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Postby kipsta » Fri 06.17.2005 11:25 pm

What is a good way to increase my vocabulary?
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RE: vocabulary

Postby Harisenbon » Sat 06.18.2005 12:03 am

There are a number of Books available with just loads of Vocabulary lists. Or you can go buy japanese books and make flash cards out of all the words you don't know.

That's generally what I do, anyhow
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RE: vocabulary

Postby zengargoyle » Sat 06.18.2005 1:39 am

go to http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/japanese.html and check some of the links, then go to the EDICT link http://ftp.monash.edu.au/pub/nihongo/00INDEX.html and download some of the dictionary files. there are tons of words and examples there.
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edict: 110,873 entries
examples: 322,792 entries
enamdict: 91,998 names

along the same line, download the Kanji King software trial version from http://www.gakusoft.com/ and then even if you don't like the program, it has vocabulary files from several texts.

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   Kanji Textbooks
     * Basic Kanji Book 1 (3rd ed.) and 2 (4th ed.) by Chieko Kano et al.
       (ISBN4-89358-091-4 and ISBN4-89358-119-8).
     * Genki I: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese I by Japan
       Times (ISBN: 4789010015).
     * Grundstudium Japanisch by Kayo Funatsu-Boehler, Ako Isomura,
       Yumiko Nishimoto-Reichert (ISBN: 3-8018-0090-3)
     * A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters by Kenneth G. Henshall
     * Japanese Language Proficiency Test.
     * Japanese the Written Language/ Part 1 and Part 2 by Eleanor Harz
       Jorden (ISBN:0-8872-7203-7 and 0-8872-7204-5).
     * Nakama 1 and Nakama 2 by Seiichi Makino, Yukiko Abe Hatasa, and
       Kazumi Hatasa (ISBN: 0618113444 and 061801814X).
     * Remembering the Kanji I by James W. Heisig (ISBN:0-87040-739-2).
     * Yookoso! Getting Started/Continuing with Contemporary Japanese by
       Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku (ISBN:0-0723-5428-3).
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