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by TJack
Fri 03.16.2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Integrated Approach or Tobira? (Or both?)
Replies: 3
Views: 4954

Re: Integrated Approach or Tobira? (Or both?)

Thanks leonl for the review! Is it worth then getting both books, or is there one book you feel better than the other one? It looks like Tobira is the winner from yours and other reviews I have read.
by TJack
Thu 03.15.2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Integrated Approach or Tobira? (Or both?)
Replies: 3
Views: 4954

Integrated Approach or Tobira? (Or both?)

Hello all, another topic for book suggestions for the forums! I'm looking between purchasing either "An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese" or "Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese", or both. I had the idea of buying both of them, starting with Integrated Approach and moving on to Tobira b...
by TJack
Sat 10.01.2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: imabi web site
Replies: 22
Views: 9296

Re: imabi web site

While I agree with Phreadom that is too much for the average Japanese learner, I think it's obvious that the owner is targeting the "hardcore" Japanese learners, the serious and diligent learners who plan on using Japanese more than just for watching anime and the like. In that regard, I think Imabi...
by TJack
Fri 05.27.2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Look what I found!
Replies: 18
Views: 10211

Re: Look what I found!

..... Really, as Sar-kee?! I think I'd go crazy if I heard it like that. I only heard as saki/socky (I assumed ダラゴスちゃん dad pronounced it as saw-kee, which is how I hear it around here) I've never been to Tennessee but it doesn't surprise me that you hear saw-kee around those parts. :) So how do the...
by TJack
Fri 05.27.2011 1:37 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Look what I found!
Replies: 18
Views: 10211

Re: Look what I found!

chikara wrote:Most English speakers I hear say saki (sar-kee).
Really, as Sar-kee?! I think I'd go crazy if I heard it like that. I only heard as saki/socky (I assumed ダラゴスちゃん dad pronounced it as saw-kee, which is how I hear it around here)
by TJack
Thu 05.26.2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Look what I found!
Replies: 18
Views: 10211

Re: Look what I found!

The above is an image gallery of what I took pictures of. It's nihonshu (sake). It annoys me that my dad calls it "saki", it's not pronounced that way.... Your dad says "socky" too? My dad and I was in a liquor shop and I said "hey look sake" "Sake? You mean socky". "No..sake" We kept going back an...
by TJack
Tue 02.22.2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Set phrase?
Replies: 3
Views: 2024

Re: Set phrase?

Quelle coincidence! This is from むかし夕日の公園で correct? We just started reading this this week in my Japanese class! My teacher gave us some grammar points for this book, and he has it listed as: #+回目 (#)th time (counter). I know, I remember seeing this before and wondered why 目 was used in this way. So...
by TJack
Wed 02.09.2011 12:48 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Looking for a site
Replies: 6
Views: 3552

Re: Looking for a site

Sorry I don't know any site like that, with vocab charts and stuff, but I do know Tae Kim's Guide to Japanese has something similar to what you said, i.e, you can put your mouse over most words (usually the ones in kanji) and it will show the definition with the hiragana. Maybe you can some how use ...
by TJack
Sat 01.29.2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Buying dictionaries online
Replies: 1
Views: 2508

Buying dictionaries online

I want to buy a Japanese dictionary and was recommended the デイリーコンサイス dictionary and Kenkyuusha's furigana dictionary, but I don't really know where the best place to buy them. I asked if I should go to the companies' main website or Amazon.com and was told to check out a site like Amazon, but the b...
by TJack
Sat 01.29.2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: romaji translator
Replies: 3
Views: 3370

Re: romaji translator

Lol, dude you need to brush up on your google-fu. This was the first hit by typing English to romaji: http://www.dicts.info/dictionary.php?l1=english&l2=japanese_romaji It also goes from romaji to English. But yeah, I concur with FurryKef, it'll been easier (and a lot better!) to simply learn hiraga...
by TJack
Sat 01.01.2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Learning Kana by watching background
Replies: 13
Views: 8671

Re: Learning Kana by watching background

Those look really nice NumesSanguis! I know this is going to be a stupid question, but are those individual screens strung together, or is that the background itself? It might be better to upload the file in a Rar on RapidShare or 4Shared or some file sharing site, not because torrents are illegal, ...
by TJack
Fri 12.24.2010 6:16 pm
Forum: 英語の練習
Topic: The Next Person Game in English
Replies: 478
Views: 147446

Re: The Next Person Game in English

No, but the other night I made two dozen chocolate mint cookies. They were delicious :-D

The next person is staying at a relative's house for the holidays.
by TJack
Sun 12.19.2010 1:24 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: percentages
Replies: 3
Views: 2473

Re: percentages

When it has, it's usually something silly like that, not a nightmarish scenario of constantly confusing many similar words. I was looking through a dictionary once, and saw the word come and thought "why in the world is Spanish in my English dictionary!?". It took me a sec to realize it was English...
by TJack
Wed 12.15.2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Rosetta stone with textbooks?
Replies: 13
Views: 8360

Re: Rosetta stone with textbooks?

Yeah just like that, only with names like Matt and Emily (I don't understand why the book just didn't chose traditional Hispanic names..) I remembered you showed that a while ago and I had trouble with listening to it, but I too didn't have any trouble with it now. I went and checked out some videos...
by TJack
Wed 12.15.2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Rosetta stone with textbooks?
Replies: 13
Views: 8360

Re: Rosetta stone with textbooks?

Heh count me in the same boat as everyone else for the listening practice. In my Spanish class, we're using My Spanish Lab with Anda, and the people speak a bit slower and clearer so it seems like this to me: Hola..Miguel!..Como..Estás?.. Bien .. Y..tu?..Muy..Bien..Gracias! It must be just me though...