Happy Birthday.Mazume Week | Day #7: Gift
when people casually mention something you’re completely obsessed with and it takes every fuckin ounce of your self control not to propel yourself into the stars and scream for the rest of eternity about how much you love the thing
Im currently reading Hirunaka no Ryuusei too. It’s pretty good^^oh really?? I’ve been recommended it by so many people and have heard it was really good and the art looks amazing~I think I’ll enjoy it…^^
Where did you get all those manga??
I get them from Kinokuniya. It’s a Japanese bookstore in Japantown San Francisco~~
More manga came today~^_____^
Finally going to attempt to read Hirunaka no Ryuusei…..I hope I’ll be up for the shoujo…^^
"oh" actually means my heart just got ripped into a million pieces but i won’t tell you because you wouldn’t care how i feel anyway
had a nice mechanical pencil and of course i lend it to someone and of course they lost it what was i thinking why don’t i start carrying the ugly wooden pencils around i need to start doing that the pencil was almost 15$ and that person said they’d get me another pencil for it but it was a nice pencil of course you’re not going to get me a pencil as nice as the one i had
I have a few links…Here’s one and here is another
Those are both links to just a bunch of other links to find resources for learning Japanese.
The “GENKI” textbooks are what I used well too…and if you want more books in particular I can take pictures of the ones I have and show them to you as well.
I’ve been learning Japanese for 8 years now and studied 2 hours at least per week to get this far…It’s not much, but consistency is the key. If you want to get really good quickly, practicing every day for languages really helps. Even if it’s for 30 minutes, it will work. What I’ve also realized with languages, Japanese especially for me, is that at certain points, you feel like you’re not improving, and then soon, before you realize it, you’re doing so much better. The change comes through consistency, really.
You will have to learn how to read the basics and some kanji to get somewhere. I strongly recommend just sticking with textbooks and learning how to speak/listen as much as possible before you move on to translate manga. You’ll have to reach a certain level before you’re able to do any translating at all. Translating does take time, and you probably don’t want to end up trying to translate a sentence but get stuck often or stumble over a slang term that’s not going to be in the dictionary, which means you are going to have to familiarize yourself with the speaking styles as well.
When you’re good enough to translate, you can find those one-shot manga or pixiv short manga and see if you can translate those. Manga with furigana (kanji with hiragana on the side) can help to build vocab while you’re translating too.
This might sound intimidating, but if you keep on practicing and working on learning little by little continuously, I’m sure being able to translate manga will not be too far! I hope you’ll be able to do well learning Japanese and if you ever have other questions, please do ask me! I hope that answered your questions…^^;
have you ever met someone on the internet that you liked so much that you sometimes sit there and think “oh man there are people who are lucky enough to see this person IN THE FLESH ON A REGULAR BASIS and I wonder if they realize how LUCKY they are”
Do you ever wonder if people think that about you?