how long before students learn sentences and grammar?

Asked 7 years ago

I have enjoyed 3 or 4 hiragana lessons but I wonder how many lessons and drills I have to do before I learn some useful phrases or how to make a simple sentence. Do I have to get through all of the hiragana first?

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1 Answer


Actually, there's just one more alphabet to learn after Hiragana. It's called Katakana, and is used primarily for foreign words and names. After learning both alphabets, you'll begin learning some basic Nihongo. At this point, I highly recommend becoming familiar with the Japanese IME on your computer. It allows you to type in Hiragana, Katakana, or Kanji, and it vital to making good use of the site's built-in dictionary, but it's also fun for messing around with your friends XD 日本語がだいすきです。


This link will get you started with the IME:   http://www.forlink.com.br/sakurasaku/ime_help.htm


As far as the grammar level, you can expect to learn some very basic lingo in the vanilla tutorials, but what really makes the app shine is the ability to add an unlimited number of words from the dictionary to your daily drills. You can also incorporate all the Kanji for each different JLPT level using Kanji-Lookup. With these extentions, you will be able to learn at your own pace!

Best of luck!

Jace *\(^o^)/*
Answered 7 years ago