bittersweet wrote:What is the point of that?
Antonath wrote:a dumb one
bittersweet wrote:On a side note, I don't like how they put ' after "n." For example: kyou no ban' gohan'
What is the point of that?
Guiteau wrote:There are a few words which may become confusing without the '. For example, "konyaku." How do you write that in Hiragana? こんやく or こにゃく? If it's written "kon'yaku," you know the Hiragana must be こんやく.
traigo12 wrote:I'm glad I'm not the only one completely fed up with the Advanced Course. I'm finishing out of pure stubbornness, and because I do get something out of the listening practice and extensive reading. I wish there was some rhyme or reason to the grammar - it's so much easier to learn these things when they fit together in a system instead of being blasted with specialized, esoteric expressions I might use once in a month if I really try to think of an excuse to.
traigo12 wrote:Okay, now that that's out of my system, anyone else having trouble with the web-submission site? We're supposed to be able to submit tests late, but when I went on one day after the submission deadline, the option to submit had vanished and it looks like I just fail the test I just spent two hours writing an essay for. I've had nothing but struggles with this ugly, glitchy site that was supposed to make things more convenient. I don't know how CLAIR managed to find such a clunky, out of date, awful site to host this service (they could have used a number of free survey sites that are far, far better) - it looks like it somehow predates the Internet, and even the copyright at the bottom is from 2008! Okay, enough ranting for one day, but I'm sure I'll be back in, oh, about a month.
YamanashiPA_David wrote:The suggestion: There are now a lot of people who use Spaced Repetition Software to help their studies of Japanese. ..Is there any way that CLAIR could make such a spreadsheet available to JETs? At the moment I'm just typing the sentences from the textbooks into my Anki deck, but presumably these sentences exist in some sort of electronic document that could be easily transformed into a spreadsheet that contains the sentences and their meanings.
Guiteau wrote:traigo12 wrote:I'm glad I'm not the only one completely fed up with the Advanced Course. I'm finishing out of pure stubbornness, and because I do get something out of the listening practice and extensive reading. I wish there was some rhyme or reason to the grammar - it's so much easier to learn these things when they fit together in a system instead of being blasted with specialized, esoteric expressions I might use once in a month if I really try to think of an excuse to.
I've generally found the grammar to be fairly useful for listening, though not necessarily for speaking. At the same time, however, as I and many others have mentioned, the explanations are still lacking. For example, one of the test questions for Book 2 was: 今日はとても寒くて、雪が降っていた。 外にいる犬が心配だったのでドアを＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿＿、犬がすごい速さで家の中に飛び込んできた。
Two of the options are 開けているところ and 開けたところ which, to me, both make sense. "The dog flew indoors just as I was opening the door" versus "The dog flew indoors right after I opened the door." Apparently, they were looking for the latter, for some reason that I really just can't figure out.
Siyris wrote:Okay, so can anyone help me with this?
I'm taking the advanced course and in the start of the 5th book there is a grammar point:
V(plain form positive or negative) or Nの きらいがある
And the examples they give all use different grammar in the translations. I feel like I almost get it, but my JTE hasn't even heats of that grammar point in Japanese and the Japanese language teacher at my school says that it isn't used hardly at all. Does anyone in here know how to actually use that but of grammar or understand it enough to try and help me out? So far every Japanese person I've asked has either said thy don't know or that it's not used anymore so I shouldn't worry about it. I'd sill like to at least understand it though....
Any help would be appreciated.
Aigoo wrote:Guys, this book is a great addition to your studying sessions:
http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%81%A9%E3%82 ... 029&sr=1-1
It's a dictionary but gives examples, an English example and how to form the grammar in a much clearer layout than the CLAIR textbook. I think if you used them both together at the same time you would be able to form a clearer idea of what the grammar means etc. and also it will tell you which JLPT level the grammar appears on since the CLAIR books seem to be quite a mixture.
This book has been on my desk for four years, it is my favorite reference book ^^V
どんな時どう使う wrote:きらいがある 【～の傾向がある, be liable to; be inclined to】 １級
◎Vる／Nの ＋ きらいがある
1) Criticism expressing that something naturally has a tendency toward a negative condition. Used not for external appearances but for fundamental essence of an issue.
2) Often found in the pattern, どうも～きらいがある.
irishjoe wrote:Did book 6 of the advanced course get sent out yet?
And, when is the last day for the test of number 6? I fell completely behind on the tests, but I want to send them all in before the book 6 due date, which is apparently ok?
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