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by IceCream
Thu 01.21.2010 1:48 pm
Forum: 英語の練習
Topic: American English help please!
Replies: 28
Views: 19071

Re: American English help please!

haha... sorry i should have done a *

*In Britain.

from Wikipedia:
In the UK, the suffix 'ade' means a 'carbonated sweet soft drink'
by IceCream
Thu 01.21.2010 7:50 am
Forum: 英語の練習
Topic: American English help please!
Replies: 28
Views: 19071

Re: American English help please!

nah, it has to be fizzy to be an -ade. lemonade has to be fizzy.

if it's not fizzy, it's lemon cordial, lemon juice, or lemon squash!
by IceCream
Wed 01.06.2010 1:08 am
Forum: Problems
Topic: Changes afoot... ;)
Replies: 52
Views: 26226

Re: Changes afoot... ;)

Thankyou! :mrgreen: hey, cool new smilies :ninja: :think: :sweatdrop: :whistle: :colonthree: yeah, it's all cool now. The feed is as good as always, though there used to be a way to set it all up at once, and now you have to subscribe to each forum individually (if you just subsribe to the whole for...
by IceCream
Tue 01.05.2010 12:31 am
Forum: Problems
Topic: Changes afoot... ;)
Replies: 52
Views: 26226

Re: Changes afoot... ;)

hiya :)
i used to have an rss feed of the forum going, but i can't figure out how to set it up again. :oops: please can you direct me to the right bit? :)
by IceCream
Fri 12.18.2009 12:58 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: What does English sound like to people who don't speak it?
Replies: 28
Views: 17536

Re: What does English sound like to people who don't speak it?

omg. :shock: you had that much trouble learning your own language, and.... you decided to go right ahead and learn another one?!?!? that is just --- pure awesomeness!!! It sounds kind of like spending your entire life extremely extremely stoned o_o I can totally see how that would be more than a bit...
by IceCream
Thu 12.17.2009 6:27 am
Forum: General off topic
Topic: What does English sound like to people who don't speak it?
Replies: 28
Views: 17536

Re: What does English sound like to people who don't speak it?

As for English. I spent a longer period of my childhood not having a clue what people were saying because my brain was trying to make sense of the tones and cadence, not the syllables. Thats amazing! I've never heard of that before... is there a name for it? How did you start being able to listen t...
by IceCream
Sat 12.12.2009 2:07 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: English slangs to Japanese
Replies: 10
Views: 4079

Re: English slangs to Japanese

wear two hats at the same time... 兼ねる
don't breath a word... 内緒にして ・ 内密にして
mind your own business / beeswax (beeswax is kind of childish) 関係ない!
hat in hand... this means "apologetic", rather than troubled, but can't think of the word in japanese
fat chance... とんでもない

i think...
by IceCream
Fri 12.11.2009 3:32 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: TV shows
Replies: 13
Views: 5777

Re: TV shows

brilliant thankyou!!!

veoh has plenty of them to be getting through for now :D 8)
(search fih for 深いイイ話, the rest are easy to find)
by IceCream
Thu 12.10.2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: TV shows
Replies: 13
Views: 5777

Re: TV shows

please can you recommend some good shows? i'm interested too... i have no problem with flashy captions though, they're helpful. as long as the program is interesting, with some interesting opinions... or, good documentaries, too... (not too schoolly though) even if they aren't on youtube, there are ...
by IceCream
Sun 12.06.2009 5:56 pm
Forum: 英語の練習
Topic: you know how...?
Replies: 14
Views: 13503

Re: you know how...?

its a good theory, and might work well for american english, but in british english, there really is no difference between "you know" and "you know how" in this context, in my mind. They are almost totally interchangeable. It has everything to do with tone of voice. it kind of goes: you know how you...
by IceCream
Sun 12.06.2009 2:42 pm
Forum: 英語の練習
Topic: you know how...?
Replies: 14
Views: 13503

Re: you know how...?

Hyperworm wrote:Another variation is simply "you know ~", as in "You know[=remember] you lent me your camera?"
This sounds totally natural to me too, so maybe it is a British English vs. American English thing...
by IceCream
Fri 12.04.2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Adjective question
Replies: 9
Views: 4176

Re: Adjective question

I thinks it's the な that's confusing the translator. It either doesnt make sense, or is a really weird construction. because, when you say 好きな, the thing that follows な is the thing that is liked. e.g. 好きな食べ物 is the liked food. But the な in the sentence isn't followed by anything. I'm not sure if th...
by IceCream
Wed 11.25.2009 8:30 am
Forum: Japanese Movies and Music
Topic: Jdrama
Replies: 49
Views: 31508

Re: Jdrama

If you like Iryu, you might like JIN, from this seasons dramas. This season, a lot of the dramas Japanese subs are being put up on d-addicts, which are an excellent way of learning (you can also use Subs2srs to make cards in anki). i recently reviewed the japanese difficulty level of a lot of the dr...
by IceCream
Wed 11.25.2009 8:22 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Some new Anki tips I've learned! :)
Replies: 6
Views: 8366

Re: Some new Anki tips I've learned! :)

good luck!!! i guess it's not much help 2 weeks away from the exams, but in general, you don't need to worry about big failure rates when your learning new cards... you can learn vocab in anki, for definate. And, at 21 days, your pass rates will likely be be pretty much the same whatever you've done...