To those who communicates with Japanese regularly, prior preparation? Adaptation time?

Prior preparation before going to Japan?

  • None
  • Minimal
  • N5
  • N4
  • N3
  • N2
  • N1
  • Not sure or cannot compare

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How long is your adaptation time?

  • Failed and gave up
  • Can speak the instant I step in Japan.
  • < 1 week
  • 1 week - 1 month
  • 1 - 6 months
  • 6 months - 1 year
  • Many years and successful
  • Many years and still adapting
  • Adaptation pending

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As for me, about N5 when I went to Japan; but failed to adapt (only 1 month duration at that time). I can somehow survived using a smartphone dictionary, though.

I also have an experience with English.

When I was 10 years old, I was thrown to a homestay in New Zealand, with no my mother tongue to speak with – 1 week of adaptation, and then when I come back to my home country; I still do worse than my friends who have never stayed abroad.

One more poll

Do you continue studying while in Japan?

  • None / negligible
  • Not much
  • A lot
  • More than a lot / extensively / intensively

0 voters