Slow Boat to China (and more!)

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Slow Boat to China (and more!)

Postby księżycowy » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:30 am

(EDIT: Feb. 12, 2022)
I originally started this log for Japanese with the thought that I would actually be going to Japan in the very near future. It seems fate has other plans for me. Consequentially, I'd like to repurpose this as a general log for the Asian languages I'm interested in (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tibetan, Dzongkha, Mongolian). It seems I can take my time now, and explore whatever Asian language I would like. Granted I'd love to continue on with Japanese at some point, but I'm feeling a bit burned out at the moment after all that effort for naught.

My original post begins below.



Man does not live on bread alone. Language Learners do not learn by textbooks alone.

But having said that, textbooks are a great way to lay the foundations of a well built language house. To that end, I decided to sign up for the 365 challenge in the hope that it helps me stick to my resources and finish the textbook(s) I've started. My personal goal for the challenge is to complete the following:

-Minna no Nihongo (Beginner Book I & II) - All 50 lessons (including all supplementary workbooks)

I was initially thinking of doing both Japanese and Polish together, right off the bat, but decided that it might be a bit too much to take on at once. Especially given I'm still struggling to study even one of them more than 3 days a week. If I am able, I would like to add it to the challenge, but that is neither here nor there. In the meantime, I will still study Polish when I am able.

I decided to start a new log primarily to track my progress once the challenge officially starts. That way it'll (hopefully!) be easier to track my progress, and it won't get lost in my random thoughts. (I'll still post musing and such in my other log. ;) )

[My Malayalam and Tamil log: https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... 15&t=16953]
[Vietnamese Log: https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... 70#p190174]

Man does not live on bread alone. Language Learners do not learn by textbooks alone.

But having said that, textbooks are a great way to lay the foundations of a well built language house. To that end, I decided to sign up for the 365 challenge in the hope that it helps me stick to my resources and finish the textbook(s) I've started. My personal goal for the challenge is to complete the following:

-Minna no Nihongo (Beginner Book I & II) - All 50 lessons (including all supplementary workbooks)

I was initially thinking of doing both Japanese and Polish together, right off the bat, but decided that it might be a bit too much to take on at once. Especially given I'm still struggling to study even one of them more than 3 days a week. If I am able, I would like to add it to the challenge, but that is neither here nor there. In the meantime, I will still study Polish when I am able.

I decided to start a new log primarily to track my progress once the challenge officially starts. That way it'll (hopefully!) be easier to track my progress, and it won't get lost in my random thoughts. (I'll still post musing and such in my other log. ;) )

[My Malayalam and Tamil log: https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... 15&t=16953]
[Vietnamese Log: https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... 70#p190174]
Last edited by księżycowy on Wed Mar 30, 2022 10:20 am, edited 14 times in total.
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Assimil Modern Hebrew : 4 / 85 (Passive Phase)
Assimil German : 3 / 100 (Passive Phase)

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Learning: Hebrew (Biblical & Modern), German

Language Levels Used: Novice -> Beginner -> Intermediate -> Advanced
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Re: Japanese (365 Challenge) - Finish the Darn Textbook!

Postby księżycowy » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:56 am

Day 1:
[Note: all times are minutes:seconds (rounded to the nearest second)]

-Katakana Practice: 17:14
-Hiragana Practice: 11:16
-Lesson 1 Exercises (Main textbook): 14:09
Total: 42:39
5 x
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A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew (Seow) : 6 / 30
Assimil Modern Hebrew : 4 / 85 (Passive Phase)
Assimil German : 3 / 100 (Passive Phase)

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Learning: Hebrew (Biblical & Modern), German

Language Levels Used: Novice -> Beginner -> Intermediate -> Advanced
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Re: Japanese (365 Challenge) - Finish the Darn Textbook!

Postby księżycowy » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:14 am

Day 2:
-Lesson 2 exercises (Main textbook): 18:57
-Katakana Practice: 12:53

Total: 31:30
Total Days (January): 2
1 x
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A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew (Seow) : 6 / 30
Assimil Modern Hebrew : 4 / 85 (Passive Phase)
Assimil German : 3 / 100 (Passive Phase)

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Learning: Hebrew (Biblical & Modern), German

Language Levels Used: Novice -> Beginner -> Intermediate -> Advanced
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Re: Japanese (365 Challenge) - Finish the Darn Textbook!

Postby księżycowy » Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:05 pm

Day 3:
-Katakana practice: 10:25
-Hiragana practice: 11:07
-Nijigasaki Episode 8: 24:34

Total Time (Day): 46:07
Total Time (Cumulative): 2:00:16
Total Days (January): 3
1 x
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A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew (Seow) : 6 / 30
Assimil Modern Hebrew : 4 / 85 (Passive Phase)
Assimil German : 3 / 100 (Passive Phase)

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Learning: Hebrew (Biblical & Modern), German

Language Levels Used: Novice -> Beginner -> Intermediate -> Advanced
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Re: Japanese (365 Challenge) - Finish the Darn Textbook!

Postby księżycowy » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:22 pm

Day 4:
-MnN L3 Bunkei, Reibun, Renshuu A: 10:22
-Anki (Vocabulary): 5:36
- Kodansha Kanji Course (w/Anki practice): 4:51
-MnN L3 Renshuu B 1-6: 4:59
-Hiragana Practice: 6:34
-Katakana Practice: 8:41

Total Time (Day): 48:10
Total Time (Cumulative): 2:48:26
Total Days (January): 4
1 x
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A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew (Seow) : 6 / 30
Assimil Modern Hebrew : 4 / 85 (Passive Phase)
Assimil German : 3 / 100 (Passive Phase)

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Language Levels Used: Novice -> Beginner -> Intermediate -> Advanced
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Re: Japanese (365 Challenge) - Finish the Darn Textbook!

Postby księżycowy » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:34 pm

Day 5:
-Katakana practice: 8:10
-Hiragana practice: 9:54
-Anki (vocab + kanji) + KKLC: 16:48

Total Time (Day): 34:53
Total Time (Cumulative): 3:27:19
Total Days (January): 5
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A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew (Seow) : 6 / 30
Assimil Modern Hebrew : 4 / 85 (Passive Phase)
Assimil German : 3 / 100 (Passive Phase)

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Re: Japanese (365 Challenge) - Finish the Darn Textbook!

Postby księżycowy » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:34 pm

Day 6:
-Katakana practice: 8:44
-Hiragana practice: 7:49
-Anki (vocab + kanji) + KKLC: 16:12
-MnN Lesson 3 Renshuu B & C: 14:29

Total Time (Day): 47:14
Total Time (Cumulative): 4:10:33
Total Days (January): 6
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A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew (Seow) : 6 / 30
Assimil Modern Hebrew : 4 / 85 (Passive Phase)
Assimil German : 3 / 100 (Passive Phase)

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Learning: Hebrew (Biblical & Modern), German

Language Levels Used: Novice -> Beginner -> Intermediate -> Advanced
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Re: Japanese (365 Challenge) - Finish the Darn Textbook!

Postby księżycowy » Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:48 pm

Day 7:
-Katakana practice: 9:35
-Anki (vocab + kanji) + KKLC: 21:56
-MnN Hyoujun Mondaishuu (Lesson 3): 13:46
-MnN Shokyuu de Yomeru Topikku 25 (Lesson 3): 3:02


Total Time (Day): 48:21
Total Time (Cumulative): 4:58:54
Total Days (January): 7
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A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew (Seow) : 6 / 30
Assimil Modern Hebrew : 4 / 85 (Passive Phase)
Assimil German : 3 / 100 (Passive Phase)

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Language Levels Used: Novice -> Beginner -> Intermediate -> Advanced
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Re: Japanese (365 Challenge) - Finish the Darn Textbook!

Postby księżycowy » Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:41 pm

Day 8:
-MnN Kaite Obaeru Bunkei Renshuuchou (Lesson 3): 25:42
-MnN Choukai Tasuku 25 (Lesson 3): 11:51
-Anki (vocab + kanji) + KKLC: 18:18


Total Time (Day): 55:51
Total Time (Cumulative): 5:54:45
Total Days (January): 8
1 x
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A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew (Seow) : 6 / 30
Assimil Modern Hebrew : 4 / 85 (Passive Phase)
Assimil German : 3 / 100 (Passive Phase)

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Learning: Hebrew (Biblical & Modern), German

Language Levels Used: Novice -> Beginner -> Intermediate -> Advanced
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Re: Japanese (365 Challenge) - Finish the Darn Textbook!

Postby księżycowy » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:35 pm

Day 9:
-TEDx Talk: 25:09
-Anki (vocab + kanji) + KKLC: 16:48

Total Time (Day): 41:57
Total Time (Cumulative): 6:36:42
Total Days (January): 9
1 x
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A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew (Seow) : 6 / 30
Assimil Modern Hebrew : 4 / 85 (Passive Phase)
Assimil German : 3 / 100 (Passive Phase)


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