Seriously, though, I spent a year in Japan in my youth. The main thing I learned about the Japanese is that there is some truth to the Western stereotype of Asians as "inscrutable".
You think Japanese are mysterious?
What do you think of "Japanese smile"?
I do a lot of Japanese smile.
I smile whenever I talk with people.
But in modern day, most of Japanese keep themselves from Japanese smile, because Americans consider it servile or anything.
And as a result, most of Japanese are expressionless in the face.
People of bad, mean character in Japan tend to dump the Japanese smile.
If that is your current goal, maybe you should .......... start translating [Peri Psyche^s] right away....................So maybe the most efficient use of your time would be to master the common words and grammatical constructs in [Peri Psyche^s] using Perseus, Diogenes, etc., in addition to your dictionary.
Very nice advice. Yes, I am now beginning to think so.