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  • guys.

  • Good evening happening.

  • Hello.

  • Hello.

  • From Beppu, Japan where I am joined by Oh, I guess I am joining Dogan today.

  • What we want to do is talk about basically how to learn Japanese, how to get a solid grasp on the language.

  • And I thought Dogan was perfect person to do this video it.

  • So I put this video off for like a year.

  • May need to meet up for a long time.

  • Yeah, that being said a little bit of I guess, a background on both of us.

  • I've been in Japan.

  • I came here for the first time in 2005 moved in 2000 and seven.

  • I spent a lot of time to the point of almost living with Japanese people back in Canada, which is where I picked up a lot of my Japanese skill.

  • But since coming to Japan, I have used Japanese for things like car drifting.

  • And I think, more than anything is my work in shamisen.

  • Japanese is basically part of my daily life.

  • I would not be able to survive and do what I do with Harry.

  • And I think for the most part you could definitely say the same.

  • Yeah, absolutely.

  • So.

  • I kind of have a slimmer story.

  • I came to Japan 2007 study abroad in 2007 to 2000.

  • It was in Tokyo for one year, went back to the States, finished my degree and came back since I came back to me.

  • And even before that, really, I knew that I want to do creative writing in Japanese.

  • So I was always doing creative writing on the side.

  • Then I would just try and do it in Japanese and have, like, my friends, look at it and give me feedback on the Japanese.

  • Now I'm doing full time comedic.

  • Uh, I would say jokes in Japanese, primarily about life in Japan.

  • My content is in Japanese those and it's some of the best content on the Internet in Japanese.

  • If you haven't seen it, I'm just gonna go ahead and roll a clip right now.

  • You know, Simon Teoh that today what we're gonna do is talk about how you could learn Japanese, kind of based on our experiences.

  • For me, it's really really, really, really simple.

  • Send too many really good.

  • Do something every single day.

  • Do not skip a single day, not one day, something every single day.

  • A language is really more of, I think, a lifestyle than anything else making sure that that is a part of your everyday life, that kind of in the same way that, like showering or brushing your teeth would be You're not just gonna not do those things in that exact same way.

  • If you make a jab Japanese study or learn Japanese using Japanese watching something in Japanese, writing single thing in Japanese, whatever part of it is that you're the most interesting, especially in the beginning, because we all start somewhere, making it a part of your every single day life, every single day life, your data life, your daily life is going to be just essential.

  • That's the biggest tip that I can get.

  • That's how I went from no Japanese to be, even have conversations with Japanese in under a year.

  • Yeah, it's funny.

  • Our mutual friend enjoy the enemy, the enemy man.

  • He's half Japanese, but he taught himself a good majority of the Japanese that he knows in terms of like reading and writing, grammar, ecology and stuff like that.

  • You made a really great video way back in the day, and it was like the secret to becoming fluent in Japanese.

  • So he was like, Here's the secret.

  • Study your ass.

  • Yeah, yeah, that's That's that's number one piece of advice.

  • A lot of people.

  • They'll see us now.

  • And it's when you only see that you don't realize that we've both spent decades studying Japanese.

  • So I actually had a teacher in high school.

  • The teacher actually spoke Japanese.

  • I was like, Dude, you should learn Japanese sometimes eat one does not just learn Japanese.

  • And he brought me in this little Johan English Japanese dictionary.

  • And he's like, Well, tell you what?

  • If you could learn heated gonna in the next month, I'll just give you the book.

  • So every single day for a month, I just practice.

  • He didn't even take him up.

  • It was like two weeks in and I was going to go.

  • The rest of it was just having fun.

  • And that's kind of how money Japanese learning started on.

  • Then the rest was just practicing, speaking every single day ones.

  • I made Japanese friends, but we were talking earlier that not everybody has that luxury and I kind of want to step off of this onto Dorgan's more technical points because I think this is where a lot of the value in this is gonna come from on his advice on actually how to approach learning Japanese.

  • Okay.

  • Yeah, Great.

  • So in addition to doing comedic content on YouTube, I actually teach Japanese phonetics.

  • That's kind of a fancy word for pronunciation.

  • I I'm really passionate about teaching Japanese fanatics in particular because it's in my opinion and overlooked element of the language policy.

  • Second, you do that.

  • Put out the video?

  • Yeah.

  • Does that count in your mind only?

  • Absolutely.

  • Absolutely.

  • Okay, here's on my favorite examples of Gogan teaching or playing with Japanese phonetics.

  • GAC said this dogging oxygen Say this younger.

  • Taking it out on their card, he must stop Do Tony Nardi time that you talked elected beautiful This for not sake must Yeah, we're not this no sense in the canton double.

  • So I think that this video that you guys just saw is a good example of the Japanese pitch oxen system which is almost entirely overlooked, like just completely when it comes to learning and teaching Japanese.

  • And that's The reason for that is because it's easy to become fluent enough in Japanese to have normal conversations.

  • You don't need to sound like a native in order to be understandable in Japanese.

  • However, if your goal is to sound as native as possible, it is necessary to study Japanese phonetics and pitch oxen, in particular thing with the various elements of language learning slate of speaking, reading, writing, listening to the main floor.

  • Your ability to accurately mimic native speech deteriorates faster, then your ability to learn grammar or learn Colin Gee.

  • So I strongly believe that it's best to learn from that experience.

  • Early on, I like to say Do six months or so with on all around resource, such as like danke okay or whatever.

  • It might give yourself a base.

  • Yes, yes, OK, and once you've got that six months in, then you can really benefit from the phonetic training.

  • But then do about six months or so intense, frenetic study.

  • And then once that's done, I I encourage people to forget they ever had that study because if you study for the Knicks too much, it begins to interfere with your ability to speak because you think you should I be doing?

  • Should I be implementing this rule if this part is this the correct intonation, So you hit it hard until it's muscle memory.

  • One thing that I like to encourage people to do is to pick a movie or to pick like a 30 or 40 minute episode of a drama.

  • Drama is usually better than animate because the speech and a lot of enemies a little bit, I would say, Left the natural.

  • Yeah, Do you have a specific drama that actually dio the drama?

  • The movie that I recommend?

  • It's called June, you know.

  • Yeah, OK, it's like a drama comedy, but it's a courtroom drama, so they're just talking the entire movie.

  • So it's nothing but non stop dialogue from start to finish for two hours.

  • Okay, but the key to this exercise is to use these same movie or saying episode of a particular drama over and over again.

  • When I say over and over again, I mean, like, hundreds of time.

  • I would watch that movie three or four times a day when I'm studying Japanese.

  • Seriously, you know the funny thing usable?

  • I was doing car stuff actually did that exact exact same thing with initial D.

  • Yeah, I actually I picked three episodes that zeroed in on one of the time, and I think I probably watched each episode.

  • 30 time, Yes, that's the way to do it.

  • Yeah, Yeah, it worked.

  • It worked, cause then I was able to talk about cars stuff and I couldn't before.

  • And the other thing, the other exercise that I were encouraged.

  • A whole lot of people to Dio is to record yourself speaking Japanese and and to upload it to you to get in front of other people's eyes.

  • Because if you only speak in isolation to a certain degree, it's somewhat pointless.

  • And the the way the quickest way to get over that I'm not comfortable with the way that my Japanese sounds and I'm not comfortable with native it is here.

  • And we speaking Japanese is to force yourself into situations where other people will hear you speaking Japanese.

  • If you know other people are going to see it, you're gonna be that much more conscious about your your speak here and to take it that much more seriously.

  • So I guess a quick summary, huh?

  • Dorgan's provided a lot of how to get started with Japanese.

  • Where to start where toe learn I also personally, I'm just going to slip in something called the Let's Learn Japanese video Siri's that I will link.

  • They're the cheesiest videos you will ever see film back in the eighties All these air, good place to get start There are so many apso There are so many different ways to learn Japanese.

  • In fact, Dogan even runs up a tree on teaching Japanese from the next.

  • Specifically that's by far one of my favorite things in the world.

  • I'm gonna link it down below.

  • That will give you a really good starting point.

  • Outside of that, just keep going.

  • Do something every single day.

  • I hope that you guys got some value out of this.

  • Basically all of Dogan stuff will be linked down below and you are new to Doha and you have a YouTube channel is well, I mean the world to both of us.

  • If you give that like button some love.

  • If you're new to the channel, I'd say subscribe, But maybe go check out one or two more videos.

  • Leave me a trail of comments, so I can see where you been.

  • Thank you, dog.

  • In my place and in your studio.

  • Ok, anyway, guys, thank you so much for joining us today.

  • Thank you again, Duggan.

  • No, it's been good.

  • And you guys know we'll see you again real soon.

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    林宜悉   posted on 2020/09/04
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