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What is Fluency?

I’m writing this post based on reading through various forums where people often ask, “Can I be fluent in Japanese?” to which a myriad of people respond, “That depends on your definition of fluency.” Whenever I read through these forums, … Continue reading

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Falling off the Japanese Wagon

What’s up guys, I haven’t posted in a while for good reason. I hit a roadblock that had nothing to do with feel bad, stressed, but more with being bored. As much as I am seeing my progress and see … Continue reading

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The Japanese balancing act

This blog post has been a long time coming for several reasons. The main reason is that as it relates to balancing the key aspects of Japanese study, its based on the significant entry hurdle Japanese characters scare new learners … Continue reading

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Extensive reading day two observation

  Hey just wanted to post another update. As i’ve said before, I ran into a few blogs that talk about “Extensive reading” and I liked it. Because I’ve written on this blog before that tackling easier stories is a … Continue reading

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Resting in Japanese

After another day where my intense Anki regime pretty much wiped me out, I realized that there is a serious question of balance and energy that goes into really pushing to study Japanese. When we talk about creating an immersive … Continue reading

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JLJ 6: Tackling big Kanji (part 3 of 3 for transitioning from Heisig)

This is the last part of my videos on transitioning from Heisig (unless I figure out some other cool observations). Here I chat about tackling large groups of Kanji, and how using Heisig can help to break them up, and … Continue reading

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JLJ: Transitioning from Heisig to reading Part 2 of 3

Here I talk about learning multiple meanings for the same Kanji with two examples. Many people often wonder how these meanings are learned in context after doing the Heisig method, and I give two examples illustrating how a person will … Continue reading

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Finished the Heisig method! 2042 Kanji!

The monstrous goal ┬áhas been reached! After a year and a half (give or take a few months : p ) I’ve finally completed all 2,042 Kanji for the Heisig method! I will admit I kind of sped through the … Continue reading

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Seeing the light in the Monster

One thing many students of Japanese greatly desire to do is be able to play Japanese video games. Today I felt like I took a step closer towards that goal. When I was living in Tokyo, I would go to … Continue reading

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My Japanese interview on Masa Radio

I did my first language exchange with a cool guy named Masa yesterday. I was pretty tired but agreed to have a small 5 minute chit-chat/interview with him via Skype. I already posted about his methods, but here is the … Continue reading

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