I don’t have time to learn Japanese! What I can do?
People want to learn Japanese for many reasons. You could move to Japan or take a vacation there. You may not even have to speak Japanese, but you just want to have something to do. Being able to converse in another language is something worth doing and will give you great pleasure if you can.
Although I had wanted to learn Japanese for a long time, I guess the main reason I finally decided to do something about it was because I was planning a long trip to Tokyo. 3 months is a long time to point and nod, so I thought I should make an effort to talk to get by. I’m not sure if I can speak Japanese fluently, but I am constantly being asked that question.
There is so much more that I could teach myself when it comes to Japanese and I don’t know half of what I should, although now I can use the language effectively. I think it is highly unlikely that I can ever speak Japanese fluently. There is more to learn even if you think you have taught yourself well. In fact, I can see and know completely what is happening in Japanese movies and cartoons now without subtitles. If I can sit and watch a movie in English and know what is going on, then there is no reason that with a little work I should not be able to do the same in Japanese.
I’m almost there as far as what I’ve taught myself, but I still have work to do. It has been difficult to go from not knowing any Japanese words or phrases to knowing a fair amount and you are probably wondering how I did it. I’m not going to lie, it cost me a lot of sweat and many hours of effort. I have to admit that the journey was definitely difficult. In essence, learning any new language requires a great deal of time and effort. But the important thing is that anyone can do it if they want to.
Finding enough time to study other things in life can be difficult. However, with a little effort you can study while working out in the gym, for example, or going to work. You just need to find those “lost moments” and find a way to make them work for you.