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Boast, Despair and Question thread.

Postby paul_b » Fri 07.14.2006 4:25 pm

I thought I'd start a thread people can use or for posting results they got from tests (online or otherwise) and for asking questions about things from those tests.

For example I just got 8 right out of 20 on the first test on this page (not the survey) 国語力テスト. I think this counts more as despair than boast. :-/

Warning: The test has some crude 'anti-cheat' scripts so you should only be able to take it once.

Now the question - this is one of the questions from the quiz. I'm not sure which answer is right (2?) or why the others are wrong.

次の阜サで、文法的に正しいのは
1〜3のどれでしょうか。

1. さっそく送らさせていただきます
2. これから読まさせていただきます
3. いまから見させていただきます

[Edit]Incidentally I did slightly worse on the kanji test on that page - 7 out of 20. :-/[/edit]
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RE: Boast, Despair and Question thread.

Postby Nibble » Fri 07.14.2006 4:38 pm

The answer is 3. 1 and 2 have the same error in conjugating the causative form:

1. さっそく送らせていただきます
2. これから読ませていただきます
3. いまから見させていただきます
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RE: Boast, Despair and Question thread.

Postby paul_b » Fri 07.14.2006 4:43 pm

Nibble wrote:
The answer is 3. 1 and 2 have the same error in conjugating the causative form:

1. さっそく送らせていただきます

Gack. Half way between
送らせる and 送らされる
and I didn't spot a thing.
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RE: Boast, Despair and Question thread.

Postby paul_b » Sun 07.16.2006 7:06 am

On the first quiz here I got 85%, it's aimed at Japanese kids so I suppose it's an "OK ish" score.

I got this question wrong though. Anyone know which one and why ?

次の中から敬語を選んでください。

1. 目にいれる
2. 腹にいれる
3. 口にいれる
4. 耳にいれる
5. 手にいれる
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RE: Boast, Despair and Question thread.

Postby richvh » Sun 07.16.2006 9:11 am

I got a 75% on that quiz. (I admit to cheating, using rikaichan, or it would have been substantially lower.) I don't know the right answer to that question, but it isn't 手にいれる.
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RE: Boast, Despair and Question thread.

Postby Oyaji » Sun 07.16.2006 10:26 am

I believe 耳に入れる is the polite way to say 聞かせる, so I will go with that.

I haven't looked at the test yet. I'll have to give it a go.
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RE: Boast, Despair and Question thread.

Postby randomperson » Sun 07.16.2006 10:32 am

i have a low score of 49 on the sushi quiz one. i messed up on the listening part alot. but there was like 6 questions on it i had no idea what it was talking about. for what i actally did know id say that was a ok score
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RE: Boast, Despair and Question thread.

Postby paul_b » Sun 07.16.2006 10:34 am

Oyaji wrote:
I believe 耳に入れる is the polite way to say 聞かせる, so I will go with that.

I haven't looked at the test yet. I'll have to give it a go.

Let me know what it says. I tried a quick Google but I ended up with a lot of pages about ear-drops and stuff. :-P
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RE: Boast, Despair and Question thread.

Postby Oyaji » Sun 07.16.2006 11:17 am

I was able to get 100% on the first four tests (the fifth didn't work for some reason). No cheating, honest - I think it is just a result of my hearing and using those phrases over and over in daily life - experience being the best teacher and all that. ;)

Paul, am I right in assuming you missed the questions where it asked for 尊敬語 but the answer was actually 謙遜語? I just went with the most polite expression, and that seemed to work.

耳に入れる was the correct answer, but I didn't look at the explanation. The other four options are something you do for (to) yourself, whereas 耳に入れる you do for someone else. Looking in my dictionary, it gives the definition as 「聞かせて知らせる」.
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RE: Boast, Despair and Question thread.

Postby paul_b » Sun 07.16.2006 12:08 pm

Oyaji wrote:
Paul, am I right in assuming you missed the questions where it asked for 尊敬語 but the answer was actually 謙遜語? I just went with the most polite expression, and that seemed to work.

No it wasn't that. I caught on at the start as to what they were really asking for (I don't think they said exactly 尊敬語 but actually 敬語 which counts as all types).
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RE: Boast, Despair and Question thread.

Postby Oyaji » Sun 07.16.2006 12:37 pm

No it wasn't that. I caught on at the start as to what they were really asking for (I don't think they said exactly 尊敬語 but actually 敬語 which counts as all types).


Which they kindly explain in the instruction box on the right, if I had bothered to look. :|

I must have confused the first and second quizzes. ;)

Anyway, thanks for linking all of these fun tests. It's actually been years since I last tested my Japanese. It had never occurred to me to do it this way. :D
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RE: Boast, Despair and Question thread.

Postby paul_b » Sun 07.16.2006 1:21 pm

Oyaji wrote:
Anyway, thanks for linking all of these fun tests. It's actually been years since I last tested my Japanese. It had never occurred to me to do it this way. :D

If you come across any you like not on the list feel free to add them or post here.

I've just added 日本語決定戦’05. Possibly too easy for you. I got 71/100, not bad until you consider pure chance would be 50/100. Unforunately it uses PDF files.

Incidentally the claimed average results seem very screwy indeed. (See end of answer page). I don't know how they are marking it but it looks like people are getting worse than random chance.
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RE: Boast, Despair and Question thread.

Postby richvh » Tue 07.18.2006 1:03 pm

Is this list of grammar quizzes there yet? 文法クイズ (Checks list) Yes, I guess it is. I got 1 right (out of 5) on the first one.

And 2 right on the 2nd. 2 right on quiz 3. 0 right on quiz 4.
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RE: Boast, Despair and Question thread.

Postby paul_b » Tue 07.18.2006 2:25 pm

richvh wrote:
I got 1 right (out of 5) on the first one.

And 2 right on the 2nd. 2 right on quiz 3. 0 right on quiz 4.

1. 4
2. 4
3. 3
4. 5
5. 4
6. 4
7. 4
8. 4
9. 4
10. 5
11. 4
12. 5

... but I took it before when I first added it to the wiki page. ;-)
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RE: Boast, Despair and Question thread.

Postby paul_b » Wed 07.19.2006 3:13 pm

I've added the Space Arc 日本語クイズ. It's only got one question! So you've nothing to lose by giving it a try. :-P
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