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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Postby Chris Hart » Tue 07.10.2007 4:12 pm

chchan45 wrote:
I missed the joke. Is there something special about the number or is it supposed to look like something?


It is something to do with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Postby Ezrach » Tue 07.10.2007 9:14 pm

To answer the original question: There is a defined "intermediate level" in academia. Intermediate is a level at which you are able to communicate smoothly in stereotyped situations.
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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 07.11.2007 9:16 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?


it is the ultimate in geekdome.. basically
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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Postby Rovian » Fri 07.13.2007 10:26 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:
That's an impossibly vague question in a lot of ways. What do you really want to know?
When someone can consider themself to be at the intermediate level. Around what number of kanji/vocabulary should they know? etc.
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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Postby richvh » Fri 07.13.2007 10:36 pm

An intermediate learner has stopped counting kanji/vocabulary words.
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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Fri 07.13.2007 10:59 pm

Rovian wrote:
Yudan Taiteki wrote:
That's an impossibly vague question in a lot of ways. What do you really want to know?
When someone can consider themself to be at the intermediate level. Around what number of kanji/vocabulary should they know? etc.


This still doesn't say anything. What does "intermediate" mean to you? You can consider yourself at the intermediate level any time you want, if you have no clear definition of what "intermediate" is.

(And I agree with richv; counting kanji and vocabulary puts you firmly in the beginner level.)
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RE: Beginner to Intermediate

Postby Mike Cash » Sat 07.14.2007 7:32 am

In my opinion, practically everyone is "intermediate".....we're between zero, where we don't stay long, and complete mastery, which we're not likely achieve.

Having spent almost all of the time I have been learning Japanese actually residing in Japan and having it as a tool of daily life and work, I have never really given much thought to placing a name on what level one is at. To me it has always come down to a practical matter of what one can or can not accomplish with one's Japanese, and what one wishes to call it is entirely irrelevant.
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