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by Kates
Wed 03.15.2006 4:09 pm
Forum: History and Literature Discussions
Topic: Reading Club
Replies: 84
Views: 24063

RE: Reading Club

I think this sounds neat~ Count me in~
by Kates
Tue 02.28.2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: Picking a level
Replies: 8
Views: 3883

RE: Picking a level

playadom: There are some worksheets and study aides at http://www.mlcjapanese.co.jp . They are currently in the process of remaking the JLPT study guides for the 2006 test; they should be ready in another few months. If you go to NHK's website, there are some dialogues to listen to there. Here's the...
by Kates
Tue 02.28.2006 12:23 am
Forum: Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Topic: Picking a level
Replies: 8
Views: 3883

RE: Picking a level

If you know only 250 kanji, you should be safe to take the level 3 JLPT. If you REALLY work hard, you might be able to pass level 2.
by Kates
Mon 02.27.2006 11:44 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Grammatical terms
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

RE: Grammatical terms

If you're willing to buy a book, I found one called English Grammar for Students of Japanese . It explains the grammatical terms in the sense of each language (ie: English prepositions vs. Japanese 'prepositions') and has examples as well. My one complaint is that there is no kana... all romaji. >_<...
by Kates
Mon 02.27.2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: After Genki?
Replies: 3
Views: 1745

RE: After Genki?

I can help with the last question. >_> (But I thought I saw somewhere someone said 'after the Genki books, you should be good to take lvl 3 of the JLPT' .... ) Yes, the JLPT is offered in the States, but only in 8 locations, if I recall correctly. There is an info thread in the JLPT section of the f...
by Kates
Mon 02.27.2006 1:35 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Japan Meetup
Replies: 41
Views: 13069

RE: Japan Meetup

Urayamashiiiiiii~ You guys have to make this a tradition-thing so when I move back to Japan in a couple years I can join you! Ne! ^_^
by Kates
Mon 02.27.2006 10:58 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: trying some more sentences =P
Replies: 13
Views: 2282

RE: trying some more sentences =P

amego: I think so. Using "chotto" in a sentence like that sounds a bit odd, but you can use "chotto" in the sense of 'understanding a little '-- ex: Nihongo ga wakarimasu ka? (Do you understand Japanese?) Hai, chotto dake. (Yes, just a little.) And, from what I remember... I think it's best to use "...
by Kates
Mon 02.27.2006 12:39 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: trying some more sentences =P
Replies: 13
Views: 2282

RE: trying some more sentences =P

Again, good tries, with a few minor mistakes. (: watashi wa otoko desu. -> I am a man. **as mentioned, the correct reading used here is 'otoko,' not 'dan' neko ga yasashii. -> Cats are nice. **this sounds more like "cats are KIND"... the implications of the word 'nice' in English do not always corre...
by Kates
Sun 02.26.2006 9:57 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: Western Name
Replies: 22
Views: 3195

RE: Western Name

Impossible? How so? :O ...Acutally, I can probably understand 'how so' because my name includes a "kya" and I can only find two kanji with the kya-yomi. ^^; Is that the problem you have?
by Kates
Sun 02.26.2006 9:53 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Trying sentences =P
Replies: 20
Views: 3759

RE: Trying sentences =P

Ah, no, I mean. "I/he/she come(s) to see the TV." I must've been thinking in Japanese. >_< Since the original sentence had no subject, I wasn't giving it one... Though I'll admit, it sounds odd to say 'watashi ha terebi wo mite kuru'... But yeah, "Come see the TV" (command) should be "Terebi wo mite...
by Kates
Sun 02.26.2006 9:32 am
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Trying sentences =P
Replies: 20
Views: 3759

RE: Trying sentences =P

adam: Arigatou. ^^ But surely my sentence would hold up if you were simply stating "Come to see the TV"? Of course, if you're asking someone, yours is correct. Oh, and thanks for reminding me about no ! I knew I was forgetting something as I wrote all of that! >_> keatonatron: Arigatou! I always hav...
by Kates
Sun 02.26.2006 9:25 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: I need help.
Replies: 6
Views: 1866

RE: I need help.

Of course. You want listening exercises, and workbook practice, don't you? It might cost you extra, but it will be worth it. I also highly recommend the Youkoso! series. I used that text through the first 3 years of my Japanese education at my college and enjoyed it, and looking back on it, I think ...
by Kates
Sun 02.26.2006 9:22 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Moving to Japan
Replies: 59
Views: 6950

RE: Moving to Japan

Word, Hari-san! I missed a lot of the things I was used to in the good ol' US, but I think I had a good mindset and actually TRIED to enjoy living in another culture. But I know people who would not try and live just as you said--complaining about all the little differences, which were actually the ...
by Kates
Sat 02.25.2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Trying sentences =P
Replies: 20
Views: 3759

RE: Trying sentences =P

You did pretty good... but needed a few corrections. ^^; ((And I don't consider myself an expert, just someone who wants to help -- if anyone has more to add, please do!!)) **edited to add in what I forgot/messed up! ^^;; ** nihongo ga suki desu. -> I like japanese. nihongo ha suki desu ga , furansu...
by Kates
Sat 02.25.2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Moving to Japan
Replies: 59
Views: 6950

RE: Moving to Japan

Hm, I'll try to help get this thread back-on topic, too. >_> I'll admit that anime and manga first got me interested in seriously studying the Japanese language. (I'd always been interested in foreign cultures, and especially ones that didn't use the Roman alphabet.) And I'm still a big anime/manga ...