I recommend watching the "Let's Learn Japanese" series, available on Youtube:
If you have a dictionary, you can use a few simple grammar rules to construct sentences.
Japanese grammar uses endings to identify parts of speech. Verbs have no ending and go at the end of sentences.
Subject (wa) Object (wo) Verb
Watashi-wa anata-wo miru.
I see you.
If something is understood, it is left out of the sentence. For example, if you are asked where you are from, you might say
I am American.
Adding "ka" turns this sentence into a question:
America-jin des ka?
Are you American?
Possession can be shown by connecting the object and its owner with "no" :
Neko no Joe
Obviously, there's a lot more to the language than this, and if you really want to speak Japanese you'll need to dedicate yourself to years of serious study.
If all else fails, remember that for years all Japanese children have to take some written English in school, and many people continue this study throughout their adult life. They may not be able to understand what you are saying, but if you write it down they may be able to read a little bit of it.
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