ありがとうございました、真紀さん

真紀さん、私のcafetalkの先生は私に助けえました。

Makisan, my tutor on Cafetalk, has helped me out tremendously.  She got a Bible in Japanese and copied out the reading I will be doing in public 来週の土曜日.  She even wrote it for me 漢字でとローマ字で.

Now, I am not a fan of romaji.  I think that anybody who is trying to learn Japanese should abandon romaji as soon as possible and get to the Kanji.  However, since I will be reading something aloud in Japanese in front of a crowd of people, I’m going with romaji this time.

Trust me on this, I will be reading it out loud over and over and over and over and over again!

Also, I bought this book:

index

You can read a review of it here on Tae Kim’s blog.  Spoiler:  he doesn’t like it.

Now, in fact, many people don’t like the idea of a verb that shows conjugations in Japanese because the rules are pretty straightforward, so why do you need such a book?  And, anyway, you can find all of these verbs conjugated online at sites like The Ultra Handy Japansese Verb Conjugator, so why do you need such a book?  And why spend money on something when you can get all the same information for free?

Well, I like books.  I like being able to flip through the pages and compare verb charts easily.  Also, I like the fact that it contains 5 different example sentences for every verb, showing you how the verbs are used.

Am I recommending the book to you?  Not really.  All of Tae Kim’s objections are completely valid.  I just really wanted the information in a book, so it seemed like a good idea for me to get it.  I’ve only had it for a day, and a very busy day at that, so I haven’t had a chance to get much use out of it yet, but soon…

In the meantime, I’ve got some vocabulary to review on memrise.

頑張って

 

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