Beginner to Intermediate

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Beginner to Intermediate

Post by Rovian » Mon 07.09.2007 7:04 pm

How much japanese do you think a person will need to know to be at the intermediate level?

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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Post by Yudan Taiteki » Mon 07.09.2007 7:35 pm

That's an impossibly vague question in a lot of ways. What do you really want to know?
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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Post by chikara » Mon 07.09.2007 9:13 pm

四藷?@ ;)
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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Post by tanuki » Mon 07.09.2007 9:28 pm

chikara wrote:
四藷?@ ;)
They never cease to appear, do they?
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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Post by Apache Dawn » Mon 07.09.2007 9:33 pm

There is that good ol' 四藷?B

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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Post by chikara » Mon 07.09.2007 9:41 pm

Apparently it is a testimony to my geekiness B)
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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Post by tanuki » Mon 07.09.2007 9:52 pm

Incidentally, you're not that far from 1000...
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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Post by Infidel » Mon 07.09.2007 10:09 pm

but he's passed 101010
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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Post by chikara » Mon 07.09.2007 11:04 pm

Infidel wrote:
but he's passed 101010
Yep, there are 10 types of people in this world. Those that can think in binary and those that can't B)
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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Post by Ezrach » Tue 07.10.2007 4:11 am

This whole thread leaves me with a giant salmon of doubt.

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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Post by Mike Cash » Tue 07.10.2007 5:21 am

You're at the level you're at. What does it matter what name one applies to it?

I can't help but think of Mr. Miyagi answering Daniel about his belt:

"What kind of belt do you have?"

"Canvas. You like? J.C. Penney"

"I meant..."

"In Okinawa a belt means no need rope hold up pants."
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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Post by two_heads_talking » Tue 07.10.2007 10:28 am

unless the are trying to figure out what materials to buy for study. then, because of marketing, one must understand what "level" they are at. other than that, I would agree Mike.

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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Post by Dehitay » Tue 07.10.2007 11:01 am

chikara wrote:
四藷?@ ;)
I missed the joke. Is there something special about the number or is it supposed to look like something?
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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Post by Apache Dawn » Tue 07.10.2007 11:42 am

Dehitay wrote:
chikara wrote:
四藷?@ ;)
I missed the joke. Is there something special about the number or is it supposed to look like something?
Yeah it's equal to 101010 and 6 x 7. It is the answer to life and the universe. It means you're in a place where you should always know where your towel is, and that you should not panic.

By the way, traditionally, Japanese studies never really have levels (in most cases, if not all I think) unless they were brought in from the Western world. I think it is better not to know where you are at, but rather to get the drive just to do what it is you want rather than reach a specific "level."

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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Post by chchan45 » Tue 07.10.2007 1:16 pm

I missed the joke. Is there something special about the number or is it supposed to look like something?
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