Pretty poor compared to what most people will write but hell... Looked over the JLPT site as i was explaining it to a Japanese friend (in Japanese.. bonus points?) compared with TOEFL etc, and i decided to take the sample tests... 5, easy. 4 easy, 3 do-able possibly within next few months with correct prep. So i roughly know where I sit now. Which has made me feel awesome. Going to help show bunch of new students around tomorrow, lets see how little English I can get with speaking
Last edited by Gingerninja (2011 March 25, 1:21 pm)
I feel motivated right now due to all the true learners on this board. Three more books to finish and I'll be back in the game (after six months of quasi-nothingness). Thanks to you guys, it almost feels like I've never left.
I'm motivated because I just made the transition to a mono dictionary and I enjoy challenges. I've also been playing the Tales of the world 3 that just came out ^_^ playing games that have no chance of being translated is amazing!
Last edited by Tolerence91 (2011 March 25, 3:29 pm)
I feel motivated because: - I've managed to add 25 new kanji a day for the last week, for the first time in ages, and I feel like I'm finally back in the groove. The number of reviews is manageable, I'm making a little progress every day, and my recall percentage is holding steady. - Started reviewing Core2K in Anki a couple of weeks ago and even though I don't know all of the kanji yet, some of the ones I didn't know a little while ago, I know now. I can see that I'm getting somewhere!
And finally, I feel motivated because I was supposed to have arrived in Tokyo today. I haven't gone, due to the earthquake and other problems, but this delay has made me even more determined that when I do go, my Japanese will be that much better.
I'm massively motivated to learn Japanese right now, as I'm making decent progress (10 new sentences, 20 new vocab items per day), and reviews are getting easier, Motivation comes from the fact that each time I learn a new word, I seem to see it popping up in Japanese tv or websites or somewhere, very cool!
This thread "What would you do in 150 days?" made me remember that I have to deal fast with all kinds of uni entrance papers and stuff. Community is a good thing ^^ Sometimes reading and remembering about my goals gets me motivated!
I searched for, found and downloaded 18 presumably very dope Hip hop albums I haven't heard yet! Lot's of new fresh motivating music to last me for a week or some! Fresh and new is good.
Dope rap music is playing loudly through big speakers, A cup of strong hot black tea with sugar cubes in the cup on the table. Distractions flow away. I open my anki. The concentration is on speed and it's the fun.
And after a long, almost 2 month long hiatus, NOW I'm gonna go really Crazy again, I promise!
Here I go, do 1400 reps, learn 1070 new words. Piece of cake.
Not as impressive as the others, but here it goes:I'm motivated because I (finally) passed N4 after years of being a slacker/chronic pessimist! Since I've passed I've been studying for N3 and things are starting to "click" more and more. I'm also really motivated by reading everyone else's positive attitudes on this forum. So...thanks!
because I'm better at reading than wakabayashi except for the word nenpou which i haven't heard thus far. plus the 2-ch matome is just hilarious and i've realized just how scary the japanese internet can be.
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From: New York, NY Registered: 2009-10-02 Posts: 458 Website
I'm motivated because I finally figured out how to get Learning With Texts set up on my computer! (It wasn't hard, but previously my mind glazed over when I realized I needed to set up my own server.) I think it suits me a little better than Anki for my purposes because of the way it incorporates the context of each sentence, so I've been trying to input a few short editorials and essays.
From: San Francisco Registered: 2009-07-11 Posts: 68
Been steadily increasing my conversation lately. A few months ago I could read but always spoke in short sentences, but lately suddenly I've found I can explain long stories without much effort. And understand the replies without much effort too.