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by GarrettB
Sun 07.23.2006 12:43 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Is Japanese Expressive?
Replies: 31
Views: 4679

Is Japanese Expressive?

I respect the Japanese language for many things, but it's become a bit clearer to me that it seems to lack ways of saying things in shades. I only know English and Spanish as alternatives, but at least in English there are myriad ways of saying the same thing, each with its own slight shade of meani...
by GarrettB
Fri 07.21.2006 2:02 am
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: On the Kanji
Replies: 12
Views: 5279

On the Kanji

I've read a bit about the kanji requirements for each level of the JLPT test, but can't seem to find any info about what they actually are . 4 Kyuu requires 85 or so, 3 kyuu requires 300 kanji, 2 kyuu 1000 and so on. But does this mean they want you to know and be able to write all those kanji, or s...
by GarrettB
Fri 07.21.2006 1:34 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Moving Into/Beyond Intermediate
Replies: 13
Views: 1718

RE: Moving Into/Beyond Intermediate

Thanks everyone for your advice. I purchased the Integrated Guide to Intermediate Japanese from the Japan Times, seeing how impressed I was with its two predecessors. I have also bookmarked the grammar summary page, and will take battousai's wise words into account. I'll look for some of those JLPT ...
by GarrettB
Wed 07.19.2006 4:24 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Moving Into/Beyond Intermediate
Replies: 13
Views: 1718

Moving Into/Beyond Intermediate

Greetings! I've been studying Japanese on and off for a year and a half now, and went to Japan for four months to recieve some intensive studying. I've mostly instructed myself through summers using the Genki series (Genki I and Genki II). Most of the content is easy enough to learn and practice, an...