I’m alive! And surprised I haven’t written about this amazing Japanese resource before. One of my super long-term goals in Japanese is to pass the highest level of the 漢字検定. Having a site like this that has a lot of study problems is really nice, even if you don’t plan on taking the 漢字検定.
For the purposes of this post, I will define transcription simply as the act of writing down text given the audio. I’ve been doing it for a while now and I think there are several advantages to incorporating transcription into your study regimen.
Recently I’ve been getting back into the swing of my Chinese studies thanks to a web app called Remembr.it. There are several courses you can signup for, but I’m doing the Traditional Chinese Vocabulary Course.
You may have noticed I haven’t been doing a lot of book reading lately. I’ve been playing around with a program for reading foreign texts as well as spending a lot of time studying and listening to Mandarin. But my bookshelf is getting a little lonely. It’s already a few days into December, but I plan on getting through at least three books that have been on my queue for a while now.
Last month was yet another Tadoku contest, but I actually didn’t get much reading done. I’ve been busy with several projects but that’s all I can say about that right now. Anyways, I got through a great novel and some manga, in addition to all the reading that can’t be logged in 読書メーター. As always, you can find my thoughts on the stories below the links.
About a month ago I was contacted by a company looking for people to test its new app for learning Japanese vocabulary. I jumped at the chance to try a new tool and I agreed to write a fair, balanced review for the app in the hopes that others would become aware of a new tool in the Japanese learning arsenal. Then I got really sick and didn’t do anything for over a month. But now that I’m feeling better, I’ll go ahead and post this review.