- 28 Oct 2016
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I understand what you mean by humbling lol 時間通り had me scratching my head for a minute then I was like... Duh haha
おはい、once again I'm stuck. The kanji looks like 言 but only 3 lines not 4. So take out the second to the top line and that's what I'm looking for. Been searching radicals of 口 for the past hour and I can't find it
言 modified for clarity.
This would go much easier if you spent some time learning the basics of the language first rather than trying to learn by brute force decoding. The way you're going about it is a stone waste of time and energy.
Well I'm actually saving every kanji I learn through the game in a folder in this jisho app that I can study as flash cards later. So far I have 36 I can study from playing tonight. I'm noticing a lot of frequency through these kanji. There's no sense in learning all 4000 if I'm going to only use 2000 for my job and social interaction.優秀
You already correctly typed in 期待 earlier.
This is a p!ss-poor way to go about learning kanji, by the way.
I'm noticing a lot of frequency through these kanji.
There's no sense in learning all 4000 if I'm going to only use 2000 for my job and social interaction.
They don't? That's what I've always read. What are the actual figures then...?That's because you're encountering repetitive vocabulary in the narrow context of a game.
I don't know where you get your information, but neither of those figures bear any resemblance to reality.
They don't? That's what I've always read. What are the actual figures then...?
No it's fine I need some input. This is my first time ever trying this. You keep saying decent textbook when I have tae kims guide to Japanese grammar and a different 90 day book I wasted $16 on. Is that not enough for being N5?There is no reliable number for the "full" amount of kanji that exist, but it is way more than 4000. The number in general use is somewhere around 2000. The number that you will have a "need" for in all likelihood will be nowhere near that. You should learn them as you progress through learning the language, not as an entirely separate activity, and it would be wise to learn them in some sensible order rather than through the shotgun approach you're currently taking. Get yourself some decent, proper Japanese textbook and learn well the foundations of the language first and you'll make much better and more productive use of your time and efforts.
At least for god's sake if you insist on trying to learn by decoding pop culture crap then at least use pop culture crap that has enough pixels in the characters for you to have a decent chance of being able to look them up. I can read and recognize the stuff you've been beating your brains out trying to recognise because I have already learned the characters and the language at least well enough that I don't need the characters to be complete or clear in order to make them out. The writing in those limited pixel game texts is intended to be just barely "good enough" for people who can already read and understand Japanese. They're not intended for people who haven't learned kanji and who are going to try to use them as a basis for looking them up in a dictionary.
You spent an hour or more hunting for a non-existent kanji for a character that would have been obvious at a glance if you had bothered putting in the necessary time and effort learning the language first. That particular one would have been easy enough to guess from context and okurigana even if the kanji had been completely blacked out. You're trying to read stuff waaaaay too early into the process and... forgive my bluntness... doing a miserable job of understanding it, based on your wild-assed guesses at translations of text earlier in the thread.
No it's fine I need some input. This is my first time ever trying this. You keep saying decent textbook when I have tae kims guide to Japanese grammar and a different 90 day book I wasted $16 on. Is that not enough for being N5?
Sounds good I'm halfway through the tae Kim book so I'll check out genki next. Maybe I'm just not retaining the info since I'm ADD idk... Say you said you are a truck driver, from Tennessee. Do you look like a truck driver from Tennessee..? Flannels, bushy beard, can of chew, etc..?Have you taken and passed N5? If so, congratulations. If not, you're not N5.
The most frequently recommended textbook around here is the Genki series. There are others as well. I don't know how much you have looked around the rest of the forum or if you have checked out the Learning Japanese section yet, but browsing around there would turn up some suggestions for materials. Branch out and get outside your own member introduction thread.