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by monkeykoder
Mon 05.18.2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Cheap study aids!
Replies: 12
Views: 5408

Re: Cheap study aids!

Wakannai wrote:(a good thing to take note of: be sure not to use rubbing alchohol/ paint thinner/ acetone to remove a stubborn mark... that will just eat away the smooth finish of the whiteboard
Interesting note... The best way I've found to remove stubborn stains is actually to just write over them and erase.
by monkeykoder
Thu 04.30.2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: How well does rosetta stone work?
Replies: 19
Views: 10379

Re: How well does rosetta stone work?

The problem is that you are not a child. You kinda missed those 3-4 years from being born to be able to speak, living in a native Japanese environment, I guess that depends on what you define speaking as. My son could convey most thoughts to me by the time he was 2. The fact that you're not an adul...
by monkeykoder
Tue 04.28.2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: PHPBB
Replies: 3
Views: 6193

Re: PHPBB

Truthfully I like this forum setup a bit better than vBulletin for some reason.
by monkeykoder
Thu 04.16.2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: How fast do you move through your textbook?
Replies: 18
Views: 8715

Re: How fast do you move through your textbook?

No I go through 1.117billion textbooks per second.
by monkeykoder
Thu 04.16.2009 10:33 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Read through the top of pg. 2...
Replies: 6
Views: 2697

Re: Read through the top of pg. 2...

Nevermind we DO have the exact same sense of humor...
by monkeykoder
Tue 04.14.2009 4:33 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Read through the top of pg. 2...
Replies: 6
Views: 2697

Re: Read through the top of pg. 2...

I see no one shares my sense of humor :wink:
by monkeykoder
Sun 04.12.2009 11:57 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Weapons
Replies: 155
Views: 42075

Re: Weapons

Most people think in terms of two opposing perspectives--linear two dimensional thinking. Two dimensions can't be linear. I prefer them polar, but any other embedding works just fine. In two dimensions one can not define greater and less, as for instance complex numbers can not be ordered. I think ...
by monkeykoder
Sun 04.12.2009 11:11 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: 10,000 hours of japanese listening
Replies: 33
Views: 14653

Re: 10,000 hours of japanese listening

I'll agree you can't learn Japanese just by listening to it. However it is absolutely necessary to listen to it to learn it. I find some of the most enjoyable experiences for me (who doesn't know or talk to any native speakers) is listening to some show and realising that I didn't read the subtitles...
by monkeykoder
Tue 04.07.2009 9:36 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Learning to read japanese books?
Replies: 43
Views: 17132

Re: Learning to read japanese books?

That didn't quite come out right. What I meant was after a certain point (once you have the ability to conjugate verbs and the basic junk) the grammar becomes a lot more transparent and it isn't as beneficial as knowing a few more verbs.
by monkeykoder
Tue 04.07.2009 12:48 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Learning to read japanese books?
Replies: 43
Views: 17132

Re: Learning to read japanese books?

Grammar rather than kanji is what you need to tackle in order to move to reading native Japanese sources. You are ready to read native Japanese materials (or at least use them for study) when you are able to work through them with understanding, mostly on your own (with reference materials), at a p...
by monkeykoder
Mon 04.06.2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: JfE --> Integrated Approach?
Replies: 9
Views: 3479

Re: JfE --> Integrated Approach?

leonl wrote:Each chapter of JFE is very dense(information wise) So you would actually move slower in JFE than you would in Genki.
Are you just saying each "chapter" will take longer or the material will take longer to get through because it's written so densely?
by monkeykoder
Mon 04.06.2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Weapons
Replies: 155
Views: 42075

Re: Weapons

I think anyone of at least college age knows that fact at the very least second hand.
by monkeykoder
Mon 04.06.2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Weapons
Replies: 155
Views: 42075

Re: Weapons

It is often easier to buy something that is illegal than something that is legal.