Thanks for sharing! I started learning Japanese in May 2022, in preparation for a 5 week trip to Japan that just ended two weeks ago. I've been really enjoying the process, particularly by starting to understand how ideas are built in Japanese. I also grew up watching Naruto, although I was watching the dub, and only started listening to Japanese audio when I started watching other shows.

Sounds like you're just a little bit* further along in your journey, and it's lovely to hear your reflections on the process and particularly how you have these stories about specific words. I look forward to being at the level where I can experience more of those. Keen to hear more ☺️

*A fair bit 😂

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Thanks for reading! Hope your studies proceed smoothly!!

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