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by welldone101
Wed 05.27.2009 1:51 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Looking for a reader of some sort
Replies: 4
Views: 2057

Re: Looking for a reader of some sort

http://www.amazon.com/Read-Real-Japanese-Contemporary-Writers/dp/4770029365 Has good stuff. Banana Yoshimoto is well translated into English so you can read her books and then read them in Japanese afterwards. It helps a lot. Her sentences are difficult but she prefers not to use kanji. I think the ...
by welldone101
Wed 04.22.2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: How do I practice Transistive and Intransistive verbs?
Replies: 18
Views: 6686

Re: How do I practice Transistive and Intransistive verbs?

I find when similar objects confuse me it's best to get them all in the same place to I can think of a system for differentiate them from each other. With that idea in mind, always study transitive / intransitive verbs with their pairs. In my opinion. I also like to group lots of verb pairs together...
by welldone101
Wed 04.08.2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Wow that really makes my japanese better
Replies: 4
Views: 3496

Re: Wow that really makes my japanese better

or 読み方(よみかた)は何ですか。
by welldone101
Tue 03.24.2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Weight Lifting In Japan?
Replies: 8
Views: 4458

Re: Weight Lifting In Japan?

keatonatron wrote:Yes.
What he said.
by welldone101
Tue 03.10.2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Weapons
Replies: 155
Views: 41904

Re: Weapons

by the way, unless you are carrying a weapon in said manpurse, let's get back to discussing weapons.. sheesh talk about derailing a thread I am carrying a weapon in it. Go back and read my original contribution. :roll: I'm not the one running around calling everything queer because he can't handle ...
by welldone101
Mon 03.09.2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: 自動販売機- Vending Machines
Replies: 40
Views: 15743

Re: 自動販売機- Vending Machines

Aomori-ken, Japan originally from Minnesota, US Use a vending machine between once and five times a week. Usually buy hot cocoa in the winter, juice in the summer. There's usually a vending machine every 25 feet, and they usually come in packs of 3 or 4. 99% of them carry the same 20 beverages or ar...
by welldone101
Mon 03.09.2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Weapons
Replies: 155
Views: 41904

Re: Weapons

We call them man bags in America too. Or messenger bags. Or murses. ). Speak for yourself, I don't them any of those things. That man bag crap is just queer if you ask me. Well I "do them any" of those things, and nobody asked you. Things I have to carry around: my signature (3 inch bamboo hanko), ...
by welldone101
Sun 03.08.2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Weapons
Replies: 155
Views: 41904

Re: Weapons

What is a man-purse? Sounds like a contradiction to me. They are called a man-bag in this country. I have one but it is more like a bum-bag* than a hand-bag. *In this country a "fanny pack" has an entirely different meaning. We call them man bags in America too. Or messenger bags. Or murses. But if...
by welldone101
Mon 03.02.2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hajimemashite!
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Re: Hajimemashite!

chikara wrote: Are you a JET?
Yes, until August. Then I'm back to being an unemployed English major.
by welldone101
Mon 03.02.2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Skiing in Japan?
Replies: 3
Views: 2212

Re: Skiing in Japan?

I skiied all last year and boarded all this year on resorts in Aomori-ken and Iwate-ken. The mountain skiing is fantastic. It snows almost every day during January and February. Boarding on Hakkoda was the highlight, since at the top you go through all the snowmonsters (the frozen tops of 20 foot tr...
by welldone101
Mon 03.02.2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Weapons
Replies: 155
Views: 41904

Re: Weapons

Look, I don't consider pocket knives weapons. I'm simply a knife enthusiast. I like them, I get good use out of them, I carry them everywhere, and it would be an adjustment to go knife-free. I didn't intend this to become a political thread. [...] As always, many thanks to Yudan and others. Your in...
by welldone101
Mon 03.02.2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hajimemashite!
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Hajimemashite!

I've been studying for about a year and a half now. I recently discovered that there are many cool resources on the internet, and found this site! Primarily I've been using the Clair Course (free correspondence course for JETs), but I'm thinking of jumping off now into intensive kanji and maybe iKno...
by welldone101
Mon 03.02.2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: My challenge to myself
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

Re: My challenge to myself

Sounds awesomely fun. I hope it goes well!
by welldone101
Sun 03.01.2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Heisig, RTK Experiment
Replies: 121
Views: 44255

Re: Heisig, RTK Experiment

Do you think you'd have been as successful using Heisig before you had the vocabulary in Japanese to apply the kanji to? I've thought about this a lot actually since there are new Japanese learners I know who've just moved here and I'm recommending the book to them. I know that I do wish I had this...
by welldone101
Sat 02.28.2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Heisig, RTK Experiment
Replies: 121
Views: 44255

Re: Heisig, RTK Experiment

頑 is one of the kanji I've learned to write today. :lol: Hehe, thanks for that, it made me laugh as well. Personally I think I was lucky in that I've been studying Japanese without the benefit of the internet and discovered Heisig on my own about a year in. I didn't know it was all "controversial" ...