どちらかが彼女を殺した~第2章~3

This is the last part of chapter 2 and it goes from page 76 to 96. (See my notes on the previous part) Inspector Kaga finally entered the stage at the end of the previous part. Even if he did appear earlier, we didn’t know it was him (well, I guess that, like me, every…

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My three daily anki decks 2: kanji

I talked about my deck of words in this post. As for my deck of kanji, a note gives two cards which are: 1- Anki displays the kanji and some words using this kanji. I must know the kanji’s approximative meaning and I must pronounce the words. Note that I don’t bother saying all the…

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すーちゃん~4

Ready for the 4th story of すーちゃん! p.25 to 31. I’ll try to write more from now on, I realize that posting only vocabulary may seem too dictionary-like. “悪いけど… even if you don’t meant it”. Haha. I remember exactly the first time I learnt ”悪いけど” it was in the Ghibli studio film Ocean Waves. Not my…

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Roots and stamina

Prompted to reflect on Roots and writing a blog about Japanese learning, I naturally had a look at how to say “root” in Japanese. The interesting thing is that the character to say «root» (根・こん) also means “perseverance”, “stamina”, “mental energy”. So, reflecting on roots being the source of our stamina and energy, I looked…

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どちらかが彼女を殺した~第2章~2

My reading notes for the second part of chapter 2. 練馬区・ねりまく is a special ward in Tokyo. Now, I have always wondered what was exactly a 交番・こうばん. It seems to be a small neighborhood police station. In the novel, two police officers 警官・けいかん come from the nearest 交番 to secure the area while the detectives 刑事・けいじ will later come…

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星の王子さま~2

My reading notes for the second part of Le Petit Prince in japanese. (p11 to 16). The narrator meets the Little Prince for the first time and draws several sheep. (Notes for the first part) 砂漠・さばく desert 不時着・ふじちゃく emergency landing (不時・ふじ means emergency, unexpectedness) 整備士・せいびし mechanic (person). 整備・せいび means maintenance, servicing, outfitting and it is one of those words I…

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About those “boring hobbies”

At school, I remember we sometimes had to fill forms about where we lived, what our parents were doing and so on. I had difficulties in filling two fields: what I want to do when I grow up and what are my hobbies. Because at school, my hobby was: reading books. And later, my hobbies…

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To stay motivated, don’t forget that language is only a tool.

The Learning process usually looks like: reading books (I don’t care about) in order to improve my reading skills Watch TV shows (even if I hate watching TV) in order to improve my listening skills write a diary (What happened today? Ah yes, I am writing my diary in order to improve my writing skills)…

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Inside that audiobook

To improve one’s listening skills, there is no other way than to listen, listen, listen. And one good way to listen to something in the target language is to acquire audiobooks. Audiobooks advantages: You can purchase the book and the audiobook, which means you can improve your listening and your reading skills and easily check…

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