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by ZetaFox
Wed 02.09.2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: slang? or?
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

Re: slang? or?

There was nothing before or after, just that one line, which is what confused me. A friend of mine has not seen me around in a while, and gives me this line on my comments section on another forum. I'm not sure if Japanese is his first language or not. If this is a greeting like I think it is, one w...
by ZetaFox
Wed 02.09.2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: slang? or?
Replies: 3
Views: 1981

slang? or?

何屋されてどのように人間ているのでしょうか? I friend on another forum said this to me. Is this a set phrase? I'm under the understanding that this just means how are you, or something along those lines, but the construct confuses the heck out of me... Did this person use a translator?
by ZetaFox
Thu 09.23.2010 11:24 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: A good idea to help with spoken Japanese?
Replies: 5
Views: 4524

Re: A good idea to help with spoken Japanese?

I'm not going to say it's a good or bad idea. But I still find the best way to practice spoken Japanese is to actually speak it (with someone or by yourself). I don't know how far song lyrics will get you... I have always looked at music as sort of poetry (you have to ask yourself if people actually...
by ZetaFox
Mon 09.20.2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Dictionary of basic/intermediate/advanced grammar
Replies: 7
Views: 8152

Dictionary of basic/intermediate/advanced grammar

Apologize sincerely if a topic like this has been posted already (haven't had any luck with search). I have been looking to invest some cash into books. Not necessarily textbooks (well, not excluding textbooks either). The problem is that I really have a limited budget for studies outside my classwo...
by ZetaFox
Mon 09.06.2010 6:21 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: 買い物に行きます!
Replies: 2
Views: 3540

Re: 買い物に行きます!

5. 観測しました This word is used as a technical term. Like...an astronomer observes the nova... 観察しました would be better. I try to avoid using the dictionary as much as I can so that I can use words I know, as this is usually what happens when I do use one :doh:. Thank you very much for taking time to put...
by ZetaFox
Sun 09.05.2010 4:52 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: 買い物に行きます!
Replies: 2
Views: 3540

買い物に行きます!

Please note that this is my second time composing anything larger than a couple of sentences. There will be loads of mistakes. But that's why I'm here with it :mrgreen:. Please tell me what you think and any corrections will be kindly appreciated! 昨日、お父さんは牛乳が欲しいから店へ買いに行くとぼくに頼みました。その小さいボロボロな店にあまり行きたく...
by ZetaFox
Fri 08.13.2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Building vocabulary
Replies: 6
Views: 2669

Re: Building vocabulary

two_heads_talking wrote:have you tried reading childrens books in Japanese? they have lots of basic vocabulary and pictures to help with identification.
I've been actively looking for those, but can't seem to get my hands on any without ordering off amazon somewhere. If there is an alternative, I'm all ears.
by ZetaFox
Thu 08.12.2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Building vocabulary
Replies: 6
Views: 2669

Re: Building vocabulary

I picked up quite a bit of simple vocab from watching dramas, movies and such. It kind of just comes, and you say 'Hey! I know this word!' while not knowing when you learned it. Learned many nouns this way. I learned many compounds when I started my kanji study. I find it hard to pick up on compound...
by ZetaFox
Tue 08.03.2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: Anime subs
Replies: 7
Views: 11186

Re: Anime subs

I have a question about this too! I think it's related. I love using anime TV shows to improve my pronounciation (maybe not the best way, I dunno:) but I'd really like to do it the other way around-- watching dubbed in ENGLISH but with Japanese subtitles. Where can I find materials like that? I hav...
by ZetaFox
Mon 08.02.2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: Anime subs
Replies: 7
Views: 11186

Re: Anime subs

See Bandai or viz media for official subs of their anime, or other companies that offer that service. Don't ask for fansubs, as that is not allowed here. EDIT: Wait.. Japanese subs for anime? I don't see too many anime with Japanese subs to say the least, unless it's originally korean or some other ...
by ZetaFox
Sun 08.01.2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Yet another introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Re: Yet another introduction

Very nice. I was also a Computer science major (but decided that wasn't what I wanted to do as a career), and very enthusiastic about the Japanese language. I also kind of like anime, manga and Japanese drama. Heck, like yourself, I was even lurking around here for ages before signing up :lol:. It's...
by ZetaFox
Fri 07.30.2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Noob on board...
Replies: 10
Views: 2343

Re: Noob on board...

Are there other forms of media easily available that you would suggest? Easily available I'm not so sure about, but I'm sure there has to be lots of gold on somewhere like youtube. Try searching for Japanese game shows or news casts where you can observe people speaking naturally, as opposed to som...
by ZetaFox
Fri 07.30.2010 3:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Noob on board...
Replies: 10
Views: 2343

Re: Noob on board...

Just be careful with manga and anime. They often use very informal language which you should NOT make a habit of. Just thought I would impart that. Well it's not a bad way to learn if you keep that in mind I guess, as learning a language should be fun to help retention.
by ZetaFox
Mon 07.26.2010 4:50 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: 私の紹介
Replies: 5
Views: 3854

Re: 私の紹介

たぶん、2年くらい前日本語の勉強を始めました。なぜ日本に興味があるか、僕にも説明が難しい。まず、日本語がすごく好き。せめて英語より簡単なラングと思います。日本語の音も好き。例えランス語やドイツ語や英語と感じが違うと思おいます。

私は日本に行ったことないから、日本が好きと言ってもまだ経験がありません。だからこそ一度でも日本に旅行して住む経験を集めたいんです。 今,ぼくはできることが写真を見たり本や雑誌を読んだりだけです。

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