April 18, 2014 at 8:58 am #44939
I have this confusing, but lovely image in my mind of war-hardened soldiers eating ice cream. That being said, I am on season 3 and just crammed every katakana character into my short-term memory ^_^Not from the desk of Eihiko. Eihiko's boss took his desk away from him.April 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm #44954
And they will build up the adverbs… they will be describing all the verbs…<br>
I must keep silent now. I’ve already revealed too much.
You must share your wisdom! For the prophecy has foretold of this!April 20, 2014 at 3:27 am #44962
You guys are great, keep up the good work! ^_^April 20, 2014 at 12:54 pm #44967
Looks like I’m just finishing up Season 2. Presently working through that last bit Kanji. I told myself to go a bit slower, but I think I actually enjoy the higher pace. I’ve pretty much given up tv and games, so I’ve got a lot more time. I do try save a bit a free time for noodling around on the guitar, and I’ve found that playing/singing a bit while going through Anki helps reinforce some of the more difficult vocab.
Getting excited for Season 3!!May 1, 2014 at 6:38 pm #45060
I just started and am halfway through Season 2! I’m actually having a ton of fun, sticking things in Anki and room is filled with the practice sheets, all stuck up on the wall! I’m having a hard time pacing myself though :P. I tend to gulp down lessons very very quickly (I did season 1 in 2 days).
I’m waiting to do a bit more work before I get into WaniKani, though the recommendation seems to be that I forgo the Kanji in TextFugu and just use WaniKani but I just paid the lifetime account for TextFugu and I don’t want to kill my wallet haha!May 2, 2014 at 3:25 am #45064
There’s nothing wrong with using the Kanji material here, it’s just like beta edition for WaniKani, though WK is actually still in beta, but it seems as if it will be more of a permanent beta… It’s weird.
Anyhoo, WK is really great, but if you’re not ready for it, just stick to the Kanji here, just know that you can’t skip levels on WK and the first ones go by really slowly, and you’ll already know most of the first 10 levels if you cover all the Kanji here. So you may have to grind for a few months before you get to new Kanji. I do believe there’s quite a bit of vocab that isn’t covered here, over there though.
If you find yourself having trouble with the Kanji over here, I would suggest you skip it and look at WK, remember you get a discount with your lifetime sub here.May 2, 2014 at 3:52 am #45067
Funnily enough, I just saw the 50% off after I posted because I noticed there was a “Special Discount” area haha. Question: Is the discount a 1-time use or will I be able to renew my wanikani yearly subscription with 1/2 off always?May 2, 2014 at 9:51 pm #45079
As long as you are lifetime here, you’ll have the discount there, unless he actually changes it in the future. But that shouldn’t happen.May 9, 2014 at 12:33 pm #45129
This is more of a request for motivation than it is saying “here’s what I’ve accomplished”. Which maybe is the wrong use of this thread, but this feels like the most appropriate one. As with any of my long posts, there’s a tl;dr for you at the bottom. There aren’t as many jokes as I would like either.
So basically the last few days I haven’t done anything. I haven’t even really touched Anki, let alone continued with TF stuff. I’m right at the end of Season 2 and I’ve just been stuck. It’s a combination of factors – mainly my car. It’s so close to working (at the time of writing I’m literally held back by a single washer that, without it, makes my car spray fuel everywhere). It’s taking up so much of my time and effort and by the time I’ve got free time, I’m just exhausted. Between that and trying to have some kind of a social life, I’m just never really feeling it.
Of course, this problem becomes circular. When I go a couple days without studying, I open up Anki and it’s like bee-tee-dubs, you have so much work to do. And then I don’t really feel pumped to start. A few days ago I cleared all my Anki stuff and then went to bed without doing anything in TF because I was just super unhappy about Anki.
Also, slight confession: When I started this, I promised myself I’m going to stay away from anime. I don’t want to be spending all of my time watching TV instead of doing something useful with myself. I held out for a long time, too. Then I decided I wanted to try some Japanese kids TV, like a Sesame Street sort of thing. But I’ve had issues locating anything to watch, so I said FINE! I’ll watch something!!! So I had this long list and I picked at random DokiDoki! Precure. For the first 3 or 4 minutes I was like “this is stupid” and then by the end of the first episode I was like “welp, guess I’m watching ALL OF THEM”
So I’ve been watching a lot of DokiDoki, and while I’m loving every second of it, I’m not spending that time actually learning things.
I’ve also picked up a volunteer teaching position at an elementary school, which only seems to be once a week, which is fine. But I’m also about to start some martial arts…ing. My schedule is only getting tighter and tighter. With work, volunteering, becoming a ninja, inevitable repairs on my car, ingesting more Precure, and talking to other human beings from time to time, I need to get Japanese in there. I know there’s room for it, but I need to figure out how to motivate myself when I’m feeling tired/not like working.
I have a lot of things going on and haven’t been studying as I should. I need help getting motivated.I haz a blog http://maninjapanchannel.wordpress.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLQzB-1u-dgMay 11, 2014 at 3:17 am #45149May 11, 2014 at 7:22 am #45151
LOL! Well played, good sir!I haz a blog http://maninjapanchannel.wordpress.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLQzB-1u-dgMay 11, 2014 at 10:06 pm #45158
That guy is awesome. And yes I watch this video… a lot.May 13, 2014 at 5:23 am #45169
Been in Japan for five months now…I’m deep in the middle of Season 4…adverbs….not sure I’ll ever get out ;) I’m recently made it to Level 4 in WaniKani and Chapter 12 of Minna no Nihongo. I suppose there’s nowhere to go except onward…May 17, 2014 at 8:02 pm #45196
After much procrastination and resource hopping I finally completed season 3 :P onward to season 4 /o/May 25, 2014 at 4:18 am #45250
Well, I’m currently finishing up the first half of season two. Started TF asbout 1.5 weeks ago. Realized after a week that I need to take it slow to not burn out too quickly. Mainly running into the kanji were the cause for this realization. It takes some effort to learn them and their different readings compared to the kana where there is also an e-book that helps you learn hiragana in like less than an hour. If it were only that simple to learn kanji as well… :/
But reading through this and some other threads in the forums I think I’ve gained a better grasp around how kanji works so it’ll be a bit easier to learn them with all these on-/kun-yomi and meaning of kanji.
It’s kinda frustrating thought, with the change of pace from being able to skip a lot of the stuff in the very long-winded season 1 to hitting kanji in season 2. But I’ll manage and I hope to finish season 2 relatively soon thought.
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