Kinda tired of learning Japanese?

I’m not stuck or frustrated, I just think I lost the spark I had for it. I prefer listening to other languages. I don’t find myself really enjoying Japanese music or shows, should I take a break or just stop completely? Should I start learning a language I’m interested in instead?

why did you want to learn japanese in the first place? you have to decide if you really don’t like the language or you are just sufering from burnout

You just have to keep going. Unless you have clinical depression you can do it.

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No reason why you can’t try something different to see if it sparks your interest. You can always go back.


great advice.

I will say, I also got frustrated and demotivated in the early throws of Japanese. It is definitely one of the most difficult and frustrating to deal with here on Lingq. The spacing issues, the poor dictionary translations, kanji mistakes, and sporadic content can be a chore.

If there is another language that is really sparking your interest, why not give it a try? You may find you love it… and some time away may re ignite your spark for Japanese.

I also generally dislike mainstream Japanese music and shows. I am still learning Japanese because I like the language itself.

Depends on how much time you invested in the language. The more you do the more guilty you will feel if you give it up. In a way it keeps you learning. You have to find something that interests you in the language or you will not get very far at all.

If you are tired of listening to music and watching shows, you might want to read books and magazines, which are usually more interesting than music or shows.

Does anyone know if there are any plans to fix the spacing issue?

Where can we get some transcripts or texts of books, magazines, that sort of stuff?
I found the ebook for an old samurai book in Japanese but it is really freaking hard: They seem to use different Kanji than I’m used to reading.

Most importantly, I need more listening content and I can’t find much other than the nhk news which is read by the robot on lingq.



黒猫(エドガー・アラン・ポー )


砂をかむ(坂口 安吾)
火の玉を見たこと(牧野 富太郎)
ぼろぼろな駝鳥(高村 光太郎)

あのときの王子くん(アントワーヌ・ド・サン=テグジュペリ)LE PETIT PRINCE by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
マルチン・ルターの小信仰問答書 Luther’s Little Instruction Book (The Small Catechism of Martin Luther)



It’s a channel where a zen monk gives advice. For most of the videos I’ve watched he speaks rather slow, perfect for listening wether you are into that kind of topics or not.
There are some videos with Japanese subtitles.

A series of Japanese lesson videos with quizes (I haven’t tried myself yet)
From the About section in English:
I modernised the Japanese mythology from the ancient book “KOJIKI”. KOJIKI is the oldest book in Japan which tells us Japanese myths and the beginnings of our emperors. It is quite formal and written with ancient words. It is difficult to read even for Japanese. So, I came up with this project.


Grammar lessons in Japanese for the JLPT N3, N2, N1.

Once in a while people share interesting content.

Thanks for this. Taigu Youtube channel is really good. It’s hard to find videos were they are simply talking.