current step: Step 3
Today I was really trying to blaze through Step 3, but alas, its not that easy. But I did learn some cool words that I’ve been recognizing but not remembering like 最近（さいきん）which means “recently”. I learned some more interesting stuff like 建設 -(けんせつ）（building development, construction)
*note, for some reason I KNEW there would be a word for this specifically! check my first Core2000 review blog to see why 🙂 *
Either way, I think I will be done with step 3 pretty soon, so I’m trying to “rest in Japanese” by having a movie playing in the background. Today’s pick is Terminator Salvation,( in Japanese). I found it funny that one of the first subs I glanced at, I could read, and it related to my word of the day 最近！
Our hero in danger! ここから危ないだぜ！I’ll givey ou a closer look at the words.
最 sai – utmost
近 kind – near
but then using Heisig, and my general knowledge, I knew what “sai” was (the first part) and then I remember the word “saigo” means last. This association happened within seconds mind you, but as you can see I like explaining these things.
最 – utmost sai
後 – behind go
so the sentence reads
SAIGO NO KOTOBA HA? – Any last words?
A few blogs back I was definitely frustrated and let it out on this blog, but i’m finding that keeping some sort of daily activity brings me forward. I’m going to post a video blog on how I reference Japanese and also how I am setting up a basic immersion environment soon, but I have tons of stuff going on right now. Will post more when I’m done with step 3 and move on to step four.