Japanese Online Idioms (154)

1 Name: Anonymous 2004-10-27 17:19 ID:Heaven [Del]

I'd like to know what some of these strange, reoccuring online idioms mean that japenese use. One of them is (ry, for instance. Here is a thread for your opportunity to explain them to us online gaijin.

A starting point might be this obscure page here:

70 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2004-11-19 20:13 ID:30ViAF5A [Del]

> I still haven't memorized all hiragana and barely none of katakana...

I warmly recommend James Heisig's books Remembering the Hiragana and Remembering the Katakana. They claim to teach you each syllabary in three hours, and they do not lie about this. Me and several friends have all used these to very quickly and efficiently learn hiragana and katakana.

There's a combined version too; http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/4889960724/002-0281214-3618431?v=glance

71 Name: Anonymous 2004-11-19 20:46 ID:79lcJF4A [Del]


72 Name: Sling!myL1/SLing 2004-11-19 20:51 ID:lCsn7pYw [Del]


Ah yeah it looks interesting.

I use the freeware flashcard DreamKana to train http://www.dreambreed.com/soft.asp but I should train more often.

73 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2004-11-19 23:27 ID:30ViAF5A [Del]


Get the book. With it, there's no need to do any other kind of training than actually sitting down and reading the language to get familiar with it once you're done with the lessons. They really are amazing.

The trick they use is to use silly mental images for the characters. This is surprisingly effective.

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