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"A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 08:07post reply


I already asked if you can speak the language. So, how about reading?

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I can only read basic words. So, that puts me in the second category.






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"Re(1):A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 08:45post reply


Not a single bit.

Btw, Jazzie D; I see you've been inspired by Gamefaqs and their questions of the day...





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"Re(2):A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 09:05post reply


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Not a single bit.

Btw, Jazzie D; I see you've been inspired by Gamefaqs and their questions of the day...



*lol*

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"Re(1):A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 09:32post reply


quote:
I already asked if you can speak the language. So, how about reading?

I can only read basic words. So, that puts me in the second category.



I can't read a lot of sentences, but I know a lot of kanji...





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"Re(1):A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 09:35post reply


didn't we have this poll already? I know I've seen it before...


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I already asked if you can speak the language. So, how about reading?

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I can only read basic words. So, that puts me in the second category.







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"Re(1):A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 10:46post reply


As long as Motoori Norinaga didn't wrote the book, it's OK for me.

Motoori Norinaga asshole asshole asshole





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"Re(2):A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 11:26post reply


If by "very well" you mean knowing most grammar forms but lacking only in vocabulary and sheer number of kanji, then yeah, that's me. I can only read about 500 kanji, not enough to make it through a newspaper.





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"Re(2):A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 11:33post reply


Basic sentences for me!

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As long as Motoori Norinaga didn't wrote the book, it's OK for me.

Motoori Norinaga asshole asshole asshole



Ah, I don't dare read such tough books! Frightening stuff...
Are you forced to read his stuff? >.<





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"Re(3):A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 11:45post reply


basic senteces here as well...enough for me to get the basic gist of japanese news sites....sometimes ^_^;





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"Re(3):A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 13:30post reply


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Ah, I don't dare read such tough books! Frightening stuff...
Are you forced to read his stuff? >.<



He was the author of today's examination text...(asshole asshole asshole)
Finally, Arai Hakuseki (my monday exam) was a very fun guy with easy things to explain.
Motoori Norinaga Asshole





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"Re(1):A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 15:31post reply


The odd word and kana for me in my knowledge of fan-boy Japanese.





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"Re(1):A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 17:31post reply


I am pretty sure that I have said this before but... I SUCK!!!!!!


I know some symbols (the one in Piccoro's Dai MAh Ko chest I think it says "mah", dunno what does it mean, the other one is hai -radiactive dust left after an explosion or something like that- [it was looking for a nick])





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"Re(1):A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 18:27post reply


quote:
I already asked if you can speak the language. So, how about reading?

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I can only read basic words. So, that puts me in the second category.


hummm I read Japangrish very well :P lol





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"Re(2):A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 19:29post reply


i can read a very small amount of kanji from chinese studies, and i can read a couple of the hiragana symbols. i've never really tried to study it or anything though...not openly.





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"Re(3):A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 20:42post reply


I have been studying Japanese for over 6 years...but I am not fluent...but I can get around rather well.





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"Re(1):A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 20:59post reply


quote:
I already asked if you can speak the language. So, how about reading?

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I can only read basic words. So, that puts me in the second category.

Not a drop





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"Re(2):A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 23:19post reply


quote:
I already asked if you can speak the language. So, how about reading?

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I can only read basic words. So, that puts me in the second category.
Not a drop



Same here. But I can often find what I am looking for in Japanese porn sites....ermmmm ...yeah... *runs away*...





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"Re(3):A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 23:27post reply


quote:
I already asked if you can speak the language. So, how about reading?

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I can only read basic words. So, that puts me in the second category.
Not a drop


Same here. But I can often find what I am looking for in Japanese porn sites....ermmmm ...yeah... *runs away*...


Ikuze is the only word i know...





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"Re(4):A Japanese poll" , posted Thu 6 Jun 23:51post reply


quote:
I already asked if you can speak the language. So, how about reading?

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I can only read basic words. So, that puts me in the second category.
Not a drop


Same here. But I can often find what I am looking for in Japanese porn sites....ermmmm ...yeah... *runs away*...

Ikuze is the only word i know...



I understand the Romanji 'n I know a lot of Kanji since I'm Chinese ^_^





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"Re(5):A Japanese poll" , posted Fri 7 Jun 11:54post reply


I suppose basic sentences. All though its been awhile now since I used it in a class room setting. When I got to year three of the language *whistles* I got a D+





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"Re(5):A Japanese poll" , posted Fri 7 Jun 15:40post reply


quote:
I already asked if you can speak the language. So, how about reading?

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I can only read basic words. So, that puts me in the second category.
Not a drop


Same here. But I can often find what I am looking for in Japanese porn sites....ermmmm ...yeah... *runs away*...

Ikuze is the only word i know...


I understand the Romanji 'n I know a lot of Kanji since I'm Chinese ^_^




It's interesting to read Chinese subtitles of Japanese shows. I've seen some cases where the english subtitles done in pirate DVDs have horrible, horrible translations, but the Chinese subtitles (from what I can tell) seems to be pretty accurate.

I guess the translator was Chinese who has knowledge of Japanese, but not of English. :)

btw, I didn't do the poll since I don't think a native Japanese counts in this type of poll.

My roommate lived all his life in Texas (yes, TEXAS) but somehow learned to read Japanese rather fluently. Good example of "if you work hard enough, and show interest in a subject, you can learn just about anything".

So those of you learning Japanese (Shin, for example) I wish you good luck. Only thing really hard in Japanese is the sheer volume. The grammatical structure and rules are pretty precise.





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"Re(6):A Japanese poll" , posted Fri 7 Jun 16:05post reply


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So those of you learning Japanese (Shin, for example) I wish you good luck. Only thing really hard in Japanese is the sheer volume. The grammatical structure and rules are pretty precise.



And most of all, even if your life depends of it, NEVER, I mean NEVER begin to learn bungo(classic japanese). This thing from hell (which was surely created by Satan or Blue Mary) is the most beautifull language ever created, but when you begin to master it, you begin to forget the normal Japanese. And people laugh when you begin to say things like "ikade mibaya" or "Hitoni arazu".
BLUE MARY, IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT!!!!(unfold a heavy beam of energy to Blue MAry and burn her alive)





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"Re(7):A Japanese poll" , posted Sat 8 Jun 22:58post reply


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And most of all, even if your life depends of it, NEVER, I mean NEVER begin to learn bungo(classic japanese). This thing from hell (which was surely created by Satan or Blue Mary) is the most beautifull language ever created, but when you begin to master it, you begin to forget the normal Japanese. And people laugh when you begin to say things like "ikade mibaya" or "Hitoni arazu".
BLUE MARY, IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT!!!!(unfold a heavy beam of energy to Blue MAry and burn her alive)



Do you mean "Kobun"?
Kobun is classic, ancient japanese, and is taught in highschool. It's horrible. It's totally worthless in real-life, as no one would speak it in such way.
Sorta like learning shakespearian speech. :)

Japanese is written up to down, right to left. In modern days, when it's written sideways, it reads in western style, left to right.
However, in the old days, when it was written sideways it read right to left.

"Kobun" written in Japanese backwards (in kanji) can be read "Bungo". Maybe that's where you got confused?
Or perhaps the word "Bungo", meaning "written language"?





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"Re(8):A Japanese poll" , posted Sun 9 Jun 03:00post reply


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"Kobun" written in Japanese backwards (in kanji) can be read "Bungo". Maybe that's where you got confused?
Or perhaps the word "Bungo", meaning "written language"?



Well, my teachers here always learnt me Bungo, not Kobun, so... Anyways, I mean the language of the Makura no S˘shi, the Genji Monogatari or the Ugetsu Monogatari.
I had a few kanbun courses too, and I will have some J˘daigo courses next year... Too much usefullness for me...