MsHearthWitch, to languagelearning avatar

My broken and tired old lady brain has finally, mostly, gotten the hang of basic hiragana (pls don't ask me about how the katakana is going lol).

So now ofc the lessons in Genki have added kanji and my brain is struggling hard.

Hiragana at least is phonetic, sound it out... say the word. Kanji is a whoooole other thing and from what I understand it's just straight memorizing. Something I have never been good at.

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Thank goodness at least that they use furigana (where they put the hiragana above the kanji) in the lessons atm. But that's probably going away at some point I'd guess.

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daredevil, to LearnJapanese Japanese
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B. Items marked with O are what you wanted when you were a child, and items marked with ✗are what you did not want. Make sentences using ほしい。


  1. O・テレビーゲーム

  2. ✗・指輪

  3. ✗・腕時計

  4. O・玩具

  5. ✗・花

daredevil, to LearnJapanese Japanese
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I. 日本がほしいです。

A. Items marked with O are what you want, and items marked with X are what you do not want. Make sentences using ほしい。

[O] 本・本がほしいです。
[X] マフラー・マフラーがほしくないです。

  1. [o] お金・お金がほしいです。
  2. [x] セーター・セーターはほしくないです。
  3. [x] パソコン・パソコンはほしくないです。
  4. [o] バイク・バイクがほしいです。
  5. [x] ぬいぐるみ・ぬいぐるみはほしくないです。
daredevil, (edited ) to LearnJapanese Japanese
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13.VII.B #genki2textbook #japanese #learnjapanese #japanesepractice

B. Talk about part-time jobs

  1. アルバイトをしたことがありますか。


  1. いつしましたか。


  1. どんなアルバイトでしたか。


  1. 一週間に何日働きましたか。


  1. 一週間にいくらもらいましたか。


  1. どんなアルバイトがしてみたいですか。どうしてですか。


daredevil, (edited ) to LearnJapanese Japanese
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I. Make sentences using the cues.

  1. 食堂があります。


  1. 私は先生に借りました。


  1. 父は私にくれました。


  1. 友達は住んでいます。


  1. 最近で来ました。


daredevil, to LearnJapanese Japanese
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15.3.II #genki2wb #learnjapanese #japanese #japanesepractice

  1. 来週、大きい台風が着ます。何しておきますか。


  1. 来週、試験があります。何をしておきますか。


  1. 今度の休みに富士山に登ります。何をしておかなければいけませんか。


daredevil, to LearnJapanese Japanese
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I. Read the first half of the sentences carefully. Then choose from the list what you will do in preparation and complete the sentences, using 〜ておきます。

  1. あの店ではカード(Credit card)が使えないので、____


  1. 来週、北海道を旅行するので、


  1. 電車で東京に行くので、


  1. 今度の週末、友達とカラオケに行くので、


  1. 週末デートをするので、


daredevil, to LearnJapanese Japanese
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13.VII.A #genki2textbook #japanese #learnjapanese

VII. まとめの練習

A. Answer the following questions

  1. 子供の時に何ができましたか。何ができませんでしたか。


  1. 百円で何が買えますか。


  1. どこに行ってみたいですか。どうしてですか。


  1. 子供の時、何がしてみたかったですか。


  1. 今、何がしてみたいですか。


  1. 一日に何時間ぐらい勉強しますか。


  1. 一週間に何回レストランに行きますか。


  1. 一か月にいくらぐらい使いますか。


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daredevil, (edited ) to LearnJapanese Japanese
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最近の課がちょっと難しいとまだ思うので、今日はげんきの教科書を復習するつもりです。別にcomprehensible inputも勉強するつもりです。だから今日はげんきのワークブックを勉強しないかもしれません。多分皆さんも勉強したくて、下に日本語comprehensible inputのリンクがあります。さて、お当該頑張りましょうね。

daredevil, (edited ) to LearnJapanese
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daredevil, to kbinMeta in To those genuinely interested in moderating
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I think it's great that you're interested in this! It may be scary, but it can also be pretty exciting. I would say to start small. There might be a lot of things to consider: establishing rules, the overall vibe of the , your audience, the type of content you want to see, etc. Pick on one, focus on that for a day or so. If you plan on making new magazine, you'll be free to take your time with this. Growing niche magazines tends to be on the slow side. IMO, that's better for those who are new to this, so they can have time to acclimate to the tools and considerations you'll be presented with. It may also allow you to really reflect on the direction you'd like to take your magazine.

As tend to start slow, people will be hesitant to post content. Unfortunately, when content is rare, people are less inclined to post. This is a problem that reinforces itself, as others are unlikely to post when there is no content. You'll probably need to be "the first on the dance floor", so to speak, if your goal is to grow your magazine. This will likely test your patience, as you will probably be one of, if not the only active posters in your magazine. Picking a magazine name that might see usage in the and might prove useful for content via the section. However, if you wish to pick a more unique name, more power to you. Something to consider, is that you may wish to create a sibling magazine that can accept a tag that would federate posts with regularity.

For example, I run @learnjapanese. However, most people will be unlikely to write on Mastodon. However, I also run @japanese, which federates the tag from Mastodon instances. You can add additional tags in the magazine settings menu, which allows the federation of posts that contain other hashtags. I've pinned a microblog in both magazines' sections to point to each other to increase and awareness of related resources. Speaking of discoverability, Ernest recently implemented a feature to /kbin that further increases discoverability and accessibility. Posting the same link/image to related magazines will allow users to see other magazines this content is posted to. This appears in the comments section of the thread, directly below the content of the post itself. Ideally, this would generate additional traffic and increase visibility for the smaller, but related magazines. This has been an extremely welcome addition, as someone who is moderating smaller magazines and trying to bring awareness without spamming advertisements.

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daredevil, (edited ) to LearnJapanese Japanese
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  7. 男の人・lonely
  8. 女の人・glad
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  10. おばあさん・mean
  11. 女の人・kind
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  14. セーター・warm
  15. 子供・sad
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