katidactyl replied to your post: Could you recommend me books that teach more advanced Japanese grammar? I’ve already finished the Genki series, and there are grammar concepts in the JLPT which I plan to take in the future that goes beyond what Genki teaches.
After Genki, try Tobira. Then once you finish Tobira, you should be prepared for all-Japanese JLPT prep books c:
I'm looking for a pdf of Japanese For Busy People kana 1st edition 4-7700-1987-4 Amazon only has second hand versions which isn't what I'm looking for - can anyone help?
labellavita-heart replied to your post: Could you recommend me books that teach more advanced Japanese grammar? I’ve already finished the Genki series, and there are grammar concepts in the JLPT which I plan to take in the future that goes beyond what Genki teaches.
There’s always the advanced grammar dictionary.I’m working through the intermediate one as part of my Uni revision. here’s the link: amazon.co.uk/A-Dicti…
I'm really interested in Japanese Culture and Language, and I'd really like to major in East Asian Studies (with a focus on Japan). I have trouble telling people that that's what I'd like to go into because they always assume that being interested in Japan = being interested in anime/manga/cosplay/etc. I have no problem with these things, but they don't represent me at all, and aren't something I'd like to associate with. How do I tell people about my interest is in Japanese culture, not anime?
I would just say what you study and say what you like about it. You don’t have to explain why. People are going to assume things no matter what you do. If you like it for the culture and that alone? Good on you, and you don’t have to feel like you have to explain that to everyone. Ignorance can never be cured, sadly.
I've recently changed schools and will no longer be able to take Japanese (though I'll be taking Mandarin!) I'm far enough in Japanese that I can learn grammar through online resources, but I'd really like a good Kanji dictionary that might also be able to assist with my Mandarin studies. Any suggestions?
Not exactly sure if there is one. Kanji and Chinese characters sometimes have the same meanings, but majority of the time, they are radically different. I don’t think there is a singular dictionary to help out with both.
Could you recommend me books that teach more advanced Japanese grammar? I've already finished the Genki series, and there are grammar concepts in the JLPT which I plan to take in the future that goes beyond what Genki teaches.
The only one I can rec is the one I used in school, that was Japanese: The Spoken/Written Language. You can get them on amazon, they come with audio materials as well.
Well I've been studying Japanese almost 2 years now, and although I know a lot, I still don't know a lot of basic stuff and basic grammar, since I've been teaching myself from various sources. I'm also pretty bad at translating it into English. My main problem is I'll understand almost everything in a sentence.. except for a few words or kanji or slang or a grammatical form. I was wondering if you know any sites with beginner Japanese tests, so I can practice taking tests? Thank you!
I don’t know of any with tests, sad to say. But tofugu.com has some resources on getting your Japanese up to snuff. There is also a mini DS game for beginning Japanese students to take vocab and kanji tests with. My Japanese Coach.
I loved this blog! I have been studying Japanese as my third language for four years now and I still get nervous when I have to speak out loud. 私はポテト was hilarious! I want to applicate for a scholarship to study in Japan next year, any suggestions?
It depends on the school and opportunities. You have to ask a study abroad coordinator at your school to see if they offer such scholarships.
I want to submit a meme but I don't want my name to be shown! ^_^ is there any way I can do that? also, you're very nice :)
I don’t think you can submit anon, but if you do submit, I won’t put your name on. Please send it in!
I love your blog! I'm not nearly as good as you and others on here but im learning c: Any good resources to use?
If you got back in some posts, I’ve listed some great ones. But here are just a minuscule few off the top of my head: tofugu.com, lang-8, j-grams, jisho.org, and tae kim’s guide.
If you ever need help, never hesitate to contact me on my personal tumblr. I’m certainly no master, but I’m always willing to help!
I want to teach myself Japanese, and I know it's difficult, but do you think it's possible? Or at least possible to learn a bit of it before I start taking it in college somewhere?
It’s certainly possible! It just takes a lot of discipline and know=how in knowing what works and what is just BS. You have to have a variety of sources and use the ones you are most comfortable with. But it’s good that you plan on taking more formal instruction. That really is what will propel you into having a better grasp of the language itself. At least, that’s my opinion.