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Old 2011-01-25, 01:30   Link #3321
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You really need to speak to people when it comes to human language. Especially in learning them; or goodbye fundamental integrity.
Yup. Ironically I've been learning Japanese pretty much the way Japanese kids learn English, and we all know how that turns out.
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Old 2011-01-26, 18:08   Link #3322
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I have been learning Japanese for a long time, 3+ years now. Haven't worked very hard at it though.

I watched a live stream of Kamen Rider OOO and Heartcatch Precure last weekend. They air on Asahi TV in Japan Sunday 8-9AM JST, which is Saturday 6-7PM EST (for those of you who live in the US).

I understood almost none of Kamen Rider OOO (I would say about 10%) and around 50% of Heartcatch Precure. These are the easiest programs to understand (they're for kids).

I watched a live stream of Star Driver and understood around 30%.

Some words can be understood from context, especially words borrowed from English. However, most words will need to be looked up if you are even able to hear them. I'm always too lazy to do this.
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Old 2011-01-27, 14:43   Link #3323
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From this one Chinese channel I saw on cable, they often subtitle their shows, that would certainly help.
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Old 2011-02-05, 14:29   Link #3324
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Any good websites to help with learning kanji radicals? Or books?
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Old 2011-02-21, 19:40   Link #3325
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Need suggestions - what can I read, that's in Hiragana?

I'm trying to learn japanese, and I'm learning hiragana (slowly).

I'd like to have some kind of japanese media (magazine, light novel etc.) that's primarily or exclusively in hiragana, as a study aid.

Any suggestions? From what I see, most japanese media mixes hiragana with kanji and katakana seamlessly. I'm just wondering if there is any type of media that's hiragana only (japanese kids books maybe?)

Thanks in advance.
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Old 2011-02-21, 22:06   Link #3326
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I'm trying to learn japanese, and I'm learning hiragana (slowly).

I'd like to have some kind of japanese media (magazine, light novel etc.) that's primarily or exclusively in hiragana, as a study aid.

Any suggestions? From what I see, most japanese media mixes hiragana with kanji and katakana seamlessly. I'm just wondering if there is any type of media that's hiragana only (japanese kids books maybe?)

Thanks in advance.
Kids book basically. But sadly if your knowledge of Japanese grammar and Vocabulary isn't up to par, reading sentences in full hiragana is pointless. Such as learning in full romanji. It's like reading, but never understand what it means, just like American politics.
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Old 2011-02-25, 16:26   Link #3327
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Is there any ぬ verb besides 死ぬ?
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Old 2011-02-25, 17:01   Link #3328
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I have an iphone app that let me learn 200 kanji in a matter of 24 hours

im sure if i wasn't lazy id have 1000 memorized right now
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Old 2011-02-28, 11:17   Link #3329
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Is there any ぬ verb besides 死ぬ?
There's also 往ぬ (いぬ), which is pretty archaic, and means "to go" or "to die".

's the only one I can think of off the top of my head.
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Old 2011-03-11, 14:19   Link #3330
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Hey guys, I was wondering if someone could help me out;

As ashamed as I am of it, I've completely forgotten my keigo. What would the translation of

" Sorry for contacting you late, is there any time I can set up an appointment "
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Old 2011-03-11, 18:28   Link #3331
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I have an iphone app that let me learn 200 kanji in a matter of 24 hours

im sure if i wasn't lazy id have 1000 memorized right now
JLPT app. Blitz quizzing. Too bad, there isn't a mode to test ON and KUN readings.
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Old 2011-03-12, 03:31   Link #3332
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Hey guys, I was wondering if someone could help me out;

As ashamed as I am of it, I've completely forgotten my keigo. What would the translation of

" Sorry for contacting you late, is there any time I can set up an appointment "
I would say...

ご連絡が遅くなってしまい、すみません。お会いしたいのですが、ご都合のよろしい日を教えて頂けないでしょ うか。

And it's optional, but here's what I would add after the second sentence above in order to make myself sound more polite...

よろしくお願い致します。

Hope it helps.
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Old 2011-03-13, 22:19   Link #3333
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I've been trying to do some self learning since end of 09 and only practiced off and on. I feel like I'm not doing it right. I already memorized kana (hiragana and katakana which didn't take very long) then I jumped into Kanji. First I memorized 200 kanji then stopped because I couldn't figure out the logic to the pronunciation like which one to use. Now I'm cool with stroke order and I'm playing with writing random sentences (without concrete understanding of grammar and sentence structure ). I have no idea if there are textbooks out there or something to show the order of how I go about doing this. Maybe I should go back to kana and start doing vocabulary (but I enjoy writing Kanji so much I just had to but my characters still don't look beautiful enough. I was going to get into calligraphy eventually.)
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Old 2011-03-14, 18:03   Link #3334
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Question to advanced Japanese speakers.

What is the difference between "Unkyuu" 運休 and "Unten Miawase" 運転見合わせ?

Don't they mean like the same thing? Or is there something more subtle. Cause I am watching the news and I'm like, why isn't there one word for "Suspended Service" like theyd use everywhere else?
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Old 2011-03-15, 03:27   Link #3335
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Question to advanced Japanese speakers.

What is the difference between "Unkyuu" 運休 and "Unten Miawase" 運転見合わせ?

Don't they mean like the same thing? Or is there something more subtle. Cause I am watching the news and I'm like, why isn't there one word for "Suspended Service" like theyd use everywhere else?
To explain the difference, let's take as an example a train which leaves Tokyo Station at 7 a.m. (well, the time is not much important...)

○運転見合わせ
When a railway company decides to do this due to a certain circumstance such as bad weather, the train goes standby so that it can leave as soon as the circumstance gets better, no matter how much time its departure delays.

○運休(運転休止・運行停止・運航停止)
In this case, the train does not leave the station even if the circumstance improves.
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Old 2011-03-15, 03:49   Link #3336
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Oooooooohhhhhhhh,

The "Mi Awase" part makes MUCH more sense now. They are glancing at and observing the situation (だろう? 笑)

So it's like Suspended (not delayed) vs. Cancelled

thanks.
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Old 2011-03-15, 04:26   Link #3337
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Oooooooohhhhhhhh,

The "Mi Awase" part makes MUCH more sense now. They are glancing at and observing the situation (だろう? 笑)

So it's like Suspended (not delayed) vs. Cancelled
Yes, that's right.
Glad to see that my answer was understandable enough, well, at least for you :3
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Old 2011-03-15, 15:38   Link #3338
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What's the JR 在来線? Like their heritage lines?
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Old 2011-03-21, 01:26   Link #3339
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Kinda random, but anyone know the etymology of the manga term ネーム? It seems kind of an odd, well, name, and I was wondering how it came to be used to refer to manga storyboards. I skimmed the wiki article and I didn't see anything on the etymology...
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Old 2011-03-21, 02:42   Link #3340
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I am only on page 3 and my brain hurts.

Must. Keep.. Swimming? No.. Reading?.. Yes.
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