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Thread: The Japanese Study Thread

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    Re: The Japanese Study Thread

    You always need a dictionary when translating, no matter how well you know the two languages. But if you're just reading, you don't necessarily need one, even if you don't know every single word. I think you can start reading average manga without a dictionary around N2 level.
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    Re: The Japanese Study Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ComradeLewis View Post
    I've been reading RAW manga for about 7 years now and I still use a dictionary regularly. I wouldn't suggest thinking that that is something your going to grow out of any time soon. Sure, you might go 10 pages without looking up a word, but it's still necessary.

    I do use paper dictionaries, since no dictionary has everything you need, but my main dictionary is a software one that I bought a long time ago, and it's freeware now. Here is a link, if your interested: JQuickTrans I recommend typing in Kana and disabling Romanji conversion, it will filter out a lot of garbage results.
    I don't have my paper dictionary with me right now, so this may be the next best thing for me. Thanks, I'll go have a look around.

    I guess being schooled in a Catholic school with Mandarin Chinese-based curriculum is still helpful after all these years. XD


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    Re: The Japanese Study Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ominae View Post
    I don't have my paper dictionary with me right now, so this may be the next best thing for me. Thanks, I'll go have a look around.

    I guess being schooled in a Catholic school with Mandarin Chinese-based curriculum is still helpful after all these years. XD
    Over the time you would realise Chinese is much more similar to Japanese than you might think at first
    Especially kanji... For example,
    in Mandarin pinyin, jing = 鏡 京 境 競 經 景 敬 警, xing = 型 興 形,
    Cantonese ging = 京 境 競 經 景 敬 警, hing = 興 輕 慶 兄 卿, ying = 型 形
    while in Japanese, kyou = 鏡 京 境 競 興 兄, kei = 経 景 敬 型 形 警 軽 慶 兄 卿.

    A lot of the sounds are very similar, and fall into the same 'category' of pronunciation. In effect, you can make a very accurate educated guess of the on'yomi for many Japanese kanji if you have a good knowledge in Chinese, and vice versa

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    Re: The Japanese Study Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ominae View Post
    I don't have my paper dictionary with me right now, so this may be the next best thing for me. Thanks, I'll go have a look around.

    I guess being schooled in a Catholic school with Mandarin Chinese-based curriculum is still helpful after all these years. XD
    I use tangorin as an online dictionary, and it never failed me in translating manga or just reading the raws

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    Re: The Japanese Study Thread

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look at that too when my day isn't hectic ever since my dad's not making me head back to uni (I have a community college degree) in order to make me work. ;

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    Re: The Japanese Study Thread

    Hi, guys! Recently, I received an electronic dictionary (SHARP BRAIN PW-G5300-W) and since it's all in Japanese, I dont know how to use it. It sucks, I know. So does anyone here knows how to use an e-dictionary?
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    Re: The Japanese Study Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RinGO321227 View Post
    Hi, guys! Recently, I received an electronic dictionary (SHARP BRAIN PW-G5300-W) and since it's all in Japanese, I dont know how to use it. It sucks, I know. So does anyone here knows how to use an e-dictionary?
    It looks like a very nice e-dictionary.
    The quick guide: pdf format [ link ] (2 pages) is what you need to read. If you have any specific questions, it may be easier for other members to answer your question.

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    Re: The Japanese Study Thread

    Alrighty folks.

    Old man decided to put me (thanks to mom's advice) in a Japanese language center in Manila to brush on whatever elementary-based Japanese I have before I could go to Waseda for more Japanese language training.

    I'm reviewing the hiragana/katakana stuff for assessment. Anything else to take note?

    If you got something that can be useful via link, post it here. I may be missing something since I only have the hiragana/katakana charts and I don't have the study guide with me from Vancouver.


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    Re: The Japanese Study Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ominae View Post
    If you got something that can be useful via link, post it here.
    You may like some sites listed in the Useful Links Thread.
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    Re: The Japanese Study Thread

    Busted my ass off and I failed the simulated test. Back to Elementary Japanese again.

    Least it can help refresh whatever Japanese is left in me brain.


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