Friday, June 27, 2008

算段 - わたしわ blog がにがてかきます

Finding time to do this has been harder than I thought... So I haven't entered 5 words a day but I will now make up for it with a whole new batch. First some basic colours:






Other New words:

べんきょする To study

いっしょに Together

こんや Tonight

しんぱい Worried

しんけん Exam

にがて Not good at

とくい Very good / specialty

Now to make some great sentences!





日本語をはなすことがとくいではありません。でもスキーがとくいです (yes lame sentence I know but running out of time..)

Thats it for now.

Next time: Outline better structure for learning. Integration of SRS. Smaller weekly goals.

Monday, June 23, 2008

にばん - Where to begin

I cant really be bothered going back and trying to record all the things I have learnt in the past 6 months so I will just start off with some new vocab and then try to apply these words in some sentences.

Vocab - Nouns

くうこう - Airport

おてあらい - toilet

びよういん - Hospital

ざつし - Magazine

Vocab - Verbs (ます form)

たべます - Eat

のみます - Drink

かいます - Buy

よみます - Read

ききます - Listen (to)

みます - see

します - do

So now some sentences:





I think there maybe mistakes here but im tired....ねむい

Friday, June 20, 2008

いちばん - Baby Steps...

Lets begin with a brief introduction so I can explain to myself and any possible viewers of this blog my intentions. At the beginning of this year I made a decision I was going to learn Japanese. This stems from my desire to complete a Masters of Landscape Architecture at the Tokyo University of Agriculture.

Obviously I've set my self a task thats not easy but definitely not impossible by any means. I have made progress... slowly.. but I'm not giving up and hopefully this blog will help motivate me and keep me on track towards my intended goal.

I guess I should explain this title of this blog. This came from a conversation with my friend about learning Japanese as were heading over there in January for a holiday. I was telling him how to say 'I undersatnd' : わかりました. This came out sounding to him like: 'Iamthecurrymaster'. Now all every time I say わかりました I'm always thinking about the damn curry master!

Oh and thanks to for inspiring me to add another dimension to my Japanese study by creating this blog.

The question remaining... where to start? I should set some goals relating to the purpose of this blog so here goes:
  • 1. Record the progress I make with my Japanese studies.
  • 2. Build a vocab list to which I should add at least 5 words a day.
  • 3. Collect information about Japanese culture in particular Landscape Design and agricultural techniques.
Ok thats enough for now... next post the real work begins!