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by kinch
Fri 08.19.2005 12:57 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: The one, the only, the "Hey that's a useful site" Thread.
Replies: 134
Views: 110752

RE: The one, the only, the "Hey that's a useful site" Thread

A few months ago, when I joined this site, I posted something similar called "Various Online Resources" (you can find the post at http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=230#1934 ). I got absolutely ZERO replies. It wasn't even made sticky! And now someone posts the same thing (admi...
by kinch
Mon 08.15.2005 11:37 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Audio Lessons like Pimsleur
Replies: 1
Views: 1437

Audio Lessons like Pimsleur

Is anyone aware of anything that isn't simply phrases/words being repeated in both languages? I have a ton of them already and I don't find them helpful at all. I'm looking for something I can listen to when walking, but something that makes me think. Not just "this is the japanese, this is the engl...
by kinch
Sun 08.14.2005 12:42 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Help having prob learning Kanji
Replies: 10
Views: 1839

RE: Help having prob learning Kanji

You also have a third choice - don't learn kanji. I know people who visit Japan frequently, they know a lot of words, but no kanji. Kanji isn't absolutely necessary to learn if you want to become proficient in Japanese. Of course, it's entirely up to you to make the choice whether or not to spend 3 ...
by kinch
Sun 08.07.2005 11:32 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: new option for profile
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

new option for profile

clay, Would it be possible to have an option in 'my profile' that turns off avatars when viewing the forums? I really don't need to waste time (and precious bandwidth) downloading small pictures that other people seem to think are 'cool'; most other forums I frequent have this sort of option. Unless...
by kinch
Mon 08.01.2005 10:48 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Common Grammar
Replies: 0
Views: 1417

Common Grammar

I had an idea. A few weeks ago, I learned a grammar construct which, as far as I've been able to tell, isn't frequently taught in beginner's grammar books and lessons. I have numerous resources here, and I haven't seen it yet. Now I'm sure it's probably in a few grammar textbooks, and I'm sure it'll...
by kinch
Sat 07.23.2005 11:56 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Help with romantic phrases, please!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2074

RE: Help with romantic phrases, please!!

how about "watashi ni bukka..." actually scratch that one.
by kinch
Fri 07.22.2005 12:01 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: 2 ShinDig
Replies: 14
Views: 2621

RE: 2 ShinDig

geeze you two (shin and hijiku) GET A ROOM!
by kinch
Wed 07.13.2005 11:13 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: good gold seller
Replies: 9
Views: 1981

RE: good gold seller

clay, you're too nice. Delete this jerk's thread, delete his account, and ban his IP from ever coming near your site again.
by kinch
Tue 07.05.2005 11:35 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: Worst Records
Replies: 7
Views: 2332

Worst Records

I have a particular hate for most english dubs, and alot of times I feel very let down when I watch a non-fansub translation of a particular anime series. So, I've decided to offer a thread where people can vote for the worst that Americanised Anime has to offer. I won't actually have a real poll, j...
by kinch
Sun 05.29.2005 8:31 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: WANTED: Testers
Replies: 0
Views: 1731

WANTED: Testers

I would like volunteers to test a new technique for learning japanese. First things first: this will not teach you the whole language, nor will you learn a huge vocabulary in a short time. This is my disclaimer and your warning. The techniques I use (I hesitate to even use the word 'technique') are ...
by kinch
Mon 05.16.2005 10:02 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: Important notice for the people of this site! (click here fo
Replies: 7
Views: 2605

RE: Important notice for the people of this site! (click her

Shouldn't this be posted in the anime/manga forum? I hardly think "post your anime and manga pics" belongs in the "general discussion" section when there is a specific section (curiously enough, called the "anime and manga" section) for this exact purpose.

I also liked the deceptive title.
by kinch
Thu 05.12.2005 11:26 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: I NEED FRIENDS!!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 7632

RE: I NEED FRIENDS!!!!!

razorblade wrote:
i need to make some friends
Don't we all?
by kinch
Thu 03.31.2005 9:30 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: How long does it take?
Replies: 7
Views: 1929

RE: How long?

I haven't taken the JPLT tests yet, so I don't know "how long" it will take until you're good enough to pass them but.... to get to the point where you can hold a conversation (not just listen and understand, but also reply using natural speech and not have to spend 10 minutes translating stuff in y...
by kinch
Sat 03.26.2005 11:17 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Your Method Of Stuydying.
Replies: 30
Views: 6530

RE: Conversing with others in the language

I've tried this method, one with a native speaker, and again with a fellow learner. While I can't argue that it's probably the best way learn it does offer some hardships. For example, when conversing with the native, I ran through everything I had learned; genki, interests, hobbies, weather, and so...