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The one, the only, the "Hey that's a useful site" Thread.

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RE: The one, the only, the "Hey that's a useful site" Thread

Postby tomtom » Tue 10.23.2007 5:12 am

http://www.hesjapanese.com
Really nice flash kana lessons :)
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RE: The one, the only, the "Hey that's a useful site" Thread

Postby avi2007 » Wed 10.31.2007 1:00 pm

I started with this site: http://www.japanese-lessons-online.com
it has some beginner lessons and a very native dictionary. You can print kana worksheets off of it :p
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RE: The one, the only, the "Hey that's a useful site" Thread

Postby Yukinari84 » Thu 11.08.2007 8:08 pm

I was browsing through here.

There are so many links! :o

haha. It's so amazing you found all these links.

It's really cool though.
If you want to learn fluent Japanese fast, here are some great resources.
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RE: The one, the only, the "Hey that's a useful site" Thread

Postby o0Bagel0o » Sat 11.10.2007 11:55 pm

Hello! I am new to this forum, but i have two websites that i would like to recommend that i don't think have been mentioned yet.

1. http://wakan.manga.cz/ this site offers a free software that has many features. it has a dictionary (with both Japanese to English and vice versa), a word processor (with options for typing in just kana or with kanji), and a vocabulary builder which allows you to create organized vocabulary lists. The vocabulary builder also has sample sentences with the words in them. it also does the exact same things with the Chinese language.

2. http://www.timwerx.net/home/index.htm this is Tim Takamatsu's website. He offers many different things on his website, but in the language section, he gives very in depth lessons on the entire Japanese language. the verbs section is very useful.

I hope that someone will find these two sites helpful. :)
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RE: The one, the only, the "Hey that's a useful site" Thread

Postby Forgetmaenot » Sun 11.11.2007 12:31 am

I like alc thanks for posting it here I forgot the name and lost my favorites and was like oh I really like the cartoons One I found today that is probably not new or surprising to anyone is
http://honyaku.yahoo.co.jp/transtext

Which is yahoo japans version of babelfish it does japanes to english and back japanese to chinese and vice versa and and japanese to korean and back
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RE: The one, the only, the "Hey that's a useful site" Thread

Postby Maya the Hedgehog » Tue 12.04.2007 2:49 pm

http://www.coscom.co.jp/ looks quite good for beginners. I like the kana practice printouts and drills.
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RE: The one, the only, the "Hey that's a useful site" Thread

Postby Paragon » Sat 12.08.2007 1:17 am

http://lang-8.com seems like a great site.

You make journal/blog entires (as you would on a site like livejournal, myspace, what have you), except in the language that you're studying, and there's a built-in way for people to offer corrections when they comment.
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RE: The one, the only, the "Hey that's a useful site" Thread

Postby NattyBumppo » Mon 12.31.2007 3:16 am

I've just started a Japanese-learning blog for intermediate to advanced learners of Japanese, and I figured this thread would be a good place for it. I plan on putting a lot of effort into making it interesting, educational, and accurate.

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My site isn't really for beginners. A good grasp of grammar, as well as hiragana, katakana, and basic kanji, is assumed. But I hope it'll help advanced learners to enrich their knowledge, and help intermediate learners to take their skills to the next level.

Sorry about the self-promotion, but this is a site from which I think that many members of the forums could benefit. I actually just discovered Tae Kim's <3 Yen tonight, and it appears that (completely coincidentally) the content and format of my site is quite similar to his. I highly recommend his Japanese blog for anyone here who hasn't seen it yet (it's listed in the OP of this very thread, in fact!).
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RE: The one, the only, the "Hey that's a useful site" Thread

Postby nabilahforever » Mon 12.31.2007 5:12 am

Sore wa sugoi ne!!!! :D
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RE: The one, the only, the "Hey that's a useful site" Thread

Postby Gundaetiapo » Mon 12.31.2007 12:40 pm

A kind 姫 gave me a couple of useful links I'll pass on:

http://language.tiu.ac.jp/tools_e.html#input for an alternative to WWWJDIC Translate Words available in other languages. Also parses through a body of Japanese text and lists vocabulary by JLPT level.

http://hinoki.ryu.titech.ac.jp/index-e.php, or あすなろ, for another alternative to WWWJDIC Translate Words also available in other languages. Contains reading material with audio.
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RE: The one, the only, the "Hey that's a useful site" Thread

Postby katafei » Tue 01.22.2008 3:50 pm

Some more easy reading

I just posted these in another thread, but I think they're worth a mention here as well. Some poetry links:
2001 waka
modern poets
Japanese poetry (Rin has soundfiles!)
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Postby katafei » Sat 03.22.2008 6:18 pm

Another nice site for reading and listening at the same time.
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Re: The one, the only, the

Postby chobo2 » Mon 03.24.2008 1:23 am

Hey all.

Its been a while I been here but I been working on a site to help people learn Kana.

Basically how it works is you choose what characters you want to learn and then you will be quized on it. If you register for membership(membership is free) you will be able to view your progress through charts.

So check it out.
http://www.interactivejapanese.com/

P.S please note as the site is pretty new there maybe some bugs flying around so if you spot any please use the contact page on the site to email me so I can fix it.

Hopefully you will this my site is a "useful site" :D
If your looking to learn Hiragana and Katakana try out http://www.interactivejapanese.com/.
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Re: The one, the only, the

Postby Aislynn » Wed 04.02.2008 3:29 pm

I use the "Hiragana Times" for daily reading practice. They e-mail you an easy page that has a really easy section for beginners, then the regular article in first hiragana only, then standard japanese, and finally in english.

Now, the only problem is I'm looking for a PDA dictionary that my PocketPC can use without an emulator....

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