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Persistence is the key to success. You CAN learn Japanese!
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
>tfw on the verge of giving up
Why does Japanese have to be so hard?
I want to be like this guy.
I'd be okay if I didn't know obscure kanji most Japanese don't know (at least right now), I just love his dedication and love for the language.
I actually got out my ink and fountain pen and carefully practiced my writing that way. I woke up today thinking about the kanji and could remember how to write it and what the words mean. It took a little longer but spending some extra time with memorizing will help in the long run.
I dunno. I was fine for the first 2 months when all I had on my plate was Anki, but now that I've moved beyond that and onto reading and found that even when I know the grammar and vocabulary being used I often can't make any sense of anything, it's really disheartening.
I feel like a fag for citing a manga character, but there's a part in One-Punch Man where Sonic is thinking about Saitama and says something like "I just can't imagine myself winning against him". I'm really starting to feel that way about Japanese. I just can't picture myself being fluent at this language.
>More if you want to be educated
Japanese education is better than ours. The average Japanese adult isn't comparable to average American adult (and hell, the average NE, MW or West Coast American adult isn't even comparable to the average Southern or Plains adult).
A Japanese high school diploma is an American associates degree, and their graduation rate is virtually 100%. They've also got one of the highest college graduation rates.
So, the level of the average Japanese adult isn't as uneducated as you imply.
>Japanese education is better than ours.
>A Japanese high school diploma is an American associates degree,
No. Learning a language doesn't make you smarter.
Smarter people just generally learn languages.
You're not going to become more intelligent because you memorized a bunch of words and grammar rules
>No. Learning a language doesn't make you smarter.
Yes, it does.
>Smarter people just generally learn languages.
Perhaps, but that's not the cause.
Intelligence is elastic. This is scientific fact. It's not hardcoded by genetics- or at least, it's hardcoded to a range, not a value. You can literally make yourself smarter.
>is this really your argument? why don't you dedicate your time to getting a phd
That would be an even bigger waste of time.
>instead of learning a "smarter" language?
The language isn't smarter. Learning the language makes you smarter, like training for a marathon makes you stronger. Your reading comprehension needs work for someone who talks down to others.
Hey! I've been checking the materials on OP's link recently. Lots of interesting stuff!
To those who have been though most/all o f it already: Do they have anything on particle usage? When to use が, で, に etc. still confuses the hell out of me
>>Intelligence is elastic. This is scientific fact.
Correlation does not imply causation. Smarter people read more books, that doesn't mean that reading books makes you smart.
Intelligence is hardcoded, because it's just a measure of how quickly you can understand and apply new concepts. Nobody has an IQ that deviates more than a point or two upward after they mature.
You're browsing /a/ on 4chan.org so you really have no backbone to make someone feel bad about learning japanese.
(Maybe you're just bitter because you tried/wanted to try learning it but couldn't?)
>Correlation does not imply causation. Smarter people read more books, that doesn't mean that reading books makes you smart.
Correct. But just because correlation doesn't imply causation doesn't mean there isn't causation.
>Intelligence is hardcoded, because it's just a measure of how quickly you can understand and apply new concepts.
That doesn't mean it's hardcoded. Is your ability to understand new concepts the same at 4am as it as at 6pm? No, of course, it's obviously not static.
>Nobody has an IQ that deviates more than a point or two upward after they mature.
IQ scores are not an accurate measurement of intelligence, but even so, that's incorrect.
If you know the grammar and the vocabulary then there's really no reason why you shouldn't be able to read something. Maybe post something you've had difficulty with and I or someone else could explain it to you?
>Is your ability to understand new concepts the same at 4am as it as at 6pm? No, of course, it's obviously not static.
It is static. A computer that underclocks its CPU during off-peak times still has a CPU capable of performing at its max clock speed.
Kick in some adrenaline and you'll be just as good as understanding at 4am as any other time of day.
>Correct. But just because correlation doesn't imply causation doesn't mean there isn't causation.
Practically everyone can learn a new language. All it takes is a time investment. Can everyone understand quantum mechanics, or string theory? Can everyone learn to think in 4 spacial dimensions?
Anyone can read a book, too, but not everyone will understand it. Languages aren't any measure of smartness.
>A computer that underclocks its CPU during off-peak times still has a CPU capable of performing at its max clock speed.
>human brains are analogous to a computer
>Practically everyone can learn a new language. All it takes is a time investment.
So? How does that mean anything?
>Can everyone understand quantum mechanics, or string theory? Can everyone learn to think in 4 spacial dimensions?
I said everyone can become smarter. That doesn't mean everyone is starting at the same point or will end at the same point. But you CAN become more intelligent that you were previously.
Again, this is scientifically accepted. Your brain literally rewires itself as it learns.
I get why normies give up, by why do YOU guys ever give up? Saw some posts about it last thread, and I just don't get it. Ensuring success is really as simple as doing anki reps. Why would you ever make a conscious decision to not do anki reps and thereby fail? Just consciously choose to do anki reps and you'll make it. Obviously, man cannot learn Japanese on reps alone, but at least by keeping up with anki you don't set yourself back and can maintain an active accumulation of knowledge.
>this one retard baiting
news flash asshole: the lowest of the nips are way worse than niggers
and learning a language doesnt make you smarter at all lmao, you are able to learn more languages because your are smart
I get like 20,000 and I guarantee my vocab is larger than average as well. Although part of that is attributed to the fact that I know tons of vocab related to science/math/technology/etc but not so much random pretentious literature vocab.
>Your brain literally rewires itself as it learns.
To a point. The number of maintainable connections, synapse speed, and plasticity vary wildly, and that's what creates differences in intelligence.
Plasticity could be considered the most important for learning new things. Learning lots of stuff doesn't improve it, it just slowly degrades over your life. There's no real way to increase your plasticity, although the jury is still out on whether it's possible to reacquire plasticity.
You can act smarter than you actually are by learning lots of meaningless facts, but you aren't actually getting any smarter. Given the same novel problem, someone demonstrably smarter than you will reach a solution faster in the vast majority of cases.
All of this is fairly meaningless when talking about language, when even the stupidest person around can learn a second language, albeit at a slower rate.
I mean, but those don't really remove accountability, it's still just a conscious choice to do reps... It's not like "be happy" or whatever that's not exactly possible to do when depressed, it's just shifting through flash cards.
Hey hold up.
I'm not trying to tell him to cure his depression or anything, that's above my head.
I just wanted to know why people choose not to do reps when it will objectively lead to their failure. The answer is laziness, as I expected, but I don't want him to mistake this for me trying to say depression is something curable he should work on or something.
I suggest you just go to jisho.org and type *<kanji of choice>* (asterisks included) on the search bar to see all the words that use that kanji. It helps immensely in understanding what the idea of the kanji is. Also, I wrote a post about this kanji earlier that might help you, I'll paste it here:
>There are four things to know about it. In order of most important to least important:
>1. It combines with other kanji as if it were a suffix, producing 熟語 which are mostly adjectives and adverbs (sometimes requiring additional particles like 呆然と) than end in ぜん and whose meaning is indicated by the first kanji in the word, e.g. 全然, 突然, 自然, 呆然, 唖然, 整然, 漠然, etc, etc...;
>2. 自然 is also used as a noun meaning "nature", and probably for this reason people often use 自然的（に） when using it as an adjective(adverb);
>3. 天然 is pronounced てんねん not てんぜん and it's also frequently used as a noun when meaning 'airhead';
>4. It's the さ in さよう, which is archaic そう (as in そうですか), among other archaisms;
You clearly don't know much about depression, although it's not like that's your fault.
Depression doesn't make you sad or whatever. It robs you of all energy and motivation, you're apathetic and empty inside. Just simply shit like doing the laundry is a huge challenge. Even if you want to study, know why you need to study, even if you start the lack of energy will make it virtually impossible to focus productively.
I say this as someone who overcame depression by willpower. That shit's not anything any normal person can understand.
The closest analog most people have to depression isn't sadness, it's the flu.
Maybe you could actually make "learning a new language" as a mean to get better, you know? Keep your mind busy, feel like you're doing something meaningful. It worked for me to some extent, at least.
Like, even if it's just a little if you focus the results will appear after a while, all you gotta do is start!
>I don't want him to mistake this for me trying to say depression is something curable he should work on or something.
Why, you think that's a false statement? I would inquire as to why he would not choose to try and cure his depression the same as you inquire as to why he chooses not to do his reps.
I know. I was depressed once, I know how it feels. I stayed in bed for two weeks skipping school. I still did my reps though. Like I said, depression does not remove accountability. Being so crippled by depression you can't do reps, is a personal problem, more likely rooted in laziness than anything else.
Staying in bed for 2 weeks =/= depression only lasted two weeks
Though a bunch of hysterical babies have come out of the woodwork to defend their laziness so I will drop the subject.
Does ぐるぐると駆にめぐり mean something like "arising over and over again" in this context?
Already trying that. I'm attributing my past failures to do my reps to depression.
>implying I'm not trying shit already
Do you not know what getting help means? I don't mean getting given drugs and told to fuck off. But this isn't my blog.
The fun thing about medical problems is that if the medics say it's a medical problem then it's a medical problem, and psychiatrists count as medics, so technically it is a medical problem so long as they say it is, i.e. so long as those expensive meds keep making bazillions of cash, i.e. for all of the foreseeable future.
Now you have people who actually have an extraneous, insurmountable force causing their depression being lumped together with lazy shits and no way of telling them apart because most psychiatrists just don't give a fuck. It's the same thing that happens with the kids taking meds in order to "behave" these days because apparently children behaving like children is a mental health issue.
>arising over and over again
I'm sorry, but if you see ぐるぐる, めぐり, and ループ and think "arise", you're either utterly braindead or a dumb piece of shit EOP looking for machine translation help.
It literally couldn't be spelled out any harder.
>It's the same thing that happens with the kids taking meds in order to "behave" these days because apparently children behaving like children is a mental health issue.
>the ADHD is overdiagnosed meme
My little anon can't be this /pol/washed
I gave it to a friend that is an idiot and dropped out of high school, and another friend who (not kidding) reads the dictionary for fun.
They both also scored 25k.
Test a shit.
>>don't know kanji radicals
>>no writing words down
It didn't help so I stopped
>>skimping through new words and reviews as fast as you can
>>always hitting easy or good
Good is the only option once you've failed it
いる expresses that a person or animal is existing somewhere or staying in a place or something to that effect.
である is a statement that something is noun/adjective.
猫ではない is not a statement that the cat is not existing, it's a statement about not being a cat, so ない is used not いない.
Production is important to language study, but with social anxiety one may be likely to neglect that.
Came across a translation of a song I like and it goes like this:
>It's a future that I knew well. It's just that I'm forgetting about it- that's how it should be.
Is it really accurate? especially the hazu sa part?
I keep fucking up these words
How would I do sentences without knowing vocab?
>Why would you ever make a conscious decision to not do anki reps and thereby fail?
Boring, and I hate obligations in my hobbies
Miss a day? Reps are fucked. Therefore I'm obligated to do it or I'll fail. As the day progresses, it becomes worse and worse until the point where I must force myself to do it
I hate being obligated to do something. If I learn drawing, it won't be fucked up if I miss a day. If I learn coding, it won't be fucked up if I miss a day. Musical instrument? Mathematics? Getting fit?
The only time this is an issue, is in language learning.
That's why I quit. I can't learn Japanese without Anki, and I sure as hell don't want to learn it with it.
Well, there's also some other reasons, but that's a big one.
>I keep fucking up these words
It doesn't get any easier than those words
>songs are not a good way to learn Japanese grammar.
Not him though. They're not good for grammar true, but they're good for listening practice, that's why everyday I listen to at least one hour of japanese songs, even when I really don't feel like it
The all look the same and mean the same or opposite or similar to each other ._.
>how far into core2k are you?
>are you doing production, recognition or both?
>Your transcription is wrong, and songs are not a good way to learn Japanese grammar.
Hmm, that's really how the song goes I think. (unless you were talking about the hazu sa not being separated?)
I understand that it's not a good way but I was still curious about what it meant because I could actually understand some of it, sorry...
Oh, yes, there's a pause! I'm guessing it doesn't change the translation I read then...
Thanks for answering by the way!
>I thought stroke order didn't matter?
No, only lazy retards spout that. You don't need to know the precise stroke order of every kanji, but you should know the basic principles and how to draw common radicals and recurring patterns.
A hobby is done for pleasure. If you want to consider learning Japanese something other than a hobby, great, but nothing done for pleasure should ever require self-discipline.
Not the anon you're replying to, but if I'm not looking to learn how to write kanji fluently by hand the only reason to learn basic radical stroke orders is to read handwritten text, right?
Most of the things you listed require tons of self-discipline if you want to achieve a level where you can get satisfaction and not just embarrassment from it. You're just frustrated because the punishment for procrastination is immediate with anki, while with the other ones you can go for maybe even years believing you're making progress before reality hits you.
You're not gonna get good a any of those without tons of disciplined practice for a long period of time.
Because she is pure and would never get raped
Lots of kanji have tons of different readings. Doesn't matter, their general concept is the same.
I only gave up my first time because I hadn't really started and didn't know how to. All I did was follow a bunch of Namasensei's lessons and learn kana.
Now I'm too far in to let it all go to waste.
Think of 800 as the general term for multitude or large number, when pronounced "yao". Like "several hundred". Green grocers had the widest selection of products, so they were known colloquially as "stores with lots of products".
I just made all this shit up.
If I got this right, it starts by saying that taking responsibility is not a heavy burden and then goes on to defining it, and that ends on the って事が. The issue is the stuff in between, mainly due to the すてへと変わる. ("Change into everything" or do I have へと completely wrong? The space separating that from what precedes it only confuses me further.) I can't make sense of that sentence. Any help?
That's because you're a beginner who got to used to the version that appears in your anki deck and became biased towards it. It looks ridiculous to write it like that by hand.
Time for me to repost this i see
It's not about remembering vocab. Stroke order makes your writing readable. Even if you write fast and slur it, if your stroke order underlying it is correct, people can read it. If you slur some random stroke order you made up for yourself, no one will be able to read it. Then again, if you're never going to write by hand, it's not much of a concern for you.
That's not what's in cause, right? The って事 should mark the end of the "quotation" or in this case definition. What I don't understand is what's inside, the rest should have no influence for the question. If it does, than my comprehension is actually below what I thought it was. Regardless, it's
You can get a job as an English teacher in Japan just through the virtue of being a native English speaker.
They have the lowest requirements in the world, because to be an English teacher, all you need to do is play dumb games with the kids and act like a performing monkey. A Japanese person will actually teach them "English", which is just memorising grammar and vocab lists written in katakana.
just memorize what meaning or concept each individual kanji character represents and use that as a base to figure out the meaning of a particular word.
if you mix up certain kanji characters, put them next to each other and study them closely until you figure out a mnemonic or some part of the character to look at that helps you tell them apart
I fucking hate onomatopoeia and mimetic words.
Man why is anki so frustrating sometimes
Some days I just fly through it piece of piss feel really satisfied shit's all fine and dandy
Other days it's the most infuriating thing in the universe and I have to actively keep myself from just spamming the good button to get that shit out of my sight
>being this mad because you can't draw a character properly
Half of those you listed are verb conjugation suffixes, some are connecting particles. Sounds like you just need to start from the basics and learn them one by one. Learn which mean similar things, and stick to using one of them. Then eventually you'll notice it sounds stupid in certain circumstances or get corrected and you'll learn how to use them all. Just like kids.
>Hates long sentences
>is studying an agglutinate language
Now this trully ayys my lmaos
But anon, there's 分かる right there.
But even assuming I'm wrong about that, my question was about
which is an independent clause in itself being quoted by the use of って so if you understand that part at least, please explain it.
> sub-zero Japanese level
> TRYING to read my cantonese cartoon porn comics with OCR programs
> this comes up
I didn't want to figure out what was going on anyways
>been studying Japanese for almost a month
>cannot produce a single sentence verbally
>can barely string together a word or two in writing
This language is like the inferno difficulty of languages
Maybe that's because you're a retarded crossboarder who doesn't have a REAL reason like me to study Japanese! Research has shown that 100% of faggots who study to read untranslated cartoon porn games do learn Japanese! 諦めろ！
There you go bro, there's your first sentence.
Wait, you're only a month in? Well, kana will be impossible for you then.
There you go. Now you can impress all your Japanese friends with the amazing ability to identify dogs.
>勇者poster removes the part about shitposting
>thread moves 3-4 times as fast
Will making wontons help me learn Japanese?
> I will never be able to read my favorite Thailandese black and white reproduction articles
just kill me
それの自動包み機械automaticaly like wontons making machine は、あたしの町の特産だよ。
I am almost at the three month mark, 1650 core vocab and 800 kanji down so far. Looking at like 5 more months to finish 6K since I scaled new words back, that's IF I don't fuck up and study everyday.
When do I get to kill myself?
Aaah so the kitto thing you posted later was the continuation! Okay sorry I missed that.
I didn't realize it was Symphogear either. I should be ashamed. Where did you get the lyrics for the full version?
Anyway, it's "while responsibility might feel like a burden at first, over time it turns into a support that never fails you. one day you'll realize that."
That's what "parsing" means. You can understand the letters c, a, and t, but if you see "cat" and can't understand it, you aren't parsing it.
Maybe you should learn English before Japanese? It might help you out.
I'm more inclined to be believe the french attention whore who often visits these threads is actually japanese and that says something
The /m/ thread. Here they are.
And thanks a lot for the answer, although could you explain how you got to that translation? Once again, I get everything except the "support that never fails you" bit.
that's because they didn't choose English as their second language, it was pretty much a mandatory part of their school system and bits and pieces English was encountered everywhere during everyday activities and in media.
If English wasn't such a global language and not part of most developed countries' school systems you can bet your ass most people would consider it a "difficult" language.
It's a sentence. It means "(implied subject) is dog."
It's often quoted as one of the absolute most basic sentences you can make in Japanese, owing to the fact that "dog" is an easy to understand word that appears often.
It's a liberal take on the "everything that supports you" bit. I just didn't like the sound of the literal one.
If you consider what it could actually be about you realize why it's a valid translation.
Alright, so 自分を支える was modifying すべて there? The space messed with me if that's the case. Also failed to connect the fact that responsibility was still the topic there.
Thanks a lot for your help.
Kana, days of the week, counting/numbering things, stuff like that.
Oh, okay. Wonder why translation didn't pick up on that.
I haven't learned any animals yet, except for cat I guess from anime, nor learned about whatever da would be classified as.
No. English is a pidgin language born a thousand years ago when the vikings raped the french. As with all pidgins, it has many inconsistencies and stupid shit, but it's extremely simple.
Especially if you're from a western country -- and I say western, not even limited to Indo-European language countries. There's just so much shared vocab originating from latin and/or borrowed between those languages, you'd have a very good foundation for learning English.
Grammar. That's what da would be classified as.
You know, the single most important aspect of any language. The thing you've ignored in favor of mindless vocab memorisation.
It doesn't matter if you know how to say 宿題 if you can't use it in a fucking sentence.
The second panel is always so cute to me. The overly dramatic way she phrases it. How sad it is. And then she makes that cute fucking face. That's a shit-eating cat grin if I've ever seen one.
what resources are you using to teach yourself? not going to bully you like the rest of your thread but it's seriously odd you would teach yourself weeks of the days and numbers before some of the very most essential grammar rules.
>It doesn't matter if you know how to say 宿題 if you can't use it in a fucking sentence.
But how can I learn grammar without knowing what the words mean?
>what resources are you using to teach yourself?
Going through the guide
> but it's seriously odd you would teach yourself weeks of the days and numbers before some of the very most essential grammar rules.
They're like the first thing in core2k
Tae Kim tells you what the words mean for each sentence. Like for 本だ, Tae Kim tells you that 本 means book, and then explains how だ works. You don't need to know 2,000 words to learn how だ works.
Spending a month straight on core2k is about the dumbest thing you can do.
You don't learn a million words and then try and work out what the bits in-between mean. That's absolutely insane. Grammar you'll see every day, some words you won't see for months.
did you skip over the part in the guide that said 2a, 2b and 2c should be completed simultaneously?
even if you only know like 10 words you can still make some extremely primitive sentences out of those with the first few points of grammar in Tae Kim
>Tae Kim tells you what the words mean for each sentence. Like for 本だ, Tae Kim tells you that 本 means book, and then explains how だ works. You don't need to know 2,000 words to learn how だ works.
Except that the first lesson has about 2,000 words in it.
Tae Kim is retarded, he doesn't understand the very simple advice a random shitposter on /a/ is able to give- you don't need to know a bunch of words to start grammar.
It's not anki. It's you. I just blazed through 100+ new cards. I feel like I could do a lot more but I know there's a very good chance it's going to hurt me in a few days come review time.
>put off reps all day
>"okay, better do them now, it's getting late"
>10 cards in
>overwhelming feeling of futility sets in
>can't even find the energy to try to remember cards
I think this is the end for me, lads.
>not spending 3 years in Japan and then learning what desu means
You can do it.
I believe in you. We all do.
What's important is only that you never give up. If you quit now, it's over. If, for you, learning Japanese is worth striving for, worth pushing through, then you'll make it some day.
The important thing to realize IMO is that literally anyone can learn a language. You're not special. You're not the one guy that CAN'T learn japanese, as long as you keep at it.
I got to that stage
I'd go to bed "I'll do my reps tomorrow morning, get them out the way"
Tomorrow morning comes
"I'll do them after my dinner when I'm not hungry"
"I'll do them before bed"
Then I'd rush through, and hate every single second of it
Didn't even learn any grammar in the meantime. The pressure of Anki was weighing me down
It was then I knew this wasn't for me
You're dumb. The best way to handle reps is to go "I'll do X number now, then shitpost for 50 minutes, then do another X number". Doing them in one big block is always going to suck.
Why are most people here? There is very, very little learning discussion. It's shitposts and memes. The only thing useful is the OP.
>Learning Japanese or Anki?
I doubt you can learn effectively without Anki
Easier said than done.
It's not like I want to give up, but I've totally lost confidence in my ability to learn this language. Even after I look up grammar when trying to understand a sentence, most of the time it's still just gibberish to me and I can't make any sense of it. I've tried Hanahira which everyone says is so stupidly easy that anyone could read it, but I barely had any idea what was being said half the time even in that. It took me three days just to get out of the main character's bedroom.
Hanahira is only "stupidly easy" in comparison to other VNs, it's still native Japanese. It'll be tough to read if it's the first thing you try. All I can say is that if you keep going you'll master it simply because it's a game of memory more than anything else.
They're better than a hand, a spoon or knife and fork for a lot of foods, though in general the knife and fork is the most versatile. The hand being the easiest but most useless and the spoon being second easiest but only useful for soup, pasta and maybe one or other dish.
I didn't say it doesn't matter. It's a massive boon, possibly the single most useful thing to have while learning a language.
Only an absolute moron wouldn't be able to understand that. Already having a language to express concepts in turns language learning from slow paced trial and error into a piece of cake.
He means that Japs only have to learn about remembering the kanji, whereas we not only have to learn how to write the kanji but we also have to learn the words to go with them, and learning a new word in another language is significantly harder than learning one in your native language until you reach a certain level of fluency.
Your native language is not actively getting in your way though. You're just not receiving the extra boost it might have given you had you chosen a more similar language to learn.
That's how reading is at first dummy. It's sort of like learning to ride a bike, you have to fall a billion times before you can make it stand still. Except that with a bike, once you finally succeed that's it, you won't fall anymore, and with reading it's an painstaking alternation of falls and successes with the balance very slowly tipping away from the falls and towards the successes.
>the spoon being second easiest but only useful for soup, pasta and maybe one or other dish.
Wha... you can eat anything you can cut with a spoon with a spoon. It's far more versatile than a fork.
>learning a new word in another language is significantly harder than learning one in your native language
I don't feel that way at all. Why would you think that?
あたま - (picture a head)
Head - (picture a head)
>can't even pierce
>can't crush properly
>can't hold anything in place for the knife to do it's work
>the fork can hold 95% of the foods a spoon can
>doesn't have a giant version which is the weapon of choice of MOTHERFUCKING POSEIDON
Spoons, are you even trying?
Don't speak of that abomination.
There's nothing wrong with sporks. A tool like this will get you through all your dining related needs without any dumb fiddling with multiple tools.
There's only one ないと and it expresses a feeling of the impending negative consequences in case whatever comes before doesn't come to happen. It's only your English oriented mind that's trying to forcefully analyze it further.
I came back a few days ago just to see how the thread was doing. It was great. There was plenty of helpful and intelligent discussions. I even got to learn a few things. Came back everyday since to find exceptionally shit threads that were even worse than I remember.
>expecting more of DJT
That's just sad, anon
>tfw too stressed to read
>can only manage to do reps
can't learn jap
When you're eating Brazilian rice you're supposed to take the spoon/fork inside your mouth with the rice, can't do it sideways. I guess it isn't a problem if you're using it for soup.
I spent the last 3 days playing Fallout 4 non stop and barely managed to finish my reps let alone read.
Luckily I'm getting bored of it now so I might just get some reading done one of these days.
What are your specs?
I have a gtx 970 which runs GTA V almost maxed out perfectly fine, but gets microstutter when just looking at the ceiling in Skyrim. Bethesda can't into making games.
I don't really play anything else than Insurgency nowadays so that's not a huge problem.
I just recently tried out Skyrim again for the fuck of it and was astonished that it in all seriousness ran worse than GTA V.
i5-4460 and a 7870, perfect for the minimum requirements
I don't really game though so it's fine for me I just use my desktop for torrenting terabytes of anime and music and stuff
200 cards is nothing. Of course it's going to be fun at first because of the novelty.
>What is more fun than learning new things?
Try saying that when you start reading and can't even figure out what basic sentences mean.
>watching the anime adaptation to an Urasawa manga
ah, now it makes sense, normally I would personally write it as "すべての失恋した人に" and I think that's still grammatically correct, goes to show how malleable Japanese grammar is.
But how does the 幸せを… integrates with the rest?
It's saying something like "may all the broken hearted people find happiness", but it's phrased in a sort of poetic way, that's why it's 幸せを and the verb is missing. This isn't a sentence you'd say in every day conversation, but you'll find a lot of examples like this in song lyrics.
Assuming you meant to type ようにして, googling that gives this as the first result
>Example: I will try to do it...
>見るようにします : try to see
There's a few other related grammar points worth studying, しようとする、のような with nouns etc. which is probably why you're confused, よう is used for a lot of different things, just gotta keep practicing and you'll be able to know which one it is when you see it in a sentence.
>useless dumbfuck like me.
M8 don't you dare talk about yourself like that, I'll slap your ass (in an entirely non-sexual way).
I believe in you anon, go forth and learn Japanese!
>Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye.
High settings with modded textures, ENB and everything else
I still dropped the game after 5 hours, I already played it on console so I already knew what I was going to play and it wasn't very good, only reason you should play Skyrim is making unrealistically hot characters and masturbate to them as they kill people.
I don't really like the face of this one but still pretty good, I should go to the TES general more.
You get smarter the more you use your brain. Your brain is forming paths as you learn and think, making it better at learning and thinking in general. IQ itself can be raised to an extent. Even people who are considered mildly mentally disabled can be brought up to a more functional level, even if they'll never be astrophysicists.
It goes the other way, too. If you spend a decade just playing videogames and watching TV, your mind will dull. Your brain is not static. Much like your muscles, if it's not using something, it'll destroy it so that it can redistribute the energy that you're using elsewhere. When you try to get back into using your brain, you'll find that you have some work ahead of you.
Learning languages is a fairly demanding task to give your brain. You have a lot of information to memorize, and then you have to figure out how to throw it together. You're forcing it to absorb and sort through all of that, fighting its lazy, conservationist tendencies every step of the way and forming those paths. Yes, it's going to make you sharper. If you learn another skill on top of Japanese (playing an ins