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by miho-sempai
Sun 08.01.2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Success with Heisig?
Replies: 44
Views: 22292

Re: Success with Heisig?

The heisig method is simply a technique for enabling the user to write a kanji given an english keyword. "The heisig method doesnt work" means it won't enable you to write a kanji given an english keyword. I think one thing here to note is that AJBryant's method doesn't "teach" you to connect a kan...
by miho-sempai
Thu 07.01.2010 12:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 7
Views: 1632

Re: Greetings!

What general college are you going to? I know of a few CCs that have Japanese classes, but haven't found any universities (least in my general area). I've never taken a Japanese class - I'm mostly self-teaching. We did have more options than you in high school, though...people could take Spanish, Ge...
by miho-sempai
Wed 06.30.2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 7
Views: 1632

Re: Greetings!

As far as I know (I live in WA too) none of our high schools offer it. There are some Japanese schools (at least one) up here, though - one of my best friends is half-Japanese and would go to "Japanese School" on the weekends and study Math, history, Japanese, etc through the Japanese school system ...
by miho-sempai
Wed 06.02.2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: What to do after RTK?
Replies: 11
Views: 7025

Re: What to do after RTK?

I do all exercises I come across. In fact I rarely find enough. I input sentences into SRS too but I pick and choose. The exercises are a great tool, you should definitely use them. Putting in sentences is just a tool that once you've learned a particular point, you find a few applicable sentences ...
by miho-sempai
Wed 06.02.2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: What to do after RTK?
Replies: 11
Views: 7025

Re: What to do after RTK?

My issue is that I'm a full-time student, I soon will be working full-time on top of that and I don't have much spare time. So I was planning to work maybe 15kanji a day through RTK including at least one compound (I can write all hiragana and most katakana) and the "primary" reading. And slowly wor...
by miho-sempai
Sat 05.29.2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: What to do after RTK?
Replies: 11
Views: 7025

Re: What to do after RTK?

Doing Genki I after RTK 1 should be fine. Would doing them semi-concurrently be too painful? I was thinking that way I could get some grammar down while studying the kanji (I am thinking about modifying the RTK process, but I'm not certain yet) and add some readings in maybe? I have no idea where t...
by miho-sempai
Sat 05.29.2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: What to do after RTK?
Replies: 11
Views: 7025

What to do after RTK?

I managed to end up with both a copy of Genki I and a copy of RTK I and was wondering which one to work on. Kanji has always been an issue for me and I was hoping with RTK by Heisig I'd be able to get through it fairly okay...but my big concern is what would I do after RTK? :think: Do I then start w...
by miho-sempai
Tue 03.18.2008 10:40 am
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: How does manga change your emotions??
Replies: 17
Views: 8983

Re: How does manga change your emotions??

Lessee.... I read mostly shoujou manga, and I'm a girl. Basically, I tear up really easily. I'm fairly emotional, so it's somewhat funny to watch me read. I react to what I read, honestly-- there's no specific feeling. With Skip*Beat and W Juliet, if there's a particularly romantic scene or somethin...
by miho-sempai
Tue 02.19.2008 2:06 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Language sounds
Replies: 20
Views: 5994

RE: Language sounds

I'm a native English speaker but the people I've talked to have told me that my English doesn't sound English/"harsh" like a typical American's-- so from what I've inferenced most Americans use harder, sharper sounds and seem to attack their words. Even when girls are talking it's not soft, really. ...
by miho-sempai
Tue 02.19.2008 12:03 pm
Forum: 英語の練習
Topic: Malfunctioning Satellite
Replies: 29
Views: 14899

RE: Malfunctioning Satellite

When learning English, though, the multiple meanings seem to confuse people more. I'm guessing that's because English is supposed to be the "trade" language, or sommat. I don't know, I might be wrong, and probably am. But I have heard that English is one of the hardest languages to learn because it'...
by miho-sempai
Tue 02.05.2008 2:24 pm
Forum: Comments
Topic: Moving
Replies: 42
Views: 26596

RE: Moving

If it's finicky on the beta page for IE then I probably can't see it. *sigh* Restrictions of being at school...
by miho-sempai
Tue 01.08.2008 11:54 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: When did you begin studying Japanese?
Replies: 56
Views: 10713

RE: When did you begin studying Japanese?

Mostly off for about six years. Seriously since about September. So not very long. I did learn most of the hiragana when I started studying, though, so it was easy to pick them up when I started seriously.
by miho-sempai
Thu 12.20.2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Questions ><;;;
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Questions ><;;;

Mmkay, I was doing some exercises in my textbook and I'm not sure if I translated these sentences correctly. It's from English to Japanese, and so I'm not positive if they're correct. As for context, it's in a textbook. So. Yeah. 1. Let's go to the third floor of that building and see. あのたてものはさんがいをみ...
by miho-sempai
Mon 12.17.2007 2:15 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: why not men?
Replies: 10
Views: 3613

RE: why not men?

That's a good question.

I've some French and Japanese ones, and they seem to be mostly female. Some of the Japanese podcasts I have are male, though... interesting.
by miho-sempai
Mon 12.17.2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: How Long did it take you to learn Hiragana?
Replies: 69
Views: 21783

RE: How Long did it take you to learn Hiragana?

Hehh... lesseee... hiragana I read and write fairly okay-ish, but my brain likes to fart and mess up my stroke orders. ><;;; Stupid brain. That took me... I have no idea how long. Because I started studying them one time a few years ago for probably a few weeks and only got through like... ten or tw...