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by Joker123
Wed 06.18.2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Motivation for people learning for fun
Replies: 6
Views: 2000

Re: Motivation for people learning for fun

Thanks, everyone! I'm probably going to order a textbook soon. Genki has good reviews so I'm leaning towards that, plus my friend across the country uses it for her Japanese I class at school. Off-Topic: Speaking of Anki, how do I kinda start from scratch? I feel a bit overwhelmed after leaving my s...
by Joker123
Tue 06.17.2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Motivation for people learning for fun
Replies: 6
Views: 2000

Motivation for people learning for fun

I've been learning Japanese on-and-off (in the severe way, as in "study some in January, study some more in April :? ) for about three years now, and I've come to the realization that the main issue I have is a lack of real motivation. My whole venture into Japanese started around this time shortly ...
by Joker123
Sun 03.23.2008 6:58 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Shiritori 〜2〜
Replies: 2044
Views: 533174

Re: Shiritori 〜2〜


いも
potato
by Joker123
Sat 03.22.2008 8:09 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Let's Play
Replies: 2859
Views: 661445

Re: Let's Play

母国
ぼこく
Homeland
by Joker123
Sat 03.22.2008 12:59 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Let's Play
Replies: 2859
Views: 661445

Re: Let's Play

黒色
くろ
black
by Joker123
Wed 03.19.2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Learn Japanese with Anki
Replies: 256
Views: 56402

Re: Learn Japanese with Anki

A few months ago, my computer got infected by a virus, and I had to put all the essentials in a backup folder to bring along to the new computer, including Anki (although it wasn't 'essential' per se....) Since then, I got a bit lazy and Japanese started to go on the back burner of my mind until rec...
by Joker123
Tue 01.23.2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Watashi and boku wa - What's the difference?
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Watashi and boku wa - What's the difference?

I'm starting to pick up Japanese quicker than before (took me a good while, too; I've been attempting to learn since last Summer!) but I still have some questions that I can not find the answer to. I've noticed that people are fond of teeter-tottering between using "watashi" and "boku wa" to say "I....
by Joker123
Sun 09.24.2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Making a word plural
Replies: 9
Views: 1451

Making a word plural

For the longest time, I had thought "shita" was tagged on to make something plural. Upon reviewing, I realized that I had been wrong and that "shita" makes a word past tense, not plural. So what in the heck does make a word plural? I think I had found it on the site once, but I can't find it. If I r...
by Joker123
Wed 07.12.2006 8:56 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Translating Romaji to English
Replies: 15
Views: 2329

RE: Translating Romaji to English

unto sasokiyu!

I hope I said that right! Anyway, I think I understand now.
by Joker123
Wed 07.12.2006 12:17 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Translating Romaji to English
Replies: 15
Views: 2329

RE: Translating Romaji to English

I'm getting a little confused. So, I shouldn't be translating Japnese letters into Romaji? Is it just Japanese character > English letter with no Romaji inbetween? If so, how do I do that? Sorry, I can be rather feeble minded at times, especially since Japanese is the first language I've delved thur...
by Joker123
Wed 07.12.2006 10:44 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Translating Romaji to English
Replies: 15
Views: 2329

RE: Translating Romaji to English

Well, recently I can translate very little Romaji to English. For example, reading "ke-ki o hanbun tabemashita", I recognized 'cake' 'half' and 'eat', so I knew that the sentance was something like "I ate half of the cake" which it was. I just might need to study more symbols so translating say, "ケー...
by Joker123
Wed 07.12.2006 10:21 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Translating Romaji to English
Replies: 15
Views: 2329

RE: Translating Romaji to English

Yes, that's exactly what I mean. I have no earthly idea what you just said. :P
by Joker123
Wed 07.12.2006 9:58 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Translating Romaji to English
Replies: 15
Views: 2329

Translating Romaji to English

This might be a stupid question, but I've only been learning for a little while now and something has always bugged me. If I try hard enough now, I can recognize Japanese symbols and remember waht their Romaji counterparts are. However, this is where my translation skills stop. I have absolutely no ...