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2007 JLPT 4 kyuu Study Group

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RE: 2007 JLPT 4 kyuu Study Group

Postby sei » Mon 05.28.2007 1:56 pm

I hope it starts soon, or for those taking the test the time wont be enough.

And it still has to be stated what resourses we will use right? I can't recall if that was decided already.
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RE: 2007 JLPT 4 kyuu Study Group

Postby Spikeygal » Mon 05.28.2007 2:52 pm

What text books (if any) are everyone using at the moment? I've got the JLPT 4kyuu study guide from Unicom, but that may not be the best one, since it doesn't have specific exercises. Should cover everything we need, though.
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RE: 2007 JLPT 4 kyuu Study Group

Postby sei » Mon 05.28.2007 3:18 pm

That's good. You could tell what order it goes and so, so we would have structure, and we would follow through it.

I'm using Genki right now. But i also can get Japanese for Busy People from a friend.

We could choose one and then scan the pages we will cover in the meeting to the rest of the people that don't have it. Though i'm not sure that is right, even though it would be only a few pages at a time, like some teachers do.
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RE: 2007 JLPT 4 kyuu Study Group

Postby tsp_uk » Mon 05.28.2007 4:22 pm

Hi I want to join as well, is the study group on tonight?

EDIT: apologies, i thought it was Sunday evening. As well, the books I am using are Japanese for Everyone and Japanese for Busy People. If anyone uses MSN here : my e-maill address it tsp_uk"at"hotmail.com
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RE: 2007 JLPT 4 kyuu Study Group

Postby sei » Mon 05.28.2007 4:37 pm

Oh, lucky. =( I so wanted the Japanese for Everyone... Out of stock unfortunatly.
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RE: 2007 JLPT 4 kyuu Study Group

Postby tsp_uk » Mon 05.28.2007 4:39 pm

Hehehe, how ironic. I wanted to try out Genki 1 but the book was a little bit expensive compared to JFE, it's not a bad book but from the reviews I read Genki 1 is really good. Well at least the mp3s sound really nice :D
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RE: 2007 JLPT 4 kyuu Study Group

Postby sei » Mon 05.28.2007 6:25 pm

Yeah, wanna trade? Lol.
I wanted JFE, because firstly, it's just one book, secondly, it has the solutions at the end! And lastly, because it just seems to be a good book.

What do you think of it? (I don't want to start going off topic here so if you want to answer in PM, would be great, if not, that's fine.) :)
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RE: 2007 JLPT 4 kyuu Study Group

Postby dreamfragments » Tue 05.29.2007 3:48 pm

I think we should definately start this weekend at least. Even if this week is not structured, it will still setup that time on the weekend for the study group.
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RE: 2007 JLPT 4 kyuu Study Group

Postby LustBaka » Tue 05.29.2007 3:54 pm

I hope so...
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RE: 2007 JLPT 4 kyuu Study Group

Postby Spikeygal » Wed 05.30.2007 5:39 am

Hey, have we discussed where everyone is, yet? Assuming we've all been studying solo for a little while, we'll most likely all be at different points. Maybe it'd be an idea to just state what we've gone over so far?

*points to signature* and I've got about a 5th of the vocab words listed for 4kyuu on this site (even though I'm still a bit shaky on a few). Not really sure how to measure grammar and such, but I think I'm alright with the basics.
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RE: 2007 JLPT 4 kyuu Study Group

Postby dreamfragments » Wed 05.30.2007 6:18 am

I'm a beginner beginner. I can read both kana fine and I know maybe a little more than half the kanji on the list. But my grammar and vocabulary is not that good at all.
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RE: 2007 JLPT 4 kyuu Study Group

Postby LustBaka » Wed 05.30.2007 9:15 am

Well, i havent had much time to actually sit down and do some serious studying, so I can read all kana, and 7 choice Kanji. (hah)
When it comes to grammar and vocabulary, um I dont really know. I can do a little.
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RE: 2007 JLPT 4 kyuu Study Group

Postby sei » Thu 05.31.2007 8:13 am

What's 'choice' kanji?

I also haven't had much time to study, since i've been kinda busy with school and all that. But i know kana, though with katakana i'm not so good. I mess them up a little bit, but i've also never sat down to study them, i just pick them up as i need them.

Kanji i know a few. Not the readings and all the meanings and the like, i just know how to read them in certain words.

Grammar i can say i don't know much, and vocabulary the same. I really need to work on these. ^^'
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RE: 2007 JLPT 4 kyuu Study Group

Postby LustBaka » Thu 05.31.2007 9:00 am

sei wrote:
What's 'choice' kanji?


'Choice kanji' are:

人 学 中 年 高 天 午 毎

Those are just the ones that I've had to learn. I mean I can recognize a lot more, but I don't know them by heart.
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RE: 2007 JLPT 4 kyuu Study Group

Postby dreamfragments » Thu 05.31.2007 7:47 pm

Ok. so far everybody agrees that we need to work on grammar and kanji. Is that a possible topic of discussion for our first meeting?
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