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Well hello there,

It’s been a long time since I posted anything at all and it seems as if I might have abandoned my blog. In a last minute effort to save it however, I have decided to start detailing my journey in learning (on my own) one of the most difficult languages (so they say) – Japanese. 557 kata lagi


No #SeriousMode Here

Hi everybody! It’s been more than a year since I start learning Japanese—I can speak slowly but frankly I still I can’t speak fluently. Well, I already know how to read and write all the Hiragana and Katakana… and a bit of Kanji… but that’s not the point. 887 kata lagi


Language Acquisition #4: Time To Learn Katakana

Konnichiwa!    Yoroshika onegai shimasu.

I haven’t made a whole lot of progress as far as my vocabulary.  However, I am happy to report that I am hearing a lot more of the sounds that make up Japanese words so it doesn’t always sounds like a long string of nonsense. 169 kata lagi


Past & present tense - noun

I’ve just been reviewing these, so I thought I’d write about them.

Because I am a crazy cat lady, I’ll be using ねこ(neko = cat) as the noun for  the below examples. 114 kata lagi

Japanese Language


Well, at least, I hope I am.

Uni got a big crazy there, and I haven’t done much Japanese learning since my last post, but I’m almost done with my exams now though, so I’ve started doing a bit again. 153 kata lagi


Not just a frog

“kaeru” is Japanese for frog…

When you spell it out in the Japanese alphabet, hiragana, it’s ka-e-ru. There are about 50 hiragana “letters”, which function like syllables and they’re always pronounced the same no matter how they’re combined. 118 kata lagi


Musings #26: Help Me Identify This #Karuta Deck

Is there anyone out there who can read japanese and can identify these cards?    I know some hiragana, but obviously that doesn’t help when you are only at the “my name is” stage!     124 kata lagi