Wow! German! I had it for 3 years in high school and i still can't say a thing! I'm studying French with Portuguese and for now some Latin and this year i'm applying for Japanese I anted also to study psychology but i decided to go to Cracow, because it's near the mountains.
As for your choices: i think you should pick Japanese (i'd like to know German but this language is not for me) But you shouldn't think only about language. Which of these two countries culture, literature etc. would you like to know better?
Yeah... Well, i didn't have a good teacher and a lot depends on this. Moreover back then i thought that German is a hard, ugly language. And so, when i went to Germany and some nice guy asked me about something (dunno about what, but i think "are you all right" or something like that because i was standing outside girls restroom, dozing off and waiting for a friend) and i just gasped and flashed him with with my intelligence saying "Sorry, i don't speak...... Deutsh." I was so nervous i forgot how is German in English
Still learning them both. Its rather difficult, but German isn't that much different from English when you stand back and take a look at it. Japanese has definitely been the more difficult of the two, so it takes a bit more of my time. I think, IMO, you just really have to want to learn despite any setbacks. I'm just impatient, so I'm doing both languages at the same time. Its not advised unless you have a lot of free time.
You are quite right. I did use Nihonjin instead of Nihongo and now feel foolish. I did get 'Shuugaku' from a dubious source but it seems that 学習 or 'gakushuu' means 'learning'. Not far off but far enough.
Verb conjugation can be a bitch, though. And particles are often a place of struggle for non-native speakers. There are things you can do to guess, but really you just have to remember which category each and every verb falls into. る, う, or irregular.
And yeah, I stared at 持つ and 待つ 2 minutes before I noticed they weren't the same.
Same! German and Japanese Japanese: For reading manga and listening to anime and talking to japanese people German: So I can go back to Germany and live there for a month without problem since I want to know more, it's an awesome place and my great great grandpa is also German
English is my first, I'm taking Spanish right now, and I'd like to learn Tagalog, which is the language majorly spoken in the Philippines... I find it sad I can't speak Tagalog even though I'm Filipino, so that's the only reason I'd like to learn it. xD Otherwise, I'd like to learn Japanese or Italian.
I'm learning German right now at school and all i can say that learning it is hard -.- Specially if you have no choice. But if you want it yourself and you think you will surely need it then it's good and keep going. I'm learning Japanese right now by myself. Well it's like self study . :3