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Re: Learning japanese 1st time Need some tips :)

If you are not satisfied with your learning experience with your current tutor, it never hurts to look elsewhere. Just don't become obsessed with looking for the perfect tutor. Some people are simply not good teachers no matter how skilled they might be otherwise. Have you discussed with your teache...
by Infidel
Fri 02.20.2015 11:09 am
 
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Learning japanese 1st time Need some tips :)
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Learning japanese 1st time Need some tips :)

So these are private lessons or in college, or just some dude online? Generally it is best to stick with one course not look for another once you've started on one, because you'll just be repeating a lot of material and wasting time. However, if you just started and can determine the books well, wha...
by Infidel
Sat 02.14.2015 12:42 pm
 
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Learning japanese 1st time Need some tips :)
Replies: 4
Views: 713

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: 9
Views: 3024

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: 9
Views: 3024

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: 9
Views: 3024

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: 4563

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: 8293

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: 2568

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: 2568

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: 2041

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: 3101

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: 5373

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: 3593

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: 93291

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: 93291
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