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    Sticky Thread [Quiz] Current Quiz Thread: Tongue Twisters

    早口言葉 (hayakuchi-kotoba, はやくちことば, tongue twisters) Write these Japanese tongue twisters in "hiragana" then read them 5 times each. (Optional: Add...

    Started by mikkih‎, June 28, 2014 04:27 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread [Question] Recommendation Thread: (Use this thread when you seek advice.)

    *OP EDIT* This thread is open for all the members who seek Japanese language + translation related recommendations/advice from fellow members. :) -...

    Started by NeoShweaty‎, May 28, 2006 03:45 PM
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    Sticky Thread [Discussion] The Japanese Study Thread

    Well, I'm no translator, but I'm an art history major and I studied Japanese art in college. In one of my books, there was an article about the...

    Started by Gold Knight‎, December 27, 2005 12:44 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread [Discussion] The Korean Study Thread

    Well, since No1 is doing it, (Mostly 'cause I am one of Only Korean, I think) Mr.StrawHat will be your teacher. Mr.Kim's Korean lesson starts Now!...

    Started by MrStrawHat‎, November 26, 2007 09:34 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread [Useful] Useful Links Thread!

    This is a new thread to share useful links among MH members: Japanese language learning and translation related links. * Please avoid links to...

    Started by mikkih‎, July 13, 2006 01:44 AM
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  6. Sticky Thread [Guide] Learn kanji with Kanji gold. A small Tutorial~ by NJT

    I always get asked questions on what to use to study Japanese and I always recommend Kanji gold as a great program to learn kanji with. But people...

    Started by njt‎, December 25, 2006 12:14 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread [Guide] How to Type in Japanese and Other Languages

    The following is a simple tutorial for enabling your computer to type the Japanese text. Similar steps can be taken for Korean Chinese and other...

    Started by 4ghost‎, June 24, 2009 07:01 PM
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    [Quiz] Shiritori Word Chain Thread [NEW]

    Shiritori (しりとり) is a Japanese word game in which the players say a word that begins with the last kana of the previous word. Please join the game...

    Started by mikkih‎, May 30, 2014 08:34 AM
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  2. [Question] Translation Requests

    OP Edit by mikkih, TA mod: Members can post general translation requests in this thread. (Example: Please translate . If you can help,...

    Started by arkansas1‎, October 29, 2011 04:39 PM
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  3. [Quiz] Summer Thread: Dictation and Writing Practice Thread [NEW]

    What (JP/CH/K) anime, TV shows, and movies are you watching this summer? Please write down a phrase or two and add your translations if possible....

    Started by mikkih‎, July 01, 2014 10:22 AM
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  4. [Discussion] Summer Thread: Language study Activities and Goals Thread [NEW]

    What language(s) are you learning this summer? :hip Please share your study activities and study plans/goals. Sample posts: "My goal for this...

    Started by mikkih‎, July 01, 2014 10:14 AM
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  5. [Discussion] The JLPT Thread

    This thread is for everything about the JLPT test - questions, tips, experiences...

    Started by saladesu‎, August 21, 2010 03:24 AM
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    [Quiz] Previous Quizzes Compilation Thread

    Quiz of this week: Quiz #1: <SFX> 4/18/11 - 4/23/11 * ジャーッ * ぽとぽと * チン * ざーっ * トントントン

    Started by mikkih‎, April 18, 2011 09:27 AM
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  7. [Discussion] How long did it take you to learn Japanese and start reading RAW manga?

    :) I just started studying Japanese on my own... and I'm wondering how long will it take me to be able to actually read raw mangas. I've already...

    Started by rEv0lving sUshi‎, July 09, 2010 10:22 AM
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  8. [Question] Doing translation with some knowledge of Japanese

    Hey folks. I'll just mention that I did study Japanese in Vancouver under 100/101 classes, so I'm familiar with speaking and reading to an extent,...

    Started by Ominae‎, February 22, 2014 09:25 PM
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  9. [Question] Grammar Thread: Grammar related questions and discussions

    OP EDIT Please use this thread to discuss any grammar related issues. I'm still very inexperienced, and probably can't phrase what I'd like...

    Started by pelicanj‎, January 30, 2014 11:39 PM
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    [Discussion] Honorifics Philosophy

    I have a philosophical question for all the translators out there. It seems that the convention is to retain most or all of the honorifics from the...

    Started by scrubb‎, August 10, 2009 01:28 AM
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  11. [Discussion] Second Hand Translation Thread: Re-translating questions and discussions

    To All Members: Please use this thread to discuss any second hand translation issues. * second hand translation: translations based on English...

    Started by Libya‎, November 24, 2013 12:54 PM
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  12. [Question] Names: Name related questions and discussions

    * NOTE: Original post was moved from TA main board. Please use this thread to discuss any name related questions. mikkih, TA mod ...

    Started by e-dog‎, May 27, 2012 07:59 AM
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    [Question] unfamiliar with the manga translation process

    Hello hello I decided to take up translating as of today. Ive never done it before and im completely unfamiliar with the process. Can anyone help...

    Started by RedAlexander‎, July 25, 2013 03:10 AM
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  14. [Question] How do you translate subtle nuances in Japanese?

    I was wondering how fellow translators get around the issue of speech elements that are distinctly Japanese. For example, what do you guys do...

    Started by myao‎, July 26, 2011 03:15 PM
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  15. [Question] Japanese Adjectives

    Hello. :amuse I want to ask a question about Japanese adjectives. There are 2 group of adjectives, right, the "na" and "i" adjectives. In a book I...

    Started by phio_chan‎, January 26, 2013 08:05 AM
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  16. [Discussion] The SFX Thread!

    Okay, so this thread really has to do with translating, but I couldn't find a better board to post this in. GK, if you know of one, feel free to move...

    Started by shinwei‎, February 27, 2006 07:40 AM
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  17. [Discussion] Tools for Learning Japanese and Translation

    Anyone know any OCR (optical character recognition) software that works with Japanese? I'm too lazy to manually type stuff in for translations, but...

    Started by HisshouBuraiKen‎, April 17, 2007 08:51 AM
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    November 16, 2012, 11:04 AM Go to last post
  18. [Discussion] Translation in Chinese

    Useful Websites for Chinese Translation Mandarin Tools Zhongwen dictionary.yahoo.com.tw

    Started by distorted‎, December 23, 2008 10:10 PM
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  19. [Discussion] What is the best way to learn Japanese ?

    I have a program from this company for Spanish http://www.acceleratedlearning.com/language/home_study.html and in the dvd it says to write in...

    Started by luffy28‎, August 06, 2008 02:10 PM
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  20. [Question] Quick question regarding translations given by dictionaries

    I've noticed that in all my dictionaries I have, 見 and 学 are listed as nouns and have a verb form 見る and 学ぶ respectively. I'm just curious, with...

    Started by Aarowaim‎, November 02, 2011 01:32 AM
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  21. [Discussion] Can you guys read a manga knowing basics of Japanese??!

    Hello, I was wondering, can someone who knows to read only katakana or hiragana translate manga or he must know kanji?

    Started by Shaher‎, September 19, 2009 07:50 AM
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  22. [Discussion] Easy Manga to Practice Translating

    whats an easy enough practice manga or website with text for learning japo? sorry if this has been done 10 00000000000000000 times before, and if it...

    Started by pink_F_L_O_Y_D‎, May 03, 2009 12:11 AM
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  23. [Discussion] Yomigana vs. Written text

    Hi guys, I'm just about to start off on some translating, so I thought I'd ask a question that's been bugging me for a while... I was just...

    Started by flunko‎, May 27, 2006 05:08 AM
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    kana
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  24. [Discussion] Japanese in Anime & Manga

    I don't know if everybody already know this site, but anyway. Those who translate manga know just too well that many sentences and expressions...

    Started by serizawa‎, August 22, 2010 11:53 AM
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  25. [Discussion] Learn by Doing -Haiku-

    I would like to start a series of threads that are designed to be a place for students of the Japanese language to simply learn by doing. When you...

    Started by Syphilias‎, July 15, 2010 10:34 AM
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    July 31, 2010, 08:29 PM Go to last post
  26. [Discussion] High School Japanese Courses

    I'm taking Japanese when school starts this September, and I was wondering what level of Japanese we would be taught, and how good I would be by the...

    Started by xxeuphemia‎, July 23, 2010 08:02 PM
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    July 30, 2010, 08:43 AM Go to last post
  27. [Question] Language exchange Website

    Hi..... i can remember that there was a site where you can find skype-partner for learning a language. You can offer the language you are able...

    Started by sindergi‎, April 22, 2010 11:31 AM
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    Poll: [Discussion] Preferred TL formats?

    Maybe a poll to spark off some activity here. The silence in the academy here really make one cry. Okay here the discussion. I know many...

    Started by Dark-san‎, April 29, 2009 03:55 AM
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  29. [Discussion] True Semantic difference in tense in JP/En in present-flow narrative?

    Lately, I've been questioning if there really is enough of a semantic importance with tense in a present flowing narrative, especially when...

    Started by tradedaemon‎, April 23, 2009 05:16 AM
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  30. [Question] How to quick-switch to katakana.

    Well, I'm sure it's apparent now by posting about 10 translations without the Japanese scripts that I am A)Lazy and B)Illiterate. But I'm working on...

    Started by skywalker6705‎, March 10, 2007 02:32 AM
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