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by Pkmn Trainer Abram
Tue 07.14.2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Do I really need Anki to study?
Replies: 1
Views: 2846

Do I really need Anki to study?

Right now I am using Iknow, studying using the textbook "Japanese DeMystified", listening the music, watching news or any Japanese program at least once a day, Reviewing the Kanji(website) and using Jisho.org(?) to sentence mine. I downloaded Anki and am using the sample decks from the Iknow website...
by Pkmn Trainer Abram
Sat 06.06.2009 11:00 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Learning to think in Japanese using Sticky Notes?
Replies: 5
Views: 3153

Learning to think in Japanese using Sticky Notes?

Basically, I want to start seriously thinking in Japanese. I have been studing for 3 years(mainly) and have trouble coming up with sentence structures. I HAVE been thinking about them more recently, but it seems my thought process goes like this: -Think of a phase in English I would use in this situ...
by Pkmn Trainer Abram
Wed 02.18.2009 2:16 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Using music to help with studies?
Replies: 10
Views: 3542

Using music to help with studies?

I use Iknow almost everyday, voicing everything I come across in the lessons and write everything out, and I am using Introduction to Modern Japanese to study in the more tradional manner, if it means anything. I wanted to use Japanese music to learn new vocab and kanji in additon to my studies and ...
by Pkmn Trainer Abram
Fri 01.16.2009 2:22 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Is there a site that can give you example sentences?
Replies: 10
Views: 4156

Re: Is there a site that can give you example sentences?

I forgot all about that site, thank you.
(Watashi wa saito wo wasure, domo arigato)

Sorry about the romanji, I can't type in kana for some reason. Is there a site that has voice samples as well? I know Iknow! does it but it would be nice if the Edict had it as well.
by Pkmn Trainer Abram
Fri 01.16.2009 1:57 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Is there a site that can give you example sentences?
Replies: 10
Views: 4156

Is there a site that can give you example sentences?

Say I were to look in my dictonary or Kanji workbook and wanted to study the vocab word, or kanji in context. Is there a site were you can enter a word in and it will display sentences in proper context using the word?
by Pkmn Trainer Abram
Sun 12.21.2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Instant Immersion Japanese Lab
Replies: 13
Views: 5163

Re: Instant Immersion Japanese Lab

I have the 8 disc CD set and honestly, it's boring and not set up in a way fit for effective learning, IMO. Or you can listen to each track over and over but meh.
by Pkmn Trainer Abram
Sun 12.21.2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Need help on a study method involving a videogame
Replies: 2
Views: 1646

Need help on a study method involving a videogame

No, this is NOT some typical noob question from a fanboy thinking he can learn Japanese using only videogames and a dictionary. This is a question from a fanboy asking on a fun method to expand his vocab using a videogame in addition to other reliable resources.*smirk* I am currently using Iknow eve...
by Pkmn Trainer Abram
Wed 09.10.2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Asking for a piece of bread?
Replies: 22
Views: 4107

Asking for a piece of bread?

Would "ni mai pan o tabetemo ii desu ka?" be correct if I was asking for 2 slices of bread? I feel that the "mai" used to describe the slices may be wrong. Alternatively, can I say ""ni mai pan o onegaishimasu" and if so, is the only difference between to two simply politeness level? I'm practicing ...
by Pkmn Trainer Abram
Wed 06.11.2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Trouble with asking for things
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Re: Trouble with asking for things

That's actually pretty funny.

I have another question. When someone is asking for a reservation, the book says:

"yoyaku nasatte imaska"

Can the "nasatte" be omitted or does it serve a special purpose when asking someone if they have something? Is there a reason it's there?
by Pkmn Trainer Abram
Wed 06.11.2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Trouble with asking for things
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Trouble with asking for things

I'm going through the audio/booklet program, "15 Minute Japanese" and am currently about to begin Week 3. I did the self test for Week 2 and missed over half of them, mainly when it comes to asking for things. I'm going to post the questions I missed, my answers, and the books answers. I want to kno...
by Pkmn Trainer Abram
Sun 06.08.2008 1:51 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: "15 Minute Japanese" audio program?
Replies: 0
Views: 1132

"15 Minute Japanese" audio program?

I have yet to find many reviews on this product but has anyone learned the basics of the language using it and the minibook that comes with it? It claims that you don't need to learn to write, just use memorization.... Which I find to be a load of bull(though I'm sure it's helped SOMEONE since the b...
by Pkmn Trainer Abram
Tue 05.27.2008 2:25 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Is there a reliable online English to Japanese translator?
Replies: 7
Views: 2105

Is there a reliable online English to Japanese translator?

I am currently learning vocab words by writing them out in sentences, using both kanji and kana. My vocabuary is quite limited so I needed to find a quick way to find out how to use my existing vocab in the correct way using this method. Nothing is more counterproductive than drilling errors. I chec...
by Pkmn Trainer Abram
Mon 05.26.2008 11:49 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Should I use wa or ga in this situation?
Replies: 9
Views: 2629

Re: Should I use wa or ga in this situation?

Oh right, since it's an inanimate object, "Imasu" would be inappropriate. I knew I did something wrong with that but could not put my finger on it.
by Pkmn Trainer Abram
Mon 05.26.2008 11:06 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Should I use wa or ga in this situation?
Replies: 9
Views: 2629

Should I use wa or ga in this situation?

I'm using an item from Pokemon Pearl as an example here. I'm using a list of vocab words and writing sentences with them for reinforcement. "Waza mashin wa migini imasu" The technique machine is to the right. If I was merely declaring that the technique machince(waza mashin) was to the right(migini)...
by Pkmn Trainer Abram
Mon 03.31.2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: My daily Videogame text translation thread
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

Re: My daily Videogame text translation thread

I was unsure about how to transcribe some of it into romaji, you got me on that one I admit. That's advice I'll take to heart next time I post a translation. I JUST now realised some verb forms in the text while reading just now. All this time I struggled to read long words when really they weren't ...