【日本語】Random Transcription 1

During my Japanese classes we sometimes had to do transcription exercises.  I tended to not enjoy them because, honestly, I sucked at transcription. I still do, but I consider it a really useful exercise for several reasons.

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【日本語】A Change To the Challenge

Earlier this month I announced a challenge that I created to get more genuine book reading time in. Basically, the challenge was to read nine books that I borrowed from the library before they were due back.

Well, after serious consideration, I realized why this challenge was flawed from the start…

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【日本語】Yet Another Reading Challenge

I love reading, so much so that I originally made a typo when writing the title: “Read Another Reading Challenge”. I also like challenges. It’s one of the many reasons I took up Japanese in the first place.

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【中文】Chinese without Pinyin: A New Experiment

 

I’ve been thinking about learning Chinese for a while now, which is why I’ve been learning the characters on zhongwen.com.  But rather than wait until I’m done with that site to start learning things I could use today, I could, well, start today.

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How I Do NOT Learn Languages

This is one of those “mistake” posts, cause language learning isn’t all good stuff.  Sometimes I screw up.  Then I share it with you guys.

 

I’d been ignoring my SRS for a while now, and I decided to change things up.  First, I noticed that while I was flying through 100-300 reps from my Japanese deck everyday, I would cringe at the mere thought of doing 30 reps from my Korean deck.  Now what the heck was going on?

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December Project: A Manga a Day

12月だよ

Time to give myself a holiday present.

That’s right, more Japanese knowledge/fun.  I’m going to do a project this month that will improve my Japanese as well as my time management skills.

If you wanna know more, or the title wasn’t obvious enough, there’s more after the jump.

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