You have now completed Section Two of this course.
It is not an exaggeration to say that you already know more about the sounds of the Japanese language than most people who are studying it right now.
Almost nobody takes the time to learn the language on a sound by sound basis and then build up from there.
But you are doing that, and you have done that so far. And I would like to honor you for it.
You see, you are not like most people. If you’ve made it this far, and there’s not much more in the course in all honestly, then that means that you are a Finisher.
The sad reality is that, statistically speaking, only about 30% of people who start an online course will finish it.
Think about that for a second.
You are working harder than 70% of the people who started this exact course right now!
Now there are lots of reasons why a person stops, they get busy, they lose interest, etc.
But at the end of the day, none of that matters.
The only thing that matters is this: Did you stick with it until the end or not?
You have made it this far and you can absolutely read the last couple of posts that remain.
And after you do the final few exercises, you will graduate from the course.
A Short Message on the Quality of Perseverance
I just want to talk a little bit about this, and then I’ll give you your free gift for making it this far.
Here is the message:
Life comes at you fast.
This is pretty much true for everything, and it is not only easy to give up when things get tough, but it is also very common.
A lot of people stop working towards their goals when Life gets in the way.
The problem is that Life will ALWAYS get in the way at some point!
This has been true for me every time I’ve started something new and big in my life. It happened with college, my first job, learning Japanese, and so on.
And from listening to what other people have told me about their own lives, it is also true for them.
I’m willing to take a chance and say that it’s true for you as well. Life has interrupted your plans before, and will probably do so again at sometime in the future.
Why am I talking about all this? Well the reason is simple:
The only way to get accomplish anything, is to stick with it until the end!
Let me reiterate the most important part of that last statement so as to really drive it home:
How long should you stick with your goal? UNTIL THE END.
As long as you never give up, you are guaranteed success. It is really only a matter of time at that point.
So, the journey to mastering Japanese can be long.
It can also be short if you listen to those who have gone before you and you take their advice to heart.
But no matter what happens, I urge you to never give up, never surrender!
This is truly the only way to succeed.
Your Free Gift!
Alright, here’s what I’ve done for you: I’ve taken all of the example words in this entire course and I’ve compiled them into a single audio file for you to download and listen to at your pleasure.
The truth is that “Repetition is the Mother of all Learning” and since you are going to need to listen to these example words more than once, I wanted to make it easier for you to do so.
I mean, reloading every single post just to listen to a few clips would be annoying, right?
So instead of that, all you have to do is get the audio file and then you can have it playing whenever you want to. This will allow you to listen to it and practice the sounds yourself no matter where you are at.
So, here’s how to get it:
I’ve put a link to just the audio file right below these words:
Once you’ve click on the link you can either press the button on the right-hand side to download it (Windows users) or right click on the audio file and then select the appropriate option (Mac users).
P.S. I think if you’re on a phone it might not work, but feel free to give it a shot anyway.
After you’ve downloaded in onto you computer, you can transfer it to a mobile device such as your phone or mp3 player, and then practice listening and repeating the words when you’re on the go.
Super simple. Super easy. Absolutely free.
Consider this your reward for making it this far through the course!
You’ve earned it.
Now all we have left are a few posts on how the sounds of Japanese change when words appear next to one another in a complete sentence.
Whenever you’re ready, continue on to Section Three.
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Questions? Comments? Let me know down below!
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