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by maikeru
Sat 08.18.2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Reading and Writing Practice
Replies: 6
Views: 3851

Reading and Writing Practice

I am kind of getting near the stage of intermidiate japanese and my learning's getting a bit stagnant. I was trying to think of how to get good practice at reading and writing - a lot of the stuff on the internet seems to be too easy - for beginner learners, but just reading full japanese is also wa...
by maikeru
Fri 08.04.2006 2:54 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Please help with verbs
Replies: 7
Views: 2751

RE: Please help with verbs

Thanks :)
by maikeru
Tue 07.25.2006 3:04 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Please help with verbs
Replies: 7
Views: 2751

RE: Please help with verbs

kakimasu - kaku - write kakemasu - I know "kagi o kakimasu" means to lock something with a key okimasu - 2 meanings. One comes from "okiru" which means to get up (covered by I-samu-san). It also comes from "oku" which means to put, or place an abject on top of something. unten shimasu - to drive sen...
by maikeru
Sat 04.15.2006 2:33 am
Forum: Problems
Topic: Forum Posts
Replies: 9
Views: 2435

RE: Forum Posts

I mean when you sign in, links to the recent threads that you commented on, or prompts that tell you when a thread you have commented on has new comments. You know what I mean?
by maikeru
Thu 04.13.2006 8:00 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Forum Posts
Replies: 9
Views: 2435

Forum Posts

Firstly I would like the thank Clay and everyone else who contributes, who makes this such a great site. It really helps me. I've got a suggestion about forum posts. Could you make it so that it is easier to keep track of you posts on the forum? When you sign in, there could be something that tells ...
by maikeru
Thu 04.13.2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Translate these phrases please
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

RE: Translate these phrases please

"I'm a teenage guy talking girl" ???? Do you mean "I'm a teenage guy talking to a girl"?? I'll have a go at translating these. ポッキーありがとう pokkii arigatoo (I wasn't sure if that was the right katakana for "Pocky") おせんべが好きですか? osembe ga suki desu ka? (I used the polite neutral form here - it should be ...
by maikeru
Tue 04.11.2006 5:41 am
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: can anyone help me with study steps
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

RE: can anyone help me with study steps

Hello:) I would have to reccommend a graded textbook, textbook series or something to make your learning structured. I learn Japanese through the Correspondence School here so it is a bit like learning without any teacher. But I find the books with graded lessons help me a lot - I am not very good a...
by maikeru
Tue 11.22.2005 2:34 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: japanese schools
Replies: 16
Views: 4043

RE: School

Hello I went to a senior HS in Hokkaido for about 2 and a half weeks. It was a public school in a town with two HSs. You had to be slightly smarter to get into this school than the other but I think most people who were quite smart travelled on the train to Sapporo. This school had about 1000 studen...
by maikeru
Sun 11.06.2005 3:28 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Japanese and school
Replies: 31
Views: 5215

RE: Japanese and school

Ummm......................I think Maori is reasonably popular with European students. Even though NZers are mainly European (including me), a bit of Maori is usually taught in primary schools to increase cultural awareness etc etc. I can remember learning a few Maori songs and greetings in primary s...
by maikeru
Sun 11.06.2005 2:36 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Waterboys (the movie)
Replies: 3
Views: 961

RE: Waterboys (the movie)

I saw some of Waterboys 2 on TV when I was in Japan last year. I was watching it on a host family's TV and I didn't know much Japanese...............:( I heard that Waterboys 2 isn't is good as Waterboys 1............haha But then I I heard that other people think waterboys 2 is better.......confusi...
by maikeru
Sat 11.05.2005 4:42 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Japanese and school
Replies: 31
Views: 5215

RE: Japanese and school

In New Zealand, Languages on the curriculum are: Chinese, Cook Islands Maori, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Latin Samoan, Spanish and Te Reo Maori (Language of the NZ indigenous people). Japanese seems much more common in schools here, but the prefernce for schools also seems to be p...
by maikeru
Wed 08.03.2005 3:27 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Which Textbook to use?!
Replies: 46
Views: 14088

RE: Which Textbook to use?!

This is a book that has really good in-depth explanations of Japanese grammar. I found it very useful and easy to read. It is called JAPANESE GRAMMAR: A GUIDE FOR STUDENTS The first section clearly discusses nouns, Pronouns, verbs (with the different tenses, positave and negative, plain and formal e...
by maikeru
Fri 07.22.2005 2:57 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Vocabulary Lists
Replies: 4
Views: 2485

RE: Vocabulary Lists

Maybe you could look up a school curriculm for Japanese and base your study on that. This is the vocab and kanji and grammar for the thitd year of learning Japanese in New Zealand http://www.tki.org.nz/r/ncea/lang1_japanesevocab.pdf This is the next level up http://www.tki.org.nz/r/ncea/lang2_japane...
by maikeru
Thu 07.21.2005 5:32 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Dreaming about my first trip to Japan and how I will get the
Replies: 9
Views: 1751

RE: Dreaming about my first trip to Japan and how I will get

blueninja12 wrote: I'm going to a very small college that doesn't offer Japanese :( Can you take a course by correspondence? I go to a school that doesn't have a Japanese class but I do my course by correspondence so I get CDs to listen to and booklets to complete. I send my work to my teacher and ...
by maikeru
Fri 06.17.2005 3:03 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Pitch Accent and Kanji Help
Replies: 16
Views: 4272

RE: Pitch/Inflections

I looked in my dictionary and it indicated 'inflections'. It is the Collins/Shubun English to Japanese dictionary.:)