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by chchan45
Sun 10.02.2011 5:20 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Sad news about SS.
Replies: 33
Views: 24345

Re: Sad news about SS.

I used to frequent this forum in the past and was communicating with her a lot, so imagine my shock when I stumbled upon this site again and saw this thread. I cannot believe that she has left us already, and it is with regret that I only learnt about this half a year later. ss always appeared to be...
by chchan45
Mon 05.05.2008 6:37 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: My son has cancer
Replies: 34
Views: 11090

Re: My son has cancer

I am very sorry and I do not know what to say. I hope that your son is in good hands.
by chchan45
Mon 05.05.2008 6:13 pm
Forum: 英語の練習
Topic: New kikitori group for English - proposal
Replies: 2
Views: 3670

Re: New kikitori group for English - proposal

「英語の聞き取り」というグループをつくったばかりです。

毎週、ビデオのスクリプトを5分間ずつに公開いたします。(Every week, I will publish the transcript of for a 5 minute section of the video.)

もし参加したければ、このスレッドに応答してから、グループ・ページでお申し出しください。(スレッドに応答しないと、お申し出を認めかねます。)
by chchan45
Mon 05.05.2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Translation: 宮崎駿の風の谷のナウシカー
Replies: 124
Views: 32812

Re: Translation: 宮崎駿の風の谷のナウシカー

John, I am afraid I am a very late comer to the scene. I do not know your Japanese level but you are doing a great job nonetheless. I have difficulty understanding some of the text you typed out as well. Does the book you are reading come with furigana? If so, it is a great way you have found to lea...
by chchan45
Fri 04.18.2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: JLPT3 (2007) chat study group
Replies: 390
Views: 214849

Re: JLPT3 chat study group

To avoid further confusion, would it make sense to change the title of this thread to "JLPT3 chat study group 2007"?

It is actually easier than it looks to stumble upon a thread that has recent updates, and automatically assume that it pertains to the current year.
by chchan45
Sun 04.06.2008 7:34 am
Forum: 夜のくもざる Discussions
Topic: first draft translation
Replies: 29
Views: 23254

Re: first draft translation

If you think "holy crap" is profane, you should be inside my brain when someone actually necroposts. For the record, "holy crap!" was the catchphrase response of the busybody grandfather (played by the late Peter Boyle) in the TV series "Everybody Loves Raymond", that ran from 1996-2005, so it has ...
by chchan45
Wed 04.02.2008 5:18 pm
Forum: 夜のくもざる Discussions
Topic: first draft translation
Replies: 29
Views: 23254

Re: first draft translation

Also HOLY CRAP PEOPLE STOP NECROPOSTING! What is it with the recent spate of necroposts on the board? Do we need a sticky topic? I am sorry to say this but I think this is unacceptable language. There are many ways to express one's frustration without resorting to profanities. I come on this forum ...
by chchan45
Sun 03.30.2008 8:00 am
Forum: 英語の練習
Topic: New kikitori group for English - proposal
Replies: 2
Views: 3670

New kikitori group for English - proposal

日本人の英語学習者のために、聞き取りグループを提案いたします。 イギリスの番組を使用するため、やや高度な英語力(英検2級以上)は必要でございます。 内容: イギリス関連(ユーモア、歴史、宗教) 運営はcocoさんの日本語聞き取りグループと同じぐらいパターンでございます: 1. グループ・ブログでビデオへのリンクをお知らせします。 2. (約一週間)参加者の皆さんは、聞き取ってみます。 3. スクリプトを発表いたします。 4. 内容について、討論します。 興味のある方は、このスレドにご返事ください。 (Ideally we need to have at least 2 people runni...
by chchan45
Thu 03.20.2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: JLPT-2 Kanji Learning Order
Replies: 5
Views: 5187

Re: JLPT-2 Kanji Learning Order

Living in the UK, I am not aware of any Japanese textbooks written in English (Japanese for Busy People only goes up to about L3) - there simply isn't the market, I suppose. Most of the Japanese books I have seen focus on conversational stuff and they do not even bother teaching you hiragana. If you...
by chchan45
Mon 03.17.2008 11:19 am
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: JLPT-2 Kanji Learning Order
Replies: 5
Views: 5187

Re: JLPT-2 Kanji Learning Order

I strongly recommend books for the Kanji Aptitude Test (http://www.kanken.or.jp/tosyo/gradelist_f.html or google 漢字学習ステップ). They may be a little difficult to start with but do contain loads of exercises and go through a lot of vocabulary. I used those books myself in the past, starting from level 6 ...
by chchan45
Fri 03.14.2008 12:54 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: 聞き取り練習(3/15~4/20)のお知らせ--終了
Replies: 26
Views: 11066

Re: 聞き取り練習(3/15~)のお知らせ

「聞き取り練習グループ」では、登録要請を送りしました。よろしくお願いします。
あいにく明日の朝も出勤です。でも午後は大丈夫です。
by chchan45
Mon 03.10.2008 12:21 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: 聞き取り練習(3/15~4/20)のお知らせ--終了
Replies: 26
Views: 11066

Re: 聞き取り練習(3/15~)のお知らせ

JLPT2級以上の方の参加が望ましいと思いますが・・・
余計なおせっかいですが、この知らせをJLPT 1級学習グループ (JLPT 1 Study Group) の掲示板(さらにエベント・カレンダー)に掲載すれば、もっと効果があると思います。

唯一の問題は1級学習グループには、「なんらかの思いつきで、日本に憧れ、日本語に興味を惹かれたんです。日本語の勉強を始めたばかりで、よろしくしてね。」という人々だらけです。もしこんな人がたくさん出たら、ちょっと困りますよ。 :(
by chchan45
Sun 03.09.2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: What happened to the Nihongo Journal (日本語ジャーナル)?
Replies: 5
Views: 4210

Re: What happened to the Nihongo Journal (日本語ジャーナル)?

Thank you coco san for updating us. For those who cannot read Japanese, it seems that the issue on 12-2007 was the final one. No reason was given for its demise. The magazine did suspend publishing from 02-2005 for a year, but it seems like it is gone for good. It is a shame that a good magazine whi...
by chchan45
Sun 03.09.2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Where is the events calendar please?
Replies: 4
Views: 2593

Re: Where is the events calendar please?

Thank you for your reply coco san. You are right. On the top-right corner of a group page, there is a link called "group calendar". This should list out all the events by that group. For those who cannot read Japanese, http://www.thejapanesepage.com/event/ also lists out all the events by the variou...
by chchan45
Fri 03.07.2008 6:22 am
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: JLPT 2007! Are you taking it?
Replies: 84
Views: 35921

Re: JLPT 2007! Are you taking it?

As for me, I just got my results this morning: 90 + 53 + 170 = 313 (pass) My listening and reading/grammar scores were much better than I expected. The listening this year was particularly difficult and the creaking window didn't help. The reading comprehension passages made me think that I have sud...