...Wow. Just writing that simple little thing broke my brain. What I wanted to say that I don't know how to say is: does anyone know of a place where I can get a good, comprehensive list of commonly used vocabulary and phrases to study? I really don't know much, and I'd like to get past things like そうね。。。 and よろしく！ I want to know more about actual conversational Japanese and be able to do more than talk about school and stuff.
...I wouldn't say no to any tips on learning 漢字, either...