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    Quote Originally Posted by AliDimayev View Post
    Words I learned today

    watashi - I, but I knew thish already
    gakkou- school; I also knew this one already.
    thanks ali, I put those up there in case anyone was wondering what the two most commonly used words were. i see you did the same, good man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg View Post
    thanks ali, I put those up there in case anyone was wondering what the two most commonly used words were. i see you did the same, good man.
    Someone has got to set these no nothing of Japanese people straight.
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    As usual, you all (Aliを除く) have your heads up your asses.

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    My students taught me some crap that turned out to be 2-chan weeaboo junk, according to my boyfriend.

    かわいい → かわゆす
    ちゃん ー> タン

    And then he added this, to complete my 2chan education:

    笑 → 藁

    More seriously, I'm learning tons of grammatical words from my Doraemon 読解力 book.
    対義語 たいぎご antonym
    同義語 どうぎご synonym
    類義語 るいぎご quasi-synonym, a word similar in meaning but not interchangeable.
    比喩 ひゆ metaphor
    類推 るいすい analogy

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    Quote Originally Posted by katsudon View Post
    More seriously, I'm learning tons of grammatical words from my Doraemon 読解力 book.
    対義語 たいぎご antonym
    同義語 どうぎご synonym
    類義語 るいぎご quasi-synonym, a word similar in meaning but not interchangeable.
    比喩 ひゆ metaphor
    類推 るいすい analogy
    Sigh. I'm so good at picking up grammar, but I absolutely suck at picking up vocabulary. All that just strikes me as incomprehensible syllables that all sound alike. I hope it gets a little easier once I'm living over there.

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    denki jisho is "electronic dictionary!"

    KEPPEKI is difficult to say, it rolls off the tongue awkwardly
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    Today was learn all about pregnancy day. A friend gave me some textbooks for Japanese kids learning kanji for history, science, and whatnot.

    羊水 yousui - amniotic fluid
    胎盤 taiban - placenta
    子宮 shikyuu - the womb
    卵巣 ransou - ovary
    精巣 seisou - testes
    受精 jyusei - fertilization

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    electronic dictionary = denSHI jisho (電子辞書)

    I don't know why, but I used to make that same mistake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meelynn View Post
    denki jisho is "electronic dictionary!"

    KEPPEKI is difficult to say, it rolls off the tongue awkwardly
    I think denki jisho is more of a :electrical dictionary:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyakuman View Post
    As usual, you all (Aliを除く) have your heads up your asses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderlust King View Post
    Sigh. I'm so good at picking up grammar, but I absolutely suck at picking up vocabulary. All that just strikes me as incomprehensible syllables that all sound alike. I hope it gets a little easier once I'm living over there.
    If it makes you feel better, I'm 'learning' more in the sense of 'studying, attempting to remember' more than 'I'm gonna use these in a sentence tomorrow because they are part of my vocab totally now!'

    This is one place where kanji study can really help. Kanji-compound words become easily decipherable if you know the kanji they are composed of. Just another reason I am PRO-KANJI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urthona View Post
    Today was learn all about pregnancy day. A friend gave me some textbooks for Japanese kids learning kanji for history, science, and whatnot.

    羊水 yousui - amniotic fluid
    胎盤 taiban - placenta
    子宮 shikyuu - the womb
    卵巣 ransou - ovary
    精巣 seisou - testes
    受精 jyusei - fertilization
    other than the first one i learned all that from my wifes doc when we did our prenatal visits....
    ☆★REAL EYES REALIZE REAL LIES★☆

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    Today I learned:

    根回しする(ねまわしする)- to pull strings
    入り込む(はいりこむ)- to penetrate; to enter

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliDimayev View Post
    I think denki jisho is more of a :electrical dictionary:
    Yeah, denshi is for electric appliances, gadgets, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avocado View Post
    Today I learned:

    根回しする(ねまわしする)- to pull strings
    入り込む(はいりこむ)- to penetrate; to enter
    Very nice~

    Well, this thread started right after my Japanese class went into review mode, so I guess I'll just post some things I've learned recently...

    増える|ふえる|to increase
    ~surprised we didn't learn the kanji yet since it's a really useful word

    伸びをする|のびをする|to stretch
    ~I was happy to try this one out, but one of my buddies was like, "Um, we just say, 「ストレッチをする」." Fucking textbook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avocado View Post
    入り込む(はいりこむ)- to penetrate; to enter
    This is also widely said as: 挿入する(そうにゅう)

    Quote Originally Posted by Victorious~
    伸びをする|のびをする|to stretch
    ~I was happy to try this one out, but one of my buddies was like, "Um, we just say, 「ストレッチをする」." Fucking textbook.
    It's easier if you just say: ~を伸ばす(のばす)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Davis View Post
    electronic dictionary = denSHI jisho (電子辞書)

    I don't know why, but I used to make that same mistake.
    *seppuku*
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    冷戦(れいせん)- Cold War

    I think I said 寒い戦 before and now I feel like a huge idiot.
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    部落民- Burakumin

    I knew the word, but not the Kanji

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusuke View Post
    部落民- Burakumin

    I knew the word, but not the Kanji
    I remember at one school, they'd ask me to give little talks. (It was a really great school...excellent teaching method and really interested students. I'm just a little sad that the ichinensei are getting the one ALT around who claims to despise the JTE, and I suspect might be the type to just shrug and refuse to help with the phonics or whatever when the impressionable 1nensei are learning it.) Anyway, I decided to talk to the 3nensei about MLKJ and the Civil Rights Movement one time. I started by explaining segregation. (And yes, I -did- thoroughly explain that it had ended.)

    Anyway, at the end of the talk, the JTE was like, "So, has there ever been segregation in Japan?" And the kids were mostly like, 'uh...what? no!' And then the JTE said, "What? You've never heard of the burakumin?" It was a great anti-"we Japanese" moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakatta View Post
    I remember at one school, they'd ask me to give little talks. (It was a really great school...excellent teaching method and really interested students. I'm just a little sad that the ichinensei are getting the one ALT around who claims to despise the JTE, and I suspect might be the type to just shrug and refuse to help with the phonics or whatever when the impressionable 1nensei are learning it.) Anyway, I decided to talk to the 3nensei about MLKJ and the Civil Rights Movement one time. I started by explaining segregation. (And yes, I -did- thoroughly explain that it had ended.)

    Anyway, at the end of the talk, the JTE was like, "So, has there ever been segregation in Japan?" And the kids were mostly like, 'uh...what? no!' And then the JTE said, "What? You've never heard of the burakumin?" It was a great anti-"we Japanese" moment.
    I'm not going to defend it (and fag up the thread with it), but I don't think a lot of Japanese people are proud of it, or a language class is the time or place to talk about something they're all ashamed of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusuke
    I'm not going to defend it (and fag up the thread with it), but I don't think a lot of Japanese people are proud of it, or a language class is the time or place to talk about something they're all ashamed of.
    Oh, c'mon. I think it's awesome, and much of that is precisely because it's not something to be proud of. The topic was already on civil rights and such, which is pretty relevant to one of our stated purposes as ALTs. And for that matter, one of the greatest gifts a school can bestow upon students (and one of the areas in which Japanese schools are most sorely lacking) is the ability to think critically, including questioning your own beliefs and culture sometimes.

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