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  • stareyedgirl

    To speak, maybe but this says it's for proficiency in both speaking and reading and so I assume that means that you would have to be proficient with reading the characters as well as speaking well enough? I don't know enough about Japanese to know if characters are used in all situations, though...

    • Kysol

      I'm better at reading more than speaking. Speaking could be more my hesitation at making an ass of myself and saying the wrong thing. I love the culture and the last thing I want to do is offend someone, so I try not to say anything because of that fear. I'm limited with Kanji knowledge, but can generally make out signs and other product packaging. In no way would it be enough to live in Japan (something I do want to do), but enough to get around for a month or so without much of a hassle.