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Hey, first post. How about that. Well sorry to start it with a question, but I've got a question.
It's pretty clear that she's not liking the present situation and is thinking it'd have been better if they hadn't come. Isn't こなきゃ こなければ? As far as I know, なければ is "must", so it looks like she's saying it's good that they came? I'm messing up here somewhere, can someone help me understand this?
Persistence is the key to success. You CAN learn Japanese!
So lurk more, those Japanese studies can wait
Someone verify my translation. I dont think i have it correct.
Of course, mushrooms carrots, cabbage etc can also be put in. The rice cooker heating level should be "high" so set the rice cooker must be set to high and only high. Firm vegetables can't just be passed through the fire (??? they cant just be briefly cooked i guess??), they should be boiled alongside until they are tender.
Of course, mushrooms carrots, cabbage etc can also be put in. The rice cooker's heating is strong, but as long as you don't set it to fast-heat mode or something like that, then your vegetables won't just be cooked, they'll also become soft.
Jintai, still. Just about done with volume 7 now.
>finish first 100 pages of bakemonogatari
>see that the whole damn thing is 456 pages
I think I'll leave this for later.
i downloaded genki from resources here but i didnt see an answer book so did i get these right?
also oh god looking at english is weird
II 2. たけだ not たけが. Rest is perfect. Especially the name suffixes. Some idiots waste their time learning Kanji, but just keep using Hiragana. Most words have Furigana anyway and even Japanese tend to forget Kanji
yeah i got flustered and didnt know what to write i forgot to use san
no and i found the answer key books now
oop i get those mixed up, i was practicing trying to write from memory
I said once I finished I would make a Flyable Heart chart, so in the future people have an easier way to judge progress. I thought using the sex scenes as checkpoints was the best way to do it without spoilers.
Everything is to scale and as accurate as I could make it. I used the skip function and a stopwatch to measure how long each section is. Then I spent 2 hours in paint making it.
I hope people find it helpful.
I just finished up the introductory course, as recommended by this sub's wiki, on NihongoMaster.com, which just teaches you to read(/write/pronounce) Hiragana and Katakana, as well as a handful of introductory grammar courses.
Moving on to the beginner course requires premium membership, which is pretty costly for something like that in my opinion.
Can any of you recommend what would be the best next step at this point? Is one of the other online resources typically recommended after this, and if so, does it have a similar style of teaching? I don't mind if there is a one-time fee, but I don't care for monthly sub's. Something that would perhaps build off of what their course taught so far would be incredible.
Or would I just be better off going to a community college and continue there?
Thanks in advance.
I would really recommend you getting some kind of beginner textbook to study if you are serious about learning Japanese. My recommendation would be Genki 1 and 2 which should give you a good foundation to build up on.
easily ignored imo
mod might get to them eventually, but these are the slow hours
I'm studying kanji with the Heisig method, and I'm almost done. After that I wanted to start using this knowledge, for example by reading stuff for children.
However I noticed that children manga/books are written in hiragana instead of kanji because they can't read them yet. However for me this is actually way more difficult, because reading hiragana imply the knowledge of the words, the phonetic and so on, while kanji could be probably read even without knowing how to pronounce a word... Do you know of any good resources to practice them? Possibly something "funny", I'd like to avoid scholastic stuff as much as i can...In the meanwhile I'll continue to studying grammar and oral japanese to be able to understand the meaning behind hiragana, but for now I'd really like something to practice kanji
RTK is for learning how do deal with Kanji. It does not teach you japanese. The Kanji knowledge you have now will speed up learning japanese a lot, but you have to start actually learning japanese first.
Either use Genki or read Tae Kim's guide while grinding vocab.
I know "just read" is the current meme, but you're not at the point where you can start reading things. Go learn some grammar and vocab, no matter how boring you think it is.
I can feel my desire to learn slipping away
If you had to guess a lot on your first attempt you might have gotten lucky and scored too high. I feel like my score was too high when I did it, so I'm gonna let questions I have no clue about just time out next time
>I'm doing 60 new cards today to make up for not doing my 30 new cards yesterday
That's not how learning works
There's really not. You've kind of been memed on, learning to recognize Kanji is largely worthless if you don't know the words the Kanji composes, and heisig doesn't teach readings so that doesn't help you much.
What heisig teaches you is "this Kanji *usually* means this vague sort of concept in compounds", and not " X Kanji means Y" which isn't how Japanese works.
It's not that your time is totally wasted, because you'll remember words more easily when you can guess at the meaning before knowing it, but you've done the equivalent of learning Latin roots and expecting to be able to read English.
I would recommend starting core2k/5k/6k/whatever, you'll learn words in hiragana and words in Kanji at the same time, which is what you want right now.
Otherwise you sound like you haven't learned grammar yet, which is the other component needed for reading, and there's resources for that in the guide.
I wish I had your Japanese handwriting.
I'm the opposite. My handwriting is usually complete shit, inconsistent as fuck and I regularily skip letters and have to rewrite, but my Japanese is pretty okay. Maybe it is because I learned Japanes as an adult and with discipline?
Dekinai does not sleep.
Dekinai does not vacation.
Dekinai does not fall ill.
Dekinai does not lose interest or get distracted.
Dekinai does not stop to eat, or sleep, or socialize.
You can wait decades? Dekinai can wait millennia.
That is not dead which can eternal lie.
I'd say it's a bit harder than your average eroge (especially when the writing turns purple as it does from time to time) but it's not too bad overall.
Lack of voice acting means you can't rely on it for dialogue, but that's the easiest part of the text to read anyway.
Hey, is the suspension system in Anki broken, or something? I created a couple of cards a month ago and inmediately suspended them. Today, I unsuspended them, and when I was reviewing, the "Good" button programmed both cards for February (2 months). I'm betting this shouldn't happen, right? What did I screw up?
You should probably not bother taking J-CAT if you can't read that.
From the 29/12(Tuesday) to 3/1(Sunday) the J-CAT office will be closed for winter break. Any individual applications during this period will be set up for exams after 4/1(Tuesday)
This is probably very very wrong, how would you say it? Asking more of a direct translation, just for fun. Rather than an equivalent expression, though that would also be nice.
You cannot begin until you have already given up.
Here you go.
I just rewrote one of your sentences for equality of comparison.
I feel like spoon feeding so I'll just go ahead.
Tae Kim for katakana/hiragana. If you want to try hard write them down on paper, if not just real kana it. Then, Tae Kim for grammar but only the first chapters to get the most important parts down. Tae Kim wants to teach you some vocabulary so make some effort to learn whatever words he wants you to learn. You can use Anki for this purpose. Download anki, make a new deck, add whatever words you come accross in the guide. Then, start reading. Start with manga, shit's pretty easy. You can try like Yotsuba or whatever but something like Yuru Yuri is also very accessible and easy to read I think.
THE MOST IMPORTANT PART IS READING. I can't stress this enough. The faster you get to the reading part, the better. WHich is why you only want the very basics of grammar and Tae Kim is good for this because his chapters are fairly short.
No, that probably works as intended. You reviewed the cards at least once so they were no longer "new", but review cards. Then you suspended them and reviewed them again, probably around 3 weeks later. Since you pressed good, Anki goes "he knew still knew the card after 3 weeks, so the next interval is 2 months".
If you actually still knew the card, great, you just got a mature card without any of the early reviews....if you didn't, why did you answer "Good"?
Fuck off reddit. You can't even learn Japanese so you're resort to giving advice to noobs (which they can get in a more detailed form in the guide) to feed your pathetic ego? Seriously?
Report and ignore.
All will burn and perish eventually.
Happy new year djt, because it's new year in the good old japan, the place that I live at, I can hear the taikos and the cherry blissom fireworks by my window (we call them hana bi here haha) well see you my eop friends, or as we call it "sayonara" here in the land of the rising sun
You could say the exact same thing about the guide itself, really, in that it attempts to explain how to systematically learn Japanese instead of just pointing to the guides and references that actually read like they were created by adults and a teenager.
But it's fun to throw stones in glass houses.
I took a break from Japanese to learn how to whistle.
The time I use daily for studying Japanese, I devoted to learning to whistle instead.
I expected it take a day or two.
It's been an entire month.
I still can't whistle.
Took me a couple years
I decided I would try and whistle along to the radio in the car on the way back home from school, every day was this, I'd whistle along to the radio and I can now whistle, albeit horribly out of tune.
You could say the exact same thing about the guide itself, really, in that it attempts to explain how to systematically learn Japanese instead of just pointing to the guides and references that actually read like they were created by adults and a teenager.
But it's fun to throw stones in glass houses.
>Nor does it require a thread
The thread isn't here for the guide, the thread is here to answer questions which cannot be answered by the guide (or through five minutes of google).
I used to, but now my reading speed is more stable for the most part. I do still experience that effect sometimes, but most writers are just not idiosyncratic enough to slow me down.
are you guys sure? then what is ざます口調？
I learned to whistle when I was five by practicing for a few minutes in front of a mirror, what makes you think I have any clue how I did it? Like the other anon said, you just put your mouth in the right shape and blow the right amount of air. It's hard to explain it any more precisely. Try not putting too much strength in the muscles around your lips I guess. Also, make sure your lower lips are not too protruded.
>314 reviews left to do
I hate this. Whoever said that Anki is fun was a lying cunt.
Get slightly drunk before doing reviews
Just a couple drinkies
I can recognise words that I know just fine in their spoken form already. The problem is that my pool is still too small to really let me learn new words from that context properly.
Whenever you want. You can try right now.
>telling people off for being language learners in a language learning thread
>Why should anon do anki if he doesn't even enjoy it.
Anki is REALLY important to successfully learning Japanese, you can only succeed without it if you read/watch a metric fuck ton, but the kind of people who can't motivate themselves to do 30m-60m of anki a day sure as fuck aren't going to be able to motivate themselves to read hard Japanese for several hours a day.
The only time I think it's ok to drop anki is when you can follow anime and read novels without much trouble. Before that and you're risking a lot for little reward.
I get the impression ESLs are hold a sizeable majority here in DJT, and the only time I've seen a poll being conducted it agreed with this. Not that strawpolls mean much, but it certainly wasn't proxied given how few votes there were in total.
Also, Anki's most important function in my opinion is grinding kanji (both recognition and their function in words) into your memory, if you drop anki before you have kanji down you're going to have a bad time no doubt. Even Finnie who is fluent from infinite anime works struggles with kanji. So, anki is really important. That's why he should do it even if he doesn't want to.
That's also why it's really stupid to "start over" when you've given up and then come back months later. Just work through the review backlog. Even if you fail 90% of the cards, you won't have to bother with the 10% you actually DO still remember.
DJT has a skewed perspective of what intermediate really is.
N5 - A1 - Breakthrough or beginner
N4 - A2 - Way stage or elementary
N3 - B1 - Threshold or intermediate
N2 - B2 - Vantage or upper intermediate
N1 - C1 - Effective operational proficiency or advanced
N5 - You literally know nothing
N4 - You learnt kana
N3 - You know how to say "good morning"
N2 - You can read shitty LNs
N1 - You can read news and stuff but not harder LNs and VNs
I've been here on DJT for three years and on /a/ for twice as long, I don't usually go to or pay attention to conversations about the gym.
That makes sense. I still don't think we've been getting more traffic from "NYRfags" though. Not enough to warrant it being a thing. As I see it's just another boogieman for shitposters to use when they're tired of shouting reddit or whatever.
Reddit really is real and cancer though.
Not really. Many people will make resolutions to do shit they never end up doing, like going to the gym to get fit or learn a new language. Some people just get really annoyed by it
I think intermediate to begin with is kind of a meaningless word. What is an intermediate? I think among most people it just conjures up an image of someone in the "middle" - better than a beginner, worse than a master". With that in mind, delineating the JLPT levels like that doesn't accomplish much.
Your ranking is just garbage. N5 tests basic grammar, so you need to know something. N4 tests kanji, so you need to know more than just kana. N3 isn't excessively difficult or anything but it's way harder than "good morning". And the real shitfest is N2/N1, "shitty" LNs are no harder than "good" LNs to read, they're both Japanese. If you can pass N1, you can read anything, even harder VNs at a very proficient level. The straight up language difficulty of harder stuff is exaggerated and this is coming from someone who's read Muramasa and LOGH. It mostly just comes down to obscure vocabulary which isn't a very good measure of actual difficulty.
>You can read news and stuff but not harder LNs and VNs
It's possible to achieve a level where you can read most LNs and VNs, even the hard ones, and still have a hard time with news. In fact, a lot of people here will likely reach this state at some point. It's just a matter of what sort of vocabulary and language you're used to at this point, one is not particularly harder than the other.
Can anyone figure out which kanji the 2nd and 4th characters in this picture are?
Dude, you're seriously retarded if you don't think New Years' Resolutions are a thing.
Maybe you live in Ethiopia or something and it's not locally culturally relevant, but fuck dude, come off it.
Please learn to pay attention to the discussions you're getting in before saying the first thing that comes to your head. I'm not saying new years resolutions aren't a thing. I'm saying there hasn't been a significant difference in traffic in DJT and hence no reason to blame random shitposing on "NYRfags".
When you can read a sentence without having to stop and think about what the grammar/vocab means. After that point you'll read thousands and thousands of sentences without stopping. And will understand them in Japanese, not English.
Probably spent 600 hours on Jap this year. Maybe I'll actually get good by the end of next year, who knows.
Good question, I looked up 彡but didn't see a single kanji that looked like the second so I gave up.
Funny how it seems so small when you say "600 hours in a year" but really that's almost 2 hours a day.
Dude, it should take you an afternoon if you're not learning how to write it from memory. Getting to the point where you see a kana and know what it is should take an hour or two.
Don't just grind realkana though, read Tae Kim's bit on kana as well (at minimum).
My NYR is to go through core 10k, each square is 15 words.
I'm sorry /djt/ it won't happen again
>That is not dead which can eternal lie.
Dekinai is nothing more than a manifestation of the fear of failure. You know as well as I do that fear only exists for one purpose: to be conquered.
I don't think using Japanese dictionaries really matters too much. I mean, obviously it matters when a word isn't in jmdict and you need to know what it means, but really it's not like switching from J->E to J->J is actually a big deal.
Man, so much redundancy is pointless no matter how you look at it. You won't really learn most words until you see them in context a few times. Use some of the time you're currently spending grinding anki to read more.
I don't think that's what he was implying. I think he's implying 30k cards for 6k vocab is a damn waste of time. Because you "flesh out" the learning of words in context by reading anyway, there's not much reason for having any more than 6k cards for 6k vocab.
Look at where are making such statements: on the biggest fucking time sink in existence.
Get some self awareness before you make judgements on how other people ought direct their life priorities.
Nah, different situations. Grinding in anki requires effort and concentration. Meanwhile, shitposting on 4chan requires neither. He's wasting effort AND time, I'm just wasting time.
My own mined vocab deck + DOJG. When reading you need to know the grammar and the vocabulary. Therefore, I study grammar and vocabulary. Well, not so much grammar anymore, but you get the idea.
>still using pen and paper the year of our lord 2015
Man cuz you just got rekt, rage rugrat?
I don't think there's any point in trying to convince him to change. He's set in his ways because "it's worked so far, why mess with a good thing?". That's why I said "my condolences for wasting so much time in the future" - I knew he wouldn't listen to advice.
Yeah, it's not that his method won't work, it's that it's incredibly inefficient. Like, I could study kana every day, 1 hour a day, for the next year, and you better believe I'd be the fucking kana master by the time 2017 came around. But to what end? I could have used that same time to study more efficiently in other areas, just like this anon with his bizarre Anki method.
Sure, that's why they try to get people with AD to write with a keyboard every day. Oh wait, they fucking don't. Using a keyboard to type is entirely different from using a pen to write from memory, without the aid of a computer.
Stop going to ridiculous lengths to justify your position and just accept that the only reason you don't practice writing it because you are lazy and don't want to challenge yourself in that area.
>It's not really that bizarre or ineffective as you make it out to be.
It is precisely 500% ineffective and the bizarre part is you being OK with that.
You made ok progress. And you would have made 2.5x progress at least if you didn't do what you're doing. But like I said. My condolences for all the time you've wasted and will continue to waste.
Listen anon, I'm not saying it's ineffective for learning Japanese, nor minimizing what you've accomplished so far. It's not ineffective - just inefficient. The way I see it, you could have spent a whole lot less time on Anki for the same results.
>It is precisely 500% ineffective
No it isn't.
>And you would have made 2.5x progress
It doesn't fucking work that way. Progression isn't linear.
Fuck off with your sad attempt at giving advice when it is clear you are a beginner yourself.
Sure you can post random numbers and percentages to argue for your "superb method", but considering I can't spend all day doing Japanese because of College I think I've done great this year.
I posted this a couple days ago, so I'll just copy and paste it.
>More interesting sentences than Core2k6k
>Lots of mistakes/inconsistencies
>Decent number of "useless" words like 競馬
>Lots of city names
I went with Core5k because I was sick of Core2k6k, because I tried it several times before and kept quitting. I didn't want to look at the same words/sentences again and hear the same audio again. And I really liked the voice. It wasn't professionally done though, so sometimes you can hear the TV in the background, and in 1 card you can hear an ambulance.
The absolute biggest problem is that the vocab word cannot be separated. There is one field that has both the vocab word and its definition. So you usually have to read the entire sentence for every card, which makes reps take forever.
> random numbers and percentages
No, you're doing 5 cards per 1 note, instead of 1 card per 1 note, ergo 5x inefficient, ergo 500%.
Anon, it's really simple. It's not a "superb method" or anything. You're just doing way more cards in anki than you need to be. It's that simple. It's not about time due to college, it's not about any of that. It's just you doing more work than you need to do to learn what you're learning.
You did OK, and you could of done better, and in the future you could be doing better if you change. But you won't. So, my condolences for all the time you are going to waste.
>>It is precisely 500% ineffective
>No it isn't.
Not him. I'll agree it isn't 500% ineffective because seeing words in different contexts does confer tangible benefits. However, I don't see how spending so much more time on Anki is worth these benefits since you would have eventually gotten them through reading anyway. If he wanted to do a sentence deck, it should have been a hell of a lot more optimized so he wasn't spending so much time on the same words.
While the other guy is definitely being immature I haven't seen you give a decent response to him either.
Ｍｙ ｆｅｌｌｏｗ ｓｔｕｄｅｎｔ ｏｆ Ｊａｐａｎｅｓｅ， Ｉ ｂｅｌｉｅｖｅ ｔｈｅ ｐｏｉｎｔ ｉｓ ｔｈａｔ ｙｏｕ ｃｏｕｌｄ ｓｐｅｎｄ ｅｘａｃｔｌｙ ｔｈｅ ｓａｍｅ ａｍｏｕｎｔ ｏｆ ｔｉｍｅ ｓｔｕｄｙｉｎｇ ｂｕｔ ａｃｈｉｅｖｅ ｍｕｃｈ ｂｅｔｔｅｒ ｒｅｓｕｌｔｓ ｉｆ ｙｏｕ ｍｏｄｉｆｉｅｄ ｙｏｕｒ ｓｔｕｄｙ ｍｅｔｈｏｄ．
>While the other guy is definitely being immature
When rage rugrats post, there's no point in being mature with them because they sure as hell aren't going to be mature in response. May as well make fun of them instead.
>“But they were also more likely to take verbatim notes, and this 'mindless transcription' appeared to cancel out the benefits.”
So, that's the problem. Fuck all to do with the pen itself.
There is no point with your type because you'll reject what doesn't support your world view and accept that which does. The "hardly worthwhile source" you are dismissing has over 140 citations and you can find it here:
Here is the other one, which has been cited 104 times:
Please fuck off if you aren't going to attempt to act your age.
>and leads to better retention
>There's really no arguing this.
You're right: I'm free to dismiss this out of hand because your positive statement has no supportive evidence. Your satisfaction is relative.
>Please fuck off if you aren't going to attempt to act your age.
Wow, focusing on tone instead of content?
Anywho, the problem with the source is as >>135473792 says, among other problems. That's why I asked if you just read the title - it doesn't actually support your claim.
The guy himself just doesn't seem to understand the problem (for some reason?) where as >>135473486 is just being anal so he can yell at someone he doesn't like. No one is really seriously defending it.
Time to spend several hours grinding Kana decks, every minute spent with'm is a minute closer to fluency!
To help the inefficient anon, and to go off >>135473917's post:
I know firsthand what it is like to realize your study method is inefficient, and that it is at first hard to accept. I am an RTKfag, but rather than argue the benefits of RTK, I just want to talk about the study methods I used for RTK and how they were inefficient since it relates to this anon's study methods right now.
In addition to writing down the keyword and kanji for RTK, I would write down the entire "story," in English, along with those two items. This took a long time but I felt convinced that this was the "right" way to do things. I posted what I did on DJT and someone called me a retard, I got defensive, etc. But then I decided to try not writing down the story and just using my imaginative memory. At first I didn't like it; it felt like a weird and alien process. But then I realized I was going through the book twice as fast with similar retention rates. I felt a load off my shoulders since I could now move at twice the speed, but I also felt dumb for my wasted time up to that point.
I guess my point is: study methods can absolutely be inefficient. Just because something is "working" does not mean it could not be working BETTER. If someone tells you you are spending more time than you should on something, they may be wrong, of course. However, they may be right. Try other people's advice, see if it works for you. If it doesn't, oh well, if it does, then hey, you are now making much faster progress.
Do Core2k, yes taking whatever words it throws at you.
Then start reading (in the meantime you should have read grammar guides) and mine words you see into your own deck. Take what words you want to learn.
He made an absolute statement, which is wrong. Let me quote him
>Any minute spent on Japanese is a minute closer to fluency.
ANY minute spent. He shouldn't make absolute statements like that if it's not actually true in absolutely all cases.
I think this problem is exacerbated by the fact we don't even know what the other 5 card types for the 1 note are.
How well can write and speak Japanese?
Follow the citations.
You make out like arguing is a negative thing.
Are you aware how painfully ironic your post is? You've been carrying on this entire time because SOMEONE ELSE is studying in a way that doesn't suit your ideas of personal study efficiency. Efficiency is entirely relative. All caps because it needs to be fucking paid attention to. Your are projecting your ideals of what constitutes the best route of efficiency for anon without knowing anything about him. In this context, you were the first to jump up and start stamping your feet because you perceived something you didn't like.
Step back and assess the situation. People telling others what is best for them without knowing the slightest thing about their circumstances are what turns these threads into a mess of egos and overly personal attachment to methodology that misses the entire point of how language is acquired. You're doing far more harm then good here, anon.
Core2k has 1,000 unique kanji which will give enable you to productively read without drowning in kanji (+ unknown words). Core10k only has 2,000~ which is way more work for way less gain, plus many words of those are things you'll never see outside of newspaper articles.
>In this context, you were the first to jump up and start stamping your feet because you perceived something you didn't like.
I didn't stamp my feet. I told him I was sorry that he was wasting time. And have maintained that I know he won't change so I won't try and change him. Other people have taken up that mantle in this argument.
A kimono wearing otaku social studies professor and hikikomori was teaching a class on Asian History.
"Before the class begins, you must get on your knees and worship Emperor Akihito and accept that that the Japanese are the most highly-evolved human beings that the world has ever known."
At this moment, a sagacious, filial, scholar-gentleman who has scored ahead of 150,000 students in the Civil Service Exams and understood the full extent of the barbarity of those living outside Zhongguo held up a copy of the Nihon Shoki.
"What are the characters written upon the pages of the Nihon Shoki?"
The arrogant professor smirked, tightened his hachimaki, and smugly replied "Kanji, you baka."
"True, Kanji, which loosely translates into "Han characters." To be precise the Nihon Shoki is written in Guwen, which is Classical Chinese script. If the Japanese are indeed perfect human beings then they would have come up with their own culture & civilization as opposed to just borrowing from the Chinese or from anyone else."
The Professor was visibly shaken and dropped his calligraphy brush and copy of CLAMP's Cardcaptor Sakura. He stormed out of the room and tried to commit seppuku like in his animes.
The students applauded with a big "wansui!" and all signed up with the Popular Uprising that day and declared that the scholar-gentleman has the Mandate of Heaven. A dragon named "All Under Heaven" flew into the room and coiled around the Chinese flag and magically turned it yellow. The Analects was read several times, and the Jade Emperor himself showed up and enacted territorial seizures of disputed territories around the country.
The professor lost his tenure and was fired the next day. He died of complications caused by an erroneous performance of the seppuku ritual and went to Diyu, where he is tried, found guilty, and punished by the Ten Yama Kings of Diyu.
Whenever I talk about "newspaper words" in Core6k I think of this word in particular which to date I haven't seen in a single novel over 2 years of reading
>you were the first to jump up and start stamping your feet because you perceived something you didn't like.
Not him, but you seem to be misunderstanding. This is not anger. It is trying to help. I don't want to see people wasting their time. Of course it is working for him, but he could be doing it much faster. And I have firsthand experience with doing something inefficiently - I am ever thankful that anon called me out on being an inefficient retard. Don't act as if unsolicited advice is always unhelpful.
Should I drill the kanji Tae Kim gives me as I drilled all the kana before starting each exercise or should I just kinda try to remember some and drill them later, whenever I feel like it (for example, after I'm done with Tae Kim's grammar).
Yeah, that too.
The only tantrum-esque angry stuff happened when >>135472663 this guy jumped in but that doesn't have anything to do with the actual argument/discussion.
>You make out like arguing is a negative thing.
I think the idea is that arguing has a negative connotation. Even the definition of the word has:
>an exchange of diverging or opposite views, typically a heated or angry one.
>typically a heated or angry one.
Arguments are bad, discussions and debate are good.
First of all, the test can only be but so accurate, so trying to measure small changes is pointless. Give it 6 months and really make some progress before you come back.
This test, for me, seems to be accurate and actually reflects changes in my study habit. Pic related is the result of focusing primarily on listening practice, and completing grammar workbooks (using 日本語総まとめN3/N2), but more or less dropping anki. (Don't drop anki.)
To me, it looks like anki is telling me to keep using it.
Easy. Only hard bits are the stuff about architecture (due to seeing words you wouldn't have seen even in English probably) and the phone bits.
Hoshi Ori is one of those VNs that you use a texthooker for, but then find yourself just reading the text for 10+ consecutive lines because you just don't need it.
Bad news anon...
anime isn't real.
haven't lifted in like 7 months now, got a foot injury from squatting (365lb) atg, 1 bad squat gg
on any given day each and every single rep can be the one that fucks your shit up. you can't let your concentration or form waver for even a moment under the bar.
If this is a real person/living being, I'd refrain, not because I am hurting another being but because I'd feel wrong.
I just can't do something to another person I wouldn't mind having done to myself.
There is a literal gaia general on /vg/
This isn't the place for it but I had to share my discovery somewhere
>How would you even go about raping a woman? I've never understood, apart from hitting her over the head or something first. Seems like it would be pretty hard to stick it in when she's struggling and clawing at your eyes.
Some people get off on that feeling of domination though
Do raped women ever get mindbroken like in my hentai doujins?
Pretty moonspeak newbie here (completed RTK1, going through a bunch of Tae Kim's complete guide). Got a bunch of mangos for Christmas that I can hardly read.
Hold me /DJT/
365lb is not that extreme actually, with consistent training almost any male can get there.
compare it to driving a car, using a firearm, or doing electrical work, i dunno. yes, these things are dangerous and 1 mistake can end you. but that doesn't mean you shouldn't do them; it just means you have to be responsible and alert.
i was irresponsible: still semidrunk from the night before, tired as fuck, and in a hurry to finish before classes started. in the past i would have gotten a good night's sleep looking forward to the next day's lifts, or decided to wait until later in the day or whatever. but after a while it gets routine, you get complacent, you forget the rules, and then boom, disaster strikes.
I don't drive and I regret that people do. I have lost many important people in my life due to car crashes and am terrified every day of losing more. Not like I tell them not to drive or anything.
Anyway, this is off topic, sorry that happened to you.
I actually think it's a good idea. 1k words are enough to get a person ready to read, and it makes people reach the interesting bits half as fast. It's also small enough that you can make a fine selection of good words to learn that don't include shit like 不動産, which is comparatively of very little value for somebody who will start reading through manga, VNs, and LNs.
In the future we will have a deck containing all of the vocabulary from the DOJG series with example sentences and audio taken from anime and VNs. It will be the greatest deck ever created.
Now get busy and make it.
the translations are bad in the first place
If we're talking ideals, I want a future where you can have a specific decks for specific manga, LNs and VNs which are suitable for beginners.
>Yotsuba decks vol's 1 - 10
>Flyable Hearts deck
And the words appear on the deck in the order they appear on the work you're reading so you don't have to wait until you're done with the deck to read it. This way even beginners can achieve comparatively high reading speeds and enjoyment for their level.
Translations can never convey the exact meaning of a literary work, then again some works might not need that preciseness.. Let's just say I prefer reading things in their source language.
A couple anki questions:
is there a "right way" to set steps and the interval modifier to learn things (specifically core vocab) optimally or do you just go by what works for you? Ive seen p