My name is Gustav Dahl, I’m 22 years old and live in a small Scandinavian country known as Denmark.
I have always been fond of Japan and it weird, but lovely culture. I can’t pinpoint exactly what is is that I love so much about the Japanese culture, but as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by it. Sometime in the future I hope to be able to visit Japan.
I have tried multiple times to learn the Japanese language – but without luck … 😦
NOW I’ve decided to try it again, but it’s going to be different this time around. Since mid-JulyI have been practicing using a website called TextFugu (I just started on season 3 out of 8 available). The site has been a great help. I’ve learned hiragana and katakana within a few weeks, some basic grammar and a few kanjis here and there. Using an SRS program called Anki, I am able to learn new words fast. Combined with mnemonics (small associations/stories that help you to remember), I already feel quite surprised of how much I’ve learned. In September, I am going to start on a small classroom course where I’ll learn more oral Japanese. It lasts for half a year, 2 hours each week. It’s not much, but it’s a good supplement to my self-learning studies.
I am not sure what this blog will turn into, but I feel it could be fun to document my journey somehow. Let’s see where this goes! 😀
Ps. The title for this blog post of course spells out “Konnichiwa”.