Then, let's start.
Do you understand?
Are you ok?
Please wait for a moment.
Please say again.
Yes, I understand.
No, I don't understand.
It is time.
Let's end here today.
I suppose PocketLint means that the romaji version of this lesson is just a thread on the "Ask your tutor" forum, but not a lesson in the library. Although everyone is free to import any content he wants. By the way, when I was a complete beginner I printed lessons on landscape A4 with 4 columns: romaji - kana - kanji - translation. It worked fine for me.
Btw, now there is the "romaji" and "hiragana" types for Japanese content. It seems we have to fix beginner hiragana and romaji content. Next week I will be on leave, so I will be able to fix Japanese library :)) I hope it will help Japanese beginners
What do you mean by "real" romaji lessons? There are some lessons written in Romaji...
I'd say that Japanese lessons are pretty much useless if hiragana/katakana/kanji is ignored. Romaji isn't the language.
One of the main principles of this site is an authentic content. Authentic Japanese content can be written in the mix of kanji and kana or in kana only (for beginners). Romaji is not authentic Japanese alphabet at all. Try to learn hiragana, it is quite easy, and there is an excellent Hiragana drill collection in LingQ library: http://www.lingq.com/learn/ja/store/33460/
Can we please get real romanji lessons? I'm not interested in Hiragana or kanji. This site is rather useless without romanji support to me at least.
We do not have dictionaries that support Romaji, and Romaji is not really the language. Use the Romaji to familiarize yourself with the meaning, but then try to get used to hiragana and kanji as soon as you can. You will find it worth while in the long run.
The romaji version that emma00 linked to isn't a real lesson (but rather a forum post), therefore it isn't blue. You can of course import the text yourself, but I'm not sure if the Japenese dictionary supports romaji.
the Romanji versions don't show up in blue? No linking?
The Romaji version of this lesson is here : http://www.lingq.com/learn/ja/forum/10/2063/
Is this what you are looking for?
I recommend you to learn Japanese characters as soon as possible because it is easier to read and write Japanese. Start from learning Hiragana first, then Katakana, and eventually Kanji little by little. The sound of Japanese is not really hard. If you read Romaji version of the lesson a couple times, I think you can get the sound. Then try to learn letters in the lesson. Learning simple phrase is a good idea. Especially something you think you might use in the future. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the forum. I will be here to help you :-)
Start with the "Who is she?" lessons. Listen a lot and try to follow the text (even if it's in Japanese). If you have any questions related to a particular lesson you can click on " Discuss this lesson on the Forum". There may be some transcripts and/or translations in that sub-forum as well, depending on language.
Hi, im interested in learning japanese, but im unsure of exactly what to do to start. Should i just work through the lessons available to pick up the kanji words in the japanese scripts, or look at the romanji first and try to match it up with the other parts? or should i try to learn what simple words and phrases look and sound like in both scripts?
Can you please try again to explain what information you are looking for.
where do you get the letter written version of this stuff??