Search found 49 matches

by piepiepie75
Fri 09.05.2008 2:54 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: ところ
Replies: 8
Views: 1970

Re: ところ

Whoa, didn't realize all the meanings, thanks!

So just to be clear...

Plain verb+ところ=about to do (Implies that you're about to do it)
ている verb+ところ=In the process of doing something (Used to specify)
Plain verb+ところ+だった=almost did something

?
by piepiepie75
Thu 09.04.2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: ところ
Replies: 8
Views: 1970

ところ

Hello, my wonderful and always helpful TJP friends! I come to you with yet another question Some example sentences: 私はこのりんごを食べるところです。 子供は学校へ行くところです。 手を洗うところです。 I'm to understand that these three sentences mean "I'm going to eat this apple" "The child is going to go to school” "I'm going to wash my h...
by piepiepie75
Thu 08.28.2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Group Study
Replies: 5
Views: 2042

Re: Group Study

In my experience, studying with a friend is a great way to keep yourself motivated in studying :). I would say get a textbook or computer program for you both to work with, and go through them together.
by piepiepie75
Tue 08.19.2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: ている vs. てある?
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

Re: ている vs. てある?

Yudan Taiteki wrote:てある describes a state as well, it just focuses more on the action that led to the state.
Ah ok, I think I understand now.

So in your example あのドアが開けてある, it would imply that the door is open right now?
by piepiepie75
Mon 08.18.2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: ている vs. てある?
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

Re: ている vs. てある?

The key with てある is that it has to describe a controllable action that somebody did, although it takes が instead of を. So あのドアが開けてある = "Somebody opened that door"/"The door was opened [by somebody]", but あのドアが開いている = "That door is open". So てある describes something that has already been finished (by...
by piepiepie75
Mon 08.18.2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: ている vs. てある?
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

ている vs. てある?

Hello all! I'm sorry if this has already been brought up, but I could not find a proper thread on this. Here are the questions I have on these two forms: 1. Is ている simply the plain form of ています, or does ている have a different meaning? Same question with てあります and てある 2. What is the difference between ...
by piepiepie75
Mon 06.30.2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: How did you memorize Hiragana?
Replies: 52
Views: 18969

Re: How did you memorize Hiragana?

I practiced writing them, quizzed myself on them nearly everyday, and then started on reading them in long sentences. It can seem like a huge task for those who are just starting out, but I think just taking your time and going at a pace your comfortable with will allow you to pick it up fairly easi...
by piepiepie75
Mon 06.30.2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: The best way to learn kanji?
Replies: 11
Views: 9195

Re: The best way to learn kanji?

I have a similar question about this. Is it better to learn the KUN and ON readings of every Kanji right when you learn it, or is it better to learn the readings by seeing how they're used in different words?
by piepiepie75
Mon 06.30.2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Any vocablulary learning tips?
Replies: 7
Views: 2143

Re: Any vocablulary learning tips?

Would it be helpful to do my own practices with words I look up on JLPT lists or whatever? For example, writing example sentences? Vocab pickup has never been my strong point, and I'd really like that to improve... I've never used JFBP2, but if it's giving you vocab that it doesn't specifically dri...
by piepiepie75
Mon 06.30.2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: ’のほうが” with verbs?
Replies: 12
Views: 4270

Re: ’のほうが” with verbs?

Thank you everyone :D.

So, I don't use "の” at all, just follow up the た verb with ほうが?

And I can use this with other adjectives besides いい, right? For example:

”ちかてつで行ったほうが早いです。”
by piepiepie75
Mon 06.30.2008 2:49 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: ’のほうが” with verbs?
Replies: 12
Views: 4270

’のほうが” with verbs?

Hello all!

I've been learning ”のほうが”, but I've only been taught how to use it with nouns such as:

私はテニスのほうがゴルフより好きです。

I was wondering if this could also be used with verbs, as in "It's better to eat apples" or "Going by taxi is faster than going by bus." If so, how would I make this?

Thank you~
by piepiepie75
Mon 06.30.2008 2:42 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Any vocablulary learning tips?
Replies: 7
Views: 2143

Re: Any vocablulary learning tips?

Yep. Two methods for learning vocabulary: 1. Follow your textbook 2. Learn them from something you are reading, listening to, or watching. Any other method is unlikely to work. Out of context vocabulary that is not used or seen is quickly forgotten by the majority of people. Well, number two seems ...
by piepiepie75
Tue 06.24.2008 12:31 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Best textbooks for home learning?
Replies: 20
Views: 5756

Re: Best textbooks for home learning?

I'm curious: how easy would it be to kanji-ize books like Japanese for Busy People that are given mostly in kana or romaji? ....... The Japanese for Busy People series (kana editions) use no romaji what so ever and although the first book in the series is almost exclusively in kana the second and t...
by piepiepie75
Fri 06.20.2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: Anyone like Yaoi/Shounen-Ai?
Replies: 48
Views: 16856

Re: Anyone like Yaoi/Shounen-Ai?

Gravitation was one of the first anime I ever watched, and I still like it today. But anyways, yeah, shounen-ai/yaoi is awesome. Though, it is annoying to go into Barnes & Nobles, go to the manga section, pick up a yaoi manga and have some 12 year old kid try to warn you that the manga you just pick...
by piepiepie75
Tue 06.17.2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Motivation for people learning for fun
Replies: 6
Views: 2010

Re: Motivation for people learning for fun

As rich said, you need to form an idea of why you want to learn Japanese. Believe me, it will make it MUCH easier to motivate yourself. When I started Japanese, I had no real reason to learn it either. I wanted to learn it for the sake of learning it. I studied like once a week and never really got ...