TheJapanesePage.com The Japanese Page - Let's learn Japanese together! 2015-03-03T17:14:41-04:00 http://thejapanesepage.com/forum/feed.php 2015-03-03T17:14:41-04:00 2015-03-03T17:14:41-04:00 http://thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18091&p=180256#p180256 <![CDATA[Introductions • Hello ^_^]]>
My name is Triston and I would like to learn better japanese. I know little japanese from what i have learned and what i have picked up from anime and japanese videos but i can also read hiraganan and katakana and im learning kanji so I would like to make friends that i can study with maybe we could make a study group ^_^

anyway thanks for reading feel free to contact me if you want

Ihave Line,Lik,E-mail,and Skype

E-mail- Shadowking1711@gmail.com
kik- shadowking1711
Line-shadowking1711
Here is a list of all of the anime I have seen ^_^
MAL:http://myanimelist.net/animelist/Shadowking1711

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2015-03-02T02:18:28-04:00 2015-03-02T02:18:28-04:00 http://thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18089&p=180254#p180254 <![CDATA[History and Literature Discussions • The Red Spider Lily and its meanings in Japan.]]> Statistics: Posted by Hero's_Haiku — Mon 03.02.2015 2:18 am


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2015-03-01T18:21:46-04:00 2015-03-01T18:21:46-04:00 http://thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18088&p=180253#p180253 <![CDATA[Culture and Info about living in Japan • Plum blossoms in Tokyo]]> Its the month of March and the plum blossoms are in full bloom in Tokyo. If you are nearby Ueno, you can visit Yushima Tenjin Shrine. The flowers are lovely there... :)
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2015-02-26T04:19:02-04:00 2015-02-26T04:19:02-04:00 http://thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18082&p=180252#p180252 <![CDATA[Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips • Re: Learning japanese 1st time Need some tips :)]]> Minna no Nihongo (Japanese for Everyone) is decent, and Genki is also decent. Make sure you get the companion CD with your book (Genki has an edition with the CD and one without; I think Minna always has the CD sold separately but not sure.) Genki is probably the most popular, for what that's worth. It does mean there are a ton of premade decks available for SRS programs like Anki (ankisrs.net)


Introduction to Modern Japanese that was mentioned earlier is a really good textbook, but there is no companion CD for listening practice and it's not very friendly to self-studying. If you had a pro-active teacher who was familiar with the text it could be a decent choice for you.

I really like Heisig's Remember the Kanji system - but understand that it is essentially a mnemonic system for recognizing and writing the kanji, but doesn't teach any readings or words. However, once you have tagged each of the kanji with an English 'keyword' and can easily reproduce and recognize them, it becomes a cinch to learn vocabulary spelled with Kanji. O'Neills is a fine reference, but rather dated. It's not a particularly good kanji learning system although you can manage with it.

I have no experience with Kanji in Context, but people do successfully learn Japanese with it, it's at least not a trap product like Japanese for Busy People.

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2015-02-23T11:35:56-04:00 2015-02-23T11:35:56-04:00 http://thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18086&p=180250#p180250 <![CDATA[Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips • My YouTube video series for Japanese learners!]]>
You will learn useful daily phrases.
I hope you will like it!

Hachi's Japanese lesson 06 - 甘(あま)さ控(ひか)えめ (amasa hikaeme) -
http://youtu.be/kq01XdYoai8

Hachi's Japanese lesson 05 - 暇を潰す (himawo tsubusu) -
http://youtu.be/xwvUQe6256U

Hachi's Japanese lesson 04 - そっくり (sokkuri) -
http://youtu.be/80BRtyu_rp8

Hachi's Japanese lesson 03 - 好(す)きなだけ (sukinadake) -
http://youtu.be/HP2bqQcSBr4

Hachi's Japanese lesson 02 - あっという間(ま)に (attoiumani) -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxlnK0IvK_4

Hachi's Japanese lesson 01 - やみつきになる (yamitsukininaru) -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRadHy9 ... e=youtu.be

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2015-02-20T11:09:44-04:00 2015-02-20T11:09:44-04:00 http://thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18082&p=180249#p180249 <![CDATA[Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips • Re: Learning japanese 1st time Need some tips :)]]>
Some people are simply not good teachers no matter how skilled they might be otherwise. Have you discussed with your teacher your expectations and needs? A private tutor should adapt to your needs.

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2015-02-19T01:45:05-04:00 2015-02-19T01:45:05-04:00 http://thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18076&p=180247#p180247 <![CDATA[Japanese Movies and Music • Re: Please help to identify this old Japanese movie.]]> Statistics: Posted by Rehondar — Thu 02.19.2015 1:45 am


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2015-02-17T21:31:48-04:00 2015-02-17T21:31:48-04:00 http://thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18082&p=180245#p180245 <![CDATA[Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips • Re: Learning japanese 1st time Need some tips :)]]>
Infidel wrote:
So these are private lessons or in college, or just some dude online? Generally it is best to stick with one course not look for another once you've started on one, because you'll just be repeating a lot of material and wasting time. However, if you just started and can determine the books well, what books would be best depends on your circumstances and goals.

All courses have good and bad things, but they all generally get the student to a high beginner or intermediate stage. They just do it differently. Some, like JfBP is geared towards business users, others are towards college exchange student, or tourists. Some are designed for self-study, others are meant to be used in a structured environment.

There are a lot of arguments for learning kanji from the beginning and they all make sense, but anecdotal evidence seems to indicate that the people that learn to speak first, then learn to write later are more likely to reach the intermediate or advanced stage. The important thing to remember is all courses get you there if you stay the course.

Kanji- I recommend studying kanji in tandem with your main coursebook not separately. It won't help reinforcement at all. Kanji in context is great, I have it, but it is geared towards upper beginner/lower intermediate. The workbook is all Japanese even the instructions, the reference book is mostly a glossery.

Some courses I know that use kanji early that are available on amazon.
Elementary Japanese
Introduction to Modern Japanese (bowring)
Rosetta Stone - turn on the kanji
Japanese step by step
Japanese for Everyone
Japanese Demystified ---Yea, a "dummies" type book but a good deal.
---this is hardly an exhaustive list and these courses above all have different utility.

If using JfBP, the kana edition eventually teaches kanji, but not very many, IIRC, it was like 20 or 200, one decimal is a big difference but I honestly can't remember.


Thanks so much for your reply!
It's a private lesson, face to face. :)

I see, so by my understanding I'll just go with the flow with the kanji? My goal is to learn Japanese, basically. Im a college student who dreams of studying on japan, and to live there of course!

And should I really keep my current teacher or try to find better one? I really feel that all we do on the class is read read read D:

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2015-02-17T10:54:34-04:00 2015-02-17T10:54:34-04:00 http://thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18083&p=180244#p180244 <![CDATA[Introductions • Re: Hello!]]>
Feel free to join us in chat, or check out our articles and resources. If you're familiar with some Japanese, you might want to try reading ゆきの物語, written by RIchvh, one of our members. Or if you have any questions about Japan or the Japanese language, you can post them in the forum :)

Nice to have you on board! Aye :dance:

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2015-02-14T12:42:32-04:00 2015-02-14T12:42:32-04:00 http://thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18082&p=180242#p180242 <![CDATA[Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips • Re: Learning japanese 1st time Need some tips :)]]>
All courses have good and bad things, but they all generally get the student to a high beginner or intermediate stage. They just do it differently. Some, like JfBP is geared towards business users, others are towards college exchange student, o