日本語 ・ 中文 log

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gacco.org - Site for free online Japanese courses. Current one is 日本中世の自由と平等.

gacco.org - Site for free online Japanese courses. 
Current one is 日本中世の自由と平等.

— 5 days ago with 25 notes
#nihongo  #photolog 

Anki - Vocab deck composition

Anki - Vocab deck composition

— 1 week ago with 1 note
#nihongo  #photoblog 

Excel - Vocab tracking for 2014 (by week)

Excel - Vocab tracking for 2014 (by week)

— 1 week ago
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Anki - Vocab Recognition deck

Anki - Vocab Recognition deck

— 1 week ago with 14 notes
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Qolibri - an EPWING dictionary viewer

Qolibri - an EPWING dictionary viewer

— 1 week ago with 5 notes
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Haven’t posted much these last few months - it’s just that lately I’ve felt more that I should be studying instead of talking about studying, haha. I think, moving forward, I’m gonna try for a more photoblog approach - posting pictures of my JP study process + a small caption, and not worry about explaining everything.

— 1 week ago
#nihongo 
I’ve been experimenting with a new grammar deck these past couple of days. Like anything I do in Anki, it uses CSS.
Occasionally I get anonymous pms asking me how to change the backgrounds in Anki cards. This also uses CSS (ie “Styling”).

.card { background: url(‘_woood.jpg’) fixed;}

where _woood.jpg is your background image. Google some CSS tutorials for more advanced stuff.
edit: I typed this grammar deck, using the sentences from 完全マスター2級文法 & notes from どんな時どう使う 日本語表現文型辞典.

I’ve been experimenting with a new grammar deck these past couple of days. Like anything I do in Anki, it uses CSS.

Occasionally I get anonymous pms asking me how to change the backgrounds in Anki cards. This also uses CSS (ie “Styling”).

.card { background: url(‘_woood.jpg’) fixed;}

where _woood.jpg is your background image. Google some CSS tutorials for more advanced stuff.

edit: I typed this grammar deck, using the sentences from 完全マスター2級文法 & notes from どんな時どう使う 日本語表現文型辞典.

— 2 months ago with 10 notes
#anki  #grammar  #nihongo 
Stuff I Read during Tadoku
  • Lots of NHK/FNN news articles
  • 一分勉強法
  • 名探偵の掟
  • Most of 三毛猫ホームズの怪談
— 2 months ago with 4 notes
#tadoku  #novel  #nihongo 

^ studying vocab on my tablet

Nearly 11 months ago I posted my vocab study method here. Several thousand words later, it’s pretty much the same still, lol. I’ve been reading a lot more though. I’ll post more about it after Tadoku ends (Jan 31st!)

^ studying vocab on my tablet

Nearly 11 months ago I posted my vocab study method here. Several thousand words later, it’s pretty much the same still, lol. I’ve been reading a lot more though. I’ll post more about it after Tadoku ends (Jan 31st!)

— 3 months ago with 13 notes
#anki  #tadoku  #study methods  #nihongo 

Updated jp bookshelf picture:
top > old textbooks, mangabottom > bunkobon stash

Updated jp bookshelf picture:

top > old textbooks, manga
bottom > bunkobon stash

— 3 months ago with 8 notes
#study methods  #novel  #nihongo 
Anonymous asked: Hello, I really love your blog! Um, I'm learning Japanese, too. I want to watch Jdramas and Jmovies but don't really know which ones are better or how can I find them online with Japanese subtitles. Do you have a site that you use? Also I want to learn Chinese, too, but I don't know which books are good. Could you suggest me some materials for that in English or Japanese? Thanks!


Answer:

  1. Dramas: I usually read blogs like Jdrama Weblog and just find them on D-Addicts.
  2. I’m not too sure about other Chinese textbooks, but I used the 3rd ed. of Integrated Chinese Level 1 (2 textbooks, 2 workbooks) for class.

— 3 months ago with 7 notes

Took a newer picture of my study stuff:
laptop
grammar book (どんな時どう使う 日本語表現文型辞典)
zune, earbuds
kindle Paperwhite (1st gen)
一分間勉強法
notebook, pen, highlighter

I don’t bring my laptop or grammar book around much lately though, since it’s Tadoku and I feel I should be reading  instead. D:

Took a newer picture of my study stuff:

I don’t bring my laptop or grammar book around much lately though, since it’s Tadoku and I feel I should be reading  instead. D:

— 3 months ago with 19 notes
#study methods  #tadoku 
Unshuffle sentences to practice output →

darkjapanese:

I want to reiterate this simple method of practicing your output:

  • Take a new sentence that contains only old words. It should have a translation.
  • Make a scrambled list of those words, with their definitions.
  • Given the translation of the sentence and the shuffled glossary, you must produce the original sentence.
  • If you get an inflection wrong, or a particle, you can be flexible grading yourself.
  • If you get the word order wrong, consider it a dealbreaker and restudy and try again.
  • If you have good audio of the sentence, try and pronounce the sentence before listening, then listen and compare when checking your answer. No need to grade this, just use it to practice.

I think this would be pretty handy. Even given an unshuffled gloss would work, imo, if you focus on producing the sentence quickly.

(Source: ja-dark)

— 3 months ago with 17 notes
#possible 
kireigoto:

● 顔型【かお・がた】kao gata - face shapes
● 顔形【かお・かたち】kao katachi - face shapes

丸型【まる・がた】maru gata - round shaped
丸顔【まる・がお】maru gao - round face


卵型【たまご・がた】 tamago gata - oval shaped
卵顔【たまご・がお】tamago gao - oval face (“egg-shaped”)
Also know as: 
面長型【おも・なが・がた】omonaga gata - oval shaped


四角型【し・かく・がた】shikaku gata - square shaped
四角顔【し・かく・がお】shikaku gao - square face


ベース型【ベース・がた】beesu gata - pear shaped
ベース顔【ベース・がお】beesu gao - pear shaped face (triangle)


逆三角型【ぎゃく・さん・かく・がた】gyaku sankaku gata - inverted triangle shaped
逆三角顔【ぎゃく・さん・かく・がお】gyaku sankaku gao - inverted triangle shaped face

kireigoto:

● 顔型【かお・がた】kao gata - face shapes

● 顔形【かお・かたち】kao katachi - face shapes

丸型【まる・がた】maru gata - round shaped

丸顔【まる・がお】maru gao - round face

卵型【たまご・がた】 tamago gata - oval shaped

卵顔【たまご・がお】tamago gao - oval face (“egg-shaped”)

Also know as: 

面長型【おも・なが・がた】omonaga gata - oval shaped

四角型【し・かく・がた】shikaku gata - square shaped

四角顔【し・かく・がお】shikaku gao - square face

ベース型【ベース・がた】beesu gata - pear shaped

ベース顔【ベース・がお】beesu gao - pear shaped face (triangle)

逆三角型【ぎゃく・さん・かく・がた】gyaku sankaku gata - inverted triangle shaped

逆三角【ぎゃく・さん・かく・がお】gyaku sankaku gao - inverted triangle shaped face

— 3 months ago with 29 notes
#nihongo 
vainsane:

My vocabs note.ugly handwriting yo

p. cute

vainsane:

My vocabs note.ugly handwriting yo

p. cute

— 3 months ago with 28 notes
#nihongo  #study methods