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Rising Brother



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 8:16 am    Post subject: Best Way To Learn Japanese? Reply with quote Back to top

Hi Everyone

I want to learn to speak Japanese, so how is the best way to do it ?

Also i would like to learn more about swords, as i thinking on plan a trip to Japan and meet a swordmaster or something like that, to learn about swords and the Japanese rules about them and other things.

And third, i would like to know what the signs on the picture means, i have been told the mean "Rising Brother" like the sun, but is there someone that would translate it for me please ?

Many thanks in advance

http://www.rockmobilen.dk/Angel/chinasign.jpg







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mizune



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Uh....that's "rice", not "rise" Doh!
So more like "rice brothers"
^_^;;;;

kome = rice = 米 

Besides the obvious homophone problem, I guess the kanji bears a passing resemblence to "kuru" = to come = 来る that might have added to the confusion.... But if anybody know something else, please feel free to interject....

As for learning...there are many ways...and I think there may be a topic for it....

Good luck!
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ahochaude



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 12:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Japanese language and more Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome, Rising Brother! Smile

Rising Brother wrote:
Hi Everyone

I want to learn to speak Japanese, so how is the best way to do it ?

As I can't stress far more than enough, I suggest you take classes to learn the language.
If you don't mind moving away from home for a couple of years, perhaps going to Japan on a student visa would be the best recommendation.
Anyhow, anyway you choose to learn the language, (as with all other languages) you must apply yourself and practice when you have the chance.

Rising Brother wrote:
Also i would like to learn more about swords, as i thinking on plan a trip to Japan and meet a swordmaster or something like that, to learn about swords and the Japanese rules about them and other things.

Good luck on that. I believe swordmasters are a "dying breed" there. So it maybe very hard to find one.

Rising Brother wrote:
And third, i would like to know what the signs on the picture means, i have been told the mean "Rising Brother" like the sun, but is there someone that would translate it for me please ?

Many thanks in advance

http://www.rockmobilen.dk/Angel/chinasign.jpg

Mizune has done so already.


Just a small FYI, you could have introduced yourself in this thread

http://jdorama.com/viewtopic.2195.0.htm

Also, you could post questions on Japanese characters in this thread...

http://jdorama.com/viewtopic.5363.htm

or this one

http://jdorama.com/viewtopic.php?p=6992#6992

or this one

Japanese/English Electronic Dictionary (click here)



Enjoy your stay at Jdorama.com!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2004 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

that is WAYYY funny, rice-brother! rofl but yeah, like aho says. good luck finding a "hatori hanzo" (name of a ficticious swordmaster) when you arrive in narita.

kind of remind me of when i first came to the U.S. i thought EVERYBODY fricking rode a horse and smoke marlboro's.... Sweat
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mizune



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

You know, it just occurred to me that maybe the reading for this could also mean "American brother", since 米 is also used in reference to the US....

Meh....
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I don't know anything. *bows in shame* I still learning.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

that pic led me to think...micheal Nut if its read in chinese..lol
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

If taking classes is out of the options... eg my case: There isn't any places that teach japanese... not even the university. There aren't any private tutors either.

I don't have the money to move town and live else where. Whats the nest best thing I can do to learn japanese... are any of the audio tapes or video's good? if so what ones ?

The writing of japanese is simple enough to learn on your own mainly just remembering the symbols. I need to have a good source on learning how grammer is used, and how word structures go together.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The Pimsleur CD's are good......... there's a thread in this section somewhere (I think) on them.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Way To Learn Japanese? Reply with quote Back to top

Rising Brother wrote:
Hi Everyone

I want to learn to speak Japanese, so how is the best way to do it ?

Also i would like to learn more about swords, as i thinking on plan a trip to Japan and meet a swordmaster or something like that, to learn about swords and the Japanese rules about them and other things.

And third, i would like to know what the signs on the picture means, i have been told the mean "Rising Brother" like the sun, but is there someone that would translate it for me please ?

Many thanks in advance

http://www.rockmobilen.dk/Angel/chinasign.jpg







Rising Brother


haha a trip to finding a swordmaster eh...I can picture you going to japan and upon arriving you find a suspicious looking man in an alley that by chance knows a location of a swordsmaster, which leads you to hundreds of temples, miles of forests and hours of mountain climbing until you arrive at a small hut in the middle of nowhere in the country side upon which as soon as you reach the door there will be a sign that says "no longer in business"
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

lol setfree that was a long descriptive tale of someone guy getting SUCKERED/OWNED...i agree with the pimsleur people (lol prolly cuz i used em and liked em XD) but pimsleur as i always say is not enough, sure its' a good start and you learn a good bit but of course nothing beats actual classes and practice with native or at least fluent speakers
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rarcupcake



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:40 am    Post subject: where do i start learning? Reply with quote Back to top

well i'm chinese and i can read some kanji,
but i'm not sure where to start learning
should i learn the 50 sounds first?
i want to learn japanese correctly,
but i want to be able to learn the "new" japanese
so i can communicate with people in japan
and also i'm learning it on my own?? is that good??
i guess the only way to do that overseas is to watch japanese dramas?
i'm confused Bang Head
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Julieh



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Personally I would start with hiragana and katakana. Watching jdramas with subtitles is also good, I learned a lot from just watching Smile You can also check out japanesepod101.com. They have free podcasts that you can listen to Smile

Good luck!
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kacang



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:55 pm    Post subject: hai Reply with quote Back to top

Fingers crossed
I like to learn japanese language and keyword

i know u all pro in ythis massege ord so I wanr to ask u 'll
yoroshiku onegai itashimasu Puppy Dog Eyes Sweat Bow Beaten Muack Shameful Cry Applaud Twisted Doh! U Suck w00t!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Will you PLEASE read the Posting Guidelines and stop starting new threads????


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ahochaude



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The initial post was done back in 2004 before I posted the thread that shows the existing threads and before you posted the guidelines.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:40 am    Post subject: Japanese is easier to pronounce than to write. Reply with quote Back to top

Konnichiwa!

Nut

I can't understand why Japan has different form of letters.
But it is easier to pronounce than French. My God, we are going to study both languages. Is there any french speaking people here? please teach me Nut

Also, somebody, please help me with Japanese and French!
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Anime Dad



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Well, you're in the wrong forum for French, unless there's a kind French-speaking member willing to teach you.

Best way to learn Japanese would be real, formal lessons with a proper teacher, preferably with face-to-face language practice with someone who is fluent in the language. But that's not always possible, I know.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Anime Dad wrote:
Well, you're in the wrong forum for French, unless there's a kind French-speaking member willing to teach you.

Best way to learn Japanese would be real, formal lessons with a proper teacher, preferably with face-to-face language practice with someone who is fluent in the language. But that's not always possible, I know.


yah, you're right Shameful Cry . I tried studying on my own so that I'm prepared enough to face my Professor and to prove that I can learn faster. Well, thanks for your advice. Applaud


take care!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

yori_nagata07: T'aura plus de chance avec un forum japonais pour francophones comme celui-ci: http://www.lejapon.org/info/modules.php?name=Forums
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