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Road to Vocabulary Part two

This is a quick post on transitions. I’ve been in Japan for over a year now, and the utter noise of Kanji, sometimes unintelligible chatter of Japanese natives around me, plus bright lights, roaring trains and cheezy J-pop music have … Continue reading

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Magazine reading and being smart with Japanese study

Okay, so the truth is, I cannot read Japanese magazines yet, I think this post is more about the idea of starting to believe I can learn the langauge. First things first, Heisig works and the SRS transition that I … Continue reading

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Realtime Kanji Revision

Me getting in my RTK1 review. Almost back to the 800 Kanji. Should be back to 1,050 by Friday, then back to learning!

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The Road to Vocabulary Part 1

The  Road to vocabulary Part 1 One of the hardest things about learning a new language naturally, is vocabulary. In fact, a lot of people who have eidetic memory (photographic memory) can learn languages pretty quickly because they never forget … Continue reading

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The Road to RTK1 Recovery: If you took a break, it might be “aight”

So you took a break… This post is just to chat about what happens if you take a very long break from SRSing and studying RTK1 in general and what you can expect when you hop back on the wagon. … Continue reading

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1000 Kanji!

I’ve hit 1000 Kanji at a point when a lot things around me seem to be going crazy. It’s strange, this RTk1 is one of the few things right now that i try and do daily while there is a … Continue reading

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950 Kanji – Motivation hurdle

I’m at 950 Kanji now and I’m not feeling the same way I did last week. I’m pleased to be here, but my mind is tired from a lot of other stuff going on with me in my life. At … Continue reading

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Ka-Douken! Ryu Kanji

This is a continuation on more character based Kanji series. I won’t post much on this anymore. I’m about to start using the primitive for the Flash to represent  行 (iku). But I used the images of Ryu and street fighter … Continue reading

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850 Kanji! and another rant

I’ve hit a nice 850 Kanji now, and i’m finding its getting easier to learn certain Kanji. In a previous post, I mentioned “Marty McFly and Linking Images” and it is turning out to be MONEY with certain Kanji memorizations. … Continue reading

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800 Kanji! 八十万の漢字だよ!

I’ve hit 800 Kanji and i’m starting to feel the buzz. Doing this is pretty intense, especially if you want to finish quickly. I’m realizing through my SRS reviews that you must ENSURE that your stories are solid or you’ll … Continue reading

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