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by Snowflake
Wed 10.19.2011 10:02 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Hiragana Vocab List...
Replies: 10
Views: 9081

Re: Hiragana Vocab List...

Edit: Oh Coscom, linked by Nilecat (hi, Nilecat!) is wonderful!!! One of my favorites. On most of their pages, you can switch up between romaji, kana and kanji and it has audio! I think you mean katafei? :wink: (Dutch woman vs Japanese man) ;) 笑 I think the common 猫 theme in their names tricked you...
by Snowflake
Wed 10.19.2011 9:03 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Hiragana Vocab List...
Replies: 10
Views: 9081

Re: Hiragana Vocab List...

Sivvy, there is a site called Many Things by Charles Kelly. He has a huge variety of quizzes and exercises. Among them is a multiple choice quiz called " Words using only Hiragana from Newspapers ". I'm linking you directly to that specific quiz; If you want more info or additional quizzes, you can ...
by Snowflake
Mon 10.10.2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
Replies: 31
Views: 7610

Re: Hi, (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

AJBryant wrote:
...Ten is LESS than four...
Now I'm confused... :P
by Snowflake
Sun 10.09.2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
Replies: 31
Views: 7610

Re: Hi, (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

The "10 Items or Less" aisle always makes me chuckle (fantastic Morgan Freeman movie, by the way). I think I've only seen a "10 Items or Fewer" aisle once.
by Snowflake
Wed 09.28.2011 11:45 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Sad news about SS.
Replies: 33
Views: 25769

Re: Sad news about SS.

I know I'm late coming to this topic, but I've only recently returned to TJP and I only saw this topic last night. I remember SS as being one of those posters who, whenever you saw her name on a post, you knew it would be helpful or fun or full of joy and often all of the above. At the time I left T...
by Snowflake
Tue 09.27.2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Overwhelmed with amount left to learn... Words of advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 5820

Re: Overwhelmed with amount left to learn... Words of advice

Shiroisan, sounds like you and I had a similar week. By the end of last week, I could have written your same opening post. I don't have any words of wisdom to offer, but I can offer my empathy. I'm still a beginner (*maybe* inching up on upper beginner) despite having been at this off and on for sev...
by Snowflake
Tue 09.27.2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Is there any visual clue that a word is a proper noun?
Replies: 3
Views: 1984

Re: Is there any visual clue that a word is a proper noun?

Thank you, Micah! It was far more than "somewhat" helpful (from reading your posts, I'd say you're always more than "somewhat" helpful and for that I thank you!). Much appreciated. That link was scary, though :lol:, especially the entries for June 11 and June 24. Anyway, as you mentioned, I was begi...
by Snowflake
Tue 09.27.2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Is there any visual clue that a word is a proper noun?
Replies: 3
Views: 1984

Is there any visual clue that a word is a proper noun?

As a general rule, in English, proper nouns are capitalized. Thus, when reading, if one comes across an unfamiliar word that starts with a capital, one can reasonably guess that there's a good chance it is a name (place name, person's name, company name, etc.). This is especially true if the word is...
by Snowflake
Mon 09.26.2011 7:32 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Recession bites local Japanese classes
Replies: 3
Views: 5554

Re: Recession bites local Japanese classes

Where I live now, I haven't been able to find any offerings of reasonably-priced continuing-ed or adult-ed classes in Japanese classes. In the case of this town, I don't think the recession is a key factor -- as far as I know (I've only lived here for 3 years) they didn't seem to offer any even when...
by Snowflake
Thu 09.22.2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Question regarding rikaichan returns
Replies: 10
Views: 5391

Re: Question regarding rikaichan returns

(...) For 本, Rikaichan gives two definitions: "origin" and "book". In this case, since I know 図書館 is "library", I can make an educated guess that, in this sentence, 本 is book(s). Why wouldn't "book" be the first option? Picking out the correct word definition would require performing semantic analy...
by Snowflake
Thu 09.22.2011 11:55 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Question regarding rikaichan returns
Replies: 10
Views: 5391

Re: Question regarding rikaichan returns

Again, thank you both. Much appreciated. I have never seen a step-by-step explanation of the Rikaichan readouts for whole words. I've seen an explanation for kanji but not for words. I'll use the sentence below (found elsewhere on TJP) to illustrate. 図書館には本がどのくらいありますか For 本, Rikaichan gives two defi...
by Snowflake
Wed 09.21.2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Question regarding rikaichan returns
Replies: 10
Views: 5391

Re: Question regarding rikaichan returns

Thank you, Furrykef. I find that even more discouraging, but I do appreciate the reply.
by Snowflake
Wed 09.21.2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Question regarding rikaichan returns
Replies: 10
Views: 5391

Question regarding rikaichan returns

Rikaichan is a very helpful when it gives only one answer to a highlighted word. It becomes confusing to me when it presents multiple answers. How do I know which is correct? It is particularly confusing when none of the answers relate to any of the other ones. It's very discouraging :cry: .
by Snowflake
Thu 09.08.2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello again!
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Hello again!

I didn't expect to stay away for so long. Over the past year, other bits of my life demanded virtually all my time and I had to back-burner my Japanese. I'm fairly confident that things are back under control now, so, as of September 1, I resumed my studies. Yay! And so, I'm back. I'm amazed at how ...
by Snowflake
Mon 10.04.2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Hiragana tips
Replies: 12
Views: 6315

Re: Hiragana tips

Don't worry about speed, Jerrid. Some people learn quickly (those who say "I learned all the kana in 3 days"); others (like me) move far more slowly. This is not a race. This is not a competition. You'll learn at the pace that's right for you once you settle in on a method with which you're comforta...