🔊 🎙 Listen Every Day Challenge - Spring 2023 🌼 🌱

Apr 13, Thu of Week 3 of Spring Q2 2023 :cherry_blossom:

歴史 [11-13/90] - 飛鳥(あすか)時代

Try listening on the audiobook on 飛鳥 too, but feels a little hard. Anyway, repeat and focus more.

Places and names

Japan

  • 推古天皇(すいこてんのう) = Empress Suiko - Wikipedia
  • Carrying out of 大化(たいか)の改新(かいしん) (Taika Reform - Wikipedia)
    • 中大兄皇子(なかのおおえのおうじ) = Emperor Tenji - Wikipedia = 天智天皇(てんじてんのう)
    • 中臣鎌足(なかとみのかまたり) = Fujiwara no Kamatari - Wikipedia = 藤原鎌足(ふじわらのかまたり)
    • 律令(りつりょう) = Ritsuryō - Wikipedia, a law system adapted from China
  • 大海人皇子(おおあまのおうじ) = Emperor Tenmu - Wikipedia = 天武天皇(てんむてんのう)
  • 持統天皇(じとうてんのう) = Empress Jitō - Wikipedia
    • Constructed 藤原京(ふじわらきょう) (Fujiwara-kyō - Wikipedia) as the capital (都(みやこ)) following Chinese model.
  • Establishment of 「日本(にほん)」 and 「天皇(てんのう)」

China

Korea

  • 白村江(はくすきのえ)の戦(たたか)い (はくそんこう~) = Battle of Baekgang - Wikipedia
    • Japan sided with 百済(くだら), but 新羅(しらぎ) sided with China (Tang) won

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13/04/2023 :fairy: Home Post Link

listened to 3 episodes of Nihongo Con Teppie, and slightly zoned out on the last one :+1:

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:cherry_blossom: Day 13, 4 月 13 日 :herb:

:headphones: Back to my Home Post

:deciduous_tree: Tobira chp. 2

Finished listening to the rest of the text. I have to say, I much prefered he female voice to the male ones, as you could clearly hear the quotations, which made it much easier to follow along.

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Home Post :hatching_chick:

I had a lot of fun today! I watched another one of Akane’s vlogs (this one was about Gifu) and this time she showed lots of nice places in her video. It was very interesting and I enjoyed it a lot! The way the waiter talks (7:15-8:47) reminds me of a flight attendant reciting the safety instructions on a plane before take-off. :laughing: That’s how it sounds in my native language at least. I’ve never heard japanese safety instructions on a plane before.

After that I watched her video about buying and using Suica cards.

Last but not least I watched a Comprehensible Japanese video about the Tanabata Festival. I noticed pretty quickly that I had already read a text about the legend behind the festival in my Genki book but I kept watching anyway. Already knowing the story definitely helped with understanding. :wink:

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April 13th!

Another episode of Rilakkuma and Kaoru today. My husband came in part way through the episode and thought it looked cute so I ended up translating it for him as we were watching, which was really fun :slight_smile:

(Home Post)

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:cherry_blossom: :seedling: 4月13日 :seedling: :cherry_blossom: (Home Post Link)

Listened:

  • 四月は君の噓 episode 8 (no subs) - it feels a little bit cheaty because I literally just read chapter 13 and 14 that this episode is based on, but emi’s performance is one of my favorites in the series so I had to go re-watch it. :sweat_smile:

Word(s) of the Day:
recognized lots of words from my last 2 entries in the read everyday challenge, but not a lot of added dialogue from the manga

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im still only at level 2 so i dont even know if i should be doing this but i want to give it a try
hover over each of the “” to see what i did that day!

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:hot_pepper: April 13

Watched several videos from the Comprehensible Japanese YT channel. There was one on hot-pot that I had to watch. Much easier to keep up with than I expected. Now I want hot-pot.

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watched 10 min HikaninTV with Japanese subtitles.

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Apr 14, Fri of Week 3 of Spring Q2 2023 :cherry_blossom:

歴史 [14/90] - 奈良時代 [1/3]

Places and names

こころ Ch.25-28. The whole story is too long, not even a third, and I felt sleepy. Still need some focus to understand, though. Then, see the related sosekiproject, also Ch.1.

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Home Post :hatching_chick:

I was kinda busy today so I spent less time listening than usual. I chose Naoko’s video about her flight from spain to japan. Even though I was a little tired and couldn’t concentrate that well I learned some new words. :blush:

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:cherry_blossom: Day 14, 4 月 14 日 :herb:

:headphones: Back to my Home Post

Tongue twister time! These were really fun, so I might look for more of them. The ones I practiced today were:

  • 生麦生米生卵 - this one doesn’t seem so hard at first, I suppose with enough repetitions and speed it’ll become tricky
  • スモモも 桃も 桃のうち - aough the pain. A great example sentence for why Japanese having three different writing systems is good, actually.
  • 坊主が びょうぶに 上手な 坊主の 絵を かいた - this one is really nice and I like the rhythm of the entire sentence.
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:cherry_blossom: :seedling: 4月14日 :seedling: :cherry_blossom: (Home Post Link)

Listened:

Word(s) of the Day:
散(ばら)ー loose articles (not packaged with other things); bulk items; individual items​ (here i think it meant like a loose pack of cards (ex. バララスト, last pack))
ワンチャン ー maybe; perhaps; there is a chance that​ (i thought she was saying ワンちゃん like a dog pokemon at first, but i think this makes more sense)

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:speaker: :blossom: softlyraining’s garden of sounds :cherry_blossom: :headphones:

April 11th・April 12th・April 13th・April 14th

After going on a bit of a binge with Good Morning Call, I decided to give myself a bit of a break and watch Aggretsuko. The episodes being shorter is a nice change of pace. I’ve been trying to hear if, during her heavy metal scenes, the voice is actually singing what’s in the subtitles. Sometimes I can hear that it is, but other times it just sounds like incoherent screaming.

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April 14th!

I’m counting my hour long class with my tutor as my listening practise today.
We did some exam-style listening questions and talked about lots of topics including movies, strawberries and cream, and how hard it is to spell words in katakana!

(Home Post)

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14/04/2023 :fairy: Home Post Link

1 episode about family from Japanese with Shun! It was easy this time and it’s soo nice how Shun thinks everyone in his family is interesting :")

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10 min HikaninTV

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:hot_pepper: April 14

Team America: World Police (JP Dub/Sub). I learned that subtitles are sometimes censored with 〇. Often in this case.
I struggled with the dialogue through much of the movie. The subs are not even close to what’s said most of the time.

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Home Post :hatching_chick:

15 days in and I’m really starting to see some progress. I’ve gotten used to faster talking speeds and don’t need to slow my videos down anymore. Of course it’s probably still nowhere near natural japanese because I only listen to stuff aimed at non-native speakers but I’m very happy that my listening skills seem to be improving!

Today I watched “10 Tips for Living in Japan” by Akane. I’m not planning on living in Japan but it was very interesting and a lot of the tips are relevant for travel purposes as well. I felt very good about my understanding because I could catch the main points she made most of the time. However, I did struggle with some of the tips that included lots of unknown vocabulary, e.g. the tips about being on time, mold and safety. The mold topic was especially difficult because I didn’t know the word カビ and did not understand what was going on at all. :sweat_smile:

Next I wanted to watch something easier and chose “No. 1 in Japan vs. No. 1 in the world” and “Autumn in Japan” by Comprehensible Japanese.

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Apr 15, Sat of Week 3 of Spring Q2 2023 :cherry_blossom:

歴史 [15-16/90] - 奈良時代 [2-3/3]. Out of inconvenience, I learnt to take note in Notion on mobile.

Also, audiobook up from 弥生時代 to 奈良時代 to complement.

Places and names

こころ Ch.29-36, end of 先生と私. I simply have too much listening time today, and also the story is so long.

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