Japanese Talk Online is a translator’s blog that covers learning Japanese, translation, and Japanese culture.
Every once in a while, I’ll come across a word that I find interesting. So interesting that I research the word to find about its origins and history. This post is about the word 眉唾物(まゆつばもの).
I have a very long memo in my phone. This memo is a list of books I want to read. Yesterday I was able to go to Book Off for the first time in a really long time and luckily, I found quite a few books on my list. The best part is that most of them were in the $1.00 area. Yay cheap stuff!
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.