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Postby hyuuga » Wed 05.02.2007 2:13 pm

the vocab list in in kanji, hiragana and katakana. can someone edit it and change it so that it has romaji too. i can read hiragana and katakana but it makes it difficult to learn new words if i have to keep trying to see what the word is.
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RE: the vocabulary section

Postby Teh_Freak » Wed 05.02.2007 4:23 pm

Personally, I think its better to have vocabulary in only kana/kanji, that way it forces you to read using those systems and helps with reading ability.
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RE: the vocabulary section

Postby hyuuga » Thu 05.03.2007 1:52 pm

it does help with that but it makes it harder for me to learn.
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Personally, I think its better to have vocabulary in only kana/kanji, that way it forces you to read using those systems and helps with reading ability.
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RE: the vocabulary section

Postby Kakads » Thu 05.03.2007 2:26 pm

hyuuga wrote:
it does help with that but it makes it harder for me to learn.


Start learning hiragana/katakana then. Then you can move on to the vocab.
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RE: the vocabulary section

Postby Frumious Boojum » Thu 05.03.2007 2:27 pm

Japanese isn't easy.

But, I am confused... you said you can read kana, but yet you need to look everything up to be able to read it? Why would you have to look everything up if you can can read kana?
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RE: the vocabulary section

Postby hyuuga » Fri 05.04.2007 12:55 pm

i can read it, its just that i have to go something like this for a word
pretend the word was otaku. if it was written in romaji then i would know
that it was otaku but if it was in hiragana then i would have to go
hmmm... so this word is o..ta..ku..oh! so its otaku. see what i mean.

Frumious Boojum wrote:
Japanese isn't easy.

But, I am confused... you said you can read kana, but yet you need to look everything up to be able to read it? Why would you have to look everything up if you can can read kana?
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RE: the vocabulary section

Postby Hark » Fri 05.04.2007 1:02 pm

But if you want to learn to read hiragana fluently, this is the best way.
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RE: the vocabulary section

Postby Teh_Freak » Fri 05.04.2007 1:10 pm

hyuuga wrote:
i can read it, its just that i have to go something like this for a word
pretend the word was otaku. if it was written in romaji then i would know
that it was otaku but if it was in hiragana then i would have to go
hmmm... so this word is o..ta..ku..oh! so its otaku. see what i mean.

How did you learn to read the latin alphabet? The exact same way you're learning hiragana right now; learning another alphabet and reading it like the alphabet of your mother tongue isn't going to be easy at first, but with enough practice, you'll get used to it and it'll become easy.
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