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RE: Vocab

Postby poppa » Fri 08.12.2005 2:36 am

A friend of mine found a really useful Teach yourself Japanese thing on the Net. It's called 'Learn Japanese the Easy way'. It's really good as it uses wierd (and sometimes ridiculous) memory systems to stickthe vocab in your brain which is good if like me you have a bad memory.
The reference is 'Linkword- Japanese- Level One- by Michael W Gruneberg-1982. Not sure where he found it. Maybe that it's a 'trial' and you're supposed to buy it. I recommend it tho if you can find it.
Hope it helps.
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RE: Vocabulary

Postby Mariya » Fri 08.12.2005 4:10 am

Thanks for all the links and suggestions, it really helped ^_^

Yes I will be getting a dictionary now :).
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RE: Vocabulary

Postby toni » Fri 08.12.2005 7:41 am

My thanks too! Where do you find these places??? :D
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RE: Vocabulary

Postby Kodi » Fri 08.12.2005 9:06 am

Ahh yea... http://www.languageguide.org/nihongo/ is nice.

I have 'My first 1000 words' books too but in english and french. It's great! A kids book but it's nice to learn from because of the way it is all illustrated.
The website for that is good too. Having pronunciations help too. :)
I might just buy that book too hehe.

I think I'll leave it at home though or I'll look weird haha.

Yeah, Mariya, I just searched a few words and got tons of different choices hehe.
Just to give you an example of the dictionary (as it looks) I'll use... The word 'everyone' you used (みんな):

"みんな > みな"

[so I looked for みな:]

"みな - X noun
- = everyone
- = everything"

[Note: The X = a kanji symbol which I can't type yet.]

And from the other side of the dictionary...

"everyone pronoun (also everybody)
= みんな - X Note that on formal occasions みな is used.
everyone else = ほかのみんな - XのX"
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RE: Vocabulary

Postby Mariya » Fri 08.12.2005 9:32 am

Thank you so much for the help :)

I think I'll manage, after I get my own dictionary, and I always have you guys to ask and get help from. So if I'm confused on what words to use, I'll ask you! Is that okay, Kodi?

:D Thanks again.
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RE: Vocabulary

Postby AaRoN » Fri 08.12.2005 10:38 am

im definitly gettin' a dictionary now never that it would be that important :D thnx
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RE: Vocabulary

Postby Kodi » Sat 08.13.2005 8:05 am

lol well u can try askin me. There are lots of people who know good japanese here (and probably alot better than me hehe).
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RE: Vocabulary

Postby battousai » Sat 08.13.2005 8:13 am

I can't believe no one in this entire thread mentioned Jim Breen's encyclopedia. This is literally the best English Japanese dictionary resource on the entire internet. http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/wwwjdic.html
There are too many features to list, but simply put you can just type in some romanized version of what you think the word might be and it will still turn up results. This is easily the definitive English site for learning Japanese with countless conjugation/example/explanation charts.
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