Everyone has a reason for studying Japanese. This reason exists from day 1. Without it, you would never have even started your first “How do I learn Japanese” Google search (which sadly does not bring up Jalup as the first search result).
Top 3 reasons
- Video games
Not surprising at all because they are some of the most worldwide spread material and they are ridiculously fun. No one is starting to learn Japanese because they like green tea (or maybe you are)?
But your reason is not stagnant. It is constantly evolving. Most people starting Japanese only have a very superficial understanding of Japan, so it’s only natural that as you get more involved, your reasons start blooming like cherry blossoms over a bunch of drunk people who are not supposed to be drinking in the park because hanami was banned (whatttt?)
It is often something you never pictured yourself enjoying when you first started. These reasons are fun and show how Japanese changes you. So I thought I would take a post where we could share some of this goodness.
Answer in the comments:
1. What was your initial reason(s) for studying Japanese?
2. How has it evolved now?
Founder of Jalup. iOS Software Engineer. Former attorney, translator, and interpreter. Still watching 月曜から夜ふかし weekly since 2013.