いつ itsu When
どて dote Where
だ れdare Who
なに nani What
itsu, dote, dare, nani?
Since thursday I have finished my beginners japanese class. UL gaves us all a cert at a reception in the UL white house. The class was great and the other students. I have arranged a teacher for the summer to keep learning and try the exam in september.
Slowly translating webpages with lots of looking up
shougakusei – grad school student
web site – homepage
興味 (きょうみ) kyoumi
interest (in something)
This pera pera penguin 042 covers a lot of words we did last class (nihongo juu-go). We have 5 classes left. I’m going to miss the classes.
きのう (kino) in nohongo class we got out third japanese history lesson and covered giving directions to buildings.
I’m getting there with reading and writing but I have a lot more to go. I also need to keep practising speaking and listening. I’m still enjoying the classes a lot.
Words I found the kanji for, to eat (食べる taberu), to drink (飲む nomu).
ギル マ ー ティン メ アリー is my name in nihongo. Its in Gilmartin Mary order.
WEB担当 webmaster. This is my day job. I need this term if I job hunt in Nihon.
Japanese week 13 is tonight. Last week we covered some kanji. I’m getting more familar working with kana, but I still cant read it easily. So I have been doing reading and writing excercises in kana. Its seems to be helping but I think it will take time.
Watching some japanese tv programs on youtube is helping a little, I’m hearing the odd word that we have covered, plus I think its helping with pronouncation.
Podcasts are great. I wish however it was easier to find ever word and phrase we cover. In fact I wish the course came with a podcast of every lesson, so I could practice every word till i was sure I was pronoucing it properly.
MIT open courseware links.
Nihongo ni juu, is on tonight. I have been spending a bit of time on the verbs this week.
Here are some examples. I wrote them in kana (with the kanji for watashi) and in romanji in
my notebook when i was practicing.
Watashi wa ginkoo e ikimasu. Watashi wa toshokan e ikimasu.
Watashi wa hoteru e kimasu. Watashi wa keisatsu e kimasu.
Watashi wa sensu wo kaimsu.
The kanji for watashi is 私
Back at japanese tonight (class 11) so won’t be making pancakes myself till tomorrow. Had some for lunch though. Didn’t really do enough study of the language even though I mean’t too, but flicking back though my notes I remember a good amount. I am looking forward to the class.
I have been playing the game Okami recently which uses about 20 kanji. I also have been reading the kanji a day newletter. Todays is 国.
Kuni: 国 Meanings: country, nation. On Readings: koku. Kun Readings: kuni. JLPT Level: 4. Grade: 2
外国人 – gai koku jin – foreigner
国語 – koku go – national language (in Japan, Japanese)
天国 – ten goku – heaven, paradise
帰国 – ki koku – return to own’s own country
This is a combination of kuchi (口) [mouth] & tama (玉) [ball].