Johan van der Mei

“How important do you consider mastering the Japanese language?”

Please share your answer to Johan’s question in the comment area below.


About Johan:

FatherDutch
MotherJapanese
Born inthe Netherlands
Lived inthe Netherlands
Age43
Visited Japan60 - 70 x
Lived in Japan1 x 6 months
Speaks Japanese⚫⚫⚫⚫⚪
Reading and Writing⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪

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9 comments
  • Facebook User says:

    I’m fluent (maybe 4.5?) but it’s a case of ‘use it or lose it’ :(( Once I get to Japan it’s all good. Should get NHK satellite broadcast. Or anyone know of any streaming services?

  • Facebook User says:

    I get by.

  • Facebook User says:

    I speak Japanese like a drunken Neanderthal, so 1. Instead I survive Japan by communicating in a mixture of phrases my mouth can weave in combination with gestures, English loan words, symbols, pictures and Google Translate. In dire situations, I have the aid of interpreters.

  • Facebook User says:

    4/5 = もうペラペラじゃねいか? I’d put mine more like 2.5 to 3/5. 😀

  • Facebook User says:

    Important enough to consider studying japanese.

  • Facebook User says:

    I would rate my own Japanese-speaking skills 5 out of 5, which is a good thing, since I have to speak it for a living. I’m a freelance interpreter! So, needless to say, it is very important to me. 😉

  • Facebook User says:

    I find it important 5/5 personally so that I can communicate with my JP family members and make JP friends. My ability is probably 4

  • Facebook User says:

    0-1 for ability, 3 for importance. Mainly, I’d like to be conversant, but not so sure about being able to use it much where I live.

  • Facebook User says:

    Importance for me 4 /5, ability, 2/5. ざんねんです

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