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Re: Basic Japanese (hiragana, katakana, etc)
« Reply #60 on: October 26, 2010, 08:46:28 AM »
I don't know more about Anki  but I think Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it is a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn.

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Re: Basic Japanese (hiragana, katakana, etc)
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Re: Basic Japanese (hiragana, katakana, etc)
« Reply #62 on: June 14, 2011, 03:40:05 PM »
^ I agree, I often use jisho's radicals as a way to look up unknown kanj faster.
I also love the setence "function" because it shows you how words are used in context

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Re: Basic Japanese (hiragana, katakana, etc)
« Reply #63 on: June 19, 2011, 01:36:33 AM »
The Meguro Language Center has some nice stuff that is free
http://www.mlcjapanese.co.jp/Download.htm

For Kanji http://www.dartmouth.edu/~kanji/ might be interesting (requires quicktime ), they have video clips that show you the stroke order.
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Re: Basic Japanese (hiragana, katakana, etc)
« Reply #64 on: June 19, 2011, 05:41:13 AM »
The Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary ...Editor in Chief Jack Halpern. It has been invaluable for intermediate level studies.                                                http://www.kanji.org/kanji/dictionaries/learners/learners.htm

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Re: Basic Japanese (hiragana, katakana, etc)
« Reply #65 on: June 24, 2011, 01:13:51 PM »
Denshi Jisho is good for online reference.

But I use Tagaini Jisho.

It's a free Japanese dictionary software for kanji, and has a lot of characters plus english meanings and alternate readings.

Also has strokes demonstration feature and handy hiragana/katakana reference sidebar.

AND you can match characters that have similar components etc.

Really good stuff. Google it, trust me.

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Re: Basic Japanese (hiragana, katakana, etc)
« Reply #66 on: October 27, 2011, 05:19:55 AM »
For kanji, I suggest having a look at http://kanjidamage.com/

It's what I'm using.

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Re: Basic Japanese (hiragana, katakana, etc)
« Reply #67 on: December 05, 2011, 03:48:13 PM »
So how many of you guys took the JLPT yesterday? What level? How did you handle it?

N5 @ Philadelphia here. Shoulda taken the N4 :kickass:

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Re: Basic Japanese (hiragana, katakana, etc)
« Reply #68 on: December 05, 2011, 04:05:47 PM »
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Re: Basic Japanese (hiragana, katakana, etc)
« Reply #69 on: December 05, 2011, 06:36:23 PM »
N4 @ Toronto \o/

Definitely should've taken at least N3 :nervous That listening section was just...SLOOOOOOOOOOOOW. Especially after watching so much stuff on a consistent basis..

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Re: Basic Japanese (hiragana, katakana, etc)
« Reply #70 on: November 11, 2012, 04:44:54 PM »
i wanna learn so i can understand japanese porn lol   :nervous

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Re: Basic Japanese (hiragana, katakana, etc)
« Reply #71 on: December 04, 2012, 07:22:00 PM »
That listening section was just...SLOOOOOOOOOOOOW.

The listening still blows. Anyway, just bombed the N3 this past weekend. N4 would have been a cakewalk, so I tried to punch above my weight. Oh well..

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Re: Basic Japanese (hiragana, katakana, etc)
« Reply #72 on: August 23, 2013, 03:36:31 PM »
It's just about time to register for the December JLPT. Who is gonna take it? What level? I'm fixing to take the N3 again, after my almost-pass last year. I figure I'll be ready this time :japan:

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Re: Basic Japanese (hiragana, katakana, etc)
« Reply #73 on: August 23, 2013, 03:43:02 PM »
^ based on what you mentioned Amp san, I hope to take N4,
but I am not good at test taking, so am not sure how I will do.... :sweatdrop:

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Re: Basic Japanese (hiragana, katakana, etc)
« Reply #74 on: August 23, 2013, 04:14:36 PM »
N5 was a breeze, after a few months of study. I don't think N4 can be much worse. Everything is multiple choice too, so it makes it a bit easier to guess sometimes.

Edit: The first post wasn't updated in years and years, so I added a list of useful resources. I also changed the title, to better reflect the thread.
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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #75 on: August 23, 2013, 05:21:29 PM »
Let's double post!

Have you Android users checked out IMI? It's a decent dictionary app. Given that virtually all dictionaries use edict/JMdict, the presentation is the primary difference between them all. My biggest gripe with the apps is the poorly done UIs, but I think IMI is  the best in this regard (after my app, of course). Check it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.naruhodo.imifree

I'm still working on my own dictionary app, but it's not quite ready for release yet. There's a few little bugs here and there, and I need to finish up some menus. If I stop being lazy, I could finish it by next weekend. Check it out here: http://forum.jphip.com/index.php?topic=25288.msg1202557#msg1202557

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #76 on: September 13, 2013, 12:54:38 PM »
So did anyone sign up for the JLPT yet? I'm still debating it, because I might be mad busy in December.

Class this semester is alright, if slow. I'm starting to dislike the classroom format, though. Feels like the time could be better spent. Let's go to japan!! :cokecat:

Yall in class this semester? What level, what textbooks, what projects due?

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #77 on: September 14, 2013, 02:26:20 PM »
I signed up for N5, was worried N4 might be too much.  :nervous

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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #78 on: October 04, 2013, 11:49:52 PM »
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Re: Learn Japanese
« Reply #79 on: October 29, 2013, 04:16:28 PM »
Still not digging class this semester. We roleplay way too much. Hard for me to make up conversations in English, let alone Japanese.

In other news, I should be studying abroad next semester. LET'S GO :japan:

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