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I decided to separate my cards into three categories. Kanji which describes things like objects and such. e.g 静 Kanji which describes concepts. e.g ナスo Kanji which are verbs. e.g 行窶堋ュ This is in preparation for learning basic grammar. I came across a page regarding basic grammar...
I'd like to go to Japan, to sight see and such. In particular, Akihabara. Because, I'm a geek. But, not just there. I'd like to see Kyoto, Osaka, and the Kansai region. Meet this Kansai Ben person. Ha-ha. I made a joke. I don't know if I'll get to go in the near future, but we'll see. I'm not...
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Been listening to Japanese speech on and off in addition to my kanji studying. Courtesy of youtube. I think it's helpful because being able to hear normal speech will get me use to normal speed when speaking. In addition, I'm able to now and again pick out words used in conversation with words...
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Have been bad regarding posting. Been a little busy. New goal of understanding and knowing 2000 kanji by the end of December. I mean I dont have much time left. Maybe fifty, sixty years left? There's only so much time. Besides Japanese there are other things I want to study. My plan of doing...
I didn't realize that there was a kanji test administered by the Ministry of Education. There are, apparently, ten levels. After glancing the descriptions of what the various ten levels are, I'm confident that I could pass level 10, which is the ultimate lowest. Kanji ... not becoming very...
Kanji ... getting harder to memorize them now. Even with the note cards. At first I thought that since my brain was bigger than the little kids that perhaps I'd have a better retention rate. But, now I understand why there is a certain amount that you learn "by" the end of the new year and not...
Been busy trying doing some cleaning around the house. Been slacking a little on my Japanese. Think I mentioned in another entry about finding a cool kanji book at Barnes and Noble. But, I'll get around to it once I learn a little more kanji. Found a line today, written mostly in first year...
Got back home from Vacation. Studied Japanese while I was away by trying to memorize the first 100 kanji. Only got up to 68 so far. Found a book at the book store called, "Essential Kanji." I was tempted to buy it, but I don't feel I've gotten to the point where it would be useful to me. As I'm...
Not a terribly serious blog, of course. Most of this is in good fun and humor. Satire. I thought since I was learning Japanese with a more serious endeavor, I would satirize my journey to some extent. I would very much like to get to a point where I'm fluent in Japanese to enrich my own life...
Writing Kanji on index cards for study. Haven't waded through the thread regarding on and kun readings. But probably will have to once I finish mastering the alphabet. Took about a month to properly learn a good chunk of it. I hope it didn't take this long when I was a child and was learning the...
Learning Japanese Journal. Day 1. Well, it's not really day 1, but I can't tell what day it's been thus far. Maybe a month or so? Still trying to learn the alphabet. Almost done. Next will be the conjunctions between vowels and consonants. Like, chuu, or kyo. That shouldn't be too hard if...

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