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Jan 2, 2015 2:11 PM

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I've been watching One Piece subbed for the last 20 episodes or so and I'm amazed at how I am slowly learning how to understand Japanese. Still can't speak, write or read it, but I am slowly beginning to understand it. And some Japanese words sound English. Amazing. :)

So is it helping you learn Japanese? Even if you are only understanding a little here and there?
 
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Jan 2, 2015 2:14 PM

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I'm learning a few words here and there. The problem is I still can't formulate a proper conversation with just those words.

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Jan 2, 2015 2:15 PM

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I've seen almost 60 days of anime, and I can barely know like 10 words in Japanese.
I tend to remember more if I actually try to learn though

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Jan 2, 2015 2:15 PM
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You can learn words, phrases and maybe sentence structure. Actual conversation skills? Really hard.
 
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Jan 2, 2015 2:17 PM

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friendlyone20 said:
I've been watching One Piece subbed for the last 20 episodes or so and I'm amazed at how I am slowly learning how to understand Japanese. Still can't speak, write or read it, but I am slowly beginning to understand it. And some Japanese words sound English. Amazing. :)

So is it helping you learn Japanese? Even if you are only understanding a little here and there?


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Jan 2, 2015 2:17 PM

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Not really want to learn Japanese, but I do understand a few words/phrases because of it.
 
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Jan 2, 2015 2:18 PM

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It helps for the pronunciation and i'm starting to learn some new words from animes after ~4 months of Japanese lessons but you can't learn japanese just from animes.
 
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Jan 2, 2015 2:22 PM

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Yes it helps to increase your vocabulary quite a lot. I can watch raws pretty easily just from watching anime for a long time and self-stuying some grammar.

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Jan 2, 2015 2:26 PM

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I managed to convince my cousin to watch Detective Conan and there was this one moment where I heard a couple lines (Japanese), and without seeing the screen, I knew what episode/case it was xD

But yeah, definitely. I like saying "mitsuketa" on occasion.
 
Jan 2, 2015 2:26 PM

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KawaiiWeeabz said:
but you can't learn japanese just from animes.
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Jan 2, 2015 2:27 PM

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SzJ said:
KawaiiWeeabz said:
but you can't learn japanese just from animes.

but that wasn't the question
 
Jan 2, 2015 2:28 PM

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All I remember off the top of my head:
- bakemono = monster
- baka = dumbass, idiot
- sekai = world
- sekaiichi = world's greatest/finest
- yuuutsu = despair, gloom, melancholy
- doshi de = why?
- nan de (?) = what/how?

that's all I remember, but if you're actually trying to learn japanese it's probably a great medium (along with doing studying outside of it)
 
Jan 2, 2015 2:29 PM

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i haven't learned anything
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Jan 2, 2015 2:30 PM

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tanteiRE said:
SzJ said:

but that wasn't the question


"Is listening to subbed anime helping you learn Japanese?"

It helps but you can't only rely on that :).
 
Jan 2, 2015 2:35 PM

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It at least made me aware enough to know that subtitles such as "Please stay attractive!" are poor translations that were done just to feed into the Glasshit circle jerk.
 
Jan 2, 2015 2:35 PM

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mayukachan said:
I'm learning a few words here and there. The problem is I still can't formulate a proper conversation with just those words.

Pretty much the same with me, the things I do learn and pick up on won't get me very far conversation wise because most of them are just simple, easy and more like declarative, imperative and exclamative words than anything.
 
Jan 2, 2015 2:36 PM

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I meant is it helping you learn and understanding the language. I know there are people who won't be able learn from just from watching animes and then there are people, like me, who are able to learn and pick up a few words and phrases from watching animes. I am fully aware I am not going to become Japanese language expert just from watching anime. My question was if people are learning some Japanese words and phrases by listening to subbed anime.
 
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KawaiiWeeabz said:
tanteiRE said:

but that wasn't the question


"Is listening to subbed anime helping you learn Japanese?"

It helps but you can't only rely on that :).

Yea it can help a little, but you need to actually study the language to learn it. I'm currently learning Japanese and one thing it does help with is to recognize how some words are used in situations. But yea I guess you can learn some of the basics.

P.S. I wouldn't recommend trying to learn Japanese that way.
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Jan 2, 2015 2:38 PM

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You actually can learn a foreign language but it happens to children at a very young age ( early groundschool or during kindergarden)


At a later age it's rather hard to learn it just by watching jap. dubbed stuff a lot.
 
Jan 2, 2015 2:40 PM

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friendlyone20 said:
I meant is it helping you learn and understanding the language. I know there are people who won't be able learn from just from watching animes and then there are people, like me, who are able to learn and pick up a few words and phrases from watching animes. I am fully aware I am not going to become Japanese language expert just from watching anime. My question was if people are learning some Japanese words and phrases by listening to subbed anime.

I learned some stuff like how to introduce yourself and basic greetings. Nothing to complicated.
 
Jan 2, 2015 2:52 PM

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I've been studying Japanese for about a year now, and some phrases that come up in my self studies I already knew from watching anime by hearing some words often enough and so I can associate them with certain scenarios.
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Jan 2, 2015 2:54 PM

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A little.
Just some phrases and words here and there.

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I am not learning a whole bunch either. And people shouldn't expect to learn a lot from just watching anime. (And if I inadvertently gave the impression that people should expect to learn a language just from listening to it, I apologize. That wasn't my intention)


But it did get me interested in wanting to actually learn and study Japanese.
 
Jan 2, 2015 2:55 PM

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watching anime long enough teaches you how to speak like a weeb
 
Jan 2, 2015 2:58 PM

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Of course. I can even write difficult kanji letters now.
 
Jan 2, 2015 2:59 PM
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yes I learnt fluent japanese from anime
 
Jan 2, 2015 6:03 PM

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I watched the final episode of Doki Doki Precure live as it was airing in Japan. I understood 75% of what was going on.

I can't read Moon Runes to save my life but I know almost as much Japanese speech as a toddler. Th-thanks anime!

Then again, I know more dirty words than your average toddler. Th-thanks again anime!
 
Jan 2, 2015 6:04 PM
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Only 10 words maybe
 
Jan 2, 2015 6:04 PM

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Not really. All i do is pick up little phrase here and there.
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Jan 2, 2015 6:08 PM

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It depends on how much you rely on the subtitles. It can be extremely effective if you watch anime raw and study Japanese at the same time.
 
Jan 2, 2015 8:56 PM

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You can learn phrase and word that you hear over and over again but actual conversation require more.
 
Jan 2, 2015 8:59 PM

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SeibaaHomu said:
I watched the final episode of Doki Doki Precure live as it was airing in Japan. I understood 75% of what was going on.

I can't read Moon Runes to save my life but I know almost as much Japanese speech as a toddler. Th-thanks anime!

Then again, I know more dirty words than your average toddler. Th-thanks again anime!


That also is probably partially because you were able to see the scene and therefore understand that their actions correlated to certain words you heard a lot.
 
Jan 2, 2015 9:06 PM

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yes I learnt fluent japanese from anime


Quoted for truth.
 
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Jan 2, 2015 9:35 PM

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I learned some words
 
Jan 2, 2015 9:53 PM

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Dojourei said:
KawaiiWeeabz said:


"Is listening to subbed anime helping you learn Japanese?"

It helps but you can't only rely on that :).

Yea it can help a little, but you need to actually study the language to learn it. I'm currently learning Japanese and one thing it does help with is to recognize how some words are used in situations. But yea I guess you can learn some of the basics.

P.S. I wouldn't recommend trying to learn Japanese that way.

Oh yeah I guess I kind of didn't answer the question. I'm not trying to learn Japanese, so I don't even qualify :/ ops
 
Jan 2, 2015 10:07 PM

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Kill la kill made Nani Sore my favorite phrase
 
Jan 2, 2015 10:26 PM

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definitely. I prefer watching anime subbed rather than dubbed because I can learn a few words in Japanese which is great.
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Jan 2, 2015 10:31 PM

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a lot. Actually, i learned the hiragana alphabet therefore so i got a solid base
 
Jan 3, 2015 12:19 AM
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started anime in grade 5 and when i got to grade 7 my grandpa dragged me off to japan and i legit could understand everything rhey were talking bout
 
Jan 3, 2015 12:29 AM

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yes it does. personally iv'e learned a lot of words phrases just from watching subbed. i dont watch dubbed anyway. the anime experience is different when i watch dubbed.
 
Jan 3, 2015 12:32 AM

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Yes it help you in learning some weeb Japanese word.
 
Jan 3, 2015 5:23 PM
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You'll only learn basic words/sentences like "sayonara" "itadakimasu" and random things like "baka" "neko" etc
 
Jan 3, 2015 5:27 PM

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Just a few small sentences and a few words.
 
Jan 3, 2015 5:29 PM

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reading sub help me learn English
 
Jan 3, 2015 7:05 PM

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I found the biggest help was in pronunciation and I have picked up several words and phrases, nothing that would enable effective communication though.
 
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I know someone who has watched +3000 anime, rewatched some of them (Black Lagoon, Dragon Ball, FMAb, Cowboy Bebop, ...) *many* times, and he was used to be in a fansub team (english to french) five years ago. Now he can understand ~50% japanese ! Only understand though, he can't talk it.
 
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Not really learning anything new. It just building up my immunity to the sound of sometimes ridiculously whinny voices.
 
Jan 3, 2015 9:40 PM
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I come to understand what a few words or sayings mean and recognize them when I hear them, but that's basically nothing :p
 
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...not much really. I've become familiar enough through the sheer volume of stuff I watch that if I can read a subtitle fast enough I MIGHT be able to pick out a few words from that subtitle that I've heard over and over as they're said, but on the whole it would take me much more to actually learn the language.
 
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