Tuesday, October 5, 2010

(Reading) Websites you can/should change to the Japanese version

Change your Facebook, Gmail, twitter, etc to the Japanese version (Under language option). You should know these programs enough that you won't run into any problems. These 3 get you used to a lot useful words.

Friday, October 1, 2010

(Programs) Anki: spaced repetition flash card program

Anki is what is known as a spaced repetition learning tool. It works amazingly when studying languages and is vital to success.

The website provides a very in depth explanation of what Anki is and how to use it.

(Videos) Finding Japanese dubbed american movies

Whether using youtube or niconico douga, if you want to search for Japanese dubbed american movies insert either 吹き替え or 吹替 (Japanese for dubbed) in the search area to bring up best results.

(Speaking) No Language Exchange Partners, Find Lonely Japanese people on Mixi.

If you can get access to mixi, do community searches for "skype", and you will find 10s of thousands of people who just want someone to talk to. They won't be interested in English, they just want to talk to you.

If you do some kind of japanese/english language exchange, expect not to get much out of it.

(Books) U.S. Amazon for Japanese Books

Get cheap Japanese books new/used, off of U.S. Amazon.com. Over 60,000 books. Sort by price. Especially useful for manga. You'd be surprised at how cheap a lot are. And saves on shipping of Amazon.jp.


Purpose of this Blog

Short/concice posts that hopefully provide information to help you master Japanese that other blogs have not.