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by crowfeather
Fri 09.08.2006 5:35 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: What is the name of this game?
Replies: 6
Views: 2557

RE: What is the name of this game?

The game is not Sudoko because I work those puzzles. And it is a manual game, not electronic. I don't have the board here, but I will guess it is 10-12" square Products we had from other counties in the 70's were usually used in those countries. Today the country in which something was manufactured ...
by crowfeather
Fri 09.08.2006 11:14 am
Forum: Games
Topic: What is the name of this game?
Replies: 6
Views: 2557

What is the name of this game?

A friend has a game but she can't recall the name. I figured maybe those here who have been into Japanese for many years may remember it and know the name. I will try to explain it. It has a chess/checker type board, but the lines dividing the squares are raised to hold the square playing pieces. Th...
by crowfeather
Tue 09.05.2006 8:32 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: It's a Boy
Replies: 11
Views: 2455

It's a Boy

Princess Kiko gave birth to a son at 8:27 Wednesday morning. I am sure the people of Japan are celebrating. I read that he is the first male born into the Imperial Family in 41 years
Barbara
by crowfeather
Fri 08.18.2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: On and Kun Readings
Replies: 11
Views: 1776

RE: On and Kun Readings

WOW Magna, this is the best explanations of the "on" and "kun" readings that I have read!! I am a beginner and limitedly understand the "on" and "kun" readings. However your explanations makes it perfectly clear. Especially the reason for numerous readings for the same word, such as water. Your expl...
by crowfeather
Thu 08.17.2006 1:19 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: Recent thread closures -- religion and politics
Replies: 14
Views: 2946

RE: Recent thread closures -- religion and politics

This is a very good decision. This is the best site I have found where people discuss and share information about learning Japanese and the Japanese culture. I have learned so much here! However, I think most people came here to increase their knowledge of Japan and the language. Discussions/ disput...
by crowfeather
Tue 08.08.2006 7:18 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Do Japanese like cheese ?
Replies: 46
Views: 10677

Do Japanese like cheese ?

I read that most Chinese people do not eat cheese. Now I wonder if many Japanese people eat or like cheese? Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think the Japanese consume many dairy products

Barbara
by crowfeather
Tue 07.25.2006 4:58 pm
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Japanese Learning Tools
Replies: 30
Views: 5540

RE: Japanese Learning Tools

Thanks for the hiragana game!! I think I found one small error.
て says it is " to" instead of " te" . Was it my computer or is it in the system that way?


Do you plan to create one for Katakana?
Thanks again,
Barbara
by crowfeather
Mon 07.24.2006 11:26 pm
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: Where Do I Start Here?
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

RE: Where Do I Start Here?

Sky_b this is a forum, not a chat, and people visit the site when they have time. Frequently there are no members on line. As I am writting this I am the only member online. So, the best way to get an answer is post it " once" and then check back in a few hours to see if someone has had time to answ...
by crowfeather
Sun 07.23.2006 1:03 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions and Problems
Topic: Counters and word order...
Replies: 16
Views: 2016

RE: Counters and word order...

Please correct me if I am wrong, but some time ago I thought a person said there was an " all purpose counter" that could be used if you didn't know the correct counter.
Is my memory correct and if so what is the all purpose counter?

Barbara
by crowfeather
Mon 07.17.2006 9:04 pm
Forum: Problems
Topic: Hiragana flashcards
Replies: 4
Views: 1808

RE: Hiragana flashcards

I don't have the flash cards you are referring to, but does it have hiragana and katakana? Those two systems are called the kana.

Maybe there is a button to click on to choose which one you want.
Barbara

Sorry! Clay must have posted the answer as I was typing.
by crowfeather
Sun 07.16.2006 11:09 am
Forum: Japanese General Discussion
Topic: hiragana words meaning
Replies: 11
Views: 2826

RE: hiragana words meaning

Hiragana and Katakana ( referred to as the kana) are phonetic writing systems. They look like this in hiragana : あ い う え お  They look like this in katakana:アイウエオ The other writting system is kanji and they look like this :  日本 Each character has a corresponding sound. Japanese uses characters to rep...
by crowfeather
Sat 07.15.2006 10:10 am
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Tapdancing
Replies: 9
Views: 1990

RE: Tapdancing

>>There's no drama like Noh drama (like noh drama I know).<<


Tony<<

LOL Tony-san. This is a cleaver play on words. This may have gone over the heads of the younger members who never heard this song.

"There is no business like show business------------"
by crowfeather
Sat 07.15.2006 9:56 am
Forum: Learning Materials Reviews & Language Learning tips
Topic: Kanji the Japanese way.
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

RE: Kanji the Japanese way.

Thanks Paul -san
That site is great!! Your knowledge of Japanese and resources on the net never ceases to amaze me.
Barbara
by crowfeather
Sat 07.15.2006 12:16 am
Forum: Translation Questions or Discussion
Topic: せんせい vs きょうし
Replies: 3
Views: 3246

せんせい vs きょうし

Hi everyone,
Can someone tell me the difference between せんせい and  
きょうし.? Both are listed in my dictionary as meaning teacher.


Barbara
by crowfeather
Sat 07.08.2006 9:57 pm
Forum: General off topic
Topic: average vocabulary of a 6 year old
Replies: 13
Views: 4873

RE: average vocabulary of a 6 year old

Sorry-- I stand corrected. I meant to write JLPT 1 (the most difficult one) where a person must know the 2000 kanji and 10,000 words. The 20,000 English words that a 6 year old understands was an eye opener for me too. The first site I read that had such a high number I thought it must be a mistake ...