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The correction to 15 is silly.
I can't really teach you about this, but I might be able to get you started.
Whether to use "to X" or "Xing" is one of the harder things to explain. A lot of it is because "to X" will turn into "in order to X" in a lot of situations. It's full of nuance, but if you show an educated native English speaker a sentence, it's always consistent. I don't know of any ambiguous cases. That's why it's hard.
Maybe it's best to default to "Xing" unless you're using a phrase that supports "to X". Hell, it's such a situational thing that, in my head, I attach the "to" to the left verb instead of the right verb. You see it in casual speech, too: "I want to go" "I wanna go". Maybe it's an infinitive when the "to" can attach to the left verb. We can attach it to either. We can even end sentences on it.
<B is on the computer, and A leans into their room to say something>
A: "Wanna eat ice cream?"
B: "I'd love to."
A: "To what?"
<A is confused because he didn't expect B to answer so strongly>
B: "Eat ice cream with you."
<"Eat" here is infinitive, even though there's no "to", because of context>
A: "Wait, I've got work to do. I'm just feeding you."
<"Feeding" can mean "provide food", not just "forced feeding". Note this is distinct from "feeding ON something".>
A lot of English grammar theory comes from French and is difficult to contort around English. This might be interesting if you or someone you know can understand english-language linguistics stuff:
>Huddleston and Pullum's Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (2002) does not use the notion of the "infinitive" ("there is no form in the English verb paradigm called 'the infinitive'"), only that of the infinitival clause, noting that English uses the same form of the verb, the plain form, in infinitival clauses that it uses in imperative and present-subjunctive clauses. [(2005). A Student's Introduction to English Grammar. Cambridge UP. p. 204.]
this whole post made me glad im english primary, learning japanese, and not the other way around.
You make english sound hard as fuck
What settings do you use for Anki? I got:
Steps 16 20
Starting Ease 300
Easy bonus 200%
Max. int. 360d
New interv 45%
Min. int. 1d
Leech act. Tag only
I've been using this for several month now, so I'm a bit afraid to change something
"Stop to drink" is valid on its own, but means "stop in order to drink", like you're getting out of a car and into a bar. "I think I should stop to drink so much" sets off alarms in my head because it's not the normal way of saying things. The "so much" is cut off so it can't be "to drink so much that I get wasted". The "so much" is at the end so it's really hard to apply to the "I think" or "I should". Even if you say "I think I should stop to drink so much" to mean "I really think I should stop somewhere in order to drink", it sounds very unnatural.
"Xing" vs "to X" is a common mistake for second language english speakers, so that's the first place my mind gravitates. If I didn't think that way, I might have corrected the question sentence to a different correct sentence than what they intended.
They should have provided japanese translations under the questions.
I know. I wanted to say "don't feel bad about 15, the correction is pedantic", but I hit the 2k character limit.
>this whole post made me glad im english primary, learning japanese, and not the other way around.
I know, right?
I can't speak English.って書いたはずなんだけどなあ、なんでnot抜けて、speakの綴りが間違うんだろう。
I think I should stop posting in English.
the reviews aren't getting out of hand for me, yet
not at 25 new cards
Whats wrong with my settings?
Thats standard settings and there's also nothing wrong with it. Actually you should do all your reviews so 9999 is just as fine as 8000 or whatsoever
>I think I should stop posting in English.
No harm in continuing to post in English, just post the Japanese alongside it so people can correct you or be sure they know what you're trying to say.
yay. id like to thank the anon that keeps this shit going, dekinai, tae kim, whoever made anki, imouto, and why japanese people
Thank you so much. I understood difference to X and Xing. However I couldn't find out when it was wrong.
Leeches are few and far in between. There's really no significant loss in suspending them. It's not as if you're never going to learn the word anyway, you're just trying to make your reps more efficient and less frustrating. Hell, you can even delete them if you want and it's still not going be a real setback in your learning.
Still nothing to be worried about. If they're learning the other 80-90% they'll make it just fine. Core and similar stuff are just a little boost before the real run begins, there's no reason for wanting to complete them with perfection. Most of the words you're going to learn is going to come after that anyway. A few hundred words less will make little to no difference in the long run.
just like this guy pointing out here>>135701118
i dont understand where to put particles like を に と の で etc well enough to be correct sentences.
Barely understand は as a topic particle and が as something specific, and も as 'also' under the same topic
I'm the guy who posted the stats with 1k suspended on core yesterday. Only 12 cards of those are leeches and 80% of those I already know from reading. The remainder are useless shit like "JR". But I love posting it to piss "suspending = pussy" fuccbois off.
ok so apon reading about を again it is pretty easy, it connects the noun directly to the verb and as a bonus the katakana is never used. Also if i remember, it can only be used once in a sentence..
but の is like 'of' i think but its different from なの for implicit explanation
plus the の can somehow be conjugated into a noun on its own?
There are multiple different pieces of grammar that all use の. But the の that is "of backwards" is the one that you'll never have to worry about. It's really simple on its own. Just remember that the different pieces of grammar using の are totally distinct.
Not him, but I think を might trip people up when used with causative verbs like in あいつらを俺の手で躍らせる and specially when used with supposedly intransitive movement verbs like 孤独の道を歩く. As for の it's used in plenty of different ways so there's a lot of room for confusion. In particular I think the sentence ending の takes a while to understand well. I can also see people being confused when it completely replaces the object on which it should be indicating attribution on, e.g. それは僕のだから、触ったら殺すぞ.
You guys know suspending a card doesn't permanently lock it down or delete it, right? You can just unsuspend it a few months later and they'll likely be much easier to remember rather than letting it constantly fail and getting up to 20+ lapses.
Adverb, No-adjective, Na-adjective
4. fully; to capacity Usually written using kana alone
5. a lot; much Usually written using kana alone
Noun - used as a suffix, Adverbial noun
6. all of ...; the entire ... Usually written using kana alone
Yotsuba usually talks "in hiragana" most of the time, but いっぱい is usually written in kana anyways. Grab the Yotsuba reading pack and use the html vocab list for vol 1 as training wheels. Helped me a lot when I was starting.
A lot of common words and sayings in general are usually written in kana, just gotta learn 'em separately.
Jisho usually mentions if that's the case and if you have rikaisama, that's what the "uk" stands for.
The issue is that somehow you'd learned 一杯 without learning いっぱい. That's literally impossible if you're actually studying correctly.
Instead, what you've probably done is something incredibly stupid like remember 一杯 as "a full cup" or something.
>in tense situations
>one's mind like absolutely full of a cap of fluid
>A lot of common words and sayings in general are usually written in kana, just gotta learn 'em separately.
I've found the opposite to hold true.
Simple words are all in kanji, complicated non-JLPT words are almost 90% of the time in hiragana or in some works they'll be the only ones with furigana added to them.
I guess it makes sense, most japanese probably know how to say a word but might not recognize the kanji used for it.
How long do you new to learn the new cards in your anki decks ? I need 30 mins for 10 new cards and 30 min for reps. That sums up to 1h and I hardly exceed that 1h mark...
how do people learn 20+ new cards a day ?
It's mostly a matter of quantity over quality, some people have an easier time learning a lot of cards without focusing too much on memorizing them and relying on learning them by repetition.
Just find whatever pace works for you and ignore everyone else, only change things if you yourself feel like you're going too slow or too fast.
Some people learn even more cards. I guess some people learn only the reading. Front is Kanji only and back rest. Some people though learn to write them which is more time consuming
I'm pretty sick of all the changing consonants and similar onyomis that kanji have in vocab
90% of my failed cards in anki are cards that I easily know the meaning of but lost the 50/50 gamble of saying the right reading for one of the kanji
It's bullshit, how are you supposed to memorise which of the hundreds of words that start with 不 are ふ and which ones are ぶ, or which words with 人 are にん or じん, or which words with 街 are がい or かい
I know that sometimes it's obvious which is which because one will just roll off the tongue easier than the other, but in reality that only counts for like 10% of times, and it doesn't apply at all if the kanji in question is at the start of the words like mentioned above
Is there some sort of logic as to which reading is being used in jukugo? Because I feel that the vast majority of times it's just luck based and it's making anki a terrible experience
>but in reality that only counts for like 10% of times
I'll give you that 不 and 人 are good examples of things you just have to memorize. For 不 it's ふ 90% of the time though. There's no 50/50 there.
>it doesn't apply at all if the kanji in question is at the start of the words like mentioned above
Words don't start with 連濁. If it's at the start of the word and it's a voiced sound then that's actually the pronunciation of the kanji.
>It's bullshit, how are you supposed to memorise which of the hundreds of words that start with 不 are ふ and which ones are ぶ, or which words with 人 are にん or じん, or which words with 街 are がい or かい
Just mark them as correct, if it's literally a single change in consonant/vowel and not that you forgot the meaning it doesn't really matter.
Unless you have serious plans of visiting japan or are in a business environment nobody is ever gonna give a shit.
>Just mark them as correct, if it's literally a single change in consonant/vowel and not that you forgot the meaning it doesn't really matter.
I'm not really talking about just consonant changes, but similar sounded onyomi in general still have the same effect, and it pisses me off the most when its at the start
Maybe I just have unfortunate mining decks because it definitely feels close to 50/50 to me anyway
Have any of you taken the JCAT test?
If so, what score did you get and how long have you been studying?
Do you think it is accurate an assessment?
2 and a half years.
Don't know, don't care. I assess my language skills by how well they serve me in practice.
Casual racism is all fun and good, but you should know when to switch from casual racism to getting your gun out and protecting your constitutionally protected rights from the afro-american gentleman.
I'm total newbie should I still get the Core 2k_6k Optimized Japanese Vocabulary.apkg Anki deck ? Any advise on optimum values? I'm going to be trying to read Japanese in Mangaland and Genki 1+2, is this ok?
>read VNs without texthooker or looking up too many words
>understand the majority of the text
>look up a VN on youtube, see a playthrough
>realize my reading speed, despite not using a texthooker, is god awful, and at best is way slower than a native who's not even trying
>probably 1/3 to 1/4 of the speed assuming the line doesnt make me double take
give a couple of months and it will become second nature anon, you got this, just read a lot
I've been reading for about a year, without a texthooker for months.
27 year-old polak here. Which one would be more likely to master in let's say 10 years, Chinese or Japanese? I personally am told that Chinese is so hard that even after spending more than 10 years is not enough for reading gazette or somewhat more sophisticated talk. Also isn't it too late for me to get started?
I haven't seen this in Tae Kim or any grammar resource thus far yet, but in manga I've been seeing a lot of characters going "危ない、逃げるんだ！！” or using んだ to tell people to do things like it's なさい or something like that. Are they using the の particle to inform everyone of a thing they need to do without ordering them to it in the ordinary way?
It's never too late to start, but I don't think many people here know much about studying Chinese.
That said 10 years is an insanely long time and you can probably master both of those languages in that time if you actually go for it.
Post a picture of the hardest non-Manhyogana Japanese you've ever seen.
What is this supposed to mean? I know all the words but I can't seem to make sense of it. Is it something along the lines of "Only once in your life"? It's the title of a piece of music, by the way
Yo what are some interesting sites/whatever written in Japanese?
I love the Japanese language (have been studying it for 5 years now) but I still cannot reliably come across content that interests me.
Yeah, reading manga in Japanese is cool, it gives me an intellectual boner making sense of Japanese, but the fucking plot itself almost always sucks. Like, I never feel a desire to pick up a manga again once I read a chapter or two.
The only exceptions being Berserk, Gantz, and Inuyashiki. All other manga that I've read have been about fucking up the bad guys or have gone all diatribic on my ass about boring themes that Japs have a hard on for because they were all brought up through the same education system and as such have very similar egos that focus on similar things etc etc etc
Where in the hell can I find INTERESTING stuff written in Japanese? Like, interesting as in like page-turners, interesting as in tickling the dopamine systems in my brain so that I can't stop reading. All I can find is shite. Also, I cannot find the new Berserk raws for the life of me.
It means you only live once.
More specifically, this unique convergence of events that you call "you" will only occur once in the history of existence.
The next convergence of events that forms a new "you" immediately upon the death of this "you" will be something entirely different.
That stuff is out there you know. Have you tried reading manga from Makoto Yukimura (Vinland Saga), Kouji Mori (Holyland, Suicide Island), Satoshi Mizukami (Hoshi no Samidare), Kengo Hanazawa (I Am a Hero), or Naoki Urasawa (PLUTO (!!!), Monster)?
How do Japanese convey such things as phrasal verbs in English? As for Chinese, as far as i know there is no such things whatsoever, and that gave me an excuse to contemplate about the richness of our language as well as uncertainty regarding learning chinese, therefore i'm asking whether Japanese is worth it?
How is Berserk trash? It's almost objectively the best drawn manga series in existence, that fact alone makes it objectively not trash and at the very least catapults it into average territory.
Basically: I'm tired as fuck of going from manga to manga trying to find one that hooks me because 99% of them don't, and the alternative to manga for reading in Japanese are
VNs are boring as shit
Try finding books written in Japanese online. It's impossible apart from old ass books (bunko) which are boring
Requires no elaboration. It is shit
>It's almost objectively the best drawn manga series in existence, that fact alone makes it objectively not trash
Even it that were true, the idea that you think art is that important in manga makes you a complete fuckwit.
I don't understand why you enjoy some flavors of shit but not all the other flavors of shit.
>VNs are boring as shit
You just make yourself look like an uncultured idiot if you call an entire medium shit, you know.
>Basically: I'm tired as fuck of going from manga to manga trying to find one that hooks me because 99% of them don't,
Stop being a baby and suck it up, having to search through a lot of shit to find stuff that pleases you is the prince you pay for having ridiculous standards.
I'll have to try that shit then, thanks for the suggestions
Shit is impossible to find. Fucking nips are strict as balls with stuff being released online.
If you know where to find that shit, then by all means I'll be thankful as fucking fuck but I'm seriously doubting that shit
>Searching torrents (46493)
Thanks bruvs, I'm just fucking retarded basically and high so I overlook shit in front of my eyes.
>the idea that you think art is that important in manga makes you a complete fuckwit.
Not that guy, but it's a visual art form. I wouldn't be reading comic books or watching cartoons at all if I only cared about writing.
I am finally starting to internalise and remember the verb conjugations. Past, negative, and past-negative for godan and ichidan. I've spent way longer on this than I did for adjective or noun conjugations. Does it get any harder than this? TK seems to suggest verbs are the most complex part of the grammar
Here's an amazing idea:
Instead of deciding everything in Japanese is shit because you're an ignorant foreign, actually go out and search for things you find in Japanese instead of talking about it here.
You are able to do that, right?
>Try finding books written in Japanese online. It's impossible apart from old ass books (bunko) which are boring
You can't possibly be that stupid.
Although if you think all older Japanese novels are boring, you're probably too much of a dimwit to appreciate anything of value anyway. You might as well just crawl into a hole and die.
Verb conjugations are a massive part of the language so yeah, learning how they all work and interact is no doubt the biggest hurdle. Doubly so if you want to produce stuff yourself.
That said I have bad news for you if you think the stuff you listed is all there is to it.
>you're probably too much of a dimwit to appreciate anything of value anyway
I don't know why in the hell I'm still in this thread but yes lol. It's a herculean task to find something I'm interested in/something I'll spend more than 45 minutes at a time doing (besides 4chan, of course).
Hello everyone, I want to start learning and feel pretty motivated.
I already learned the kanji, and I would like to get started on kanji learning.
I think I've got a pretty well fit memory for this kind of stuff, I'm not intending to brag but I have to at least show my abilities to induce people in thinking I am serious in my requests.
So, does anyone could show me where to learn kanji that are often used, how to use them and some more information stuff please ?
>start reps at 3:10pm, 10 minutes late
>somehow manage to finish right before 4pm, despite usually taking until 5pm-6pm
Today's a good day.
How long should tae kim take? I've finished half of it but it's so boring, I've been thinking of just quickly finishing it and do genki while reading for a more thorough grammar explanation.
So basically, can I get tae kim done in a day?
Man, 漂流教室 was a really awesome horror manga that was also pretty easy to read (furigana everywhere). I very much recommend it.
Also, reading is easy enough to me that reading doesn't actually help me get better, so anki is all I have left to do to practice (+ listening practice). I'd be better off if it seriously took me 3 hours to do anki.
>Have seen about 2000 cards in anki. Most are young
>Begin watching some Japanese videos subtitled in English
>Although I have to use subtitles as a crutch, I can get the gist of what people are saying
Although there's still a lot of work to do, it feels amazing to have some result.
I can manage around 25-30 pages of an LN in an hour, which still seems to be a lot slower than natives who read a whole volume in an afternoon.
But I took JLPT N1 this december and managed to get through the reading section without running out of time, so that can't be too slow, I guess?
Doesn't matter, just read through it at your own pace and make notes as you go. That'll both improve your retention and let you review stuff fast without reading through paragraphs of boring bullshit about state of being and whatever.
>So basically, can I get tae kim done in a day?
Sure, but you'll remember fuck all of it. Doing something like that would be good as a stepping stone into the DoJG deck, as it will give you a foundation to dive directly into it, striking while everything is still fresh enough in your mind, and letting the greater detail, examples and descriptions of the deck really drill what you've read in greater depth while keeping it in memory, with the aid of the SRS behind Anki.
>started doing RTK because at about 1k cards into Core10k kanji is the main thing that makes me fumble with words
>even doing 30 characters a day it'll likely take me one and a half month before I actually get to the kanji that I'm messing up
i'm not complaining but i'm way too impatient for this
Gonna dump some Skyrim in Japanese screenshots for those curious as to what it looks like.
Didn't bother me too much. What are you referring to, exactly?
Yeah, especially after playing legitimately good RPGs it's easy to see how universally awful Skyrim is. On the other hand, the fact it's in Japanese made it worth a second look for me. Still bad, but was kind of fun in a brainless way. 8/8
>but all of the translation errors made me reinstall the English files after 2 days.
Yeah, I'm sure you know better, anon.
my brain is full of fuck
yotsuba is talking about her father apparently, a/his/their house, thats here and it exists to be full?
her mother agrees with this, says the shop is also[full]?
maybe she meant to say her fathers shop is full or something, and the mother corrected her slightly?
previous page says they're almost there, so assuming they're heading to this shop, rather than from their house
Having put more hours into the English version than I'd care to admit I can say with confidence that some things in the Japanese translation were off or just flat-out wrong, yes.
I'm doing vocab, RTK, tae kim + genki for grammar simultaneously and so far all of those seem to synergize pretty well with each other.
I actually want to learn how to write and be able to decipher handwriting and RTK seems to be especially good for just that.
But anon, obviously reading with 0 words before even going through Tae Kim is a brilliant plan with no flaws. Just rikai yourself to victory!
>I HATE waiting. Fuck this fuck this fuck this!
It gives you objective benefits in retention. Just set a time for 30 minutes and come back when it rings. Ask yourself right now: Would you rather have better success with Japanese, or would you rather not have to wait and cheat through reps?
im up to tae kims adverbs and sentence-ending particles, a decade of anime osmosis and a month into anki, thought it was enough, guess its really not
i really did learn that fucking word いっぱい as full and not 'lots of' or 'many', i doubt i would have known otherwise if i didnt try and read
You should have already finished Tae Kim during that first month doing anki, may as well just take classes if you can't even motivate yourself to move at a reasonable pace. Tae Kim is nothing but a basic survey of grammar, you're still going to spend an ungodly amount of time going back to Tae Kim and looking stuff up in DOJG even after finishing it.
He's just gonna end up like James Richter. If you don't know who he is I'll give you a quick rundown.
Japanese expert James Richter is said to have studied the language for over 30 years since 25. He still can only converse with natives in broken Japanese with a lot of hesitation. This is due to Japanese being a high context culture, which means outsiders need a lot of direct communication over several years with natives even after "learning" the language in order to converse comfortably, the fact there are over 5000 kanji in Japanese that one has to know how to write and read, and the unfamiliarity of Japanese for non-Chinese speakers. In fact, on the Gravitch scale of language learning difficulty for a native English speaker, French and Spanish are set to 1.2, Chinese to 6, and Japanese to 9.5.
Who /memrise/ here?
>tfw bruteforcing kanji @ 150 new cards in just 1 hour
>tfw ankifriends only do 20 per day because of remembering le kanji method
okay maybe I'm just too dumb to come up with mnemonics and I'm not autistic so I don't really need all those useless statistics that anki spouts but true bruteforcing instead of mnemonics works way better when learning kanji imho tbph
>not doing 200 new cards in anki on 30 minutes intervals to finish kanji in 7.5 hours
You're the reason Dekinai is winning.
yeah i should up the pace, i do all the exercises and watch all his clips, pretty good english accent imo
i have, probably many times but glazed over it without the proper grammar rules to isolate it
thanks, ill keep trying
as I said I'm just too plain dumb and lazy to figure out how all that intervals crap and graphy things work so I'm better off using a normie app instead, but it's working pretty well and I like it, though eventually I'll have to use anki because memrise doesn't have any decent core decks
Faced with an uncomfortable truth, a woman can do only one of two things. How blessed I am to study a language whose users do not censor themselves out of fear of feminists.
DJT, I know most of us are here just for the lulz, but has japanese incidentally helped you get the pussy?
Also, how did your family or friends react when they found out you are studying japanese?
>I know most of us are here just for the lulz
I'm here for anime girls.
>Also, how did your family or friends react when they found out you are studying japanese?
They think it's impressive, because Japanese is hard, and self-studying is indicative of intelligence and gumption. My friends joke a little about being a weeaboo but they all know how hard learning a language is so they still respect it.
>I'm fluent in Japanese and my family doesn't know
I really wish I hadn't told anyone I was studying Japanese. Then I could have dropped fluency like a bombshell and it would've been crazy. What a missed opportunity.
I can't seem to keep secrets like that though. The moment someone's like, "hey do you like anime" I just can't help but say "yeah, i watch unsubbed tho cuz im fluent in Japanese".
Read a grammar guide
You can also easily identify children by how they write. So yeah.
But I do think that it's likely best to just pick up a book and read it, learning grammar as you go. There's just too many grammar concepts to try to memorize them all from the start.
I'm playing this right now. How come eroges make for better JRPGs than most commercial JRPGs?
Alice Soft is just that good. Glad you're enjoying it.
I put it down after the first optional love scene after th (the wa evenicle handles those is great by the way) though because the dialogue was way too easy. Felt guilty about essentially playing a game instead of studying
No, we shall slay this monster that has long blighted the land with its presence.
once you guys can read and understand speech well enough im going to assume that most songs are also easy to comprehend?
>that most songs are also easy to comprehend?
Depends entirely on the vocalist, there's lots of memes even in English about being unable to follow rappers, but yeah pretty much.
Lately strings of kana have been just as fun as strings of kanji. It's like, woah was that all kana? Unreal...
I'm a native English speaker and I can't understand half of the songs in English. And within the subset of songs where I can understand the words, more than half don't make any sense anyway.
Skimmed Tae Kim and didn't understand shit. What a horrible experience. Also tried Genki but fuck that shit. Halfway through JTMW and bored as fuck but I'll probably finish it eventually. I just started reading Yotsuba and look shit up in DoJG when I don't understand it. 1 month in.
>been 2 weeks doing my daily anki and some extra shit here and there
>im starting to pick up a good pace
Longest I ever been at it
Im feeling it this time
I CAN learn japanese!
thoughts on this?
it's basically a recommendation to use intervals of 5-10 minutes, 2-4 hours, and then 18-22 hrs, for cards that are still in "learn" mode.
the idea being to most closely ride the curve that this SRS stuff is based on in the first place.
All the best dialogue comes from mods, like Interesting NPCs and extra quests. Not aware if they are have any languages done outside of English for the most popular ones. Some of the voice acting was pretty well done for those.
1 week in japan equals 1 year of studying outside of japan.
Why haven't you gone to the holy land and trained by talking to the locals yet? Do you hate making quick easy gains of the mental variety.
>Children don't learn grammar before they start reading
Children have already fully integrated their native grammar as a means of structuring their thoughts to the point of intuitive long before they are reading. They may not be able to speak or read well, but the grammar of the language is deeply rooted in their comprehension of the world. You simply cannot compare that to an adult learning that language because as an adult we are using another language as a point of reference for encoding the grammar system of the target language into our already matured language regions of our brains whereas the native children are learning grammar from a position of only having that language as a point of reference for comprehension.
There isn't a single thing children know more than their native tongue. Schooling and social interaction is merely a refinement of this understanding at a conscious level, while building up a stronger and more accurate corpus of words they can use to express and communicate with. Learning from a blank state is a fundamentally different approach to acquisition.
Read the Anki manual so you can understand what they mean to the learner.
I wonder though how an adult learner would do if they were thrown into the same situation, having to infer meaning rather than having it explained by grammar books or what have you. Has this ever been tested?
How do you think people learned during, lets say, the renaissance anon?
The travels to china or japan, people must have learned how to communicate somehow without any proper foundation
Could anyone help me with what 声 is saying here?
29 pages + atogaki left of my first LN. Tomorrow is the last day of winter break. I can feel time breathing down my neck, but since I've been managing 30+ pages a day the last few days, I think I will be able to finish it before the new semester starts.
RTK is like entering the hyperbolic time chamber, but without slowing down time. You won't get better at real Japanese, but you'll emerge stronger than you were before. In short, it'll be essentially studying kanji instead of Japanese. Is that worth it to you?
Why do kanjis get replaced by kanas seemingly arbitrarily?
Does it have to do with saving time?
The context making the word obvious to the reader?
Shifting focus to the more important subjects by keeping them kanji'd?
Sometimes people don't know the kanji to a word but they'll know how it's pronounced in kana.
I rarely see words turned to kana, but they are frequently given furigana unlike the rest of the text.
I see it with simple verbs like 会う or 有る during my Anki studies examples.
There is also the ending of LOGH, which is called 光の橋を越えて, but when the singer gets to the chorus, the subtitles read "光の橋をこえて".
Can't give many more examples as I've just started studying and noticing it.
There should be a に after 道 right?
Core a shit! Link me Wanikani quick!
Why is it that only British ESL's lack the decency to learn how to spell words correctly?
You're the one being autistic. 7 Kana in one word is abnormally high so he was pointing that out, not claiming it was too difficult or anything. "mouthful" clearly indicating that it's a lot to say, not a hard word.
Jesus christ do you guys ever want to accept gays into society and treat them like normal human beings but then your wishful thinking is interrupted by the truth that most of these people are degenerates that can't help but shove their disgusting habits in your face?
>Every non-Aryan country
Thank god i'm white