This thread is for the discussion of the language, culture, travel, daily life, etc. of Japan.
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So I bought and have been using Remembering the Kanji 1, and pretty great. (Don't worry I'm also doing Anki). I also just torrented the second Remembering the Kanji book. I don't understand how it's helpful at all, it's just a list of kanji with the readings, I don't even see any memory tricks, it looks like just a list.
Is it just bad? What am I missing?
>go to Japan
>overweight, crown baldness with ponytail
>doesn't matter because I'm white
>walk down Meiji Dori in Shinjuku
>feel something tugging on my cape
>it's a 10/10 AKB-tier j-honey
>"E-excuse me, you are.. english?" she says in broken English
>"Hai, ore-sama wa igirisu-jin desu" I reply
>"Woooow, english! Sooo coooool!"
>she gives me sex eyes
>takes me by the hand
>leads me to a love hotel
>I think you know what happens now
>"Hee hee thanks, Anon-sama"
>she keeps my fedora as omiyage and inhales my scalp scent deeply, her knees quivering
>"I will never forget you Anon-sama"
>getting hungry after all that freaky, passionate sex
>Saved up a bunch of my Good Boy Points for the trip and the exchange rate is favorable because the yen is weak
>go to a 3 star Michelin restaurant (Tokyo has a lot of those)
>No tendies, just a bunch of fish bullshit
>yell at the chef because there are no tendies
>He bows deeply
>He goes to the kitchen and commits sudoku with a kitchen knife
>I leave without paying
God I love Japan.
Filthy gaijin here
I've heard that people in japan aren't interested in women above 30 and so those women are lonely
As an average white man who doesn't know moon could I shag hot women while on vacation there?
Rei Ayanami is the best National Treasure in Japan.
>went to japan for business
>vacation there after conference
>look like shit (stereotypical skinny tech worker)
>a few nice people talked to me
>but all the population probably hated me because muh dik stereotypes
felt bad desu, next time i am bringing a fake wedding ring
>be English teacher in Japan
>coolest guy in town
>everyone says hello to me
>feel super popular
>get to help kids express their thoughts in English
>get to see the gears turn in their heads as they become creative users of the language
>get to eat delicious fatty convenience store yakitoris whenever I please
Life couldn't be better guys.
>tfw my gf of 4 years is Japanese
>tfw I see these threads every day and all the people typing in kana or whatever
>tfw I don't know anything in Nip besides a few phrases and "I love you"
All these weebs spending hundreds of hours learning a useless language that they'll never use.
>there was a cat here three years ago that Iwagou liked
>is it here? Am I on the wrong street? I hope it's still here
>All these weebs spending hundreds of hours learning a useless language that they'll never use.
>mfw they eventually realise that they should have been doing something more productive with their time
>He wastes valuable time of his life learning Japanese and playing video-games
It's shit. At first it's nice because it's new to you, then two hours in you realise you will just repeat the same thing over and over with no interesting changes to it
The only good part is the somewhat interesting characters, gameplay and story are crap
Play Trails series. I think Cold Steel will come out in Europe in a few months or so.
B-but at least I like the story of the Trails series, it takes time until it gets intense though.
Gameplay is shit, repetitive as fuck from start to finish, characters are extremely cookie-cutter generic and most of them boring, History is meh if you don't mind games that don't take themselves too seriously
Frankly, I play it just for the cute girls
>Commies start singing in some Middle Eastern shithole
>Mudslimes kill them on the act
>Commies Start singing in Northern Algeria
>Frogs complain on the internet
see, this is why I sometimes sympathize with those psychopathic murderers, if only they weren't out to get me as well for being westerner and Christian.
Anybody want to recommend some fun things to do in Tokyo?
I'll be visiting friends in Japan this year, but I don't know anyone in Tokyo, so I'll be on my own.
To be fair, that's a good song.
If you care more about cute girls than what an actual good game should be, I actually recommend you to try it
I feel guilty while listenning to racial music (jap music)
I would like to understand the mysterious Japanese soul.
I do have skills. I speak Japanese. And I mean really speak it. I can also teach. And I'm not new. I've been here two years and I'm pretty happy.
I can't wrap my head around this "everyone must be as miserable as I am" mindset lol
wtf does eventide mean?
汐:eventide; tide; salt water; opportunity
I study geology.
Do you want your child in the future?
These days, children is a kind of burden,isn't it? You need to work harder for children and they don't help your work.
why do we have to have children?
I have done translation. You are clearly someone who hasn't lol. It's not easy to get translation work and it doesn't necessarily pay great. It's not stable. This is stable.
When you leave your neet den and get babbys first job you might learn about how adult life works lol.
Anyway, I'm happy being an English teacher. If that makes you upset, you should consult a doctor.
if you were "so happy", you wouldn't feel the need to brag.
Regardless, i AM a translator kek, at 7 yen per character and 5000~ characters per day, i earn more than you ;)
If you had any other skill aside from "speaking japanese", you'd be able to find translation work easily.
Yeah the unemployment rate is really high so the employers are picky as fuck. Even if I learned useful skills, without a degree in that field it would be pointless. So I'd rather learn something that I actually enjoy, like Japanese.
I'm pretty happy. It's you who is projecting. You're insisting that I should be unhappy because you are, no?
I doubt that's your rate but even if it is, how much is your company raping you for getting you the work?
It's not all about the money. Like I said, I'm happy doing what I do. The job is part of the reward in a sense.
Are there any good jrpg's that's not "HARDER THAN STEEL!" to read in Japanese?
Like >>53695482 said. I'm thinking it's a good way to learn the language while having a bit of fun.
(and because I can't stand anime)
Thanks German bro. Are you Kyouko ?
Thanks. Well my language-skills are the only thing that could be considered decent, but at my uni I chose to attend two majors. One is cultural and the other one is financial stuff. Well the latter one is killing me 2bh ;-;
Just speaking from my personal expirience here, but after a few semesters it'll usually get better.
Just don't give up and you'll be fine. I've seen a lot of people fail in my life and they all had a common feature: Before they officially failed they gave up. They just accepted that it's too hard for them, and didn't even properly try to pass.
There are upsides and downsides. You don't have to get up early or go out into the cold, that's good.
But on the other hand, it's hard to have friends since you don't have any money to do anything with them. You'll probably sleep a lot more than you currently do, and after a while, it takes too much energy to play video games or start a new anime series.
Le good goy memes aside, it's important for men to find a sense of purpose, and it's hard to do that without working.
>Before they officially failed they gave up. They just accepted that it's too hard for them, and didn't even properly try to pass.
Yeah thats the same for me. Actually I considered about quitting and attending Ausbildung too (also because I am already 22 and still have to stay here for at least 2 years), but I will try to end it. Well it cannot be any worse then failing some exams I guess. Thanks m8
Are you the Brit who posted the video of his limp dick by any chance?
I'm not here to preach to you, but as an oldfag (compared to you) this is the last thing I'll say about this topic:
I'm not going to tell you, to work in that job, but at least finish it. It'll not only make you look way better in the eyes of an employer, but if you don't you'll always feel like -how should I put it- you didn't do something that you could have. And it might haunt, or rather hamper you.
(e.g. I couldn't even finish XXX how am I supposed to do YYY)
Anyway I'm sure you're gonna make it anyways. You're fucking smart m8
>How many German anons are here?
The candle that shines twice as bright burns half as long
I don't even have a slight idea what that is supposed to mean desu
>packed in plastic bag
Btw now that we got that many Germans here. Anyone has any idea what Schwarzesmarken is supposed to mean and how it relates to the DDR?
I like the word "footing" that some countries use to mean "jogging".
Havent watched the anime but I am just assuming that the DDR is more cool to associate with army-stuff then the BRD. It also has rather a dark image compared to the BRD, thats fitting for that anime/game right?
Well its a bit gramatically incorrect
Herr Karl Joseph Wilhelm Juchheim introduced that to Japan 100 years ago.
It's the name of an anime. it play in the post ww2 period. Basicly you got the whole world fighting against aliens but the UDSSR and the west are still enemies. I just don't get the title.
Yeah, they're talking a lot about the STASI and one of the pilots tried to escape the DDR. Currently only the first episode is out but it seems pretty good.
No, since German is an inflecting language.
"Schwarz" means black and if attributed to something singular of neutral gender then it would be "schwarzes". However, "Marken" is not singular but plural, so it doesn't fit.
It should be "Schwarze Marken".
Dont really wont to link to leddit, but found a possible explanation for that title.
I also watched the first episode and it was pretty good, /a/ is kinda puzzled with it because the anime portrays the STASI as commie-flavored Gestapo, although some anons there (probably germans themselves) claim the STASI was on the contrary to the Gestapo not so up-front and direct on their approach to "threats"
>99% of the cast are germans
>the only one I like so far is the Vietnamese
Never found that in the South here, its rather a thing in the North, Poland and Lithuania if I remember correctly
Herr Heinrich Freundlieb introduced German bread to Japan.
This is the bread company that he instituted as one of the founder.
In those days, it caused food shortage among people because prices increased for concentration in cities.
And they caused a riot.
In order to solve this problem, the demand of bread rose.
I need to figure out a way to stop sleeping for 11 hours a day every weekend
Do Japanese people actually eat German-style bread though? In anime I've mostly seen them eat toast, if they eat bread at all.
In Germany, most people prefer to eat a darker, whole-grain type of bread though. White bread is mostly eaten on weekends. A typical German bakery would look kinda like this.
I just woke up too
I had a nice dream that I could speak Danish and I was bullying you
>Tfw will never know how it feels to only be monolingual
Bilingual master race
I do that every week day
Jag vill en neet
Stop making yourself so tired during the week and you won't incur sleep debt.
Bara om snoppen är större än min, jag tänder på stora snoppar
By that time I will be trilingual
That depends on where you classify proficiency in a Language
I do not think I am quite there yet
That is a good advice cuteposter, ありがとう!
I eat toast every morning, and every grocery sells toast in Japan, but I'm not sure about German-style breads.
basically Japanese people prefer soft and white breads, because those texture are close to rice, imo
It is important to select a song that fit your voice's range.