the sides (or above) for reference. You can start reading them to improve your Japanese reading speed.

Listen to music

Source: https://standardfreak.com/2021/12/17/study-finds-that-listening-to-music-does-not-boost-creativity/

By listening to Japanese songs, you will be able to hit 2 birds with 1 stone. Firstly, you can learn new Japanese vocabulary by breaking down the Japanese songs that you like.  You can listen to a song on repeat and learn the translation of the lyrics online to understand the meaning. The next thing is that you can hone your Japanese listening skills to see how much of the song can you catch. Have a pen and paper with you and play through your favorite songs and write down the words or phrases that you are able to catch.

Bonus tips to learn Japanese faster

Thank you for staying to the end! If you made it this far, we see that you must really want to learn Japanese faster. The bonus tip to learn Japanese quickly is to get yourself a Japanese language partner. That way, you will have someone to actively practice your Japanese with all the time.

Your special someone will be there to help you correct your Japanese nicely and you can ask him or her any questions you may have on your mind. You will also be motivated to learn Japanese to have better communication with someone by your side.

We hope that you can improve and learn Japanese faster from the tips on this blog. If you are already in Japan improving the language, immersing yourself in the culture, and wanting to send money to your family back home, Smiles Mobile Remittance is here to help you send your hard-earned money at the highest rate. Our service is available in different languages so no need to worry if you are still at the stage of improving your Japanese skills. You can download and use the app and choose your preferred language such as English, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Nepalese. 

Thank you for reading until the end if you like this blog, read some other interesting blogs like:

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