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RE: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson

Postby Delekii » Wed 03.28.2007 2:51 am

I think she is absolutely taking the mickey out of herself, to be honest. Thats the impression I got in any event.
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RE: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson

Postby keatonatron » Wed 03.28.2007 4:25 am

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and she never claimed to be fluent.


Watch the first 6 seconds (literally) of the first video linked to in the original post: "Hey friends, my name's Emily and I speak fluent Japanese."

at least she isn't afraid of getting out there and using the language


The problem is, she doesn't use it, she just babbles a bunch of nonsense to herself that happens to be in Japanese. Do you think any Japanese people tune in specifically to hear her talk about her hair color and whether or not she thinks it suits her (for 15 minutes)? :D

I would say she's practicing... but the fact that she posts all the videos online makes me wonder what her actual intentions are. Most of the comments she gets are from star-struck myspacers that have no idea what she's really saying.
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RE: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson

Postby Kdar » Wed 03.28.2007 1:08 pm

Delekii wrote:
I think she is absolutely taking the mickey out of herself, to be honest. Thats the impression I got in any event.


Yea. same here...

After watching some other videos by her... She is pretty funny. With those face expressions and what not.. :)
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RE: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson

Postby lemonaid » Thu 03.29.2007 11:10 am

My bet is that her father or mother speaks japanese, or that she had a tutor. They seem rather wealthy judging from her fathers office and apartment, so maybe he does business in Japan.

But, no, I don't believe for one second that she acquired her current level through music and videos only.
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RE: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson

Postby Mike Cash » Thu 03.29.2007 2:30 pm

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I've met lots of people just like her in Japan. In fact, she has the traits of a long-term Japan resident already:

a) Confident, with extremely dodgy Japanese.
b) Totally insane

She'll fit in well when she gets there eventually :D


Those sound more like the traits of relative newcomers who think they're long-term already. Those who are actually are long-term have generally gotten over themselves enough to be comfortable with their dodginess.
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RE: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson

Postby anikaliki » Thu 03.29.2007 5:57 pm

keatonatron wrote:
I listened to her video blog a little more...Listened even more...

GAWD listening to her laugh at her own mindless dribble is so painful.


And yet you kept listening?

I think she's out of her mind. Just though that I'd share my own thoughts. Why is she even putting these videos on the internet? She isn't teaching anybody Japanese, she is just rambling on about random stuff.
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RE: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson

Postby Tspoonami » Thu 03.29.2007 6:35 pm

I could never do any of what was in that video with a straight face. Ever.

「本当に dark, dark brown」

But hey... she's cute, I guess. I'll give her that. And, it's somewhat of listening practice.
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RE: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson

Postby poppop » Thu 03.29.2007 7:13 pm

the most annoying thing i have ever seen... couldn't agree more.. just wanna smack her in the face with a baseboll bat
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RE: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson

Postby flammable hippo » Thu 03.29.2007 7:32 pm

「本当に dark, dark brown」


What's funny is that she claims to be fluent but has to say "dark brown" in English. Wouldn't an 厚い茶色 or 暗い茶色 suffice?
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RE: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson

Postby lastlife » Thu 03.29.2007 8:38 pm

whats all the fuss about this dumb girl

you actually sound jealous
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RE: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson

Postby Frumious Boojum » Thu 03.29.2007 8:58 pm

lemonaid wrote:
But, no, I don't believe for one second that she acquired her current level through music and videos only.


There is a possibility... I remember Jackie Chan saying he learned English through Country music.

Though, it is probably the hardest way to go about things in the end if it was like that.
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RE: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson

Postby keatonatron » Thu 03.29.2007 11:54 pm

anikaliki wrote:
And yet you kept listening?


I sacrificed my own sanity in order to warn others about what was to come.
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RE: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson

Postby tanuki » Fri 03.30.2007 1:19 pm

lastlife wrote:
whats all the fuss about this dumb girl

you actually sound jealous


Yeah, she probably knows double what all of us know combined...
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RE: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson

Postby anikaliki » Fri 03.30.2007 1:41 pm

lastlife wrote:
whats all the fuss about this dumb girl

you actually sound jealous


I am.
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RE: Pretty Intense Japanese Lesson

Postby lastlife » Fri 03.30.2007 9:08 pm

well study up

only then will you too, be able to bask in the glorification of every anime nerd.
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