Monthly Archives: March 2010

好くな映画は何ですか? (Movie Katakana practice)

This post is just about playing with Katakana. I new a good bit fo Katakana before I started RTK1, so I’ve been practing them lately. I thought movies are a good way to practice. What movies to you like? 好くな映画は何ですか? … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Grammar and study

  I’ve been writing about having a mixed approach to the idea of AJATT, because many aspects of the system are very “open” to interpretation. I guess the meat of the system is what you believe you can get from … Continue reading

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Marty McFly & Linking Images

This is probably a common technique, but I thought I’d mention it. For some Kanji, they run in succcessive blocks, and the stories can go together. You have to be careful that the meanings don’t overlap… say the Kanji for … Continue reading

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Relaxing and doing it Anyway

I wanted to drop this one in, because lately i’ve hit a good hurdle in my learning where i feel like i am coasting. I think once I reach a 1,000 Kanji I will feel even better. An observation i’ve … Continue reading

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750 kanji and thoughts on pronounciations

Nice…. I’m 3/4 of the way there to my first 1,000 Kanji and I’m starting to get antsy about a view things. Firstly,it is true:  the study of Japanese requires a lot of patience and dedication. The Heisig system is supposed … Continue reading

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音読みと訓読み Onyomi & Kunyomi preview

One of my Japanese co-workers saw me studying RTK1 and gave me a few readings for the character for “day” which is “nichi”. The character is 日。 I’m fast approaching 750 Kanji and not really ready to start doing the … Continue reading

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700 Kanji and thoughts on AJATT

I’ve hit 700 Kanji and right now I am starting to understand some of the tenets of the AJATT system that I have NOT been implementing consistently. First off, I can read a lot of Japanese sentences now. Sometimes I … Continue reading

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650 Kanji and thoughts

とてもおそいよう!ごめね。。。 I definitely fell off the wagon for the last two weeks. Juggling my design work, video editing and full-time job makes Remembering the Kanji harder than i’d like it to be. However, I have reach 650 and I’m finally … Continue reading

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