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by celticflower
Fri 09.15.2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Difference between 独り and 一人?
Replies: 2
Views: 4756

Difference between 独り and 一人?

Hello Would anyone be able to give me a basic explanation as to the difference between 独り and 一人 (pronunciation ひとり)? I know they both basically mean alone, and I’ve seen the latter used in an Arashi song to mean I am not alone (I think), 一人じゃない, so if you use ‘1 person’ to mean alone, when do you u...
by celticflower
Thu 09.07.2017 8:35 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: En Taxi Magazine – What Type of Magazine is/was it?
Replies: 0
Views: 3706

En Taxi Magazine – What Type of Magazine is/was it?

Hello, I came across En Taxi magazine on Amazon UK and was curious as to what it’s about. It may be finished now as there were no listings after 2014. Is it a fiction/literary type publication? I couldn’t find it with a regular Google search, so tried the ISBN number and found a little info that way...
by celticflower
Sun 02.14.2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: How to Write Kanji - Short Videos
Replies: 0
Views: 6512

How to Write Kanji - Short Videos

Hello, If you’re learning to write Kanji the YouTube channel, blog and Google+ pages by Kosei Kawasaki might be of help. There are lots of short videos demonstrating how to write various Kanji. No English in the videos at YouTube, but the Google+ and blog pages have a little more information. There ...
by celticflower
Mon 10.05.2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Japanese Graded Reader L0 - 猫のノン?
Replies: 2
Views: 5402

Re: Japanese Graded Reader L0 - 猫のノン?

Hello, I don't think it's a name as there are 2 cats, but maybe it's a similar principle and to show that they are specifically the neighbours cats rather than random cats on the street? I'll have a look at the link as soon as I can. Thank you bunalz3, I appreciate the reply :) Edit : I found a blac...
by celticflower
Thu 09.24.2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Japanese Graded Reader L0 - 猫のノン?
Replies: 2
Views: 5402

Japanese Graded Reader L0 - 猫のノン?

Hello, I need some help please. I'm reading the Japanese Graded Reader Level 0, Volume 1, Book 3, p. 14, and I don't know what the ノン means in 猫のノン (ねこ の のん). Overall it’s 2 cats meowing in reply to the neighbour wishing them a good day, but why the のノン bit? Text on the page: 隣の田中さんが、言います。「いってらっしゃい」...
by celticflower
Fri 04.24.2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Search Function in Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 12222

Search Function in Forum

Hello, I'm getting an error when I use the search box in the forum, main and sub forums: Strict Standards: Non-static method utf_normalizer::nfc() should not be called statically in http://thejapanesepage.com/forum/includes/utf/utf_tools.php on line 1783 Strict Standards: Non-static method utf_norma...
by celticflower
Thu 10.23.2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: News in Slow Japanese & NHK News Web Easy - Listen & Read
Replies: 6
Views: 10015

Re: News in Slow Japanese & NHK News Web Easy - Listen & Rea

Hello, No app for News Web Easy that I know of :( There are a couple of official apps for NHK: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/app/info/index_en.html -NHK WORLD TV (to watch) -NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN (to listen) If they are any use. I've only tried the radio app and it's actually news clips of varying ...
by celticflower
Fri 08.22.2014 1:18 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: News in Slow Japanese & NHK News Web Easy - Listen & Read
Replies: 6
Views: 10015

News in Slow Japanese & NHK News Web Easy - Listen & Read

News in Slow Japanese http://newsinslowjapanese.com/ Become a good listener of Japanese by listening to our interesting and fun news topics. Each week we discuss important news in simple, clear Japanese. We read it slowly to give you a chance to hear every word and we provide easy popup translations...
by celticflower
Sun 12.29.2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Good book to start learning japanese?
Replies: 9
Views: 9862

Re: Good book to start learning japanese?

Hello, If you want to learn to write them as well, I like 'Let's Learn Hiragana' and 'Let's Learn Katakana' by Yasuko Kosaka Mitamura. There's also a 'Let's Learn Kanji' book. For grammar you might consider Tae Kim's website and book, 'A Guide to Japanese Grammar', they're supposed to be good, easy ...
by celticflower
Wed 12.04.2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: TJP Books Forum?
Replies: 1
Views: 5476

TJP Books Forum?

Hello, I was thinking there should be a forum created for the Japanese Readers, and other, books you’re selling on Amazon. If nothing else people could post reviews, or copy over their Amazon ones. I was surprised that they’re not featured in the forum as you've done such a lot of work making videos...
by celticflower
Wed 12.04.2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: NORAMOJI Project (fonts based on shop signs)
Replies: 0
Views: 5626

NORAMOJI Project (fonts based on shop signs)

Hello, I came across this on Twitter and thought some of you might be interested. Maybe this post should be in the culture section? Not sure. :think:  The NORAMOJI project is the creation of fonts to preserve the unusual style of old town Japanese shop signs. You can download them for a small donat...
by celticflower
Sun 06.09.2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Contact Us Email Form
Replies: 4
Views: 6068

Re: Contact Us Email Form

Hello,

I think it worked, clicked submit and it brought me back to the front page so I guess it went through.

Thanks for the help :)

Clare
by celticflower
Sat 06.08.2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Contact Us Email Form
Replies: 4
Views: 6068

Contact Us Email Form

Hello,

The Contact Us form isn't working for me, keeps saying I'm doing something illegal!

I've tried using it logged in and not, but I still can't get it to work.

Is it working correctly or am I doing something wrong?

Using Windows 7, IE 10.

Thanks,

Clare
by celticflower
Mon 06.25.2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Need Help for translating a tattoo from a pretty girl's back
Replies: 28
Views: 15115

Re: Need Help for translating a tattoo from a pretty girl's

Hello,

The only Kanji I recognise is the thrid one down:
女 (おんな) woman

3+4 together might be 女王 (じょおう) queen

If you have a larger picture you should crop it and see if you can show the Kanji off better, it's a bit difficult to see them properly.

Good luck :)

Clare