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previous bangin thread >>146361179
I see >>146404964 as :
With （しま） being omitted because she was startled and started yelling. I can't see it in any other way.
If I'm wrong then please explain it to me.
So I'm new to anki: is there a way to have the question as the japanese audio and the answer as the definition? All the shared decks I've tried seem to have the japanese text as the question? Is there a button to swap this for an entire deck, or practice this way temporarily?
Today I decided that if I want to get some actual reading done, I needed to separate myself from the company. So I took my kindle and went into a room with no computer and no TV. I read for about 30 minutes then fell asleep for 3 hours. Not quite what I expected.
That's wrong. せん is a conjugation of する in itself, there's no しません there. Originally, the conjugation should be せぬ (which means the same as しない) but the ぬ often gets slurred to simply ん.
See >>146406689 for an example.
Even Japanese highschoolers don't know how to write kanjis. How am I supposed to do better than them?
いい加減にする is a very common expression meaning something like "to cut it out", don't overthink why it is so, just take it as one big verb. Then, when put that expression in the negative and add a か it becomes a request or order, いい加減にしないか, literally "won't you cut it out?"
That character switches the しない for せん, but those are synonyms so the switch does nothing to change the meaning of the expression. It's just a different speech pattern that can maybe tell you something about who the speaker is, for example, some dialects always use せん instead of しない, I'd guess that character speaks in kansai-ben.
That's what I had put down as a guesstimate to recheck at the end of everything. Yay.
There's still other things I need to figure out like 「ぱないの！」. At some point I'll become better, hopefully. I thought this will be the easiest one so far to TL, with its low detail art style, but nope.
>I'd guess that character speaks in kansai-ben.
Possible but unlikely. It's just that, as you probably know, Tokyo/standard dialects borrows a lot of aspects of kansai-ben for "angry" or "manly" speech (and they become modified a bit from the kansai usages)
Im having trouble with Rikaisama Anki auto import
Whenever I press R on a word it will either do nothing or say "note added" but nothing is ever added.
Ive tried everything by now: Restarting Pc, reinstalling both Anki and Rikaisama, following the install guide word for word and mirroring my options with the pictures.
Can anybody help?
Reading, understanding, being able to write it out in english. Somehow people like my end result, even though to me it looks like I fucked up hard, but they like it and say it's correct, so I guess we're all wrong.
I'm pretty tired right now though, sorry for having to ask questions.
Ok, worked it out. Shame for decks with subdecks you must edit each individual subdeck, unless you know another method (can't find one in the manual).
Now to make the fonts not look like shit...
There was a guy in the last thread with this problem, I think he fixed it by making sure there was at least one card in the deck he was trying to import to. But I wasn't really paying attention, so I might be wrong.
Your card template is blank or messed up. Adding a card doesn't actually fix the problem, but people don't realize what the problem is until they try adding a card manually.
>Where can one learn this?
The Dictionary of Japanese Grammar series have concept entries which go over such irregular conjugations. Here is one such example:
For some reason the direct entry link didn't work when not posting the messy url version.
Pic related, but please refer back to anon's explanation here: >>146406841
>the ぬ often gets slurred to simply ん.
Sigh, don't ever quit you guys.
I had a 80% retention at 30 new cards a day before I quit for 2 months and now I'm in this shitty situation.
By the way, those 399 mature cards are the really easy ones like 母、赤、妹、今日 and so on.
he caught his own key aids but they found the cure he just has to stop making anime
i cant believe i decided to dig up the tweet for you but here you go bro
And then, instead of using my first name without an honorific (呼び捨て) like she used to a long time ago,
she called me "Tomoya-kun," with a -kun at the end (くん付け),
And made it so that one feels a sense of distance in her behavior.
Yes. Thanks. This makes sense. Have a tomato for your efforts.
Yes. It actually does make sense now. Before he broke it down like that I could not figure it out and now I feel like an idiot for not seeing it that way. In the future I won't make that mistake.
Thank you for your positive insights in this matter.
Long term, are there any notable drawbacks to focusing on words instead of isolated kanji other than what is listed in the guide (notably the inability to write, decreased vocabulary retention)?
I see pretty much everywhere recommending Core2k so clearly the word approach is popular. Has anyone here been studying the other way?
drawbacks depend on what your goals are
youre not gonna lose braincells and get rectal cancer if you study kanjis 1 at a time however you may waste a shit load of your time depending on what your goals are
This is classical grammar, not the modern 来ぬ.
And it's not the negative ぬ, that's modern Japanese again. The auxiliary verb ぬ is perfective in classical grammar.
So 暁がは来ぬ is actually 暁が来た in this case.
>literally can't tell the difference between ai and ae no matter how much I try
this is it in english:
O poet! a new nobility is conferred in groves and pastures, and not in castles, or by the sword-blade, any longer. The conditions are hard, but equal. Thou shalt leave the world, and know the muse only. Thou shalt not know any longer the times, customs, graces, politics, or opinions of men, but shalt take all from the muse. For the time of towns is tolled from the world by funereal chimes, but in nature the universal hours are counted by succeeding tribes of animals and plants, and by growth of joy on joy. God wills also that thou abdicate a manifold and duplex life, and that thou be content that others speak for thee. Others shall be thy gentlemen, and shall represent all courtesy and worldly life for thee; others shall do the great and resounding actions also. Thou shalt lie close hid with nature, and canst not be afforded to the Capitol or the Exchange. The world is full of renunciations and apprenticeships, and this is thine: thou must pass for a fool and a churl for a long season. This is the screen and sheath in which Pan has protected his well-beloved flower, and thou shalt be known only to thine own, and they shall console thee with tenderest love. And thou shalt not be able to rehearse the names of thy friends in thy verse, for an old shame before the holy ideal. And this is the reward: that the ideal shall be real to thee, and the impressions of the actual world shall fall like summer rain, copious, but not troublesome, to thy invulnerable essence.
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>if that bothers you get a job and move out
>take care of your health
>I personally don't think that's a bad thing but whatever
>LEARN JAPANESE YOU FAGGOT RIGHT NOW READ THE FUCKING GUIDE AND GET STARTED LIKE GOD DAMN
Everything will be 大丈夫. Life is fleeting and meaningless anyway so no matter what you do and don't do it's fine. Learning and understanding Japanese is fun so I recommend it.
>Life is fleeting and meaningless anyway so no matter what you do and don't do it's fine.
Fucking nihilist subhuman.
You're the second person who's called me a nihilist. I'm inspired by Buddhism though. This life is an illusion and full of suffering.
But if you're going to be attached to something animu is a beautiful illusion which is why we should all learn Japanese.
you have to know sad to know happy dude everything is one thing not one thing or the other but all the things
also for a buddhist influenced dude you seem a little overly concerned about the self
A person cannot live without suffering and causing others to suffer. Only when we let go of desires can we find peace. Sure there are happy and sad things and that's what keeps us grounded but it distracts us from the reality. Obviously it is not practical to try and convince people that they should just stop caring about everything but it would be a good idea to stop caring about things you cannot control/cause you suffering.
>you're overly concerned about the self
I am? I didn't mean to come off that way but I guess the self is still on my mind a lot. It's hard to become completely detached but I'll probably get there someday.
There's no such thing as gaijin utaites. That's just disgusting.
Anytime a westerner bothers to put 歌ってみた, or 踊ってみた, or any Japanese text at all for that matter in the title of their video it means that it's cancer and you have to stay away.
Finally caught up to my recognition deck. Did 125 new cards today.
For instance. What version sounds better the original or the cover. Answer only if you know both Japanese and English.
Am I absolutely 100% braindead baka retarded if I'm learning kanji without knowing how it's pronounced in Japanese? Like, I know what the word means in English but I don't know how to say it in Japanese. I've only been learning for a couple of weeks.
No question is dumb anon. I feel sorry for you.
I agree the original is great but I like the Japanese cover slightly more because it seems more mysterious because I don't know Japanese.
Personally I think that's bullshit. I still like the sound of Japanese in song or in anime form. If I had to name one thing that got worse it's that I now spot acting which I don't like more frequently, but that's about it. I generally think watching anime raw is a much better experience than watching it subbed.
Thanks for your opinion anon. I'll treasure it forever.
>Am I absolutely 100% braindead baka retarded
You can look at it both ways though anon. Reading subs will help improve your reading level over time. If you ever have a kid you should make sure he or she watches subbed only while growing once they know the basics of reading.
I didn't think it really would be. Especially when everything is usually subbed there is really no reason and I've yet to come into contact with a actual Japanese speaker in my life.
Nah you can fuck off with him. You people that obnoxiously deal in terms of "bait" never cease to be annoying especially given that you tried to encourage him to "bait" more.
Reading >>146420460 made me realize, I just also want people to be nice. But there is some bizarre correlation between competence/skill/enthusiasm and unpleasantness. I don't get it.
Like take anime. If you talk to people in real life about anime, chances are they will be nice since most people are nice in general. But probably the most you can do together about your hobby is share a laugh about Attack on Titan or whatever because they just aren't into it as much as you are.
Then you go to /a/. Here, you get lots of people talking about all sorts of stuff, and unless you're someone who's only here for manga, generally fairly hardcore fans who know their stuff. (Or, at least, the best you are going to get on a public forum.) Great, right? Well, it would be if people weren't so goddamn negative. Trolls, people with anger issues, and people inches away from the suicide hotline are all over and they make discussion very unpleasant if you are talking about something they don't like (and everything is something that someone, somewhere, doesn't like).
Or say you're talking about learning Japanese in real life. As long as they are not the socially retarded type, you'll probably have a pleasant conversation about whatever, but they'll just be talking about how hard learning 2000 kanji is or whatever and that they can't wait for their wanikani reviews to come due. Not too many people really learning it to learn it.
Then you come to somewhere like DJT, yeah? Everywhere else on the internet like /r/learnjapanese is filled with people like I said above, but DJT has plenty of real hardcore learners. But you aren't going to find too much pleasant discussion. Just a bunch of insulting other people, disregarding other people's opinions and calling them retards, and making fun of learning methods that differ from your own.
It's a sad state of affairs. Can't talk in real life because they're casuals, can't talk on the internet because they're just bad people.
Now that you got that out of your system, how well did I do really do?
Did you really just write that entire thing out of sympathy for someone who was quite obviously spamming bait? Seriously? I can't believe there are retards like you that are honestly deluded enough to think everyone is a mean old jerk because they don't write a nice little paragraph in response to every "how many weeks does it take to learn all the hiraganas" post. There's still plenty of actual, legit discussion, it's just places like here don't feel like spoonfeeding every idiot who can't focus long enough to read the few pages of guide or think/google things for themselves so there are none of the politely-worded rehashings of the same basic information that people like you are somehow under the impression constitute "discussion".
Oh and if you read the fucking guide you'll also see why your "making fun of learning methods that differ from your own" comment is retarded. Thank you kindly for reading, now please get the fuck off my board.
These ones are almost all easy desu
They can be tricky when there are multiple "grammatically correct" answers but one that sounds better, because you might just choose the first one you find and not check all permutations to realize there is a better one.
But overall I think they are easier than the other types of grammar problems since it doesn't test nuance it just tests if you can tell what a sentence is supposed to sound like
Hm. Well, I wouldn't say I can't handle it, just that I'm lamenting the state of affairs. My method of handling the shitposting is just coming here less. Haven't been on /a/ regularly for years and although I used to come to DJT daily I'm coming here less and less. Probably helping my 上達 but it'd be nice to have a better place for discussion.
The modern (post-2011 or so?) 4chan mentality is pretty sad really. Like an emotionally troubled highschooler doing drugs to prove that they're not lame, everyone pretends to be mean-spirited all the time to prove they're a real 4channer. Good example of this is posts like >>146425484.
>Thank you kindly for reading, now please get the fuck off my board.
I remember fondly the times when I referred to /a/ as "my board" and did backseat moderation for hours on end to try to make the board a better place. But, it never did jack and as the years passed I realized that /a/ was basically just as shit as everywhere else, just a different flavor of shit. As time went on I made fewer and fewer posts because I realized they were all pointless.
Even this post I'm making myself is pointless. I'm not going to accomplish anything or convince anyone of anything. All I'll get is a few people calling me a fag or telling me to go to reddit, even though half of them are probably fresh off the boat themselves. Ultimately, it's just a self-serving plea, a hope to attain some sort of human contact. The hope that I'll find somebody of similar mind, or if not that, at the very least, a measly (You).
Anon, know I bear you know ill will, even though you may me. It's not the individual's fault, but the society's. When you call me a fag, even if the feeling is genuine, I don't really believe you would do that in real life. It's naught but malice born of clinging to the digital shibboleth.
I've been called the sakura poster by anons here but none of the posts in this thread have anything to do with what people are going on about.
It's just another crappy way of trying to get others to validate personal insecurity over someone not agreeing with you over something, really. Pretty lame.
looking for opinions on my current training regimen
I'm using the RTK anki deck for kanji, but it will be a while before I finish it so I'm supplementing it with the Japanese Core 2000 deck. So I'm getting a good mix of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Anyway, should I worry much about learning the kanji that shows up in the Core deck? Every time a new kanji comes up, I find the card for that kanji in the RTK deck and learn it in isolation. So far, this is working for me, but it might start to get tedious, and I don't know if learning kanji out of order is gonna screw things up later. Any thoughts?
Drop RTK for production. It is a waste of time, you do not need to do that right now. RTK is helpful for its ordering of the kanji but memorizing how to write before you can read is like learning how to fly a jet before you can crawl. Either take a month and do RTK in recognition mode (kanji to keyword rather than other way around) or just drop it entirely.
Honestly, I can't imagine learning 2000+ kanji without breaking them down into radicals RTK-style, so I don't want to drop it. Also, keyword-to-kanji works for me because if I can do that, going the other way around is easy.
I'm treating RTK like learning the alphabet. How can I be expected to read and write if I don't even know the alphabet?
Well, I'm currently a novice so obviously I'm not going to be able to translate from English to Japanese yet.
you dont need to know much of the kanji alphabet to have fully functional japanese
what are your goals? if your answer is learn japanese the one you cant and two you need to learn how to set effective goals and spend your time reaching them in an effective manner as effectively as possible
K. I'm just speaking from experience. I went 1600ish kanji into RTK keyword to kanji before doing the rest of it kanji to keyword. Waste of time because doing it all kanji to keyword the first time around would have been much faster. Great fuckin party trick to be able to write out "tekken" as 鉄拳 and say "dude it means iron fist" but turns out most of the time you are reading, and when you are doing input instead of output knowing how to write kanji means diddly squat.
Given that the average time to finish RTK is what, 3 months or so, I think someone could finish it kanji-keyword in 1 month with about the same amount of time spent on it per day. Then they could get into actual reading 2 months sooner instead of wasting their fucking time doing reps of 鬱 all day because they missed a stroke.
Goal #1: Complete the RTK kanji deck and be able to recognize all ~2000 kanji with decent proficiency.
Goal #2: Complete the Japanese Core 2000 Step 1 Deck and be able to understand Japanese in both written and spoken form.
Goal #3: Recognize and use correct Japanese grammar. (Right now I'm mostly learning this from Pimsleur's audio lessons and from context in the Core deck, but I'm going start using the Genki grammar book. The only obstacle there is they introduce a lot of vocabulary, which slows me down.)
When you did kanji to keyword, did you still break it down into radicals and use stories to remember them?
I don't know how much I'm going to be physically writing kanji, but I figure if I'm going to spend this much time learning, I might as well go all the way and aim for some level of fluency, which would include writing.
If you're nice to people who post stupid shit they'll continue to post stupid shit. Being mean is the only way to maintain a level of quality but eventually it all turns to shit anyway and you end up with a bunch of snide idiots sniping at each other. Or if everyone is nice it's a bunch of idiots posting beginner level shit. Everything devolves to one of these two on the internet.
Because the more that I study, the more I notice that I'm able to recognize and understand Japanese. As long as I keep learning and retaining stuff, it's just going to keep snowballing and open up new opportunities to learn. For example, I've recently been reading those "graded readers" from the cornucopia of resources. I probably couldn't have done that a while ago, and now I can.
I don't really see the point in micromanaging self-assessment when it's fairly obvious whether progress is happening.
What content do you suggest? If you're talking about anime, manga, or Japanese television, I don't really look forward to having to stop several times each sentence to look up words, and then forget them soon after. I'd rather do the "stupid crap" first so that I actually have a foundation to build from.
>It's cool inside because they (the flowers) will quickly bloom if taken outside now.
Is this right?
I'm not sure where the hostility is coming from. I consider learning the kanji as basically learning the alphabet. Once I know the alphabet, I can look at something like >>146427458 and see "首相", and think "Inter- Neck? What the fuck does that mean?" And then I can google it and find out that it means prime minister. Now the next time I see 首相 I'll know that it means prime minister.
If I didn't learn the alphabet first, then instead of seeing "Inter- Neck" I would see a bunch of random ass squiggles and have to learn to recognize each kanji on their own, which sounds like a terrible alternative.
when people learn the alphabet they can also write it so are you saying you can visually reproduce the kanji youre learning as well on command?
this isnt hostility its actually dead serious im actually going out of my way to make a difference for you
Yeah your interpretation is correct. How come you asked? Generally you're better off using the time to continue reading instead of stopping to check your interpretation, and only ask if there's something that's repeatedly confusing you.
Yes, each kanji that I learn from the RTK deck I can accurately reproduce by hand because I know the radicals that make them up. So if I wanted to I could write "彼は首相です。" on paper because I know all those kanji.
Teaching yourself a language is tricky because if you don't notice your own mistakes, you're going to repeat them over and over again.
And since I'm just a beginner, I'd rather check with you guys whether my interpretation is correct or not. Anyway, thanks.
>Teaching yourself a language is tricky because if you don't notice your own mistakes, you're going to repeat them over and over again.
Only if you don't watch enough anime like we tell you to
I don't actually study the on-yomi or kun-yomi for any of the individual kanji because I think that's a complete waste of time. Instead I learn how to pronounce actual words, like ことし for "this year", and then learn which kanji makes up that word, like 今年.
I don't think this is true, and the reason is because of context. Maybe the first few times you see a certain construct you misinterpret it, but before long you'll come across a setting where your interpretation doesn't make sense, and then you'll look it up and realise what you did wrong. And if you never realise your mistake and whatever you're reading always makes sense despite it, it probably wasn't that important.
>learning the alphabet
>not learning how it's read
Imagine if learning English you went and learned how to read and write all the letters, but didn't learn how they're pronounced. Wow, you can write "b", what a shame you don't know it's read ビー
>he thinks he can learn Japanese without anime
hey girls how goes the 日本語
>I don't actually study the on-yomi or kun-yomi for any of the individual kanji because I think that's a complete waste of time.
okay? I wasn't implying you should? I don't give a fuck what you do I just don't like when people misunderstand how learning through vocab words. It's not like you just always see the kanji as clumps of random strokes.
Yeah I thought like you but it wasn't until I knuckled down and struggled through sentences where I had to look up multiple points of vocab and often some grammar that I started to get a feel for the language, iow actually acquiring it. There's no substitute for engaging with real content. You're right not to look forward to it because it's fucking painful. Memorizing vocab is helpful but it should be to aid you with actual content. This is why mining decks are so powerful. Also, Rikai makes looking things up relatively painless, and mostly handles inflection for you which is a great help in the beginning.
I don't learn the readings for individual kanji because each kanji can be read two (or more? idk) different ways depending on context. It makes much more sense to me to learn how to pronounce actual words, and then learn which kanji make that word up. Eventually, I'll recognize readings for certain kanji, such as "子" in both 子供 and 男の子 has the reading of こ. But I don't think it's worth the time to intentionally learn the multiple readings for each kanji individually.
Kinda dumb desu. Anki makes stuff like that unnecessary by making sure you're spending most of your time on the things you need to be spending your time on.
The only reason you would want to do something like that is if you are using physical flashcards
>end of heisei era
and are learning an easy language so everything is easy and you just need to go through them quickly to remind yourself a bit.
Learning the alphabet and learning all the kanji you need (you have no way of knowing this beforehand btw since it entirely depends on what you're going to read) are two completely different things and cannot be compared.
How do you fags deal with words that have way too many meanings?
Half of my cards look like this, what do I do? Please don't tell me you are all fucking memers that haven't finished core.
How do I deal with this?
I assumed that's what you were getting at since you turned 首 into くび.
I've got nothing against learning through vocabulary words, but personally I need to learn the kanji on their own before I recognize them in vocabulary words.
>end of heisei era
昭和 master race reporting in
>learning all the kanji you need (you have no way of knowing this beforehand btw since it entirely depends on what you're going to read)
I figure the ~2400 kanji in RTK will be all I'll ever need, and if I ever come across a new kanji I can just break it down into radicals and learn it in a similar fashion. When I say it's like learning the alphabet, I mean I want to be able to recognize any character that I might come across.
I think it's cool how Kanji start to look different after you get used to them, and there's a brief period where you don't recognize them because your brain sees them completely differently.
Not the guy you're responding to but I think you would be better off breaking down the goals into smaller ones.
IE breaking down Goal 1. into blocks of 500 or even 250 segments
if you just state you want to know 2000 it's almost like 2000 or nothing. It takes a while to get Heisig's method right. Alot of people(including me) had to start over more than once. One of the biggest problems for me was forgetting some of the less common primitives which the later characters require. The chapter with the hand radical has 130 kanji in it and you have to create some good stories to keep them separate
I don't know much about the core deck so i don't have anything to say about goal 2.
I would suggest you pick up a grammar book like you said and work on grammar in parallel.
Part of the point of doing RTK is that you learn how to tell kanji apart- once you know how to write them you can go about learning Japanese, learning vocab and all the rest.
How far are you into RTK?
I don't think anyone considers RTK to be useful in isolation. It's just for recognizing and differentiating between kanji. That's why I'm also using the Japanese Core 2000 deck to build vocabulary and basic grammar.
I mean, more power to you if you have the discipline to do that kinda thing all the way, but you're not gonna start acquiring the language until you jump into actual content. You're delaying that gratification in the hopes of having an easier time when you first start reading. Maybe it's worth it.
I don't know how I can get myself to do reviews. I got this far cause I use to get dissapointed when I'd open a random japanese site or manga and not understand so much, but now that doesn't happen. I've learned enough words to put me in a comfort zone so to speak even though I know I could and should be improving more (I still read often everyday).
I'm going to sign up for N2 soon so that might be something to work towards? I'm glad it's easier to read/listen to stuff but maybe I need to find something harder/more rewarding to read as motivation. Any reccomendations?
That's why I'm also doing the Japanese Core 2000 deck at the same time to build vocab and grammar. It's fun to recognize the kanji that I learned from RTK when I see it in the Core deck, because I learn how it can be pronounced and what it looks like in context. The only problem is super common kanji like 行 are way at the back of the RTK deck, so I'm learning kanji in the RTK order as well as learning a few ahead of schedule through Core.
Once I know enough vocab I can jump into reading raw manga or watching anime without the subs. Before I have enough vocab, that seems like a waste of time though.
its backwards because hes trying to design his own curriculum in a way that mimics what a primary school child does except its entirely skewed and twisted and hes going to have empty pockets in the end
if you want to do it like youre a 5 year old then use real materials designed for 5 year olds
>and hes going to have empty pockets in the end
Which is likely much more than what you will have, sitting here trying to shit down random anons who are actually studying.
You can't fail to learn a language unless you remove it from your life.
I assume most people here are self-taught, so we are all designing our own curriculum in a way. But I'm using reputable and established materials, so it's not like I'm just winging it.
>hes going to have empty pockets in the end
I don't know what you mean by this. How do you study Japanese, just so I can understand where you're coming from?
>if you want to do it like youre a 5 year old then use real materials designed for 5 year olds
I know you're being sarcastic, but I actually have been reading those "graded readers" from the cornucopia of resources which are basically just childrens books. As a novice, it's fun to be able to read something without any outside resources.
if you go to animelon you can watch anime with romaji, hiragana, katakana, full blown japanese, no subs. You can watch with full japanese+romaji, japanese+hiragana, combinations of those above
for other media just pick something that's at your level. I learned in grade school that if open a page of a book and don't understand/recognize 5 words on a page the book is too advanced for you. You don't have to be that strict but its a good rule of thumb- just come back later to it when you're reading is better. You wouldn't tell someone learning english to read tolstoy as one of their first books
I personally like materials that are text+Japanese audio
you have it wrong im shitting here trying to sit down random anons
i learned it on the streets of southside kawasaki hustling daily to survive in a polluted city of despair
youll have empty pockets because you never made an attempt to actually fill them
>And it's not the negative ぬ, that's modern Japanese again. The auxiliary verb ぬ is perfective in classical grammar.
Fun fact: This is where 死ぬ came from, and the particular that it's a punctual verb.
Can Anki do 3-state?
Word-Sentence-Translation? I kinda feel like making the word out of context is cheating, but I also hate how I always end up glancing at the sentence translation when reading.
>been using anki for years
>didnt realise what it meant until i hit this card
oh my GOD
I recently updated to windows 10 and my IME is no longer functioning as it used to. It still recognizes that it's in Japanese IME mode but it won't switch to hiragana or katakana mode no matter what I do. Can anyone help me fix this?
no idea bud i didnt downgrade cause i want to actually play vns and learn japanese
You ain't kidding. I'm at the point where I can just understand shit if it comes in slowly enough, ie no translating piecemeal in my head or anything, but the rate at which real Japanese speak is too fast for me, even in children's animes. So far the beginner recommended anime I've looked at have characters talking at what feels like a mile a minute. I think the people making these recommendations have the impression that what makes listening comprehension hard at first is if they use complex grammar or uncommon vocab, but it's not. It's just how fast they talk and how much they slur their syllables.
Anyone here know how hard is the Japanese in Spice and Wolf?
I'm a JLPT2 and I'm looking to practice my Japanese reading and learn new kanji, but I also want to enjoy the story so I'm not sure if I should try my hand at reading the novel in Japanese or the English version.
Ok so what the heck does the 一日 in 今日も一日頑張ろう！ mean?
Is this just an expression?
Would you read this as:
>I’ve always wanted to have sex with my son whom I gave birth to before I was married…
>Even before I was married, I've always thought I wanted to have sex with my son whom I had given birth to...
Is there even a right answer? Context doesn't provide the details.
too hard for you unless you got a perfect N2 score and are actually a latent N1 in disguise
even if you're N1 you'll still be consulting a dictionary almost every other page, though I doubt you'll have issues parsing any grammar
Since I have no idea what a lot of hiragana would map to.
And you'd generally want to have your own usage align with what Japanese people use.
Take い for example. 5 is possible, I guess, but who knows?
In informal writing, dakuten is occasionally used on vowels to indicate a shocked or strangled articulation; for example, on あ゛ or う゛.
い is 5 or 1.
Anyway don't start typing stuff like ８６４９ or whatever for よろしく you'll look like a spastic. And you generally don't need a table to figure it out the other way around. It probably means you should stop talking to 12 year old girls too.
Obviously it's a French loan word, "adeiu".
Yeah I know the first is あ゛just didn't know how to write it in IME, wondering more about the second. Context is a gasp of pain but never heard あ゛でゅ seems a bit weird for that.
>Obviously it's a French loan word, "adeiu".
From the context, no. Dildos are involved.
got this from a random LN title generator after doing my reps
i need to become jap expert within 15 days. Persona 5 release 15 next month. wat do
Just try it and find out. If you're worried you won't get the optimal amount of meaning out of it or whatever the fuck, just reread it later. If you don't wanna reread it then it wasn't that good anyway. Also, IME asking someone to estimate how hard something will be for you is a waste of time, because they're not you.
That word only has a couple of meanings, it's just that one of them doesn't happen to map neatly to a single English word.
Imagine if we didn't have a word for "dog".
The flashcard for 犬 would say "Labrador, Alsatian, Poodle, Pug, etc." but it that doesn't mean it has dozens of meanings.
It's used in internet slang more than anything I think, but it's certainly not limited to that or to "cool kids". メモる for example is a very common verb used even on corporate environments.
I don't consider run-down 中小企業 run by Fラン graduates and employing 高卒 DQNs "corporate environments". Any self-respecting company would expect its employees to use 控える like intelligent adults would.
It's incredibly simple but I don't want to encourage people just coming into this thread and asking for translations
So I'll give you all the characters out of order and you can put them together and find it out yourself with google translate or some shit
>>So I'll give you all the characters out of order and you can put them together and find it out yourself with google translate or some shit
I know the question was retarded, probably on purpose, but this is pure unadulterated 自閉症