Are you interested in learning how to speak Japanese, but believe it might be too hard to learn? While learning how to speak Japanese fast may or may not be too lofty a goal, learning Japanese is not impossible and is very rewarding. Many people who speak English are quick to try out romance languages like Spanish or French, simply due to their similarities with English, believing it to be easy. And while indeed, romance languages have more similarities to English than Japanese certainly does, it doesn’t make it some insane goal to speak Japanese. However, as you start learning how to speak Japanese words and start conversing with other people who know Japanese, you’ll be glad to know that there is some simplicity to the structure of the language.
For example, unlike grammatical rules in romance languages, in Japanese, nouns are nouns…not feminine or masculine nouns. In other words, you won’t have to memorize if a car is masculine or feminine in Japanese like you do in French or Italian.
Also, as you begin your Japanese studies, you’ll see that there are fewer sounds in the language.
Of course, these Japanese sounds are uniquely different from English sounds, but after working with Rosetta Stone’s Japanese program to learn how to speak in Japanese, you’ll find yourself having real-life conversations in Japanese with confidence. Our language program has been built on the research and expertise of our linguists , who specialize in the study of phonetics, communication, language structure and more, for over 26 years. So, whether you want to learn Japanese on your smartphone or your desktop, we have you covered with engaging, ten-minute, bite-sized lessons.
And even though Japanese phonemes are unfamiliar to the English speaker, with Rosetta Stone’s speech recognition technology, TruAccent®, you’ll fine-tune your pronunciation in real time to see how you are progressing in Japanese. Because there’s no point in knowing just a bunch of Japanese words if people can’t understand what you’re saying, right?
Here are some more facts about the Japanese language before you begin your studies on this fascinating language. Chances are, you are already pretty intrigued by Japanese culture , history, and art, so learning how to speak in Japanese will be something you’ll value for years to come.
These facts will help you form a basis for the language as you learn how to speak Japanese words and more:
If you’ve gotten this far, you’re intrigued by the Japanese language. Is there any real recipe for how to speak Japanese fast? No, there’s not. But through repetition and teaching you patterns of the language, Rosetta Stone kick starts your ability to learn in context, making connections between what you’re seeing and what you’re saying. So over time, you’ll start to speak Japanese with confidence.
Surround yourself with Japanese whenever, wherever with the Rosetta Stone app .
Download a unit and knock it out on the train or a flight. Select a 5-10 minute lesson and sneak it in while you wait in line or for your ride to show up. And explore dynamic features, like Seek and Speak, where you can point at an object in the real world and get a translation .
The best part? You don’t have to choose between app or desktop. Both come with your subscription and sync, so you can switch between devices seamlessly.
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