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kai99
maybe you should study japanese too.
DJ Enetro
Flip that I already am having three new languages on my plate, plus helping a spelling bee out
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B1rd
10/10 done. Still got 20 minutes of my teen years left before deadline.

johnmedina999 wrote:

Foxtrot wrote:

good luck on your study
Also, how fluent do you think you are currently, at least when it comes to reading a text you haven't seen before?
If you're talking to me, I still don't know much, I'm still earning basic vocabulary and sentence structure. I wouldn't know enough to understand the majority of basic conversation very well. I haven't been doing much reporting on what I've been learning because it's fairly tedious, I may do when I have time though.

Also, I'm gonna cancel the bed time schedule, until I get some sleeping pills from my doctor.


lol wrote:

this thread is cool but also makes me worry about my life
It can hardly be worse than mine.
Rwyta
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Endaris
rip study blog
johnmedina999
rip studying
Serraionga
kai99
it's b1rd u.. u...... u imbecile
Serraionga
You Can't Use Numbers On 1st gen,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Best Regards,

Serra1onga
kai99
oh,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

serraionga i love you
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B1rd
5/5 hours of studying done, did the exercises, housework, etc. I just went to sleep straight away afterwards on Sunday night then forgot about it this morning.

I'm gonna change it from 20 min to 10 min since 20 mins is a bit excessive just for pushups and stuff, and I'm gonna add 1 hour of sorting about my computer files
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B1rd
I have to admit, last week I didn't really study properly. I procrastinated a fair bit and left the last 3 1/2 hours to the last minute, and when I finally had to do it I was tired so I spent most of the time dozing with the textbook in front of me. Since I effectively didn't do 4 hours, I'll have to give $200 to Allmynamestaken since he was the only poster in that week (sorry if you've posted a lot and you don't get anything, just following what's in the OP).

I'll try to keep up with the study in the future. I've done 125 mins of study this week and I'm gonna do another hour today.
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B1rd
Completed: 5 hours of study, 1h housework, 1h sorting computer files, 3 exercise sessions, 3 bow related exercise sessions, and I haven't spent more than $30 on takeaway food this fortnight.

I was pretty motivated midweek, though a cold killed my momentum a bit, so I only did the bare minimum and it make exercising a bit difficult but I still got through it. I've finally got the Japanese books that I ordered, the Genki book series, a Japanese dictionary, a grammar guide, and a Kanji learner's course book. I started on the latter tonight, I spent an hour and I still haven't finished the intro/preface/foreword and all that good stuff. I'm not a very fast learner so it'll probably take a longer while still to memorise the 2300 kanji characters afterwards.
johnmedina999
Good luck, memorizing kanji can be slow and frustrating but don't give up!
Yuudachi-kun
You don't memorise; you use until it becomes learnt naturally.
DJ Enetro
How''s it going?
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B1rd
Status Report:

Everything complete. I've been studying the book I got that has about 2300 of the most common kanji, I'm studying 8 a day so I should have it done in less than a year. 44 done so far. Obviously I don't memorise all of the readings and vocabulary of every kanji as memorising something without context would be inefficient and would take far too long, so as the book suggests I just memorise the generalised meanings and one or two of the readings. Learning the kanji systematically should give me a headstart in actually being able to read Japanese text, which will have huge practical benefits in that I'll be able to practice Japanese just by reading stuff off the internet.
I've also started on the A Guide to Japanese Grammar by Tae Kim, which looks very promising in that it seems it will teach me all of the fundamentals of grammar, rather than just teaching me the Japanese equivalent of English phrases, which textbooks seem mainly to do. Though I still think textbooks will be useful for practice and learning practical words and phrases.

Of course I've also been doing exercises 3 times a week, just basic calisthenics and stretches. I've improved a bit since I've started, now I can do 35 pushups (with my chest touching the floor), 12 pull ups, 40+ squats etc., and I can get my palms on the floor with my legs straight. I've been thinking of joining a gym, but I don't really want to pay the membership costs. It's something I'll consider.
Taj
You shouldn't have HD.
Nxshio
Damn i have respect for you. Best of luck B1rd. (y)
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B1rd

UltraHenzie wrote:

You shouldn't have HD.
What's HD
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