Saturday, June 13, 2009

Why Am I Leaning English?

I have three goals.

At first, I want to be able to understand what English speakers speak.
If I'll become so, I'll enjoy more.
Because when I'm watching the movies, I don't need the subtitles.

At second, I want to be able to read and write English.
If I'll become so, I'll be able to spread my world.
Because there are too many things written by English more than Japanese. For example, books and website.

At last, I want to be able to speak English.
If I'll become so, I'll be able to help you.
Because when if you visit to Japan and you are lost, and if I see you, I'll be able to tell you the right way.

But, I'll spend many times to be so.


「なぜ英語を学ぶのか?」

僕には3つの目標がある。

1つめは、英語で話されてる内容が理解できるようになりたい。
もしそうなったら、もっと楽しめる。
なぜなら、映画を見ているとき、字幕を追わなくていいから。

2つめは、英語を読んだり、書いたりできるようになりたい。
もしそうなったら、自分の世界を広げられる。
なぜなら、日本語より英語で書かれているものの方が、すごくたくさんあるから。例えば本やウェブサイト。

最後は、英語が話せるようになりたい。
なぜなら、もしあなたが日本を訪れて、道に迷ったとき、そしてもし僕があなたに気づいたら、正しい道順を教えてあげられる。

でも、そうなるには、たくさん時間がかかりそうだ。



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48 comments:

mss said...

Hi AEZ
you have very good goals and i wish you`ll rich(or get) them
but i love the third one more than others, beacuse :
may be i`ll visit Japan next year and i`ll so glad to talk Japaness in English :)
best regards
Millad :)

golddigger4life said...

Very nice goals... Although still I really don't understand it's importance, I think learning English is really really5x important. I didn't realized that one and maybe it's because I already converse much more in straight English. Hope you learn it the faster the better and hope you'll pronounce it better than writing too. Pronouncing and conversing in English is better than writing good paragraphs. *thumbs up!!!*

GrimeGeeza said...

When I went to Japan I got lost! I don't speak Japanese so you'll have to help me out next time man!

Big up AEZ

kayla.kk.tk said...

You have a very good way of thinking about things!! You seem like a very positive person ^^
Keep going and you will do well!!
英語うまいね。頑張って!

the mothership said...

I like the goals you have set. they are realistic, and they will make it easier for you to communicate (both orally and written)with people from around the world. Keep going, be positive. i'm sure you'll get there!! having a blog like yours is such a smart way to do it :-)

AEZ said...

golddigger4life
Yes. I'm learning pronounce too. But learning conversation is the problem. Because it can't learn by my own.

AEZ said...

...
"by myself" is right?

golddigger4life said...

"by myself" would be more preferable^^

GrimeGeeza said...

yeah by myself is right.

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pika des said...

you have a good effort ^__^

tamara hellgren said...

Instead of "At first,...At second...At last..."

When you are listing reasons for something, it is more natural to use "First, Second, Last,"

or

"First of all, Second, And Finally..."

When you put "at" in front of "first" it's more often used to tell a story. For example: "At first I wasn't very good at snowboarding, but after practicing all winter I got better."

We never say "at second" unless you are talking about baseball :)

"At last" means "finally," like when something you have been waiting for finally happens. Example:

"At last it's time to go home! What a long day!"

I hope this helps! And I think those are lovely reasons for wanting to learn English. Any tourist in Japan who bumps into you will be very lucky!

Joy said...

You're very specific with your goals, so congratulations with that. :)

I want to learn how to speak Japanese!

Norma said...

I think you're doing a very good job at learning to write English. My ancestors are Italian and I want to learn Italian, but I'd rather be able to converse with someone in everyday speech. Anyone can put words together, but there's nothing like being able to speak with someone in a conversation.
The most important thing is that you are working to fulfill your goals and that's a wonderful thing!!

RobeastKiLLa said...

Well keep up the good effort! You are definitely on the road to fluency.

I would love to try to pick up Japanese again. I took a year in high school to learn but I didn't have any opportunity to continue after that. It would be nice to watch some anime without the subtitles. >=)

mean_jeannie said...

great post!

~Harada~Miyuki~ said...

Aww...Do your best <3
I am Japanese, too, but I an't help you much since I was born in America and barely know any Japanese XD.
Yes, English is a tough language, but you can pull it off! Do your best! I'm cheering for you! Give it 110%!

Froschkönigin said...

I have not read all the responses so perhaps I am repeating what others have said. I too am a student of foreign languages and one thing that I have learned is that constant correction of those little mistakes that everyone makes in every new language that they learn is imperative so to that end....I will do this line by line, please remember my remarks are just pedagogical ok :)
able to understand WHEN English speakers speak...If I get/achieve this, I'll...
just Second not at second...
If I get/achieve this...spread the word? not world (typo perhaps??)

Froschkönigin said...

sorry me again :)

just to finish...

And finally not 'at last' (at last is for when you finally get something e.g. I got it at last...)
If I get/achieve this...

so either when or if never both together...

Perhaps your english is so good that these mistakes apart from the obvious typos are intentional? and it is I who is missing the point? Anyway, what you write scans very well, a form of Haiku perhaps..

Impressive anyway....

La Sweetie said...

Have you checked out the website yappr.com? My husband is learning English and he loves it. You can watch a variety of videos and see the words scroll by karaoke style in English AND whatever language you choose.

thinktieng said...

I read your post and all the comments.
Im still learning english in everyday life.
1. Understand who speak english, I am half way thru,
2. read and write in english, I am pretty good tho. ^^. well Im pretty sure everyone understand my written english.
3.speak english - this is the main problem. when english converstaion is needed, I would go wtf am i saying.and the word "A~ A~ A~" will always appear and I cant think for that I cant speak. frozen brain I think. I was hoping to cure that...and still hoping ^^

Cosplay Diary said...

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in the United States has wonderful ESL programs you can watch online: http://www.pbs.org/esl/
Good Luck!

Mike Sylwester said...

At first, I want to be able to understand what English speakers speak.

First, I want to be able to understand what English speakers say.

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If I'll become so, I'll enjoy more.
Because when I'm watching the movies, I don't need the subtitles.

If I become able to do so, then I will enjoy English more. Because when I will be watching movies, then I won't need the subtitles.

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At second, I want to be able to read and write English.

Second, I want to be able to read and write English.

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If I'll become so, I'll be able to spread my world.

If I become able to do so, then I'll be able to expand my world.

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Because there are too many things written by English more than Japanese. For example, books and website.

After all, there are many more things written in Eglish than in Japanese -- for example, books and websites.

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At last, I want to be able to speak English.

Last, I want to be able to speak English.

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If I'll become so, I'll be able to help you.

If I become able to do so, then I'll be able to help you.

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Because when if you visit to Japan and you are lost, and if I see you, I'll be able to tell you the right way.

If you visit Japan and get lost and if I see you, then I'll be able to tell you the right way.

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But, I'll spend many times to be so.

I will have to spend a lot of time, however, to be able to do so.

valentine gore said...

Learn has a r in it.

DEEN said...

you're on your way to great improvement. kep it up! ^^

bella said...

i support you! i'm a 17-year-old Malaysian student and at school, i am one of the members of the English Motivational Committee (EMC). if you were one of my schoolmates, i bet the members of EMC would really appreciate your presence. you're really doing a great job! :)

Jamie said...

Good job on motivating yourself to learn English AEZ! This is a wonderful way to help you improve. I am currently in Japan and don't speak a lot of Japanese so hopefully next time I'm lost I will run into someone who is as helpful as you!

Aulia Pearl said...

Good day.
Hai my name is Aulia, I'm Indonesian. I love to speak and learn English so much. I think We have the same purpose "Learning English". ^^ . Hopefully We can share and learn together. Glad to know You.

C y...
~Aulia
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Yu Cheng said...

Hi,AEZ!
I'm also hope my English could more better.
I'm from Taiwan :)

lio said...

oh!u r clever! no i'm not kidding!i'm studying English for 6 years i can't speak such as u!
i really enjoy to help u !
because i love japan too! oh this is my email : zara_astro7@yahoo.com!
i'm be gald if i can do a favor to u! please email me!

J.killah said...

Wellll i gotta say you speak english better then most americans ^_^

Toto said...

Congratulations on beginning! That's hte most important step. Then you must try to find a little time each day for your English study. Speaking is good, that's true, but you must understand how to use the grammar to speak well, and in that area, we can help you here.

Best wishes!

Elitehusky said...

Excellent reasons. Keep up the practice and best of luck.

Reverend said...

i like catcher in the rye too, i got too sad reading that, i dont know why.. there aren't much sad parts there. ^^

Im filipino, but Im also self studying the Japanese language and alphabets (god its really hard, the alphabets.. especially kanji ^^ LOL)
I did it for the same reason as you stated, so that I wouldnt have to read subtitles ( i watch alot of anime and read manga on the internet). ^^
By the way, i guess alot have told you, but you are already very good in english. good luck on your grammar studies!

idyll said...

Hi AEZ
Im from Malaysia
I would like you to know that u have good effort in improving ur english here, by writing in english and all.

As long as u have the passion, u will have it on the go. Just run with all ur might, ok!

Gambatte!

naqiubex said...

I want to learn japanese..
the same reason you wanted to learn english

Ms. Kathy said...

That is such a nice and self-less goal to have. Keep your heart at it is for other people because that is a wonderful thing. I have always wanted to visit Japan. If I can ever do so in my life I hope I have help from someone like you. God bless you.

Kim said...

Ohayou! :) I think your english isn't so bad, and you have very cool goals ^^
I'm at the opposite I'm learning japanese ^^ in two years or so I'll come to your country maybe you can help me then XD

Jen said...

Looks like you are on your way to accomplishing your goals. I really appreciate your third goal. You are obviously a very kind person. Good luck!

Legiman said...

Hi,
I'm from Indonesia, so English is a foreign language for me. In fact most of my reasons 'why I learn English' are the same as your reasons. I am also learning English now. I think English is a very important language to be learnt. If I know English, I'll be able to comunicate with another people in the world. Cheers!

Legiman said...

By the way, now I'm working for a Japanese company. So actually I also want to learn Japan language. Would you like to teach me Nihon go?

KP said...

hey its good to lear english bcz its a universal language & this will help u to connect with world.. english is now very important if one wants to go outside his circle..
all the best to you for learning english as i m also on the same path to learn english bcz i want to connect with the world...

Colby said...

This is a great blog post. It would be good poem! Try not to write "because" a the first of the sentence. "Because" is usually after a clause to explain something.

Example: I want to go to the park, because Sam is going. "I want to go to the park" is a clause. "because Sam is going" explains why "I want to go to the park". See how it is used to explain why "I want to go to the park."

Keep up the good work! English is a very strange language, but with practice it is very rewarding. Try taking a trip to a English speaking country to practice your English, because it is a great way to get the language down. Have fun learning!

-Colby

P.S. If you'd like, you can always ask me any question. I will be glad to help!

Urooba said...

I think your english isn't sooo bad...it's ok/good!!! keep it up!!!!!

Christian said...

Your English is very good. I envy your study, and I think your goal is admirable. I hope to return the favor and will try to learn Japanese. Nihongo-ga sukoshi wakarimasu, demo matta jyozu ja arimasen.

Alexander said...

I'm from Malaysia. I took Japanese lessons when I was in boarding school. However, I quit that school because of my poor health. Reading your blog however, inspired me to learn most, if not all, about Japan. Who knows, maybe you'll bring me on a tour around Japan if I travel there. It'll be easy conversing to a Japanese who can converse in English!

*Two-Thumbs Up!!*

lalisgirl said...

Wonderful reasons to learn! They made me smile :-)
Great blog! It is interesting and you are doing very well writing in English.

trafar said...

You've got determination! I know if I learned a foreign language, I'd quit after a couple months! Keep it up!