If you want to know how to learn Japanese fast then you need to know two vital rules. There are many ways you can learn the Japanese language, but most methods are slow. To get the most results from your time, you’ll want to use both of these techniques.
Stop Messing Around With Grammar
In Japanese, grammar rules don’t matter like they do in English. Most words in a sentence can be said in any order, as long as the verb comes at the end! The benefit of this is that you don’t need to spend years studying grammar just be able to communicate.
So, with that benefit in mind, how can you become a Japanese speaker fast? Simple… Learn lots and lots of Japanese words. You’re probably thinking, “I can’t pick up foreign words very quickly”. But in reality, you can. You just need to learn differently than you were taught in school. And I’m going to show you how.
Let’s pick a Japanese word that you want to learn, and I’ll show you how to lock it permanently into your mind. For this example, the word we’ll use is duck. To permanently memorize the Japanese word for duck you just need to create an association with an English word or phrase. Then you need to think about the phrase for 10 seconds, and you’re done!
The Japanese word for duck is ahiru.
For 10 seconds, close your eyes and imagine a duck who is A HERO.
Now the word for duck is permanently locked into your mind.
Complete Immersion Method
Once you know lots of Japanese words, it is important that you use them as much as possible. You know what they say, “use it or lose it”. So, if you can’t get on a plane to Japan, do the next best thing. Find some Japanese friends, or language exchange partners, in your local area and meet up regularly. Listen to their Japanese and make sure you practice.
When you practice you will make mistakes, but that’s okay. The more mistakes you make the more fluent you will be in the long run.