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  • #36757

    Aikibujin
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    Remember that Koichi-sama does suggest at the beginning to copy down grammar rules and things that you feel are important into Evernote, so you have a quick reference guide. That said, it would be really great to see something like that within Tetxfugu itself.

    #36758

    hey
    Member

    I accidentally got into the habit of not taking notes because early on it was pretty easy, and I knew some of it from previous studying. Currently, I’m taking the notes on a notepad because I find it helps me spend more time thinking about it.

    #37185

    mtb812
    Member

    Yahoooo! Season 5 done.

    #37197

    hey
    Member

    It has been a long time coming, but I finally finished Season 5, and just started Season 6! Yay!

    #37199

    hey
    Member

    It has been a long time coming, but I finally finished Season 5, and just started Season 6! Yay!

    Congrats! I just finished myself, as you can probably see. ;)

    It was a tougher season to say the least. I suspect I will redo it once I’ve finished Textfugu.

    #37206

    mtb812
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    Yep congrats to both of us :-), there was a lot of knowledge packed into Season 5. I wish there were 20 more Seasons like that.

    #37208

    hey
    Member

    Yikes, you’re a braver man than I am. ;)

    Still, as I approach the end of Textfugu I wonder how well I’ll understand new grammar without Koichi guiding the way.

    #37218

    mtb812
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    Hmmm, I think I agree with you. Textfugu has made a lot of Japanese easy to learn. It is a bit too much to ask for a one stop shop when it comes to something as big as the Japanese language. After Textfugu, I will go through Tae Kim’s Japanese Grammar Guide or An Intro to Modern Japanese by Laurie and Bowring. That should solidify the basics. Also I will learn the rest of the Joyo kanji too. Maybe RTK or Wanikani or some other highly rated source.  Also, I might hire a tutor to improve my conversation skills.

    #37222

    hey
    Member

    Hmm yes, every time I look at Tae Kim’s site I get lost. Perhaps I’m not a very good student of grammar.

    I have recently gotten a native Japanese girl to help tutor me, so that should help fill in some blanks. Although, in my experience, natives don’t know why things work, so they can’t answer that most important of questions for me.

    #37276

    mtb812
    Member

    Yay!! Season 6 finished………………..except for the kanji and vocab (shhh…)

    #37277

    mtb812
    Member

    Hey, Hey,

    I think its terrific that you got a Japanese girl to tutor you.  It is annoying that no one understands me in Japanese unless I pronounce things almost exactly like native people do.  It can be frustrating and really brings down my confidence in speaking.  So use your tutor as much as possible to say it right the first time.  Also, maybe I am one of the few who think this way, but does why really matter?  The Japanese language is too big to spend time on why.  Cooperate and graduate…

    #37310

    hey
    Member

    @mtb812 – congrats on completing-ish the season! ;)

    “but does why really matter?”

    That’s a good question. I can’t speak for anyone else, but for me it really does matter. There are plenty of examples of how when I’m struggling with a topic getting to why something works allows me to flourish in that topic. For example, when I was back in college I aced theoretical math classes like they were nothing, but when it came time for something simple like calculus I had a really hard time. That is until I talked the teacher into showing me the proofs after class. Once I saw what was really going on behind the scenes I could think back to the proofs, and I aced calculus as well. I’ve also observed other people cannot do well with that same experience, but for me every time I know why something works I can always go back to that, and I do a lot better.

    #37312

    mtb812
    Member

    Hi Hey, yes of course in those areas where there is a right and wrong, why is most important. My career is in a very technical field and (unless I am dealing with the Chinese) I must always know why. However, language is a bit more artistic, so I just go with it. Maybe it’s not the best way, but its efficient. ;-)

     

    #37314

    hey
    Member

    @mtb812 – Yeah, I’ve noticed in language I can’t always find out why, or I can’t find a good why, but the times that I do it really helps, so I keep looking.

    #37349

    Phillip
    Member

    Finished 4 a bit back, but forgot to post it here. It took me a while, but I was busy getting ahead on vocab! :)

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