View Full Version : Reasources for learning to understand japanese

August 14th, 2009, 11:01
A lot of the resources for studying Japanese that i have found give you the English word or phrase then prompt for the Japanese translation. I feel like i've gotten pretty decent at expressing myself in Japanese, but i find that its seems to only work in one direction.

I'm accustom to going from from Idea to Japanese, but not from Japanese to Ideas.

Is anyone aware of any tool to train myself in the other direction? Preferably something audio based.

I've learned a lot from the "learn in your car japanese" series. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn japanese who does a lot of driving.

August 14th, 2009, 11:30
Befriend a Japanese person.
That works pretty well in terms of back and forth conversation.

If you're only after audio though, go download some Japanese dramas or something - they give you a decent feel for natural speaking speed. Though if you don't know enough words it might be a bit hard.