#4977710, By Shinji Learning Japanese I think I'm learning Japanese I really think so

  • Shinji 10 Jul 2009 17:47:43 5,903 posts
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    Worse, based on my experience. More English-speaking natives in the big cities = less requirement to speak Japanese. I've met people (mostly Americans) in Tokyo who had lived there for five years and couldn't count past ten.

    (This is one of the reasons why really good J -> E translators are paid a sodding fortune - because so many of the people you'd expect to be competent in the language really aren't.)
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