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by lanems
Nov 7th, '06, 23:43
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: December 3 JLPT Anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 7399

I think studying a language for a test and communicating with that language have always been separate things. I'm amazed at how many people can become proficient in English through rote memorization and boring classes though, it makes me wonder if there's something wrong with me... I agree, studying...
by lanems
Nov 7th, '06, 01:24
Forum: Other Japanese TV Shows
Topic: Favorite Japanese Music Show
Replies: 41
Views: 32118

Soramimi

If you don't know it, youtube it - it's all there.
by lanems
Nov 7th, '06, 01:20
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: About Original Japanese Language Subtitles
Replies: 48
Views: 10719

A little off topic but I posted in the fansubbing section about finding Japanese scripts. If you are interested in studying Japanese by watching dramas, maybe it would be more helpful to have a script (something you can carry with you and study at your leisure). I was wondering how people translated...
by lanems
Nov 5th, '06, 15:24
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Weight Gain and Japanese Diets
Replies: 16
Views: 3109

try eating chankonabe before you go to bed every night (which should be around 3 AM).
by lanems
Oct 31st, '06, 04:07
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Learning japanese, how long before watching unsubbed drama
Replies: 31
Views: 7319

I'd say 300 to 400 hours of watching and studying from dramas alone would give you a good understanding. Most of what you hear in a drama you won't hear in a classroom. However, taking a class with give you the grammar you most likely can't pick up on your own from simply watching tons and tons of d...
by lanems
Oct 31st, '06, 03:50
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Jmovies with Jrockers in them?
Replies: 2
Views: 1114

Chara
Swallowtail Butterfly (Shunji Iwai)
Picnic (Shunji Iwai)
by lanems
Oct 28th, '06, 03:54
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Taiyo no Uta
Replies: 458
Views: 105493

I've only seent the first few episodes, it looks like it is set in Enoshima... Kamakura isn't too far away from there, kind of south below Yokohama I think.
by lanems
Oct 28th, '06, 03:17
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: December 3 JLPT Anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 7399

I've been going through the "Kanzen Master" series for Level 2, I won't be finished with the book by the time I take the test but it's something to do every day. It's mainly listening comprehension and Kanji recognitiion. I have another book that is for grammar but it's entirely written in Japanese ...
by lanems
Oct 23rd, '06, 05:10
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: December 3 JLPT Anyone?
Replies: 47
Views: 7399

December 3 JLPT Anyone?

Anyone taking the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)?

If so, how are you studying and what level are you taking? For those who have taken it in the past, how did you prepare, how did you do, and what was your purpose for taking the test?

What country will you take the test in?

Cheers!
by lanems
Oct 23rd, '06, 04:58
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: [Movie Discussion] Nana
Replies: 229
Views: 59370

http://www.nana2-movie.com/

December 9th? Not really a big fan of the actors or the story myself, but I would watch it with some friends. I had no idea who Mika Nakashima was before I saw this one...
by lanems
Oct 16th, '06, 15:40
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: RECOMMENDED JMOVIES
Replies: 519
Views: 335082

I generally like Kiyoshi Kurosawa movies, like Bright Future and Cure... The director of Dare Mo Shiranai (Nobody Knows) has a new movie out now, Hana Yori mo Naho . I have no idea if it's any good or not, it looks like some kind of jidageki. It's showing in Hong Kong now. Odagiri Joe is in a a few ...
by lanems
Oct 16th, '06, 15:17
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: discussion! japanese youth´way of life (freetime/fashion)
Replies: 18
Views: 23319

Really? Most of us are from Europe and America? I don't think Japanese fashion differs that much from fashion in other Asian countries. If you mean Tokyo fashion there is a difference, but I wouldn't consider what you find in places like Harajuku or Shibuya to be representative of all of Japan. It w...
by lanems
Oct 13th, '06, 10:16
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Japanese Girls
Replies: 62
Views: 20560

Is this topic for real?! ****, this is... I don't even know where to begin...
by lanems
Oct 11th, '06, 03:39
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Which language to learn first Korean or Chinese
Replies: 73
Views: 22098

You word that question like it wouldn't take a lifetime to learn just one of them... Depending on your age and your native language, learning Chinese or Korean can take a very long time. If you don't have an immediate need or immediate environment where you can use the language expect to take 4 or 5...