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RE: The New 2007 JLPT 4級 Thread (Updates on the first page

Postby sei » Sat 07.07.2007 7:31 pm

I think today was lesson 11. You can join though if you want. I'd advise you to read the logs (a link can be found on the first post of this thread) of past lessons and if you have any questions you can always come into the room and ask them.

You need a password though, so decide if you want to join and PM any moderator (myself, Rypermanji, shock_x and Valatunda).
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RE: The New 2007 JLPT 4級 Thread (Updates on the first page

Postby shoCk_x » Sun 07.08.2007 6:31 pm

[center]July 8's Lesson Summary
+homework

(remember to check the previous page for July 7's homework as well!)[/center]


We had a lot of information stuffed into our brains today, so let's retain some of that. Actually, it'd be best to remember all of it. n_n
First we had a lesson taught by me on three particles: と、とか、and や. と is used for complete lists, whereas や and とか are more vague. とか is also the same as や、 just slightly more casual.
Afterwards, Ryper taught us about the positive ーて form of i-adjectives (change -い to -くて) and na-adjectives (simply add で), as well as the negative ーて form.

It was pretty full in the room, 16 or 17 people! Thank you to everyone that came and stayed. Please read the logs if you missed out on anything!

As for homework, you have some sentences to translate! Please also check the previous page as you have things to translate for yesterday as well. If this homework is too much for you, doing only one sentence from each section is okay, but it is still preferred that you do all.

{ homework for particles }
1. These sentences are listing complete lists. Translate from JP > EN or EN > JP.
a. 私の猫と魚と犬が笑っている。 | わたしの ねこと さかなと いぬが わらって いる。
b. (I) need a fork and a plate.

2. These sentences are vaguer listings. Translate from EN > JP. Please use とか with one and や with one.
a. (I) want (things like) candy, hats, maps, etc..
b. (I) like (things like) movies, light bulbs, chairs, etc..

{ homework for -te forms }
1. These sentence list i-adjectives.
a. The cat is interesting, white, and cute.
b. The fish is small and black.

2. These sentences list na-adjectives.
a. Her room is pretty and quiet.
b. This car is strong and perfect.


Necessary vocabulary for these sentences (and for JLPT4!) are..

verbs
笑う 【わらう】 5, to smile or laugh

nouns
猫 【ねこ】 cat
犬 【いぬ】 dog
魚 【さかな】 fish
お菓子 【おかし】 candy
地図 【ちず】 map
電球 【でんきゅう】 light bulb
映画 【えいが】 movie
椅子 【いす】 chair
帽子 【ぼうし】 hat
部屋 【へや】 room

adjectives
i
面白い 【おもしろい】 interesting
白い 【しろい】 white
可愛い 【かわいい】 cute
黒い 【くろい】 black
小さい 【ちいさい】 small
na
綺麗 【きれい】 pretty, clean, nice (note: usually written hiragana-only)
静か 【しずか】 quiet, peaceful
丈夫 【じょうぶ】 strong, durable
完ぺき 【かんぺき】 perfect, flawless

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to go into the room and ask.

Thanks for coming today, see you all next week!! n_n
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RE: The New 2007 JLPT 4級 Thread (Updates on the first page

Postby ruisu81 » Sun 07.08.2007 11:10 pm

Ehhhh, I completely forgot there was a lesson today :@ Noooo!
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RE: The New 2007 JLPT 4級 Thread (Updates on the first page

Postby shoCk_x » Tue 07.10.2007 2:52 pm

Malo7001 wrote:
ありえるなら参加したいんです。

Maloさんの日本語は上手だからどうして参加したいかな…かな。 (xP)
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RE: The New 2007 JLPT 4級 Thread (Updates on the first page

Postby punkgrl326 » Sat 07.14.2007 1:54 am

I'd also like to join the group if it isn't too much trouble :)
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RE: The New 2007 JLPT 4級 Thread (Updates on the first page

Postby shoCk_x » Sun 07.15.2007 8:36 pm

[center]July 14's Lesson Summary[/center]

Worked on the homework and had a small "lesson" about これ、それ etc. versus この、その etc.



[center]July 15's Lesson Summary
+homework[/center]

Today we worked on conjugating verbs into their casual negative and past negative forms. For ichidan, we drop る and replace with ない, and for godan, we dropped the final う, changed it to an あ sound and added ない. An exception for verbs that have a vowel before う (あう、あらう) is to change う to わ.

Thanks to everyone that came to today's lesson. If you missed it, check the logs.

As for homework, you have verbs to change and some sentences to translate; as well as kanji and vocabulary.

Change these verbs to their casual (we haven't taught polite yet) negative and past negative forms.
教える 【おしえる】 1, to teach
寝る 【ねる】 1, to sleep
会う 【あう】 5, to meet
笑う 【わらう】 5, to smile
遊ぶ 【あそぶ】 5, to play
休む 【やすむ】 5, to rest
泳ぐ 【およぐ】 5, to swim
座る 【すわる】 5, to sit
立つ 【たつ】 5, to stand

[sentences will come soon]

Your other homework is to learn words 91 through 115 (25 words) on the JLPT4 vocabulary list found at http://jlptstudy.com/4/index.html (click on the "Vocabulary" link). Knowing vocabulary is very important! Don't take it lightly!

Please also learn the Kanji 目 and 買. The necessary vocabulary for these words are 目 and 買う. These kanji and vocab are required for the JLPT4 test.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to go into the room and ask.

Thanks for coming today, see you all next week!! n_n
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RE: The New 2007 JLPT 4級 Thread (Updates on the first page

Postby ChisaiNeko » Mon 07.16.2007 12:31 am

I just found you nice people the other day and would very much like to join in. Am I correct that the next meeting will be Sunday July 21 at what works out to be 1:30 Pacific Standard Time? I've read enough of the thread to figure out the "PM a moderator for the password" part. :D

*frantically shuffling flashcards....*

Speaking of vocabulary, on the test will we be expected to recognize words with higher-level kanji, or will those words be in hiragana? An example from the previous post, oshieru.
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RE: The New 2007 JLPT 4級 Thread (Updates on the first page

Postby Xurma » Thu 07.19.2007 8:49 am

こんにちは皆さん。
僕は新しいげんき1と四と三級フラショカードを買いました。  ;)
日本語の勉強は今より優しい。  :)
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RE: The New 2007 JLPT 4級 Thread (Updates on the first page

Postby anticcafe » Thu 07.19.2007 9:33 am

i want to join please can i i just started like 1 month ago and im learning really fast so can i ?
ひらがな/hiragana=46
カタカナ/katakana=25
肝心/kanji=13

こんにちは、私は〜〜カーロス〜〜デスカ。。。。
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RE: The New 2007 JLPT 4級 Thread (Updates on the first page

Postby sei » Thu 07.19.2007 10:37 am

Anticcafe, you are welcome to join, but please take in consideration your writing. Try to at least use some punctuation to be understood. You won't be looked good in the chat if you write like that.

Just a warning.
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RE: The New 2007 JLPT 4級 Thread (Updates on the first page

Postby Extraghost » Sat 07.21.2007 4:16 am

I just got back from vacation a few days ago, and I am now interested in joining. I'll try to join the next meeting and see how much i know, and then spend the next few days reading the logs to catch up on all the stuff i missed.

I'm in GMT -7 time zone (PST)

Currently i've studied about 1/3 of the 1st Japanese for Busy people book, and know all the Hiragana, and about 1/2 the katakana.
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RE: The New 2007 JLPT 4級 Thread (Updates on the first page

Postby Valatunda » Sat 07.21.2007 5:16 am

Welcome Extraghost. I shall put you on the list and send you and ChisaiNeko the password.
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RE: The New 2007 JLPT 4級 Thread (Updates on the first page

Postby ChisaiNeko » Mon 07.23.2007 12:59 pm

doumo arigatoo gozaimasu!
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RE: The New 2007 JLPT 4級 Thread (Updates on the first page

Postby somethinorwatever » Tue 07.24.2007 11:11 pm

is it just me, or is the chat thing not working? (neither Pandion or the jabber thing is working)
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RE: The New 2007 JLPT 4級 Thread (Updates on the first page

Postby shoCk_x » Wed 07.25.2007 1:10 am

[center]July 21's Lesson Summary[/center]

Ryper and I both had plans and therefore were not able to make the meeting. Since there was no one to teach, we planned on doing review of conjugations. Turns out that both of us could make the meeting. XD We still had a fun-filled time with review. Only three people came, if you didn't come then all you missed was review.


[center]July 22's Lesson Summary
+homework[/center]

On July 22, we learned more about ko/so/a/do words, and had a lesson on 方がいい, a grammar very useful if you want to make a suggestion.

Thanks to everyone that came to the lesson. If you missed it, which I'm sure most of you did as only about four people came, please check the logs.

As for homework, you have some sentences to translate; as well as kanji and vocabulary.

Translate these sentences from English > Japanese:
1. "You should sleep." literally, "the way of sleeping is good".
2. "You should eat cake." literally, "the way of eating cake is good".
3. "You should not run to school." literally, "the way of not running to school is good."

All of these sentences are suggestions, suggesting the listener to not/to run to school, eat cake, etc.


Translate these sentences from Japanese > English:
1. 日本語を勉強した方がいいです。 にほんごを べんきょう した ほうが いいです。
2. たくさんケーキを食べない方がいい。 | たくさんケーキを 食べない ほうが いい。

Required vocabulary for these sentences as well as the test are: (from WWWJDic)
日本語 【にほんご】 (n) Japanese (language)
勉強 【べんきょう】 (n,vs) study
ケーキ (n) cake
寝る 【ねる】 (v1,vi) to sleep
食べる 【たべる】 (v1,vt) to eat
走る 【はしる】 (v5r,vi) to run
学校 【がっこう】 (n) school
 たくさん (adj-na,adv) many; a lot; much

方 【ほう】 (かた) (n,suf) side; direction; way
方がいい 【ほうがいい】 (exp) (after past tense verb) had better (verb); (after negative verb) had better not (verb)

(v1, ichidan verb; v5, godan verb; vs, noun that takes "suru"; n, noun; vt, transative verb; vi intransative verb; adv, adverb)


Your other homework is to learn words on the JLPT4 vocabulary list found at http://jlptstudy.com/4/index.html (click on the "Vocabulary" link). Knowing vocabulary is very important! Don't take it lightly! At the pace we're going, we recommend you do 116 through 145 (31 words), but Ryper's going to talk a bit about that in the next post.

Please also learn the Kanji 国, 外 and 人. The necessary vocabulary for these words are 人(ひと)、外人(がいじん)、外国人(がいこくじん、国(くに)、外(そと)、外(ほか). These kanji and vocab are required for the JLPT4 test.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to go into the room and ask.

Thanks for coming today, see you all next week!! n_n
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