Tag Archives: living in Japan

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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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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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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にに行きましょ!;p Make things personal

Another quick language post. I was doing my Sound of Music translation, and another sentence said, “I had nine and a half children then.” So I translated it as: Sono toki (then) watashi wa (I) kyuunin no kodomotachi motte imashita. … Continue reading

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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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Heisig Trick for Understanding Japanese Groceries

Shopping in Japanese supermarkets can be daunting because you can’t read Kanji. You won’t know much about what’s in the food, or anything. I personally dont’ eat Pork or Beef, and today I figured out how to read “Ingredients” on … Continue reading

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