Originally Posted by mikomonday
At my university we're taught using strict keigo in the beginning. To be honest making the switch to direct style verbs was hard. to put it in perspective, tacking -desumasu to the end of every verb and sentence is MUCH easier than having to learn the conjugation for the specific types of verbs (ones that end in -su go to -****a but ones that end in -ru go to -ta) and so on.
That isn't to say keigo is particularly easy however, especially when you have to divide it between sonkeigo, kenjougo, and common teineigo. In Japanese when you're speaking keigo you constantly have to be thinking about what your social position is in relation to others. It becomes second nature with some time.
Speaking is definitely the easiest part of the language when you're up against the monster that kanji is to tackle.
Yeah, speaking is definitely the easiest. Though that applies to most languages IMO.
Nice insight you provided, thanks. I guess the transition is always hard whether from honorific to normal, or the other way around. I never learnt Japanese in any proper way so stepping up to honorific would be the bigger challenge for me. Learning slang is probably harder... way too much references I don't know. Btw, if you do not mind me asking, what country are you residing in?
I kind of envy you guys having Japanese courses available at your university. Mine for one does not so everything is self taught, or rather, piled up from years of deliberate exposure.
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This is exactly what it looks like. New TV plugged into Mac with DAC and amp on the ground with my Q701
Watched Shinsekai Yori and Psychoo Pass. As usual, good psycho pass episode, interesting and very wowing and really interesting shinesekai episode but with the crappiest animation a front page anime has had in the last 3 decades possibly
I'l be able to do this much easier in the future. I'll have speakers next time and it will be wireless streamed instead.
Dem 'muricans. Too much money for their own good.
何とかしないと。。。 for now taste me sour jello.