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Postby Kerirae » Mon 12.17.2007 4:46 am

Is there any useful tips on how i can remeber japanese.
Cause i already written down like 74 words so far and i need help remebering them, cause there are alot more i havent written down yet.

Any help?
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RE: Question!!

Postby katafei » Mon 12.17.2007 5:38 am

If it helps you any, I can remember some for you ^_^
(got some extra storage space, anyway)
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RE: Question!!

Postby Kerirae » Mon 12.17.2007 5:42 am

Heh. Thanks. rolf :D
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RE: Question!!

Postby jenl » Mon 12.17.2007 7:37 am

Practice! Unless you're very lucky and have an eidetic memory, you can't learn a word by writing it out once. You can make up silly stories, or put things into sentences - like, combine food and family members by writing things like 'my mother likes apples and oranges, but my father likes plums and peaches'.

(hmm... 母はりんごやオレンジが好きです. でも, 父は桃や梅が好きです ? or 母はりんごやオレンジが好きですが, 父は桃や梅が好きです, perhaps).

You have to work out what works best for you. If you're more a visual learner, you might have more luck remembering concrete nouns if you draw things out and label them (I did this for body parts, although my drawing skills are very low). If you remember things better if you hear them, then you should read things aloud or make up songs. Even though I'm lazy and my handwriting is bad in both English and Japanese, I try to write things out by hand as much as possible (eg copying the examples out of the textbook), because that helps me remember. B)
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RE: Question!!

Postby HarajukuxBoy » Mon 12.17.2007 10:46 am

Well for learning vocabulary, other than writting them down and using them as much as possible, I use a program called Anki. I can test myself everyday on the vocab I put in the system. It's a very useful program, I learn about 30 or so words within a few days. ^__^ :)
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RE: Question!!

Postby Kerirae » Mon 12.17.2007 4:29 pm

Heh. Thanks, I just put mine on flash cards.
But its reaaaalllly slow. :D
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RE: Question!!

Postby Wakannai » Mon 12.17.2007 4:52 pm

Remember in school when your teacher told you to write every vocabulary word in a sentence? It helps a lot more than remembering random words.
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RE: Question!!

Postby Kerirae » Mon 12.17.2007 4:57 pm

No i don't. My teachers were incompetent retards.
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RE: Question!!

Postby nukemarine » Tue 12.18.2007 8:16 am

Rosetta stone seems pretty useful for building a vocabulary. You can even adapt the files to create a Leitner system (seeing that Rosetta Stone is mainly short term memory).

Of course, I have to ask. How are you "writing" these words you want to memorize?
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RE: Question!!

Postby everdream » Tue 12.18.2007 1:46 pm

Also, simply writing them won't work, you have to review, use, and practice them untill you can remember them.
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RE: Question!!

Postby Kerirae » Tue 12.18.2007 5:03 pm

Heh, obviously, It just takes forever, But im gettin' it.
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RE: Question!!

Postby chikara » Tue 12.18.2007 8:05 pm

Kerirae wrote:
..... My teachers were incompetent retards.

Going by your level of competence with the English language I would have to say that that is quite obvious ;)

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RE: Question!!

Postby Kerirae » Tue 12.18.2007 8:39 pm

Baha.


Yes and thats why im homeschooled now. :]
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RE: Question!!

Postby chikara » Tue 12.18.2007 8:50 pm

Are you being home schooled in Japanese or are you learning it by yourself?
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RE: Question!!

Postby Kerirae » Tue 12.18.2007 9:01 pm

Learning it by myself.
I refer to myself as 'genius'
BAHH. heh
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