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by sparky
Sat 03.18.2006 8:23 pm
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: Test Results
Replies: 42
Views: 15481

RE: Test Results

YAY! I passed 3kyuu! ^__^ *whee* (Not too well, 253/400, but since I passed, *lol*, I don't care much! Hehehe!)

Omedetou gozaimasu to everybody who passed! To those who didn't, don't lose hope! I've been there, so I know we'll always have next year! ;)
by sparky
Tue 11.22.2005 3:48 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Achoo? A question...
Replies: 18
Views: 3393

RE: Achoo? A question...

Just on a minor note, in Portuguese we also say "Health!" (which is "Saúde!" ;) ).
by sparky
Thu 10.27.2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Online Japanese Movies
Replies: 11
Views: 1731

RE: Online Japanese Movies

WacKostRacKo wrote:
so no-one else had any problem registering then eh?
Funny you should mention that... I found one. :p When I click the link sent to my email, it takes me to a page where it says that there was an error on my registration. :( Could anybody help me, please?
by sparky
Mon 10.24.2005 5:37 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Chinese pronounciation
Replies: 11
Views: 2586

RE: Chinese pronounciation

Yeah, well the only trick I know of is to study and memorize the kanji pronunciation. I have no idea how Chinese people do it, though! *lol* (I mean, yeah, they probably do it the same way, too, but still... SO many kanji! :o )
by sparky
Sun 10.23.2005 9:16 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Stroke order for 私.
Replies: 14
Views: 2997

RE: Stroke order for 私.

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi- ... 115_%BB%E4

I know you understood, but I just thought this link would be useful... :)
by sparky
Tue 10.18.2005 3:37 pm
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: JLPT 1 Kanji Program
Replies: 4
Views: 2537

RE: JLPT 1 Kanji Program

http://www.e-japanese.jp/ has a list for every level. I think it should be of some use to you. ^_^

Vocab list from the site (level 1):
http://www.e-japanese.jp/Book4.xls
(I think you should study this list as well as the lists of the previous levels. Ganbatte!)
by sparky
Sun 10.16.2005 5:13 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: if not "masu", then what?? -_-;;
Replies: 20
Views: 4225

RE: if not "masu", then what?? -_-;;

I started learning with "masu", and to be truthful, it wasn't that hard to then change it to the "dictionary" form. And I'm not saying this only for myself, my classmates, too. They picked it up pretty quickly (and we're not exactly "straight A" students! :p). Both forms are important to learn: the ...
by sparky
Fri 10.14.2005 6:13 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Learning vocabulary
Replies: 11
Views: 2044

RE: Learning vocabulary

I think you should start slowly. Work a lot on your vocabulary first, and try and learn some kanji as you go along. In my opinion, the first few kanji you learn are pretty hard to memorize, but with time, you'll get the hang of it and you'll realize that kanji have a lot in common with each other. S...
by sparky
Fri 10.14.2005 3:46 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Stories in Japanese
Replies: 7
Views: 2499

RE: Stories in Japanese

ああー、どうもありがとうございました!:D nprz. I should've asked this earlier, but I just thought about it: is it wrong to say "動物と夢見た"? If it is, how would I say somebody "dreamt with pets" or "had a dream about pets" or anything like that? Hehe, this was fun. I think I'll try writing some more, but with a little bit...
by sparky
Tue 10.11.2005 8:28 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Stories in Japanese
Replies: 7
Views: 2499

RE: Stories in Japanese

Thank you so much, nprz! Not only for your praise but for your constructive criticism as well! :) I already learned a few things just by reading your post!
by sparky
Tue 10.11.2005 5:27 pm
Forum: 日本語の練習 (Practice Japanese)
Topic: Stories in Japanese
Replies: 7
Views: 2499

Stories in Japanese

I just thought it'd be fun if we could write short paragraphs or stories or just about anything in Japanese so that others could read them and help us correct them. ^__^ We'd not only learn different things, but we'd also use what we have learned already and help each other out. I'll start with a sm...
by sparky
Tue 10.11.2005 4:02 pm
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: Advice on learning Kanji.
Replies: 215
Views: 82115

RE: Advice on learning Kanji.

I'm not sure I understood you... Each symbol of Hiragana and Katakana has only one sound and no meaning. Kanji, however, can have various sounds depending on the word, usage, meaning, context, etc. For example, "hi" would be: Hiragana - ひ (just "hi", no meaning) Katakana - ヒ (just "hi", no meaning) ...
by sparky
Tue 10.11.2005 3:51 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: What's the difference between...
Replies: 6
Views: 3341

RE: What's the difference between...

If anybody could help me, I would love to know the differences between words like:
-開ける and 開く
-閉める and 閉まる
-始める and 始まる
by sparky
Tue 10.11.2005 2:51 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: ノルウェー語試験明日です。 Is this right?
Replies: 12
Views: 3044

RE: ノルウェー語試験明日です。 Is this right?

I'm not sure, but I think it should be:
明日はノルウェー語試験です。
or
明日ノルウェー語試験がある。

I think... :p
by sparky
Mon 10.10.2005 5:26 pm
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: Advice on learning Kanji.
Replies: 215
Views: 82115

RE: Advice on learning Kanji.

*lol* That would be weird! Imagine trying to memorize about 2,000 kanji first! :p Anyway, kanji should be last, because the different readings for the kanji are given in hiragana and katakana, so you should know them first. :) Oh, and my two cents about this little "hideko_san battle": seriously, wh...