My handwriting sucks. T.T

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Hatori
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My handwriting sucks. T.T

Post by Hatori » Mon 03.26.2007 11:27 pm

I've been practicing for a VERY long time to get down my kana and kanji handwriting and it's just not working out.
Do you have any tips about handwriting in Japanese?
I mean, I'm so bad that when I write "ichi" in kanji it looks utterly wrong.
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RE: My handwriting sucks. T.T

Post by Kagemaru » Tue 03.27.2007 12:08 am

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RE: My handwriting sucks. T.T

Post by Infidel » Tue 03.27.2007 12:55 am

The only way to improve your handwriting is by finding handwriting examples and copying them over and over until you start to look like your model.

http://www.geocities.jp/ki07ji/

is still my favorite site for penji characters. You can print out the pdfs and trace them. This site is also a great place to learn the difference between written Japanese and type fonts. Some of the characters can be significantly different.
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RE: My handwriting sucks. T.T

Post by charizardpal » Tue 03.27.2007 1:11 am

I've got messy handwriting in English as it is, so I doubt that my handwriting will be any different in Japanese. I think some of our characteristics carry over from one language to another.

But Hatori, how is your penmenship in English?
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RE: My handwriting sucks. T.T

Post by Hatori » Tue 03.27.2007 6:56 pm

charizardpal wrote: But Hatori, how is your penmenship in English?


My handwriting in English depends on who you talk to. lol. If you talk to my English/Language Arts teacher she's always saying how much she likes it. If you talk to my parents, they say it looks terrible.
In my personal oppinion I think my handwriting is pretty good. I'm going to upload a sample of my handwriting in Japanese and English soon, so you can see in a day or two (urrr... or something.).
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RE: My handwriting sucks. T.T

Post by noisyturtle » Tue 03.27.2007 9:14 pm

My parents say the same thing, that my handwriting is aweful. Yet I can barely read their "cursive."

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RE: My handwriting sucks. T.T

Post by Hatori » Tue 03.27.2007 9:49 pm

noisyturtle wrote:
My parents say the same thing, that my handwriting is aweful. Yet I can barely read their "cursive."


Our parents are such hypocrites when it comes to certain things. lol! My mom has like "pre-school teacher" handwriting and my dad's looks like the stereotypical "Chinese" writing look to it so it looks foreign. lol!
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