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by OT86
Mon 01.09.2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Where to start...
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

RE: Where to start...

wow.. i didn't expect such kind responses :) thank you everyone for your advice - and particularly Ishnar. Those books look like they are exactly what I've been looking for *big cheer* also the JLPT idea is a good one - in fact I was thinking of that very same thing a little earlier, so thanks for t...
by OT86
Mon 01.09.2006 10:18 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Where to start...
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Where to start...

I was wondering. I've now learned all Kana and 40+ Kanji in addition to most of the basic grammar points. Seeing as I'm currently on the other side of the world (in a country that's known for its mono-lingual natives ;) ) my primary use of Japanese is to read / write and not to speak. Of course spea...
by OT86
Sat 01.07.2006 6:48 am
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: What Do You Like About Cowboy Bebop
Replies: 20
Views: 9393

RE: What Do You Like About Cowboy Bebop

Thanks for all that feedback guys - I think i'll have to watch a few more Eps ;) Shibakoen - are you refering to Zatoichi by Takeshi Kitano? - I appreciate it's not to everyones liking, but I don't see how you could actually call it "bad". I've not seen one major reviewer that's given it less than 4...
by OT86
Sat 01.07.2006 6:25 am
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: Anime... subs or dubs?
Replies: 75
Views: 16345

RE: Anime... subs or dubs?

Ishnar - a quick question. Is english your first language or not? I've not seen one dubbed anime where I would call a single voice-actor "good". Yes, the first animes I watched were dubbed - but once I'd heard the Japanese versions I realised how bad the english dubs were. And actually, it's an insu...
by OT86
Sat 01.07.2006 6:17 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Declan's Japanese Software
Replies: 13
Views: 3589

RE: Declan's Japanese Software

Firstly - In response to Zengargoyle - Yes, this program does just use the EDICT dictionary, which IS available for free on the internet, but from what I can tell there's no other non-commercial program that explains the Kanji in words as well. As far as Im aware, the other ones just translate the w...
by OT86
Fri 01.06.2006 11:09 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Japanese language school in summer
Replies: 1
Views: 526

RE: Japanese language school in summer

well, i Can't help you with that I'm afraid but wait a little while and im sure they'll be somone who can ;)

Oh yeah and you're a lucky $^&&*^%! for being able to go there.

Hope you have a good time anyways!
by OT86
Fri 01.06.2006 10:57 am
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: What's your favorite manga?
Replies: 167
Views: 80506

RE: What's your favorite manga?

Suzuka without a doubt. For those who aren't familiar, it's primarily a romance story, but it's not like the kind you might have come to expect. It's generally more serious than your average romance manga/anime. Probably best to read if you're in your late teens or early 20's Basically, think of a ...
by OT86
Fri 01.06.2006 10:39 am
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: What Do You Like About Cowboy Bebop
Replies: 20
Views: 9393

What Do You Like About Cowboy Bebop

Just a small question.. I've recently started watching Cowboy Bebop (seen the first 4 ep's) and I wondered what it is everybody loves about it so much. I mean, I think the theme is clever, and I like some of the characters (not to mention hearing "Welsh Corgi" in Japanese really cracked me up!) but ...
by OT86
Fri 01.06.2006 10:21 am
Forum: Anime and Manga Discussions
Topic: Anime... subs or dubs?
Replies: 75
Views: 16345

RE: Anime... subs or dubs?

It's nice that we're all in agreement here. Anyone who's ever watched Ghost In The Shell or Rurouni Kenshin OVA's dubbed will know that a bad dub can totally RUIN an awesome anime. The Kenshin OVA's are very much more adult and serious then the TV series, yet the dub contains utterly unconvincing vo...
by OT86
Fri 01.06.2006 10:07 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Try this site
Replies: 3
Views: 1660

RE: Try this site

thanks for those links :) there's some good conversation material there for a newcomer. I agree though, shame about the entire page being in chinese.

Ah well, you can't win them all
by OT86
Fri 01.06.2006 10:02 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Declan's Japanese Software
Replies: 13
Views: 3589

RE: Declan's Japanese Software

Harisenbon, please read my post again.. I was saying what HE should call me, not what i call MYSELF . "Feel free to call me ORIVAA-SAN" - Im trying to tell him how i'd like to be addressed. What if I wanted to be refered to by others as "sensei" , "chan" or "kun"? Would I not tell him first? Without...
by OT86
Fri 01.06.2006 9:49 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Posted some Manga
Replies: 34
Views: 7660

RE: Posted some Manga

Ikimasho - first off I think that what you've done is a great idea and it shows some good initiative on your part. Also, while i think that criticism is a highly necessary stage in the learning process (trial and error, etc), i also think that a few criticisms levelled against the author aren't 100%...
by OT86
Fri 01.06.2006 8:26 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Declan's Japanese Software
Replies: 13
Views: 3589

RE: Declan's Japanese Software

Glad to hear it ;) but please feel free to call me  オリヴァアさん :p
by OT86
Fri 01.06.2006 8:02 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Declan's Japanese Software
Replies: 13
Views: 3589

Declan's Japanese Software

Hi all, Not sure if this one's been mentioned before, but I came across a developer the other day who've made several pieces of software that are useful to anyone studying Japanese (IMO). The main one I've tried out is their software dictionary (comes with an abbreivated dictionary of 20,000+ words,...
by OT86
Thu 01.05.2006 11:27 am
Forum: Problems
Topic: Question about learning japanese.
Replies: 4
Views: 1417

RE: Question about learning japanese.

Pvic - My sister has always been dyslexic (spelling?) and it's affected her study throughout school (well it did, she's 22 now) however, she's always been very "arty" (with regards to art and music) and has a lot of talent there. I think there's a lot of truth in what Ishnar said - it's to do with h...