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by enji
Mon 07.21.2008 5:41 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Writing Japanese vs. typing Japanese
Replies: 18
Views: 4559

Re: Writing Japanese vs. typing Japanese

On a slightly different subject, how big of a deal is handwriting skill in general? Are distorted kana/kanji easier or harder to read than English letters, generally speaking? Speaking from my experience in dealing with Chinese, I guess it depends on the degree of distortion. But most of the time, ...
by enji
Sun 05.04.2008 4:25 am
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: JLPT 2 2008/2009
Replies: 173
Views: 120609

Re: JLPT 2 2008

Sorry, I procrastinated, thus the late post in this thread. :oops: Anyway, I did JLPT2 last year but will be glad to join you guys for your preparation this year. :) But I don't know how much of the JLPT2 materials I can still remember, especially the grammar points. (The cons of studying for the sa...
by enji
Tue 04.22.2008 8:05 am
Forum: Japanese Movies and Music
Topic: Movie help!
Replies: 9
Views: 4928

Re: Movie help!

Hmm, I don't know about a movie but there's a drama like what you described. It's called Papa to Musume no Nanokakan. Hope this help.
by enji
Wed 03.26.2008 8:25 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Stop Smoking
Replies: 27
Views: 21197

Re: Stop Smoking

And you keep saying "used by your organism" and that is the phrase that is completely baffling me. What is the original word you are translating that from? I think he's trying to say "used by your body" or something along that line. This is because NAD (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a coenz...
by enji
Sun 03.23.2008 6:24 am
Forum: Problems
Topic: Resolution
Replies: 6
Views: 2877

Re: Resolution

I think she means the main site, outside of the forum. I'm using 1024 x 768 and there is a horizontal scrollbar. I have to scroll to the right to look at the list of recent blog posts or comments.
by enji
Sat 03.22.2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Everyone--Please test this forum link
Replies: 28
Views: 8687

Re: Everyone--Please test this forum link

There is too much left-right scrolling for me, perhaps due to the screen resolution I'm using. I can't see the name of the thread and the right most column at the same time. I didn't mention this earlier since it is quite minimal, I need to scroll left and right even for the main page. So I have a t...
by enji
Thu 03.20.2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: What do you say for Kanji you don't know....
Replies: 8
Views: 1907

Re: What do you say for Kanji you don't know....

I think they do similar things; try to guess the reading of the character, if they can't get it, just move on, or look it up if they're really interested. I'm not a native speaker but I do the same thing for Chinese and Japanese. For Japanese, I actually try to guess the meaning more than the readi...
by enji
Thu 03.20.2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: JLPT-2 Kanji Learning Order
Replies: 5
Views: 5389

Re: JLPT-2 Kanji Learning Order

I have seen the English versions of J301 and J501 in my university's library. So they do certainly exist. Yup, the vocab list and the grammar explanation are in English. I have borrowed J501 a few times but have never went through it (talk about procrastination), and back it went to the library. :oo...
by enji
Wed 03.12.2008 12:08 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: 聞き取り練習(3/15~4/20)のお知らせ--終了
Replies: 26
Views: 11766

Re: 聞き取り練習(3/15~)のお知らせ

ちょっと遅いかもしれませんが、私も参加したいです。
by enji
Thu 02.28.2008 11:42 am
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: JLPT 2007! Are you taking it?
Replies: 84
Views: 37353

Re: JLPT 2007! Are you taking it?

Sorry for being late, at first I couldn't log into the forums, and then I got really busy. Then I was about to post when the server downtime happened. >.< Anyway, thanks a lot and also congratulations to those who passed!! :D SS-san, I got my results on Tuesday (26th Feb). My friends who took 2Q als...
by enji
Sun 02.03.2008 4:41 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Plans for going to Japan
Replies: 20
Views: 6998

RE: Plans for going to Japan

I'm still keeping my options open on where to go for post-grad studies, or even what to do after graduation. I would love to experience life in different countries and thus not fond of the idea of staying at a place for too long (maybe before I hit my 50s or 60s :p, if I manage to live that long). A...
by enji
Sat 02.02.2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Plans for going to Japan
Replies: 20
Views: 6998

RE: Plans for going to Japan

AJBryant wrote: enji wrote: I'm doing Biology right now in university, and what I have in mind is to apply for the Monbukagakusho scholarship to do my post-grad studies in Japan. I think it's a good chance to know the research environment in Japan since I heard the Japanese have a strict hierachy s...
by enji
Sat 02.02.2008 11:11 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Does Chinese learn Japanese have adventage?
Replies: 24
Views: 5714

RE: Does Chinese learn Japanese have adventage?

chchan45 wrote: To answer the original question, it certainly helps in reading, but causes problems in listening. When the Chinese hear a 熟語, they tend to "map" it to a word in the Chinese language rather than try to decipher its meaning. This is a different mechanism and takes slightly longer. Unf...
by enji
Sat 02.02.2008 10:44 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Plans for going to Japan
Replies: 20
Views: 6998

RE: Plans for going to Japan

I'm doing Biology right now in university, and what I have in mind is to apply for the Monbukagakusho scholarship to do my post-grad studies in Japan. I think it's a good chance to know the research environment in Japan since I heard the Japanese have a strict hierachy system in the lab. This is if ...
by enji
Sun 01.27.2008 2:06 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Chinese classics: Three Kingdoms, Water Margin...etc
Replies: 13
Views: 4629

RE: Chinese classics: Three Kingdoms, Water Margin...etc

Sorry for my late reply, got caught up in my daily life. Shirasagi wrote: enji wrote: Shirasagi wrote: But, it's not really structured like western novels. There's not much character development or even dialogue. Often they'll introduce character on one page, sum up his entire upbringing and prior h...