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Re: Good book to start learning japanese?

I wouldn't recommend Rosetta Stone to a complete beginner, it'll throw you straight into te-imasu forms and other grammar points you just wont understand from it. It makes a good aide though, wouldn't use it as a pure source of learning. Now you're just focusing on priorities. Like I said above, ea...
by Infidel
Mon 12.30.2013 8:42 pm
 
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Good book to start learning japanese?
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Good book to start learning japanese?

I got a hold of a copy at the local Navy Exchange. It's not perfect. Sometimes the pictures are ambiguous, and some times the game is ambiguous (a translation game appears to be a response game), so I miss the odd question here or there purely from misinterpreting the game. But it has a roumaji mode...
by Infidel
Mon 12.30.2013 11:02 am
 
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Good book to start learning japanese?
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Good book to start learning japanese?

I do not recommend learning a language with a number of disconnected works. What you need is a Primary tool, and then supplements. Your primary language book should really cover everything. Grammar, writing, sample sentences, vocabulary, etc.. So you need to be looking at multimedia from the start. ...
by Infidel
Sun 12.29.2013 9:00 pm
 
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Good book to start learning japanese?
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: RIP Tony Bryant

I was literally just thinking about Tony when I logged in. I will miss him.
by Infidel
Sun 12.29.2013 9:35 am
 
Forum: General off topic
Topic: RIP Tony Bryant
Replies: 13
Views: 2017

Re: Page Activity

I dug around a little and I think Google might be part of the problem. I tested a few search terms to see how things were going. The quoted words are the unquoted search terms used and the rank how far I had to scroll or page through. I am not including the paid placement ------- "Japanese Ques...
by Infidel
Sun 12.29.2013 8:16 am
 
Forum: Comments
Topic: Page Activity
Replies: 14
Views: 5734

Re: このかなは何々?

Heh, go and solve it by context. :P Still, is this a form that turns up often? This is the first time I've seen し this way, even with the brush.
by Infidel
Thu 09.27.2012 2:12 pm
 
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: このかなは何々?
Replies: 4
Views: 1915

このかなは何々?

http://www.ishnar.net/nanikana.jpg Went to a rotary sushi bar today. It was good, but when I was looking at this sign, I couldn't figure out the encircled kana. I asked around, and the owner couldn't figure it out either :D. At first he said, "Mo?" but then looked closer and gave me that ...
by Infidel
Thu 09.27.2012 7:20 am
 
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: このかなは何々?
Replies: 4
Views: 1915

Bad Subtitles. Bad, sit. stay. good dog.

As usual, I'm watching anime or something or other in Japanese to keep my listening skills improving but I still use the subtitles to check my progress and cover when I'm not quite following. Well, today I saw a pretty bad translation, although the cause is semi obvious, and it made me think that it...
by Infidel
Thu 03.29.2012 4:56 am
 
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Bad Subtitles. Bad, sit. stay. good dog.
Replies: 6
Views: 1688

Re: An Introduction to Modern Japanese By Richard Bowring

It averages about 30 new kanji per chapter. I counted, and drove me nuts.

Please get the workbook as well as the textbook. It makes a huge difference.
by Infidel
Tue 03.20.2012 7:14 am
 
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: An Introduction to Modern Japanese By Richard Bowring
Replies: 6
Views: 2579

Re: YOU'RE being cheated

Meh, necroposting almost, if this weren't on the frontpage still.. But. No one has mentioned the difference in print quality and other factors that are a bigger deal here. DJs are often printed on someone's laserjet in Japan and compiled that way. Even the Mainstream comics like Jump etc, are printe...
by Infidel
Fri 03.09.2012 11:20 pm
 
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: YOU'RE being cheated
Replies: 10
Views: 4623

Re: Using Minna No Nihongo to supplement Genki Book

It is better to supplement a Japanese Course book with focused vocabulary/grammar/kanji/dictionary than supplement one course Ginki with another, Minna no Nihongo. For instance, if you are studying for the JLPT, then supplement your Genki course with a JLPT workbook of the appropriate level. It's a ...
by Infidel
Fri 03.09.2012 10:57 pm
 
Forum: Genki Textbook
Topic: Using Minna No Nihongo to supplement Genki Book
Replies: 2
Views: 2424

Re: English pet peeves

I admit using a little hyperbole. Thou should come back, I'd much rather we brought back thou for a you singular than start with all the yous for you plural. But it's looking like yous for a you plural and making you singular is the trend. Yous guys know what I mean?
by Infidel
Wed 03.07.2012 7:33 am
 
Forum: 英語の練習
Topic: English pet peeves
Replies: 431
Views: 85062

Re: English pet peeves

Wierd, I had to look up wrongly and make sure it was a real English (American) word. It has gone the way of "thou" considering that I'm almost 40 now and that was the first time I've seen it used, and I read a lot.
by Infidel
Tue 03.06.2012 7:34 am
 
Forum: 英語の練習
Topic: English pet peeves
Replies: 431
Views: 85062

Re: My Confusion Over the "が" Particle

Hrm, my imagery might not be helpful at all, but it helps me keep them apart.

wa is taking two kids holding hands, and forcing them to separate but stay close.
ga is taking two close kids and forcing them to hold hands.

Totally different.
by Infidel
Mon 08.08.2011 7:16 am
 
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: My Confusion Over the "が" Particle
Replies: 17
Views: 5893

Trouble with a thesarus

Hey,

I'm here in guam, and I saw a tip jar at Cinnabon. Except that it didn't say tips. It said
ヒントはありがとうございます

I've never been to Japan yet, although I'm getting closer. But they don't call tips, hints in Japan do they? Or did the sign maker misuse a thesaurus?

Thank you,
by Infidel
Mon 08.08.2011 7:02 am
 
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Trouble with a thesarus
Replies: 4
Views: 1890
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