Summary of White Guy Speaks Perfect Japanese from watching Anime. Here's how he did it.

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This guy learned Japanese by watching anime and he has some advice for others who want to learn the language. He says that it's important to start with the basics and gradually move on to more difficult concepts. He also recommends shadowing and writing exercises to practice pronunciation.

  • 00:00:00 This 1-minute video discusses how Japanese speaker, Matt, learned the language by watching anime and reading Japanese books, and how this method is applicable to other languages.
  • 00:05:00 This YouTube video explains how a white guy learned Japanese from watching anime by using a formal teaching setting. This way of learning is very different from how a baby learns language, and adults need to use different methods to learn Japanese effectively.
  • 00:10:00 The white guy in the video explains how he acquired perfect Japanese by watching anime and understanding messages in the language, which helps with comprehensible input.
  • 00:15:00 The speaker explains how he learned Japanese by watching anime, which helped him to become fluent in the language. He also explains that consuming a wide range of media, such as watching different genres of movies, reading novels, and listening to news, helped him to build up a good sense of the language's contextual differences. Finally, he mentions that it took a lot of hanging out with Japanese people and making close Japanese friends to help him to reach a level of fluency.
  • 00:20:00 The white guy in the video speaks perfect Japanese from watching anime. He attributes his success to having a strong foundation in speaking the language colloquially and having a wide range of input. He eventually decided to take some time away from Japan and reflect on his relationship with the country.
  • 00:25:00 This white guy was able to learn Japanese effectively by ignoring the phonetic concept of pitch accent. He became fluent without ever acquiring this aspect of the language. When he asked a Japanese friend what is it about his Japanese that makes it sound so fluent, his friend told him that he was able to ignore the pitch accent and rely on context to understand the meaning of words.
  • 00:30:00 The speaker explains that he is not a native speaker of Japanese, and that his Japanese pronunciation sounded "weird." He then learned about pitch accent and realized that his Japanese pronunciation was off because he was using Japanese vowels instead of English vowels. After learning how to hear pitch accent, he was able to start imitating it himself and began to sound more natural in Japanese.
  • 00:35:00 This white guy from the US was able to learn perfect Japanese by watching anime and studying Japanese language lessons online. He found that immersion in Japanese was key to quickly improving his skills, and that it was important to have a strong mentality in order to stick with the language learning process.
  • 00:40:00 The speaker describes how he learned Japanese by studying it full time for a few years and then slowly but surely getting better and better. He says that at the beginning, he improved quickly because all the material he was learning was common and important. However, as he got better, it became harder to improve because he hit a point where his fluency was already high. He says that the best way to learn a language is to focus on the process of first understanding what you want to say in English, then translating it into Japanese, and then pronouncing it correctly. He recommends shadowing exercises to practice pronunciation.
  • 00:45:00 The video explains how a white guy who is familiar with anime can speak perfect Japanese by learning to practice writing and speaking in isolation.
  • 00:50:00 In this video, a white guy talks perfect Japanese by learning by watching anime. He explains that he does this by intuitively picking the option that he is most confident in, even if it does not match what he originally wanted to say. He also says that because people have committed so much time and energy to learning English, they often have a good vocabulary and can handle basic sentences. He suggests that people try to make friends in a language they both speak by meeting in person and speaking the language together.
  • 00:55:00 In this YouTube video, a white guy speaks perfect Japanese from having watched a lot of anime. He explains that he learned the language by learning the grammar and memorizing common words and phrases. Once he reached a level of comprehension, he moved on to shadowing and writing, and finally speaking. He recommends that people who want to learn a foreign language do so in stages, and that those who are already fluent in their native language may reach fluency in another language within a few years with a little effort.

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