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Japanese Language Learning Aid – Learn Online!

Here I am again! Back with more good news for those who wishes to study Japanese but don’t have the means to do it.

If you remember, some months ago I posted an entry about a Kanji/Japanese Language learning program called Wakan. If you missed it, here’s the link to that entry. The link to download the program can also be found in that entry.

Now I have found something even better! Its called iKnow. This site is extremely useful for those who wish to learn the Japanese language. You can register for free, select your Japanese language proficiency level, enroll in a course and start learning! It is a gold-mine of knowledge in there. Oh you can also learn Chinese language there for those who are interested.

Here’s a screen shot of your account page. I am newly registered user also thats why my progress is all zero. >.<

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And this is an example of list of words for beginners. The words are displayed in hiragana and the kanji variant(in bracket) with the meaning next to it and wether it is a noun, adjective,  verb or etc. And if in the event you are unsure of the pronounciation, you can click on the little blue speaker icon next to the word to listen to the pronounciation. Cool eh! Or if you need more information about the word you can click on it and it will take you to a page with more information pertaining to the word and also example phrases on where and how the word is used.

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So you have to be proficient in hiragana and katakana first before you can begin learning effectively.  ^^,

I hope this will be helpful to you. ^^,

A Little Help for You

For those guys who are studying Japanese and need some help in your learning and also want to be able to keep track of your progress, keep reading!

I know there are many softwares out in the vast internet, but I personally find this software particularly good and helpful. Of course to use this software effectively, you must have mastered your Hiragana(ひらがな) and Katakana(カタカナ) and also of course have some basic idea about the Japanese language system.

Anyway this software is called Wakan(和漢) and is freely available to download here.

Actually at first I just wanted a programme to help me in the study of the Kanji characters but then I got more then what I am looking for. >.<

Here’s what the programme can do for you. (NOTE: I took all this picture from the website)

First,

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Here is the Kanji characters. It is colour coded where black signifies common characters and gray is uncommon characters. I forgot what the other colours mean. >.< And see below all the characters, there is a small section. This section shows you where the particular kanji is used with how it is pronounced and what it means in English. Pretty neat right!

Secondly,

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This is the dictionary function. Well the term dictionary explains it all. ^^,

Thirdly,

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I personally have not used this function before but as you can see, its a translator/editor. And from the looks of it, it is pretty impressive and comphrehensive! And same as before, there is a section below the editor that shows you the meaning of words. Oh just before I forget, you can actually find out the meaning of a word by just simply hovering your cursor onto the word and a window will come out; like the one in the picture above.

Moving on,

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This section is the vocabulary section. Here you can select from the category to filter the vocabulary you wish to learn, or if you don’t want, you can import some phrases(which can be downloaded and imported into the programme from the website or through Google-ing) to help you learn some basic phrases to help you in learning the Japanese Language or just to polish up your grammar. All up to you. ^^,

And if you have a printer, you can also print out the practice sheet to practice writing kanji. Afterall practice makes perfect!

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And finally, this is the print screen for the translated text. Which again I have never used before but then the translation looked quite accurate and very comphresive!

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I hope this helps whoever out there who is trying to learn the Japanese language(including myself ^^,)

The file is not that big also. So you can downloading it and give it a try. If you are not happy, you can just simply uninstall it.

Oh before I forget again, you can keep track of your progress by marking the phrase or words by tags. The tags include UNLEARNED, LEARNED, MASTERED, PROBLEMATIC. The program is really helpful in my opinion.

If you have any other useful software, do drop me a comment. ^^, Good day!

Week Conclusion

First off, I would like to start this weeks post by saying :

 

ながれぼしにねがいを

nagareboshi ni negaiwo

Which means : Wishing Upon A Shooting Star

Just so in case next time if you want something that you have been wishing for for ages and want it so badly, just say this phrase, hoping that a shooting happens to pass by and hope that the shooting star is kind enough to grand you your wish. I know lots of hope there but its not too bad to have hopes right. ^^,

Another week over and its down to 18 days before I head back to Penang for 6 days. And to tell you now I am really excited. Mostly not because I am coming back but because I just read the review for Grand Theft Auto IV and things looks promising and it is superb!

Please don’t think that I am some lunatic who goes around killing innocent civilians and stuffs. I love this game mainly because it allows the player to take things to the limit. To stretch things to the new level and also to do things we can never do in real life. And don’t worry whatever I do in the game stays in the game. LOL.

Anyway its Friday again and I love Fridays!! Because it means I have 2 days of peace and also lots of sleeping time for me! LOL.

Anyway I got my battery yesterday and I am damn happy with it. Finally my laptop is back ‘normal’! ^^, It comes in a beautiful yellow DHL bag! Cool.

DHL Express. Express Flyer

And the best thing of all is Dell didn’t even charge me a single cent! I always LOVE Dell’s after-sale service! Its superb and it exceeds my expectation. Things get done quickly and I am really happy. By quick I mean, Dell was notified of my problem on Monday and the battery is here on Wednesday!

And seriously I have no idea sending parcel through DHL cost so much. I know it is expensive but I did not expect it to cost so much.

52.80 USD!?!?!!? That would definitely burn a valley in my pocket! OUCH!

Ok finish with my battery! LOL

This week we venture more into Jet Engines and here is a picture for you guys to see what a Jet Engine looks like in the inside. This is just the front portion only where the compressor is located. And this compressor is the axial type compressor. For those of you who wants to know more about axial compressor kindly click here.

Axial Flow Conpressor. Get sucked in there and I can guarantee you would get yourself an instant chopped-up-into-millions-of-pieces of yourself.

Yup, the combustion chamber. But this topic hasn’t been thought yet as of the time this photo is taken.

Below is the Cannular Combustion chamber. There is also other types but I love this one. Maybe because of the round shape?

The real thing looks like this. (Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia)

This is just for you to compare how much I love coloring and how much highlighter ink is wasted because of my ‘hobby’ LOL. Prefer it this way than the plain black and white look. ^^, Even my engines are coloured if you notice in the first picture.

Oh and there is also a bazaar situated across the airport terminal and its about 5 minutes from our school by bicycle. Went there the other day to check it out and got myself this :

Yum Yum! Absolutely delicious!

And this is one of the paddy field near my flying school. It is very nice! And the feeling of being close to one is really different. Compare to seeing it on the television its really different. Looks calm and peaceful.

And look what I found when I venture into the field!

Aya-chan! b(^w^)d

I am sure many of you don’t expect it to be a trap! ^^,

Anyway till I am back again, you guys be well and happy ok.

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Grrrr….

Came online to try to look for some technical stuff about airplanes and Google keep giving me sites which totally has no connection to what I am searching for. Grrrr…. T.T

Anyway. here’s the result of my language pack! Changed the language of my whole system. Love it. ^^,

Don’t ask me why I wanted to change it. No reasons. I just wanna change it. Maybe I am just bored. LOL.

Nothing much to update here actually. I am just out of ideas this week. I just hope that time passes faster and I can get home faster to enjoy my little 6 days of peace. The pace here is kinda fast. Week 2 into DCAT and we have finished nearly half of our books. And by books I meant 4 books. Day and night we are just studying.

I have no complains or whatsoever because I am actually doing what I love. What I wish is that, out of all this crazy speed, I just want to have that little piece of time to think of stuff or just relax for without the need to think of anything. Just a little piece of peace I guess. Thats all I wish for now. ^^,

Next week our class would start at 6.30am and finishes at 12.30pm. Due to the fasting month. So I guess the first few days is going to be terrible for me as my systems readjusts. >.<

きのう。。

おはよう ございます  みんなさん!

きのう わたしは ともだちと クインス.べーへ いきました! あそこは あたらしい みせが たくさん ありますよ。 えいがを みますから、クインス.べーへ いきました! わたしたちは スピード.レサーを みました。えいがの チケットは 8リンギットです。 あの えいがは とても おもしろいですよ! アクションの えいがです!

ところで、えいがの まえに わたしたちは ばんごはんを たべました!!すし と さしみを たべました!!そして とりにくも たべました。 サケー すしで たべました。 とても おいしいですが、 たかいですよ T.T

えいがは くじまでです。 それから わたしたちは うちへ かえりました!

じゃ みんなさん、ここまでです! では、 また!


       

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