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Week 9

8月25日

  • 三本塾 grammar video.

Linking for the curious:

That’s an interesting grammar point, I don’t think I’ve seen it. Now I’m sure I’ll see it everywhere.

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August 25th!

Another tiny listening day today, work has been crazy busy lately so I’m kind of wiped out most evenings - but also I went to see a play this evening so I had less time than usual.
I listened to Episode 51 of Nihongo con Teppei for Beginners.
I also listened to some Japanese music today, but that was pretty passive as I was doing a lot of other stuff at the same time!

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Aug 26, Fri of Week 9 of Summer :beach_umbrella: 2022

I am now at HUNTER×HUNTER Ep.21, but indeed Ep.19-21 isn’t in manga Vol.3.

About consistency thing, I missed out on Wednesday, listening and watching for only about 10 minutes.

I started watching かぐや様は告らせたい S3 Ep.1-2 (no sub), where remember the manga well even if I haven’t read for months. I also have subtitle files, so I broke it down into flashcards in mochi.cards (via API and programming, which I have to pay 5 USD (per month) first, but at least I don’t have to deal with Anki’s full-sync on new fields and desktop-Android differences. Also, mochi.cards’s website works similar to apps, but Yomichan-enabled.) (So, @anon87128043, if you want to know. A little complex for your needs, I think.) The flashcards don’t have translation on the back-side, because I don’t have English transcripts yet. (Nor do I need the translation.)

I also read about ~まい, which is N2 (searched via Bunpro), but who cares – it is required for reading and listening. They are made into sentence flashcards, with English translation and explanation.

In any case, I want to quickly learn how to translate (and understand) well first, rather than flawless production.

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Yeah thanks for letting me know

August 25 :blossom: Home Post

I got caught up doing other things so we’re counting some bare minimum today; one of my professors spoke in Japanese for a bit and I understood the vast majority of it so yay! Hopefully with weekend coming up I can get some more substantial stuff in, but I’ll take what I can get :man_shrugging:

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:headphones: Main Station :beach_umbrella:

Since my last update, I’ve watched a couple more Daily Japanese with Naoko videos, including one aimed at speaking practice (getting pumped for September’s speaking/writing challenge :triumph:).

The last few days I’ve mostly been focusing on Satori Reader. My usual pattern is 1) listen only 1 or 2 times; 2) listen while reading the text; 3) read the text and add any new words to the site’s flashcard system. I’ve run into a few instances where I don’t understand something the narrator said in step 1, only to get to step 2, see what they’re saying, and understand. :disappointed: I think that’s what’s most frustrating for me sometimes: not picking up on words I clearly know (as well as having my brain go, “I know that!” and not pay attention to what comes next). It’s good to be aware of, though I don’t know a solution to it other than, “keep listening.” Then again, maybe I don’t need to make it any more complicated than that (not one of my better traits, anyway).

For those looking to do some light speaking practice:

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:sound: Listening Room: Date 20220826 :loud_sound:

Day LXVI: 音楽 :musical_score:

NHK video, all about POWERFUL music and how it works.

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August 26th!

Today I had a class with one of my tutors, with lots of conversation practise but also a listening exercise where I had to listen to a conversation and then answer comprehension questions about it.

I also listened to an episode of Nihongo con Teppei for Beginners.

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Yesterday I binged a Netflix show about a guy who developed the ability to read minds because he was still a virgin at 30. Very campy and stupid, but fun. 7 hours later, I had watched the whole thing and I wasn’t even tired from consuming only Japanese the whole time (I had Japanese subtitles on)

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August 26 :blossom: Home Post

I had class today so lots of listening (and speaking!) practice; it’s nice to have some more structured learning sometimes :grin:

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:sound: Listening Room: Date 20220827 :loud_sound:

Day LXVII: Illegal Chopstick Manoeuvres :chopsticks:

NHK school vid, all about what you shouldn’t do with your chopsticks! :chopsticks:

Also played some Yakuza 6

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August 27th!

I had a class with one of my tutors this morning where we did half an hour of free talk and then half an hour of grammar and reading.

I also watched the first 3 episodes of Season 3 of Teasing Master Takagi-san.

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8月26日

  • さくら通信「ひきこもり」

8月27日

  • さくら通信「選挙」

Finally started さくら通信 and I have to say, this thing is super fun to listen to. I haven’t learnt their names yet, but the one that is not さくらさん has a very natural and contagious laugh. They’re so silly and seem to be having a great time. It’s definitely hard for me and I also was listening to them while collecting resources on FFXIV so I wasn’t paying 100% attention, more like 70 or 80%. But still, I think I’ll listen to this one much more cause out of all the podcasts I have it’s probably one of the most entertaining.

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August 27 :blossom: Home Post

Today I watched part of Orochi for one of my classes, which admittedly had English subtitles but I picked up a lot of extra information from the audio! It’s all like samurai speech so it was cool to get stuff like that :grin:

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I have mostly been watching youtube channels I’ve already mentioned and relistening to audiobooks, but today I started the first episode of 古畑任三郎, a 90s detective drama recommended to me by a friend. I’m around 30 minutes in and I’m liking it so far. It’s funny how old shows from other cultures can have a nostalgic feel despite never having seen it before and being so different culturally. I had the same feeling reading 江戸川乱歩 for the first time.

On a tangentially related note, I feel like the early 2000s were a dead zone for media in America and that’s sort of how Japanese shows from that era feel to me too. Y2K just messed with the groove of things I guess.

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August 28th!

I was out and about for most of the day today, but still managed to squeeze in a tony bit of listening - just one episode of Nihongo con Teppei for Beginners.

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:sound: Listening Room: Date 20220828 :loud_sound:

Day LXVIII: おいしい :carrot:

NHK Vid, how to make fried vegetables! I shouldn’t watch food videos before bedtime.

Also watched more Pokemon episodes today than a human adult probably should do.
:zap: :zap:

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:confetti_ball: 8 6 % :confetti_ball:

8月28日

  • さくら通信「トイレ」
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August 28 :blossom: Home Post

I watched the rest of Orochi today which was fun semi-listening practice, but I also watched part of a let’s play so yay, more typical content! We’re getting there :muscle:

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Still on track to finishing August with full checks. :smiling_face: One of my recent fave channels on YouTube is NEVER TOO SMALL, and the other day I happened to watch a video of theirs that featured a Japanese architect! I didn’t catch everything he said the first time around, so I made this video my listening practice for today, as well.

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