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Postby Jay D. LonelyWolf » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:00 am

momst wrote:I think that 'ichiban' refers to what is the best (the number one thing). It can be used in other contexts besides refering to something that you like the best (such as when you identify the best sports team, movie of the year, etc). It can be used to refer to the number one thing of anything.

I think that daisuke would be like saying you like something very much, more than just a normal 'liking' (suki desu).


It's no "daisuke" but "daisuki", daisuke is a name, but you are right on the meaning you wanted to say ;)

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Postby forweg » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:26 am

I've learned the Hiragana, the 2000+ Joyou Kanji, and 800+ vocabulary words, yet I still stumble over the Katakana time and time again.

And people say they are supposed to be easier than the Hiragana. Drives me crazy!

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Postby rootabega » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:40 am

forweg wrote:I've learned the Hiragana, the 2000+ Joyou Kanji, and 800+ vocabulary words, yet I still stumble over the Katakana time and time again.

And people say they are supposed to be easier than the Hiragana. Drives me crazy!

I'm not nearly at 2000 kanji yet, but I do try to read extensively, and I totally agree!
Some people say you can speed read Japanese, and this is true, except it feels like I've hit a speed bump every time there's a katakana word in the text. It doesn't seem to matter where I find it - during karaoke, reading subs, watching TV, or regular reading - I just stumble.
I have a theory as to why this might happen, but I just want to let it all out and share my frustration. :cussing:

P.S. Hated learning to write katakana, too. Hiragana, being the first, was not easy, but it didn't seem to aggravate me in the same way.

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Postby ginnikitty » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:00 pm

forweg wrote:I've learned the Hiragana, the 2000+ Joyou Kanji, and 800+ vocabulary words, yet I still stumble over the Katakana time and time again.


Omigosh, congratulations on even getting that far! I always find when I learn 10 more kanji I forget the past 20 :-(

But the problem with katakana for me is they're less likely to be found in vocab lists...they just expect us to suss it out because they're based on English words...place names are the worse for me especially メルボルン - kudos to you if you can guess where it is (clue: it's a city)

answer: [spoiler]Melbourne[/spoiler]

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Postby SummeryDreams » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:26 pm

はじめまして、パウロです。。よろしくお願いします!

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Postby Keiko1981 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:36 am

Help needed with a name.

Aa student from 3 nen B gumi Kinpachi-sensei (season 3)

浦明子, appearantly "明子" can be read *many* different ways according to Rikaichan.

No Japanese Wiki page exists for this person.
Nothing on AsianWiki, MyDramaList, YouTube (can help sometimes). Maybe I missed something with Google?

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Postby danburi » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:51 am

Most standard way of reading that will be Ura Akiko.
I also found this page http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209521/reviews-3 indicate that’s her name.

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Postby Keiko1981 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:56 am

danburi wrote:Most standard way of reading that will be Ura Akiko.
I also found this page http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209521/reviews-3 indicate that’s her name.

Thank you very much danburi-san.
I thank that was the case, but I wasn't sure about Akiko, when I saw all the different ways it could be read.

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Postby SummeryDreams » Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:26 am

Keiko1981 wrote:
danburi wrote:Most standard way of reading that will be Ura Akiko.
I also found this page http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209521/reviews-3 indicate that’s her name.

Thank you very much danburi-san.
I thank that was the case, but I wasn't sure about Akiko, when I saw all the different ways it could be read.


Sorry if this sounds frustrating, but just so you know. The only way you can 100% validate that is by asking the owner of the name itself. I've had start some threads related to Japanese name readings, and all of them informed me that the only way is to ask the owner itself.

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Help me Please

Postby david9988 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:46 pm

I want to learn Japanese language. Looking for someone help me to learn Japanese language. Also want someone friendly girl. :goggle:

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Re: Help me Please

Postby drrintaro » Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:31 pm

Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I wrote a small "book" (it's only 30-40 pages long) that has (hopefully) useful info on how to learn Japanese, e.g. how to learn Kanji, what books you could use and in what order. Also explains some terminology that is often used. Sort of a "meta textbook" if you like; doesn't give you vocabulary lists, reading comprehensions etc. but rather tells you where to find them. Focus is on textbooks and reading/listening (useful for watching j dramas :P )

Link: http://www.amazon.com/How-Learn-Japanes ... B00V27PZ8M

Can't help you with the friendly girl part unfortunately :-(

P.S. no idea if this kind of self-promotion is permitted on d-addicts. Feel free to delete this post if it's against the rules...


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