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Master Japanese tip!

Have a textbook or grammar book that you find particularly helpful? What about a learning tip to share with others?

RE: Master Japanese tip!

Postby shinzou » Mon 07.17.2006 3:34 pm

richvh wrote:
paul_b wrote:
shinzou wrote:
Some of us are getting sick of random, pointless posts. There's a time and a place for it.

So when is the time and place for random pointless posts?


Yuma, Arizona during a hard frost.


Haha, yeah no kidding Rich-san. :P
My bad, I wasn't specific enough. ><

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RE: Master Japanese tip!

Postby shinzou » Mon 07.17.2006 3:35 pm

I suppose what I mean is, if he wants to rant about chat, make a thread or go to the chat page.

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RE: Master Japanese tip!

Postby SunaipaaKisei » Mon 07.17.2006 5:19 pm

i think that romaji text was directed towards Jnstyles


i am jnstlyles i just changed my name cause this sounds cooler lol..
wait a minute i don't think u guys understood this topic..lol
This "Master japanese tip" is directed towards people who
almost has mastered the japanese language, not for begginers nor
intermediate, that's why i called it "Master japanese tip".
sorry bout the confusion i'm not that good in english as well.
oh and i didnt learn japanese in three months.. that's friggen impossible.
I said that I memorized "SOME" words in the dictionary
and it took me three months.I it took me about 2 years to get to where i am
now.
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RE: Master Japanese tip!

Postby Schisma » Mon 07.17.2006 5:26 pm

... If someone's almost mastered Japanese then why would they need any help with grammar/vocabulary?
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RE: Master Japanese tip!

Postby SunaipaaKisei » Mon 07.17.2006 5:28 pm

So they would be able to polish up their skills..
i don't know..i'm just following what that book said..
just trying to help people out that's all..
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RE: Master Japanese tip!

Postby shinzou » Mon 07.17.2006 5:32 pm

Schisma wrote:
... If someone's almost mastered Japanese then why would they need any help with grammar/vocabulary?

Exactly. Therefore, rendering your thread useless.
Case closed.

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RE: Master Japanese tip!

Postby SunaipaaKisei » Mon 07.17.2006 5:40 pm

Exactly. Therefore, rendering your thread useless.
Case closed.


oh man..all that for a case closed..damnit..
so this means that tip is not a very good idea..
shimatta...
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RE: Master Japanese tip!

Postby Schisma » Mon 07.17.2006 6:36 pm

Lol, whatever. Just trying to help I'm sure. :D
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RE: Master Japanese tip!

Postby Oyaji » Mon 07.17.2006 9:22 pm

Jnstyles or SunaipaaKisei (you could have just changed your name in your profile - you didn't need to register a second time) - I'm sure your intentions were good, but it looks like you got off on the wrong foot here. So, what your tip boils down to is:

"You can improve your Japanese by increasing your vocabulary, and listening to native speakers."

Can't argue with that. ;)

"Fluency" is a very subjective thing. I don't know how many times I've heard: "You live in Japan? Here, let me introduce you to my friend. He speaks fluent Japanese." Apparently being able to say "hajime" and "yame" counts as fluent in some circles. :D
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RE: Master Japanese tip!

Postby SunaipaaKisei » Mon 07.17.2006 10:46 pm

"You can improve your Japanese by increasing your vocabulary, and listening to native speakers."

wow i said all those stuff when i could have just said that... :|
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RE: Master Japanese tip!

Postby shinzou » Mon 07.17.2006 10:58 pm

SunaipaaKisei wrote:
"You can improve your Japanese by increasing your vocabulary, and listening to native speakers."

wow i said all those stuff when i could have just said that... :|


Yeah, basically.
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RE: Master Japanese tip!

Postby Harisenbon » Mon 07.17.2006 11:21 pm

My motto is if you can't say something nice ... pick carefully who you say something nasty to. ;-)


I was sitting outside drinking coffee with a friend yesterday, when an older Japanese man in a suit comes up to us, puts his hand on our shoulders, and just starts asking us questions like "where are you from?" and "how old are you?" I was about to retort with something along the lines of "why the hell are you asking us all this?" when I noticed that beneath his shirt, the entire left side of his chest was covered in tattoos.

Switched to keigo, bowed a number of times and thanked him for taking the time out of his busy day to come and talk with us.

There are always little reminders that I need to be on my best behavior when talking to strangers. ;)
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RE: Master Japanese tip!

Postby Sumi » Mon 07.17.2006 11:32 pm

Harisenbon wrote:
My motto is if you can't say something nice ... pick carefully who you say something nasty to. ;-)


I was sitting outside drinking coffee with a friend yesterday, when an older Japanese man in a suit comes up to us, puts his hand on our shoulders, and just starts asking us questions like "where are you from?" and "how old are you?" I was about to retort with something along the lines of "why the hell are you asking us all this?" when I noticed that beneath his shirt, the entire left side of his chest was covered in tattoos.

Switched to keigo, bowed a number of times and thanked him for taking the time out of his busy day to come and talk with us.

There are always little reminders that I need to be on my best behavior when talking it strangers. ;)


I probably would have freaked out.
ねえ、あのう、弟さん、ここに遊んじゃだめだよ。あそこは酸があるんだよ。
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RE: Master Japanese tip!

Postby texugo » Mon 07.17.2006 11:36 pm

So the OP studied Japanese for 2 years but doesn't know any kanji and can't pronounce "ra"?
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RE: Master Japanese tip!

Postby oKawa » Mon 07.17.2006 11:56 pm

You must have an innate ability to learn languages? Good for you! B) I wish I could learn just five words in a day, it takes me several times of memorization to learn just one word! Now that you know some words you can learn the sentence structure, and then hiragana, katagana and kanji! :D
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