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RE: History/Literature

Postby Sachi » Sat 02.11.2006 12:20 pm

So, we got our own forum section? :D Good news! Can't wait till we get everything sorted out.
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RE: History/Literature

Postby Harisenbon » Sat 02.11.2006 9:11 pm

Here's a link to the Elementary School Level Asahi Newspaper page.
http://www.asagaku.com/

It looks to be 5th or 6th grade level.
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RE: History/Literature

Postby aoeuaoeuaoeu » Sun 02.12.2006 12:18 pm

Anyone read the whole 電車男 thing? Generally, how is it like? It is casual, etc?

I often chat in Japanese and I feel this kind of reading is easier due to small sentences and dialogues. Would you say 電車男 could be appropriate reading material?

Thanks!
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RE: History/Literature

Postby shikamarufoo » Tue 02.14.2006 10:11 am

Harisenbon wrote:
Here's a link to the Elementary School Level Asahi Newspaper page.
http://www.asagaku.com/

It looks to be 5th or 6th grade level.

Wow I looked at that and was suprised by how much smarter they are then me:). I couldn't make out most kanji and my vocab is very short! :(Waaah I hope I can read it soon!
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RE: History/Literature

Postby Shibakoen » Tue 02.14.2006 2:23 pm

That is a great site! Thanks Harisenbon!
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RE: History/Literature

Postby InsanityRanch » Wed 02.15.2006 3:37 pm

Sorry I had to be away most of a week. Looks like the beginner (or maybe "early intermediate" sounds better?) group has a text? Yatta!!!!

How about those of us who can read adult-level Japanese? Are people still interested? Should we vote on a text?

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RE: History/Literature

Postby WacKostRacKo » Wed 02.15.2006 6:17 pm

Harisenbon wrote:
For short easy books, I would recommend something like Murakami Haruiki's 羊男のクリスマス, which is only about 50 pages long.


do you mean (Haruki) Murakami? Im reading his 'Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World' at the moment good stuff...
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外人: Erm....what?


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RE: History/Literature

Postby Sachi » Wed 02.22.2006 12:37 pm

Slight suggestion.... Perhaps instead or in addition to the reading group, we could have a sort of writing group? Or maybe we could compose short story type things, help each other correct the mistakes, and then use them for reading AND writing practice? Just an idea XD
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RE: History/Literature

Postby coco » Fri 03.03.2006 9:38 pm

How will it work for your reading?

? Grouping with (by(?)) your Japanese Level (A to C )
A advanced
B middle
C beginner

?Translate Japanese text (as a start, 2〜3 sentences at a time).
・ First, group C translate in 1-2 day (s),
・ then group B translate in 1-2 day, (participate in group C discussion)
・ last, group A translate in 1-2 day. (join grope B +C , teach each other)
( The period might be discussed in your group members.)

? Go to next sentences.
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RE: History/Literature

Postby Harisenbon » Mon 03.06.2006 1:42 am

Coco,
その概念がいいと思います。こうした行動であるば、皆は練習が出来るだけではなく、上級や中級の翻訳も読んで理解を挑戦することが出来ます。

。。。
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RE: History/Literature

Postby coco » Tue 03.07.2006 6:58 am

I have a funny Japanese anecdote which can be used as a preliminary drill for reading novels.

If there are some members ( at least two *) who like to join reading Japanese, I will post that article, it's really short, only 11 sentences.

* include a person who is advanced with Japanese (group A)
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RE: History/Literature

Postby Harisenbon » Tue 03.07.2006 7:40 am

CoCoさん、
お願いします。
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RE: History/Literature

Postby richvh » Tue 03.07.2006 7:54 am

coco wrote:
I have a funny Japanese anecdote which can be used as a preliminary drill for reading novels.

If there are some members ( at least two *) who like to join reading Japanese, I will post that article, it's really short, only 11 sentences.

* include a person who is advanced with Japanese (group A)


どうぞ。(I think I qualify as group B, and Harisenbon as group A.)
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RE: History/Literature

Postby coco » Tue 03.07.2006 10:07 am

Thanks, Hari-san, Rich-san.

I will post that article tomorrow.
8th March around 07:00 (USA EST)
8日(水) around 21:00 (Japanese time GMT+9)

I'm going to make new thread in this History/Literature section.
In the case of beginner's participating,I'm going to post only one sentence at one time.
(Nobody join group C , I will post entire article at once)

so far, members are
(敬称略)
A advanced: Harisenbon
B middle: Rich
C beginner : none

I hope grope C starts this trial.
If there is plural member in your group, please discuss how long dose your group need to translate one sentence.
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RE: History/Literature

Postby Sachi » Tue 03.07.2006 6:42 pm

I'd love to join, coco-san! I'd be group C :)

私たちは何時にはじめりますか。
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