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by chocomamma
Sat 05.30.2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Newbie with a question
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

Re: Newbie with a question

:D I just wanted to make sure I wasn't reading to book wrong. Good, then this way I can not pull my hair out when I leave the subject out and the answer key has it in :lol:
by chocomamma
Sat 05.30.2009 4:23 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Newbie with a question
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

Newbie with a question

Ok, so I am just finishing up the first lesson of Genki and as I was checking my answers I came across something that confused me. First of all is that when answering yes or no, I know that はい is more formal and ええ is more relaxed. Now the answer key has some of both but, when I think I should be us...
by chocomamma
Thu 02.26.2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: New textbook help
Replies: 42
Views: 11242

Re: New textbook help

Also about students, a lot of times our (TA's that is) main complain was that students want to be treated like adults, one does that and then they complain ... :roll: Hahaha! I remember when I was like that! :twisted: I had it the opposite after I graduated. I assumed that I would be treated like a...
by chocomamma
Thu 02.26.2009 2:43 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: New textbook help
Replies: 42
Views: 11242

Re: New textbook help

If you are in the role of a teacher you should absolutely correct people's English according to well-accepted standards, and you should do the same in your own writing. However, that's not the same thing as actually believing that "correct" English is superior to "incorrect" English. Unless it is r...
by chocomamma
Wed 02.25.2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: New textbook help
Replies: 42
Views: 11242

Re: New textbook help

The Klingons certainly do and they are very, very strict on proper pronunciation. To the point where they use pain sticks on their children if they pronounce ghy'aahkk as gh'yaahkk. Calling one's mother a horse is not a nice thing to do and those children find out quickly not to do it.. Ahhhh....th...
by chocomamma
Wed 02.25.2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: New textbook help
Replies: 42
Views: 11242

Re: New textbook help

So as a last remark -- and probably Chris was not even saying this, and I'm sorry if I misread -- I don't see why to allow students to write "incorrect English" in papers and lab reports, even though they're not for an English literature course. (I had people bugging me because I was correcting gra...
by chocomamma
Tue 02.24.2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: New textbook help
Replies: 42
Views: 11242

Re: New textbook help

Certainly, learning languages is one of those rare experiences where explanations at the wrong time actually impair the learning process for many. The more you have explained to you, the less you understand. I agree that too much can confuse the person learning the language. Especially if it is too...
by chocomamma
Mon 02.23.2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: New textbook help
Replies: 42
Views: 11242

Re: New textbook help

I'm not totally firm on what you mean. Just about every textbook has a dialog first, then the explanation follows. Generally, make an attempt to review all the vocabulary, then read the dialog, and then hit the explanations. So I'm turning back and forward too. This is normal. Ultimately, a textboo...
by chocomamma
Mon 02.23.2009 4:41 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: New textbook help
Replies: 42
Views: 11242

New textbook help

Ok, so I have been using Contemporary Japanese and the structure of it is not helping me. All of the major explanations are at the end of the chapter and while it has a lot of vocabulary words, that is all I am learning. I am really looking for something that has explanations within the examples cau...
by chocomamma
Fri 05.16.2008 11:45 am
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: What's your favourite anime?
Replies: 212
Views: 88794

Re: What's your favourite anime?

I can't choose one but here are a few...

Trinity Blood, Evangelion, Fruits Basket, Golden Boy, Dragonball Z, Fushigi Yuugi, and Bleach.
by chocomamma
Fri 05.16.2008 11:30 am
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: first anime you have watched
Replies: 250
Views: 95671

Re: first anime you have watched

I started with Speed Racer on late nights on MTV, didn't know it was an anime then. Then many moons later I saw Dragonball Z on Cartoon Network and started watching what was on there. Then I went to visit my inlaws and my sister-in-law's friend had a TON of anime I was introduced to Evangelion & Gol...
by chocomamma
Tue 05.13.2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: *-BLEACH-*
Replies: 41
Views: 17271

Re: *-BLEACH-*

Okay is anyone with the Japanese Episodes? I have to watch ONE a week. So sad. Is anyone mad about the new filler?? It is soooo frustrating! I mean, they were just at a climax and BAM! Filler. FILLER. They are soooo evil. :evil: I am a proud bleach addict. I've been reading the manga and I thought ...
by chocomamma
Mon 05.12.2008 12:01 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: writinf difficulties
Replies: 5
Views: 2213

Re: writinf difficulties

Thanks! I write them every day and I know that some are looking more natural and I have an easier time with some of them. THe worst part is my hand position. The book I have says to keep your hand upright and only now is it starting to feel a little more natural. I am having fun with it though :lol:
by chocomamma
Sun 05.11.2008 11:58 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: writinf difficulties
Replies: 5
Views: 2213

writinf difficulties

Ok I know this is an odd question but I have been practicing my writing hiragana and I have noticed that certain ones no matter how many times I write them, they never quite look exactly like the examples. They are quite close but will that cause a problem later for testing if my characters are a li...
by chocomamma
Sun 05.11.2008 11:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello!!
Replies: 2
Views: 991

hello!!

Hello! I'm just starting out and wanted to learn cause Japanese culture is facinating and I also wanted the challenge of learning the language. Be prepared for lots of odd questions :D