I have just begun studying Japanese, but I have access to native speakers. I tried to to use what I learn. "Anata wa" is not used much and is basically considered rude. The first lesson teaches "O genki desu ka?" to ask if the person is doing well. I learned that "O genki" is used after not seeing someone in a long time and mostly is used in letters to people. I am just curious to see if the site will distinguish between what is common and what is not.
Is the vocabulary taught culturally accurate?
March 17, 2020
March 18, 2020
Check out Sayaka's response in this thread:
March 27, 2020
I had the exact same thing come up using "anata" when I first tried using it with my Japanese friend. Ever since then I've been cross referencing with other teaching materials to make sure what I'm saying doesn't sound rude or weird. I can understand Sayaka's response as shown above but it would have been nice if that was explained in the lesson, especially since it's like the first thing you learn..