MuchMoreThanMuscle saidDang, Japanese and Italian. You are ambitious, tmac.
I speak ah ingrish and spangrish, sawree!
I gotta be. I respect the natives of other countries coming into the US and picking up english as their second language. My buddy in the dojo knows 7
Kawaiidesu: First step is the basic hiragana and katakana and then from there get a few kanji dictionaries and build vocabulary. Also i recommend a book about verbs
oyogeba(conditional aka if i swim)
oyoge(like a demand)
and then there's te form and many more but if you learn how to conjugate life becomes soooooooo much easier