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好きな季節は何ですか。日本語で?

What’s your favorite season? In Japanese?

私の好きな季節は秋です。素晴らしい色がたくさんあるし、天気が涼しいし、本当に秋が好きです。でも、私の住んでいる町の木はあまりカラフルじゃありません。茶色の葉っぱが何枚かあります。ちょっと悲しいですね。

私はおしゃれな服や着物を着ることができます。秋が一番大好きです。

No kanji today because I was working on this poster since Sunday, but I did get a request to show the finish product, so I thought I would do that today. I’m behind on my studying, so today is catch-up day.

No kanji today because I was working on this poster since Sunday, but I did get a request to show the finish product, so I thought I would do that today. I’m behind on my studying, so today is catch-up day.

nihongogogo:

Here are a LOAD of FREE JLPT apps I found, they typically have multiple levels available, so whether you’re starting out and setting your sights on N5 or you’re already near-fluent and trying to crack N1, take a look and see if something might help you cram a little more study into your day with ease. There are both android and iOS apps listed here, so there’s something for everyone:
JLPT Listening Lite
iSokki: essential vocabulary and phrases
JLPT study: kanji and vocabulary
Popup Japanese dictionary
Visual Dictionary (this looks so cool)
JLPT vocabulary flashcards (N5-N1)
JLPT Grammar
Japanese Pod 101 has several free apps available on multiple platforms, they have some decent paid apps available too)
Kanji study (N5-N1)
JLPT grammar drills (some levels are free, some paid)
Study n Walk
JLPT prep N4 N5
JLPT by VNext (N5-N1)
JLPT study pro

nihongogogo:

Here are a LOAD of FREE JLPT apps I found, they typically have multiple levels available, so whether you’re starting out and setting your sights on N5 or you’re already near-fluent and trying to crack N1, take a look and see if something might help you cram a little more study into your day with ease. There are both android and iOS apps listed here, so there’s something for everyone:

JLPT Listening Lite

iSokki: essential vocabulary and phrases

JLPT study: kanji and vocabulary

Popup Japanese dictionary

Visual Dictionary (this looks so cool)

JLPT vocabulary flashcards (N5-N1)

JLPT Grammar

Japanese Pod 101 has several free apps available on multiple platforms, they have some decent paid apps available too)

Kanji study (N5-N1)

JLPT grammar drills (some levels are free, some paid)

Study n Walk

JLPT prep N4 N5

JLPT by VNext (N5-N1)

JLPT study pro

grapefruitcake asked: 日系 means 'of Japanese descent' and 日系人 refers to people who are of Japanese descent but are not Japanese citizens.

Thank you for clarifying that. ^^

Big Words from Sensei’s Outline Part 1

Yesterday, I was reading my Japanese teacher’s outline to get the gist of what she was going to be talking about. I was like…”Whoa whoa whoa kanji overload!” These words are bigger than supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. I don’t want to memorize them, but I do want to save them for later reference. I’m putting some synonymous Japanese words next to them that I do know. They may not be the solid, exact meaning, but it does help.

対象 (たいしょう、taishou) - target, subject of study, worship, etc.

  • 的 (まと、mato) - target, focus

同校 (どうこう、doukou) - same school

  • 同じ学校 (おなじがっこう、onaji gakkou) 

若年 (じゃくねん、jakunen) - youth

  • 若い人 - young people

日系人 (にっけいじん、nikkeijin) - non-Japanese citizen but of Japanese descent

  • 日本国民じゃない日本人

親日 (しんにち、shin’nichi) - pro Japanese

  • 日本が大好き - I love Japan

講演 (こうえん、kouen) - lecture, speech

  • スピーチ - speech

Vocabulary: Week 21 「21週間の単語」

Nouns

予想 (よそう、yosou) - expectation, anticipation

美容院 (びよういん、biyouin) - beauty parlor

Adjectives

涼しい (すずしい、suzushii) - cool (weather, not used for things)

冷たい (つめたい、tsumetai) - cold (things, people)

Adverb

あれこれ (arekore) - this way, that way; whichever

どうやって (douyatte) - how, by what means

Verbs

片付ける (かたづける、katadzukeru) - to tidy up, to clean up, to straighten out, to put in order

持て余す (もてあます、moteamasu) - to be too much, to be beyond one’s control, to be unmanageable

  • 時間を持て余す - to have to much time one’s hands, to have too much free time

Expressions

ところで (tokoro de) - by the way

~ご (go) - after…; in…time

  • 放課後 (houkago) - after school

「素晴らしい神」

主は素晴らしい

好きな歌ですよ。英語のバージョンも好きです。

This evening, I received an email from my Japanese teacher. She wants me to make a poster for a presentation she will be doing on J-Pop Culture in America and Seiji Horibuchi, founder of Viz and New People and the man who first published manga in the United States. Not only that, but this whole event is sponsored by the Japanese Consulate of San Francisco and my alma mater.

Breath literally left my body.

By the strength of the Lord, I will do well on this flyer regardless of all the important people who will be viewing it!