フィンランド人ができるなら、世界のどこにいても、努力すれば、必ず日本語が上手に話せる (If a Finnish can do it, no matter where you are in the world, if you put in effort, you can speak Japanese well for sure)

皆さん、

おはようございます。今日はフィンランドにいて、日本語が話せる友達を紹介したいと思います。
彼の名前はJR (プライバシのため、本名を言わない)です。本当にすばらしい人だと思います。今でも考えると、出会いは本当に不思議かなと思って。。。。

8ヶ月前に、チャートのウェブサイトで知り合って、あまり信用されませんでした。なぜなら、インターネットで騙す人が多いですね。
時間を経ってから、彼はどうやって日本語が上手に話せるようになったかわかりました。。。2年間独学なのに日本語がぺらぺらに喋るようになって、すごいと思います。

皆さんは多分彼の秘密を知りたいでしょう。 英語で書かせていただきます

“Well first I learned hiragana – and since it actually takes about 6 months to be able to read it without paying attention, i had to study words both using hiragana and romaji first. By then I had learned what I need to learn to get better – I got a good awareness of grammar structures even though I still don’t know how to use many of them – and with that awareness I started to seek for online friends from Japan, but that’s where the road of mixed techniques begins. so by mixed techniques i mean online friends + flashcards + online learning sites + textbooks + kanji learning books + other books (i have like 15 books by now? i think). youtube is also a major resource because you ultimately need to find a way to motivate yourself. actually, it all comes down to immersion. i often don’t pay any attention to the language but i listen to japanese music every day even though I haven’t concentrated on learning it for 3 weeks. but I don’t believe there’s a right way to study, the key things are to immerse yourself in the language even if you don’t understand it because i definitely miss half of what i hear and to study on things that also motivate you at the same time. whatever may the be :|”

皆さん、どう思いますでしょうか。私も同感ですよ。毎日、どこにいても、日本語の歌とか日本語のラジオを聞いて、必ず上手になれます。

それでは、よい週末を~

JR, ありがとう。。。

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Good morning everyone.

Today, i’ll like to introduce a friend of mine who is from Finland.
His name is JR (to protect his privacy, i am not going to say his real name). I think he’s really good. Even now, when i think about it, our encounter is really a mystery.

I got to know him 8 months ago, through a chat website and i wasn’t really trusted in the first place. That’s because, on the Internet, there are lots of people who are conning others. As time pass by, i got to understand how he got to speak Japanese well. Despite self studying for 2 years and can speak well, i think it’s really a feat.

I guess you guys might want to know his secret, yea? Kindly allow me to write in English.

“Well first I learned hiragana – and since it actually takes about 6 months to be able to read it without paying attention, i had to study words both using hiragana and romaji first. By then I had learned what I need to learn to get better – I got a good awareness of grammar structures even though I still don’t know how to use many of them – and with that awareness I started to seek for online friends from Japan, but that’s where the road of mixed techniques begins. so by mixed techniques i mean online friends + flashcards + online learning sites + textbooks + kanji learning books + other books (i have like 15 books by now? i think). youtube is also a major resource because you ultimately need to find a way to motivate yourself. actually, it all comes down to immersion. i often don’t pay any attention to the language but i listen to japanese music every day even though I haven’t concentrated on learning it for 3 weeks. but I don’t believe there’s a right way to study, the key things are to immerse yourself in the language even if you don’t understand it because i definitely miss half of what i hear and to study on things that also motivate you at the same time. whatever may the be :|”

What do you guys think? I share the same sentiments as him. Everyday, no matter where you are, listen to Japanese songs, Japanese radio, i am sure you will become good in Japanese.

Have a good weekend ahead!

Thanks JR….

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