Is there actually a possibility for learning Japanese in a free trial of an online Japanese course?
I’ve always wanted to learn a new language, especially Japanese.
There are a few reasons why I’ve always wanted to learn the language but the one reason I want to do so is that…
…I can understand what they’re really saying in anime and manga
|Does he even know that fish?|
That’s why I’m going to take the free trial of Rocket Japanese and see if it’s actually possible for learning Japanese from an online course.
I love anime and manga. I also love otaku culture. I’ve loved both ever since I was a child and I saw my first episodes of Speed Racer and Ultraman. But there were reasons I never really attempted to learn Japanese and I’m beginning to understand why they were incorrect.
The God’s honest truth about why I never learned how to speak Japanese is as simple as this: I was either too afraid of failing or I was just too lazy to try. Why should I bother learning something when I just have to play BioShock Infinite?
But fear of failure and laziness never reared their ugly heads without wearing certain masks which turned out to be specific reasons why I wouldn’t even try. Those reasons were:
I could never find the time for Learning Japanese
When I really think about it, I have the same 24 hours that everybody else does. Out of all that time I spent playing BioShock, or one of my mobile games, I couldn’t spend a half an hour studying vocabulary?
I spend about a half an hour every day on the train going to work. If I were to use RJ’s mobile app during that half hour I bet I could get some basic Japanese under my belt.
It’s too difficult to learn the Alphabet
Okay, “alphabet” might be the wrong word here. “Alphabet” implies symbols that can sound different depending on the context of the word. For example, the letter “A” can sound like “Ay” as in “Ace” or “Aaa” as in “apple.”
Katakana is used to spell out foreign “loan words” like “Ice Cream,” アイスクリム (Aisukurimu)