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  • #31
    Originally posted by Terraceth View Post
    Well, the older textbooks are often cheaper, but if paying any price is too much I would recommend checking out your library's catalog. They may have it (the book I suggested is at my library) and you can of course get them for free there.
    We don't use the libraries around here anymore. Not only are books pretty much impossible to sanitize properly(I have immune system issues), but I have a strange issue where reading things on paper gives me a headache. I have a rather rare condition that is capable of some strange things. There is also the factor that I need a certain amount of interaction in order to distract my mind from the pain my condition causes, which textbooks are not capable of providing.

    I do appreciate the suggestions, but it just wouldn't work too well in my situation.

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    • #32





      または、Google翻訳を使用することもできます。





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      • #33
        Originally posted by Sparko View Post




        または、Google翻訳を使用することもできます。



        Don't put the horse before the deer.
        sigpic1 Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Sparko View Post




          または、Google翻訳を使用することもできます。



          That would be too easy. I want to actually understand what I'm typing in without doing things like that.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Cerebrum123 View Post

            That would be too easy. I want to actually understand what I'm typing in without doing things like that.
            Not to mention that, as much improved as Google Translate is over years past, it still has a ways to go. よろこんで comes back as "happy," which is in the ball-park, but doesn't quite make it to the 江戸弁 "my pleasure."
            sigpic1 Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Cerebrum123 View Post

              That would be too easy. I want to actually understand what I'm typing in without doing things like that.
              First, Engrish must you learn.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Sparko View Post

                First, Engrish must you learn.
                Well, some sentences in Japanese are formulated like that compared to their English equivalents. I really can't blame some of these things mixed up in translating.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by tabibito View Post

                  Not to mention that, as much improved as Google Translate is over years past, it still has a ways to go. よろこんで comes back as "happy," which is in the ball-park, but doesn't quite make it to the 江戸弁 "my pleasure."
                  The quality of Google Translate depends heavily on language. It's really good, for example, with Spanish and English. I'm guessing that comes from the fact the two languages are similar and also the fact that, due to their high popularity, they get much more attention than Japanese.

                  Makes me curious how good the Chinese/English translation on it is. The languages are obviously rather different, but in terms of how many people speak it natively, Chinese is #1.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Cerebrum123 View Post

                    Well, some sentences in Japanese are formulated like that compared to their English equivalents. I really can't blame some of these things mixed up in translating.
                    If you have firefox, try the 10ten free extension (until recently it was called rikaichan). It's a mouse-over dictionary addon, drawing on some high powered dictionaries. Word translation is only one of its features.
                    sigpic1 Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by tabibito View Post

                      If you have firefox, try the 10ten free extension (until recently it was called rikaichan). It's a mouse-over dictionary addon, drawing on some high powered dictionaries. Word translation is only one of its features.
                      I don't have firefox, but thanks for the suggestion anyway.

                      I might as well put a progress report here. I've made it to the third test.

                      私は毎日日本語を勉強しています*。

                      If I finish up today's lesson I'll have an unbroken streak of 84 days of using Duolingo to learn Japanese.

                      *I hope that is right, I am still not quite getting how to end sentences. I had to use google translate to grab "を" because it is not listed in the symbols available for the "o" sound with Windows 10 Japanese keyboard option.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Cerebrum123 View Post

                        I don't have firefox, but thanks for the suggestion anyway.

                        I might as well put a progress report here. I've made it to the third test.

                        私は毎日日本語を勉強しています*。

                        If I finish up today's lesson I'll have an unbroken streak of 84 days of using Duolingo to learn Japanese.

                        *I hope that is right, I am still not quite getting how to end sentences. I had to use google translate to grab "を" because it is not listed in the symbols available for the "o" sound with Windows 10 Japanese keyboard option.
                        を is "wo"
                        私は毎日日本語を勉強しています。
                        =
                        I am studying Japanese every day. (I study = 勉強します). If there is a difference between the two, しています leans a bit (just a shade) more toward diligence in study.
                        Note: 私は is grammatically correct, but not natural. 「 毎日日本語を勉強しています 」 is natural.

                        八十四日間おめでとう。
                        sigpic1 Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω

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                        • #42
                          Well, I've reached 125 days worth of five lessons on Duolingo for Japanese. One day I skipped, but I did double the normal the day after to make up for it.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Cerebrum123 View Post
                            Well, I've reached 125 days worth of five lessons on Duolingo for Japanese. One day I skipped, but I did double the normal the day after to make up for it.
                            so, are you...

                            I'm always still in trouble again

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Cerebrum123 View Post
                              One day I skipped
                              You made the owl very sad.
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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by rogue06 View Post

                                so, are you...


                                Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post

                                You made the owl very sad.
                                I just payed him some lingots as hush money and he stopped squawking.

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