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Nerdy Bits: 高校

高校 – こうこう – high school The kanji compound is made up of the kanji for “high/tall” (高) and “school” (校). So it can literally be read as “high school”. I think that’s cool! >w< I love learning things like this. It makes me wonder if there’s words that are sort of fundamentally the same …

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8 pages left?!

Hey, look guys! I have pictures for once! And as you can see, it’s not a textbook, but a notebook. If you thought the title referred to my textbook, then HA. HA. HA. …I wish. But nope. It’s the notebook I’ve been writing Japanese in. Five Star has these nice, small notebooks that are super …

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Remembering the Kanji or Forgetting the Kanji?

So, yesterday I read lessons 4 and 5 of Remembering the Kanji and today I wrote down my mnemonics. Unfortunately, my mind isn’t entirely on learning kanji for today (it’s not really on much of anything), so I don’t really remember most of what I learned. Even worse than not remembering what I learned today …

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All Caught Up!

After about three weeks total of working on retaking my notes, I have finally finished! I am finally free to start lesson 7 on Monday! I’m rather excited about that! Do you know how awesome that is for me? I can move forward and get closer to my goal! I hope nothing interrupts it, or …

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“I’m learning Japanese.” “You are? Cool! I wanna learn Japanese!”

Following that “I wanna learn Japanese”, depending on who you are talking to, will either be something along the lines of “teach me” or “say something”. If you’re one of the “teach me” sort of people, this post is sort of for you. It’s actually more for the people who are in a position I …

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As long as they allow me to remember, they’re a-okay!

So, I just spent about two hours copying down kanji into a new notebook. While I do normally copy kanji down in my small notebook that I’m taking my Japanese notes in, I decided that I needed a new notebook to write down notes from Remembering the Kanji. I didn’t think about doing this initially, …

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Do you know what I like? When I’m feeling genuinely happy.

It’s not too often nowadays that I feel genuinely happy. Most of the smiles that appear on my face are pretty hallow at the core or are just simply passing moment because someone did something that made me laugh a bit on the inside. Lately though, I’ve been pretty happy. There’s a lot of different …

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Repetition is Good and All, but I Hate the Redundancy.

So, I finally started my review of the Japanese I’ve already learned and making my new notes. I’m taking a break now to let things sink in and eat lunch. Then I’ll go change my laundry and go right back into my last bit of Japanese studying for the day – reviewing two chapters of …

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So how am I going about learning Japanese right now?

That was more or less the question my friend asked me. First I’m going to cover what I did that worked for me, then I’ll cover what I’m doing now. It’s in chronological order too, I would say. I’m going to say right now though don’t trust my methods. Go to Tofugu.com or something instead. …

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