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Learn how to write with pencil?

Postby sdhaku » Wed 09.13.2006 1:17 am

Is it better to learn how to write Japanese in pencil?
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RE: Learn how to write with pencil?

Postby chikara » Wed 09.13.2006 1:37 am

Well it makes it easier to rub out (erase) your mistakes.
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RE: Learn how to write with pencil?

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 09.13.2006 2:14 am

Unless you plan to carry a fude pen with you whereever you go...
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RE: Learn how to write with pencil?

Postby AJBryant » Wed 09.13.2006 8:28 am

Unless you plan to carry a fude pen with you whereever you go...


And what's wrong with that? ;)

Seriously, it doesn't matter a damn whether you use a ballpoint, a rolling-ball, a felt tip, a pencil, a mechanical pencil, or a stick in the sand. Just PRACTISE.


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RE: Learn how to write with pencil?

Postby Frumious Boojum » Wed 09.13.2006 9:09 am

I use mechanical pencil. Easier to write the more detailed kanji with one.

We were only allowed to use a pencil in Japanese class. Sensei didn't like us scratching out mistakes make with a pen. Also, he said it was because students in Japan will use pencil.

I like the stick in the sand idea best, though. Or, if you can't get sand, try dust, dirt, or mud.
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RE: Learn how to write with pencil?

Postby sdhaku » Thu 09.14.2006 12:14 am

Thanks! I'll go with pencil. Pen was giving me some problems with my characters. B)
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RE: Learn how to write with pencil?

Postby Frumious Boojum » Thu 09.14.2006 8:42 am

Be sure to get a good pencil with a thin lead. Mechanicals are the best for this purpose. Get one that you know you'll fall in love with. It might not be the prettiest, but it'll be yours.
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RE: Learn how to write with pencil?

Postby MoogleFan » Mon 09.18.2006 2:11 am

Yep, mechanical pencils are definitely better for writing characters more neatly in Japanese. They make English writing look better too! ^_^
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