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    Re: Learning English in Japan? Japanese in America?

    A few characters I've been having trouble with are from friends' name 藤 (the "dou" from 海藤), 噌 (the "so" from 味噌) and 臨 (nozomi). I cannot write characters with more than three types of lines (like the "dou") and over-repetitions of similar lines (like "so") nicely. Even "utsukushii" has a tendency to come out really ugly because of all the lines.

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    Re: Learning English in Japan? Japanese in America?

    Reading names are troublesome at times because you rarely know which way of saying/pronouncing the characters unlike when you're reading them in a sentence. I dont think that I've ever said someones name the right way in the first try....XP
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    Re: Learning English in Japan? Japanese in America?

    Oh, reading isn't so bad. You can sort of tell. For example, with an easy one like 小堀, it's Kobori and not Kohori - because I've never heard of anyone with a first/last name Kohori. And with 大山, it's definitely going to be Ooyama, because no one's last name is Daiyama.

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    Re: Learning English in Japan? Japanese in America?

    Oh, sure, choose some easy chars for examples blue. XD

    But, yeah, cases like that are easy to tell, I was refering to some of the more complex chars...(=3=)

    ...you never know, there could be someone named Daiyama out there. LOL
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    Re: Learning English in Japan? Japanese in America?

    Well, I dunno, it's just that I've never had any trouble with names... as long as I recognize the character, I can sort of tell which of its variations should be used. Not recognizing the character at all... that's a different story.

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    Re: Learning English in Japan? Japanese in America?

    I take Japanese in school... and I pretty much suck at it. For some reason, they decided to combine Japanese classes (mine and a lower one) so the teacher can't really teach both classes and my class (because it's a higher level) ends up paying >_> I mean, I already feel more confident in Chinese than I do in Japanese, and I've taken Chinese for only about 1/4 as long! O_O I really wish that they took Japanese more seriously... maybe if they did, the school wouldn't have combined 2 totally separate classes -_-
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    Re: Learning English in Japan? Japanese in America?

    There's probably a good reason behind it, like a lack of teachers or something. Hahah, yeah, your Chinese is probably better than mine. I can hardly hold a conversation in Mandarin! Do your language classes have exams that count towards your final overall grade? If they don't, then that's probably why the school isn't putting such a great emphasis on them.

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    Re: Learning English in Japan? Japanese in America?

    Quote Originally Posted by blue_rebel View Post
    There's probably a good reason behind it, like a lack of teachers or something. Hahah, yeah, your Chinese is probably better than mine. I can hardly hold a conversation in Mandarin! Do your language classes have exams that count towards your final overall grade? If they don't, then that's probably why the school isn't putting such a great emphasis on them.
    Er... I'm afraid I don't understand your question? Are you simply asking if we have tests? If yes... then yes. lol And we still have midterms and finals, like every other class.
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