What I Learned This Week (4/9 to 4/16)

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.

summerげ, か, がなつ
house, homeか, けいえ, や, うち
boat, shipせんふね
reasonゆうよし, よ.る
tall, expensive, highこうたか.い
not yetま.だ, いま.だ, ひつじ
areaへんあた.り, べ
group, association, teamくみ
strong, strengthきょうつよ.い
by means of, by the means of, by way of, by the way of
wind, styleふうかぜ
write down, recordしる.す
time, o'clock, hourとき
teachきょうおし.える, おそ.わる
family name, last name, surnameうじ
peoples, people, nationみんたみ
bill, label, noteさつふだ
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 – 
  • 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: フォークピザをたべますか。
    in using locations: としょかん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.

HumanJapanese App

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

Remembering the Kanji

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.

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