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by yukamina
Thu 08.05.2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Success with Heisig?
Replies: 44
Views: 22002

Re: Success with Heisig?

While you are right, learning the uncommon kanji is just as important as learning the common kanji in the long run, I say that the point is moot because most beginners aren't going to be jumping into advanced novels anyways. One might know all the kanji, definition wise, but they aren't going to be...
by yukamina
Thu 08.05.2010 12:05 am
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: Anime subs
Replies: 7
Views: 10402

Re: Anime subs

I know a few sites with Japanese subtitle files for anime. Is it ok to post them? It's not anime, just subs.
by yukamina
Wed 08.04.2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Success with Heisig?
Replies: 44
Views: 22002

Re: Success with Heisig?

Not only will you learn new words, but learn words that are common, or at least not very obscure. (This is one of the reasons I absolutely disliked Heisig's method: learning gall bladder as one of your first kanjis :roll: ) 胆 is used in a pretty common word(大胆), actually. But learning uncommon kanj...
by yukamina
Sat 07.17.2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Success with Heisig?
Replies: 44
Views: 22002

Re: Success with Heisig?

I can only speak for my personal experience, so... I consider myself upper intermediate and I think Heisig's method helped me a lot. I find there is a "kanji barrier" that makes it hard to get farther than JLPT3, and that Heisig's method is good for getting past this barrier. I don't study for JLPT,...
by yukamina
Wed 03.31.2010 4:19 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Translation/interpretation career?
Replies: 6
Views: 7575

Re: Translation/interpretation career?

*sigh* I'd like to become a translator, but all I here about is patents and stuff like that. I love Japanese, but I don't think I love it so much that I'd spend my time on legal documents and what not. Apparently there isn't a good market for novels. What about manga, I wonder? Where do those compan...
by yukamina
Mon 03.22.2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: N3->N2 in 9 1/2 months
Replies: 15
Views: 25983

Re: N3->N2 in 9 1/2 months

Synonyms pretty much make E->J impossible, doesn't it? I mean, just look at the definitions from Jdic.
by yukamina
Mon 03.22.2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Recipe help
Replies: 6
Views: 2824

Re: Recipe help

Tablespoon is おおさじ
Teaspoon is こさじ
In the recipes I've seen, they use grams for other measurements.
I'm glad I have a kitchen scale...

Like chikara said, you can easily look up words in an online/offline dictionary.
by yukamina
Sun 03.21.2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Recipe help
Replies: 6
Views: 2824

Re: Recipe help

Sorry, I didn't clarify. I just posted the original list for reference. The part I wrote after that has the kana for the words you were looking for. I didn't translate the rest because you already got it right (小麦粉 is こむぎこ/flour, and you already had that, etc). Oh yeah, for hot water... in Japanese ...
by yukamina
Sun 03.21.2010 11:42 am
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: N3->N2 in 9 1/2 months
Replies: 15
Views: 25983

Re: N3->N2 in 9 1/2 months

OK, so I won't add anything I am positive I know. 分かりました。 Do you think typing out my own SRS is more beneficial than copy someone else's and changing it? I think I should type my own out. Thanks for the response! Personally, I type it out myself if it's from a book/pdf, but I tend to copy+paste if ...
by yukamina
Sun 03.21.2010 10:46 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Recipe help
Replies: 6
Views: 2824

Re: Recipe help

Hi, I looked up a Japanese recipe to see what words it used. Here's the list of ingredients: 小麦粉 150g バター 100g 砂糖 50g 黒砂糖(ブラウンシュガー) 50g チョコチップ 120g 卵 1個 アーモンドパウダー 100g 重曹 小1/2 バニラエッセンス 少々 So brown sugar is called くろざとう, baking soda is called じゅうそう, chocolate chips are called チョコチップ, and vanilla esse...
by yukamina
Fri 03.19.2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: N3->N2 in 9 1/2 months
Replies: 15
Views: 25983

Re: N3->N2 in 9 1/2 months

Don't be afraid to skip SRSing redundant stuff or stuff you know well already. Also, don't be afraid to delete cards if they become useless(ex. you've gotten to know the info really well since you added the cards). SRSs don't take into account what happens outside the program; if the card for 水 has ...
by yukamina
Fri 03.19.2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: Anime-style clothes
Replies: 4
Views: 7652

Re: Anime-style clothes

Anime clothes that aren't cosplay clothes...? How is that possible?
by yukamina
Mon 02.22.2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Tips on learning kanji readings ???
Replies: 4
Views: 4888

Re: Tips on learning kanji readings ???

Aside from learning them with vocabulary and not by themselves, I found Remembering the Kanji vol. 2 helpful for learning kanji readings. Like you said, so many kanji have the same readings, I used to struggle to remember them. The readings seemed so arbitrary. RTK2 groups the kanji based on phoneti...
by yukamina
Sat 02.13.2010 1:13 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Book Review
Replies: 14
Views: 5484

Re: Book Review

I used this book all the time when I started learning Japanese. It gives me fond memories...
by yukamina
Sun 01.17.2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Kanji Game - A RPG for learning Kanji
Replies: 9
Views: 11969

Re: Kanji Game - A RPG for learning Kanji

If you could make the learning content customizable, that would be more useful. After I finished the kanji in SFA, I wanted to use the system to learn vocab, but, of course, I couldn't. If the game is limited to whatever kanji/vocab that the maker decides to put in it, it would be useless, say, for ...