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 Message 73 of 407
09 February 2011 at 10:32pm | IP Logged 
Thanks! 242 is interesting as that particular 'word' is not often used in English....
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Sprachprofi
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 Message 74 of 407
10 February 2011 at 3:38pm | IP Logged 
Have you started on any novels or non-fictional works in Japanese but not about Japanese?
I believe these kinds of materials are essential to get a feel for a language and to
continue moving up the C-levels.

If they feel too difficult still, parallel texts could help. I'm sure you could find
someting that catches your interest at
http://mastarpj.nict.go.jp/~mutiyama/align/data/titles-pages .htm
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Arekkusu
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 Message 75 of 407
10 February 2011 at 4:51pm | IP Logged 
Sprachprofi wrote:
Have you started on any novels or non-fictional works in Japanese but not about Japanese?
I believe these kinds of materials are essential to get a feel for a language and to
continue moving up the C-levels.

If they feel too difficult still, parallel texts could help. I'm sure you could find
someting that catches your interest at
http://mastarpj.nict.go.jp/~mutiyama/align/data/titles-pages .htm

Hi Judith!

I suppose you are refering to the fact that 日本人の知らない日本語 sounds like a book about Japanese -- it's really a manga about the difficulty a teacher encounters while teaching Japanese to foreigners. To be honest, I don't really like it that much, but it's still interesting.

In any case, yes, I also read other novels. But I will DEFINITELY check out the link you posted. Thank you very much!
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Arekkusu
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 Message 76 of 407
16 February 2011 at 8:25pm | IP Logged 
Sprachprofi wrote:
Have you started on any novels or non-fictional works in Japanese but not about Japanese?
I believe these kinds of materials are essential to get a feel for a language and to
continue moving up the C-levels.

If they feel too difficult still, parallel texts could help. I'm sure you could find
someting that catches your interest at
http://mastarpj.nict.go.jp/~mutiyama/align/data/titles-pages .htm

Just wanted to let you know that I've been reading Around the World in 80 Days. Thanks! I copied the file over to Word, and added Furigana.

I also now removed a total of over 2,200 words from the 15,000-word list. I'm being rather conservative and I'm keeping quite a few passively known words that I still need to work on. That implies that my active vocabulary is somewhere between 2,000 and 3,000 words, yielding an average of about 1,000 words a year, or 3 per day.

Edited by Arekkusu on 16 February 2011 at 8:31pm

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Arekkusu
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 Message 77 of 407
23 February 2011 at 9:57pm | IP Logged 
I'm still well on my way to covering all kanji this year. I'm using the Kodansha Kanji Learner's Dictionary (won in last year's speech contest) where the kanji are introduced in order of frequency.

I also bought a new electronic dictionary which -- finally! -- includes NHK's pitch dictionary. This is no doubt going to be the one I use the most. The screen on the newer Casio models is gorgeous, by the way.

Read a few pages of the dual-columned version of Around the World in 80 Days. Watched a few dramas.

Back to meeting my language partner weekly. Time after time, by far the most useful part of my learning.

Met a friend's 3 Japanese friends yesterday. For the first time ever, eerily, not a single one of them said "上手ですね" or some variation thereof. My friend must have mentioned something to them because I didn't speak particularly well. Kind of weird... yet, I used to complain about that phrase.
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Arekkusu
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 Message 79 of 407
17 March 2011 at 4:50pm | IP Logged 
Kuikentje wrote:
Good luck with your Japanese learning and your log

Kuikentje

Merci. Je t'en souhaite tout autant!
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