Category Archives: language

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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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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Using tests to set milestones?

I don’t like exams or tests, but at times they give certain people structure. I have no desire particularly to take the JPLT test, but I had a few of the study materials from several years ago which are pretty … Continue reading

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Figuring out a Plan of Action

I’m writing this post, sipping apple tea at 5:30 a.m. Not because i like getting up early, but since I’m up I might as well write a post. At present, i’m rapidly approaching what people would consider an “intermediate” Japanese … Continue reading

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600 Kanji!

I’m a little burnout this week from doing a lot of design work on my website (on top of my regular job) http://www.birdimusprime.com but I’m still trying to close out RTK1 in the next 8 weeks if I can. This … Continue reading

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Reviewing the Kanji Website for RTK1

I just signed up for an account at http://kanji.koohii.com/ Its a site based on the entire Heisig book, Remembering the Kanji, and has some amazing tools to help you test, track and remember the Kanji. For those who don’t know, … Continue reading

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The Sentence Phase Explained

Note: I posted a while back some confusion about what the sentence phase was. I wasn’t sure how thing worked step by step at the time becuase the site is a veritable deluge of information. That said, thanks to Mitchell … Continue reading

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