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  1. NOTE: THIS IS NOT MY OWN QUESTION, THIS TOPIC IS MEANT TO CUT THE AMOUNT OF "WHAT SHOULD I LEARN"-TYPE OF TOPICS! Even though the best answer is obvious and applies to literally everyone, I understand beginners to language learning don't know the answer. You can see this throughout this entire forum, on other forums, on social media, even in real life this question seems to be a big struggle to everyone. With this thread I'd like to give you a solid answer to both questions: "What language should I learn"? and "What is the easiest one"? The answer is: follow your heart. Take an honest look at the culture of all languages you consider to learn, research each of them throughout. Which culture did you like most? That's the language you should learn AND that's the easiest one. Simple enough ey? Languages are closely tied to cultures. The golden rule is: if you don't like the culture, it'll be very difficult to learn. And if you manage to learn it any way, you'll forget it quickly. This goes for all languages, from Romance languages to Chinese. From Swahili to Slavic languages. That's all. Any complaints, doubts, disagrees or similar? Feel free to ask or comment.
  2. For those of you who have a New Nintendo 3DS and live in Europe, Russia, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand, I will publish the second video game I have developed (first game I made all myself, first game I made for a Nintendo handheld) on the 25th of August 2016 for only € 4.99! The game is simple, yet unique: You will need to collect all coins in each level to complete them. Every platform has a certain colour, each colour affects the player in some way (walk slower, run faster, jump higher, etc.). This game will be available for New Nintendo 3DS only, and only in the Nintendo eShop. An American release is still pending approval at the moment of typing.
  3. So I've been doing both myself and you a favour by developing a new tool: Alpha! It's a game-like application for Windows, based on a Nintendo DS homebrew application (Project JDS) that taught me my first 2 foreign alphabets: Hiragana and Katakana. However, that was in 2008. Even now I am unable to find similar applications for whatever platform to learn all sorts of alphabets. So fast forward to 2015, I decided to make my own application. At the moment, Alpha only contains Hiragana, Katakana, Cyrillic (Russian letters) and Arabic, more will follow in the coming weeks. Make sure you read the README file to find tips on how to learn your new alphabets fast.\ FEATURES: - Huge characters. - Clear confirmation whether you're right or wrong. - Decide what you want to learn and how many characters at once. - Audio feedback when your answer is correct. - Cheat sheets for all alphabets. - Optional timer option. - Optional amount of letters per session. TODO: - Flip alphabets. - Bug fixes. - Room for suggestions. Download (FREE!): http://drive.cw-games.org/srv/public.php?service=files&t=809b978f4acdf0a6c0551dcc6173067d
  4. I have just launched a freshly new JLPT forum, for those of you who will participate in the JLPT test (either now or later), or for those who want to help others out. If you want to simply kick back and enjoy, neither that is a problem. http://www.jlptforum.com/ I hope we'll meet there in some way, I guess.
  5. Good evening, I think your account just got banned for being a spambot. Have a nice day.
  6. Not a native here, but I know what it says: I believe/trust nothing. The "I" part can be anything else too (you, he, she, it, etc.), due to the lack of subject (nothing to worry about, it's a natural thing to do in Japanese). 誰 = who, but 誰も = nobody. 信じる = to believe or to trust, and some more. Adding the な particle turns the verb into a negative form, although it's casual as fuck (more info).
  7. Did you make it, or do you recommend somebody elses' creation here? Hard to tell.
  8. こんいちは is wrong, it's こんにちは. This is a common mistake made by beginners, since you would write 2 N's in romaji, but if you press the N key twice while writing hiragana, it'll turn into ん, so you'll need to press that key trice, followed by the I key. 有難うございます by itself is not incorrect, but the Kanji form is hardly ever used. Instead, ありがとうございます is the way to go. As for the sentence, it's quite unclear. I can see they talk about carrots and beards, and the fact it has a grammatical structure of "if you ..., then ...". But that's all I know about it. Reading Japanese without Kanji AND without context can be quite a challenge though.
  9. Welcome, and don't bump to spam.
  10. Wow, long time no see, Wanda! Where have you been?
  11. It seems like I'm stuck at the loading screen, is that normal? My browser is Chromium 58.0.3029.81 (64-bit).
  12. Be warned, because this means "farewell" more than "see you later". And welcome.
  13. @Fastlearner This forum section is for people who want to find people who can speak their target language, not for people who can't.
  14. 日本学科の二年生です。(I'm a second year student of the Japanese course.) → 2年間、日本語を勉強しています。 (I've been studying Japanese for 2 years.) これはリンクです (This is a link) → リンクは (The link is) I'm not a native speaker myself, but I've been learning Japanese since 2008 myself. Am I eligible too? :3 掲示板へようこそ。 もう宜しくお願いいただきました。 そうして、難しになったら、申し訳ありませんでした。
  15. Hello, please make a new topic next time.
  16. I don't think it's really anxiety, everyone who starts learning a language got nervous at first. Just go for it, you'll get over it sooner than you will think. When you choose your language teacher, you may want to stick with the same person. It's much easier to grow accustomed to one person, than it is to a whole team of people.
  17. I think they're as similar to each other as a car and a carpet are.
  18. I speak multiple languages myself. It's actually extremely unlikely you'll ever find a monolingual person in the Netherlands.
  19. Provide an English translation of your post too.
  20. Because "zu" means "to". In English, you would say "to the house" instead of "tothehouse" for example.
  21. Sorry, but not all of us speak Korean. So either include an English version of your message, or post this message here.
  22. I have no idea, but I can tell you one thing: it's not Cyrillic. It looks more like Brahmic, but even that seems to be false.
  23. Tip: "Sie" is more polite than "du".