Here’s what I learned this past week! Sorry it is up a bit later than I wanted, it was a busy end of the week.
New Kanji, level 7. The first few days of a new level keeps me pretty busy, plus I tried my best to do some KaniWani, the reverse site, I am pretty far behind.
|夏||summer||げ, か, が||なつ|
|家||house, home||か, け||いえ, や, うち|
|高||tall, expensive, high||こう||たか.い|
|未||not yet||み||ま.だ, いま.だ, ひつじ|
|組||group, association, team||そ||くみ|
|以||by means of, by the means of, by way of, by the way of||い|
|記||write down, record||き||しる.す|
|時||time, o'clock, hour||じ||とき|
|氏||family name, last name, surname||し||うじ|
|民||peoples, people, nation||みん||たみ|
|札||bill, label, note||さつ||ふだ|
|通||pass through||つう||とお.る, かよ.う|
NihongoMaster (35% into Beginner)
- へ particle – indicating direction of motion (its only use). Pronounced as “e”.
- New Kanji – 会, 何, 時, 行, 間
- Polite past tense
- Negative past tense (えいごのじゅぎょうはおもしろくありませんでした。)
- particle で with verbs and objects: フォークでピザをたべますか。
in using locations: としょかんでべんきょうをします。
- Knowing when to use に and when to use で
- Particle が and describing people: ジョンさんはせがたかいですか。
- From Here to There, using から and まで
- Honorific Where どちら
- And lots of new vocab and verbs relating to the above lessons
I also joined their Daily Jōyō Kanji Challenge, where I get three new kanji sent to my email everyday. What I’m doing is adding these to my NihongoMaster drills everyday. So far I know all of them, they are all having to do with numbers.
I did a massive review, took all the chapter tests from the beginning. You get more points until you “master” each question, which I think is if you get it right 4 times in a row.
- Chapter 24: Objects and Wo
Opens up new grammatical vistas by introducing the particle wo, which marks the direct object in a sentence.
- Chapter 25: Existence and Ni
Introduces a second use for the particle ni, which is to indicate the location of existence for some verbs.
- Chapter 26: Friends and Family
Teaches the vocabulary needed to talk about everyone and their brother.
- Chapter 27: Recreation and Leisure
A vocabulary lesson packed with words related to sports, recreation, and leisure.
- Chapter 28: Post-positional Phrases
Puts the particle no to use in a new way by showing how to construct sentences that use what are called prepositional phrases in English, such as “on top of the refrigerator,” or “inside the car.”
Remembering the Kanji
New to my blog’s weekly updates is this book – Remembering the Kanji, by James W. Heiseg.
So many people have used this book to learn their kanji, and many new programs are heavily influenced by Remembering the Kanji (RTK for short). I figure I’ll go through some of the lessons to check out what it’s about.