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Japanese Language Study Log: Nella

#26
(2018-01-01, 10:09 am)supermancampus Wrote: @Nella

Any advice on how to improve listening?

I may not be the best to give advice on listening but I'll try.

So my advice:
Listen to everything - exposure helps get your ears used to the sounds, phrases etc
Try not to force yourself to get every single word if you can get the gist of things it goes a long way
Stop translating - or put your Japanese brain on and turn others off. The sooner you start the better even with limited vocabulary.

I actually try and use this across everything like reading etc. But when you don't know, you don't know and then you know what you don't know, you are then able to try and use your detective capabilities. If you can get conversation practice it helps a lot as well with the added bonus of being able to ask questions/for repeats if there are things you don't understand or didn't catch and reading the other person etc.

When I started studying and was going through Genki I used to listen to the audio all the time. It was very helpful as it had the vocab section and then the conversations. From there when watching anime etc I would just try and see how much of the story I could get without looking at the subs and then eventually stopped looking at the subs/turned them off(I found some subs are wrong and or miss stuff and it was distracting). I also started listening to NHK News and many other podcasts/audio dramas etc. I still haven't tried audio books though. Compared to reading, listening is an easier exercise for me that I can do anywhere and doesn't usually require carrying any extra item(still can't handle reading books digitally>.<).

End of rant hope some of that is useful.

Update for the week

Anki stats
Mature 593 +100
Young & Learn 542 +0

Kanji Peen
The seen cards in this collection contain:
  • 413 total unique kanji.+2

  • Old jouyou: 402 of 1940 (20.7%).+2

  • New jouyou: 5 of 196 (2.6%).+0

  • Jinmeiyou (regular): 5 of 641 (0.8%).+0

  • Jinmeiyou (variant): 1 of 145 (0.7%).+0

  • 0 non-jouyou kanji.



Jouyou levels:
  • Grade 1: 50  of 80  (62.5%).+0

  • Grade 2: 80  of 160 (50.0%).+1

  • Grade 3: 78  of 200 (38.5%).+1

  • Grade 4: 52  of 200 (26.0%).+0

  • Grade 5: 26  of 185 (14.1%).+0

  • Grade 6: 26   of 181 (14.4%).+0

  • JuniorHS: 90  of 934 (6.2%).+0



Studied

Working through SKM N1 Kanji.

Read
Started 日常四 Blush

What went well
So that didn't last long...I reduced my new anki cards back down to 10. As of now I have 31 reviews expected tomorrow I will try and put them up again to 50 next week and play the alternating game.

So Tadoku started and the nearest book I grabbed was 日常四 hoping to make it quick and painless haha. I have got a few options to swap around so I'll use it as motivation to finish at least 3 other different manga at the very least this month.
Edited: 2018-01-06, 4:49 am
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#27
Update for the week

Anki stats
Mature 841 +248
Young & Learn 594 +52

Kanji Peen
The seen cards in this collection contain:
  • 474 total unique kanji.+61

  • Old jouyou: 460 of 1940 (23.7%).+58

  • New jouyou: 6 of 196 (3.1%).+1

  • Jinmeiyou (regular): 6 of 641 (0.9%).+1

  • Jinmeiyou (variant): 1 of 145 (0.7%).+0

  • 0 non-jouyou kanji.




Jouyou levels:
  • Grade 1: 51  of 80  (63.7%).+1

  • Grade 2: 86  of 160 (53.8%).+6

  • Grade 3: 90  of 200 (45.0%).+12

  • Grade 4: 69  of 200 (34.5%).+17

  • Grade 5: 33  of 185 (17.8%).+7

  • Grade 6: 30   of 181 (16.6%).+4

  • JuniorHS: 101  of 934 (10.8%).+11




Studied

Working through SKM N1 Kanji.

Read
 
Finished 日常四 

What went well
Missed 1 day of anki this week and have been enjoying reviews over 100 Cool . This week I will reduce down to 10 and next week I will try 30 instead to try and find a mid point where I don't drown in reviews.

This week I will start reading Yotsubato! which should be a nice change of pace.

I am a bit behind where I was hoping to be with SKM so this week I'll be trying to cover as much ground as possible. Target is still to finish it by the end of the month and then move on to grammar.
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