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Tut mir leid aber ich bin ein Alleingänger. Ich wohne seid einige Jahren in Asien und mit die Zeitverschiebung ist das zu schwierig außer wenn du vielleicht zwischen 2-4 Uhr früh Japanisch lernen willst. :-)
Ich muss euch beide leider sagen, Textfugu ist nicht genug um überhaupt einmal den N5 zu Schafen. Seit fast einen Jahr sind da keine neue Kapitel. Aber es ist einen sehr guten intro-Kurs für Totale Neulinge. Ich hab alle Kapitel schon fertig gelernt und bin jetzt dabei alle die Kanjis zu lernen. Ich will auf keinen fall sagen das ihr aufhören sollt. Nur das ihr bereit seid das es nur ein ganz Anfänger Kurs ist und nichts mehr.
Yes, thank you Joel. ‘The Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar’ by Seiichi Makino and Michio Tsutsui. Also, ‘A Dictionary of Japanese Particles’ by Sue Kawashima.
In my opinion, mastering particles is very difficult. There are not that many basic particles, but there are so many rules and exceptions. Especially with は and が! I found that using books by many different authors helps,a bit. ‘The Dictionary of Basic Japanese’, if you don’t get too confused by the explanations, is perhaps the most thorough. ‘A Dictionary of Japanese Particles’ by Sue Kawashima is very good too. My advice, don’t rely on only one source for your Japanese knowledge. No author is that good.
I learn them in sentences…
“grammar nazi” is just an English expression that means very strict about grammar. Don’t take it too literal. It wasn’t an accusation about your political views. As you go through the lessons you will see the term “grammar nazi” used often by Koichi.January 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm in reply to: TextFugu Season Completions for Great Motivation of Heart! #38240
Hi Astralfox, there definitely are many cases. Just look at right 右 and left 左. Also, heart 心 and certain 必.January 24, 2013 at 3:52 pm in reply to: TextFugu Season Completions for Great Motivation of Heart! #38227
Hi hey, it isn’t really a system per se but I use a lot of apps for iPhone/iPad. First I skim through a chapter of Heisig’s RTK book. Then I use the RTK app to confirm the stroke order. Then I goto the kanjikoohi website to get the stories or make my own for each kanji. Any strange words I look up using imiwa or other apps. Then I start Anki and review, review, review by actually writing each kanji until I get them right every time. I also in my spare time use other apps, especially Kanjibox. Sometimes I copy sentences that use the kanji I know. This improves my hiragana and katakana writing too. I try to read and reread a chapter of Tae Kim’s grammar guide or Textfugu too. I am very focused now on getting through the kanji. It is definitely time consuming and I often want to quit. However, I spend a lot of time in Japan and feel very stupid not being fluent. So I need to hurry up and learn Japanese. Without kanji I can not self learn the language. Thats why I am focussing on kanji already.
Basically the same, but せわしない is normally used when talking about other people. (Busy looking)January 24, 2013 at 2:08 pm in reply to: TextFugu Season Completions for Great Motivation of Heart! #38224
I agree with both of you. As Ben said, it depends on the person. We all learn in our own way. Now that I have learned to write about 700 kanji I find I can learn vocab and reading much quicker. That was really my biggest complaint. The time it takes to learn 2000+ kanji the Textfugu way isn’t efficient enough for my taste. I like to do things quickly then focus on improvement.January 23, 2013 at 2:39 pm in reply to: TextFugu Season Completions for Great Motivation of Heart! #38210
I finished Textfugu a few months ago and can tell you it is like swimming in the kiddie pool. It will get you just far enough to jump in the deep water, but you definitely can’t swim. However, the course teaches you how to teach yourself. By realising it is going to take a couple of years to be good at Japanese if you study everyday, then you will get the full benefit of Textfugu. Looking back, the time I spent on the Kanji section was a waste of time. I needed to learn to write them in order to read them. They are just far too complicated and similar looking to learn by reading only. My advice would be to bang through the lessons as fast as you can. Then learn kanji full time with grammar on the side.
I think the point was made many times that this is not a course for grammar nazis. If you are already bothered by the definition of is and be perhaps you should ask for a refund and try another study medium.
I believe this is related to the updated JIS encoding (Japan Industrial Standards for encoding). Basically, when Japan wanted to enter the computer age they had to find a way to type in kanji. At that time a review of which kanji would be used in computers and how it should be written was under taken by the Japanese government. Many kanji had slight changes as the one you mentioned because there were multiple writings in use. The standard writing is probably not as is published in Heisig’s RTK as it is pre-JIS; however, both are still acceptable.
I think it’s great that you are taking action to complete your goals. Every journey starts with a first step.
Good luck!!November 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm in reply to: TextFugu Season Completions for Great Motivation of Heart! #37352
Season 7 is finished… much much easier than 4 & 5. がんばって‼