Has watching the animes helped you become somewhat fluent in japanese?
I'm fluent in cliches. I doubt I could understand any normal conversation, much less speak it.
Yes and MGS4 was shit.
I only watch them with the sound off.
Not really. Maybe a few phrases here and there, but they talk too fast and sometimes slur their words. It's too hard to focus and keep up with their grammar while paying attention to the subtitles at the same time, and I'm not confident enough to try an episode completely raw.
Have you got to the point of being able to understand the dialogue without captions just through watching enough anime?
My knowledge about pinku bento boxes has increased exponentially after watching anime.
No because I always watch them dubbed.
I guess I could understand some being spoken to me and speak really basic phrases like what my name is but nothing more.
I've learned more about dumb shit like bread and baseball than anything useful like a language.
All I've learnt is a couple of words and short phrases not nearly enough to be fluent
I know certain phrases & words. That's it though.
I can tell when someone is speaking Japanese however. And for that matter, when someone isn't.
May seem dumb but I remember when I was younger I generalized all non-English speaking, Asian looking people as speaking Chinese.
I can now say:
>Yeah he's speaking Japanese.
>No idea what he just said, but I know it was Japanese.
Fluent? No. No no no no no.
I've picked up a few words and phrases and I keep continuing to learn new ones, but I'm FAR from fluent.
I just played through it for the first time. Youre shit
Yes for someone. No for the other ones.
My case, yes.
>May seem dumb but I remember when I was younger I generalized all non-English speaking, Asian looking people as speaking Chinese.
Not really stupid considering "Chinese" has a bunch of dialects and many of them sound different. Like, Mandarin and Cantonese sound barely alike.
Well, since I started really watching back in 2011 I gotta say I can probably speak it on the level of maybe a three year old.
I also went ahead and learned hiragana, though I only know about 85% of it by heart.
I watched sakura trick raw since subs are so slow, first time in awhile and i actually understood a good 60-70% of it. I just don't know when they are talking about specific shit. Like, I don't know what the word is for shit like chalkboard or whatever.
You're mum is shit
What are they doing to that alien?
>Snake: When we agreed to have a child, why didn't you tell me you had a third ape in your family?
I can say that over a decade of watching animu did not help me while I was in japan communication wise in the slightest.
I can understand some basic stuff, yeah.
Problem with using anime as a learning tool is their is no preparation and no consolidation.
I've been watching anime for 13 years and my listening comprehension is about 80% but my speaking, writing and reading is below 10%. And as you should already know, if you can't read Japanese you can't discern homonyms, which means you can never become fluent.
I used to be a teacher so I'll outline my advice for using anime as a learning tool.
Preparation: You should have a list of vocabulary and phrases used in the episode, including a list of kanji for the vocab. How you acquire these is up to you, watch the episode and write them down, get a transcript, or just ask a fansubbing group nicely if they could give you their notes (not all subbers do it like that).
Learn the vocab, phrases, and grammar structures off-by-heart and watch the episode with eng subs.
Consolidation: The next day revisit the vocab and phrases to see how much you remember. Say it out loud and practice speaking.
Watch the same episode again without subtitles and see how much you pick up.
Rinse and repeat until you understand everything that is said in the episode and visualise some of the words as kanji.
After that watch it with jap subtitles to increase reading comprehension.
It's a hell of a lot of effort and you will probably only get through 1 episode for every 5 hours of work, but you will have a fairly firm grasp of Japanese in 3 months and semi-fluency in a year.
Keep this up every day for 3 years and you won't need subtitles anymore.
Good anime to use this method with is something you enjoy and can watch 100 times over without getting bored.
fluent? not even fucking close. But I could probly get by.
Absolutely not in any way.
Does anyone have a screencap of that lying around? That was fucking hilarious.
Would metal gear solid make a good anime
It already is an anime.
Did they make an mgs anime that I missed?
It's good for vocabulary but not much else, the only problem is you end up picking up the most useless words you will rarely get to use. I'm better at talking about tanks, monsters and fights than asking what someone is doing on the weekend.
Sometimes my japanese freinds don't even know the obscure words I pick up as well. My japanese friend didn't know what senmetsu 殲滅 was the other day.
Yeah but they disguised it as a sequel game.
After watching Utena I am hyper aware now that the Japanese say "Kashira" constantly, and it's maddening
>dat set up
well done anon
Go to bed, Otacon
Ever watched Rozen Maiden?
Most people here will tell you they understand most common words within a year or two of following currently airing anime as long as you're not some sort of retard.
It helps to be on /a/ because /a/ tends to incorporate japanese words into their slang a lot, which will help you remember them/figure out what that word you keep hearing means.
>Has watching the animes helped you become somewhat fluent in japanese?
Not fluent, but I can easily pick up little bits of basic conversational japanese when I hear it now.
Also, MGS4 is a good game, but a shit Metal Gear. Probably the worst in the canon series.
Sometimes I wish I had a monkey that I could love and cherish. I'd read him bedtime stories and kiss him goodnight before tucking him in.
Is it Kashira heavy?
Not at all. I've been watching anime for about five years and I usually pick about 10 shows every season, but if I turn the subtitles off I can't understand anything except for names and a few common phrases.
An unbelievable amount.
only if they speak really slow and speak like a retard
chotto matte oniichan kawaii desu kanojosan daijobou suki nandemonai jiiiiiiiiiiii miina doushio is my entire vocabulary
and the only written rune I know is oniichan looks like a little square headed man with no arms
I can tell the difference between Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Japanese.
I like you.
You can come to my house and fuck my 妹.
This picture makes me chuckle every time
>not one >animes
Nice samefagging, OP.
Yes and no. You can expand your vocabulary in general, but a lot of shit is spoken in the familiar tense or worse. So, just gotta make sure you understand conjugations and all the politeness~level bullshit and how it affects everything.
I'm Australian, anon, I'll just use familiar and let them think all Australians are overly friendly smartasses.
Yeah probably. There's Full Metal Panic! which is pretty similar in story and setting.
I can understand a few words and phrases and say basic shit and introduce myself. I can also watch simple shows like Pokemon and understand them without subs.
>Not watching anime with the audio off and listening to death metal or whatever inferior shit music you listen to instead
I don't actually understand all of it but I've become so used to the stock phrases that sometimes when I'm not paying close attention I'll accidentally start watching an episode raw and it'll take few minutes before I realize it isn't subbed.