Kon Bow Wa, (only done the 1st audio so far so not sure how that is spelt :) )
Does anbody know if when you buy a japanese film or anime tittle, whether they come with japanese subtitles in romaji?
If not are there any specialist dvd's on the market which do this as I think it would greatly help learning from watching films as you can look out for words you have learnt to see how thay are being used as well as listening for them.
January 20, 2009
Usually when you buy a Japanese film or anime in Japan, they don't come with Japanese subtitles in Romaji.
You are correct in saying that watching Japanese films with subtitles in Romaji would greatly help you in further improving your Japanese.
Though finding a film/anime with Romaji subtitles may be difficult- you can watch it in Japanese with English subtitles as well and see if you can catch and understand the Japanese words.
February 11, 2009
Konnichiwa Adam san,
Watching movie surely can help speed up the learning (from personal experience :) ). I watch Japanese dorama or movie on line, maybe you can try to look at http://www.mysoju.com or http://www.crunchyroll.com. They have lots of movie/drama with English subtittle.
Watch alot, coz when in real life, Japanese speak really fast!! But it helps to familiarize with pronounciation, words and phrase (for example, I learnt many ways to say "I love you")
March 24, 2009
If you want an addicting yet endless supply of japanese videos to watch with english subtitles... might I suggest anime?
You learn about them both in like 4.3 or something but really dude the stuff is addicting. You have american cartoons which are just start a story and finish it in 30 minutes (minus the ads) and include plenty of sexual puns for adults to get and children not to get.
Then there is japanese manga/anime that basically is a continuous story based on concepts established in prior episodes... which is why if you ever try to just jump in and watch the episodes you become lost and confused, and most americans don't like confusion so they put off the cartoons as dumb and stupid when in reality the intricate storyline is just so awesome that I could rant on forever on such a topic. Now I haven't based my life around it, but it really is quite the addicting phenomenon.
If I enticed you into watching anime, some series I would suggest are Bleach, Naruto, Katekyo Hitman Reborn, and soul Eater.
Just as a warning though downloading the subbed anime is techincally illegal, but also very very very very loosely enforced really more so the anime companies go after the people who sub the anime and not the ones who download it.
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