cathrynm: suomi/日本語

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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby vonPeterhof » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:00 am

I love how the cover image for that trailer kind of gives away an important plot twist..
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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby cathrynm » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:33 am

秒速5センチメートル, the complete movie is on youtube. I suppose everyone with any interest in Japanese language at all has seen this already, right? Guess it'll be taken down soon, but whatever, it's there now. One of the ones I can watch multiple times anyway.

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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby cathrynm » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:25 am

And, back home after doing the JLPT N2. I know, from experience, that any feeling how I did is a completely inaccurate measure of how I'll actually do. I can say I avoided any time management disasters and rolled in on the last few questions just about 5 minutes before the end of the reading. What I can say, is I think I've lost track of how many times I've taken N2. I think, by my count, I've taken it every times it has been offered, minus 3. First year of the N-tests I took N3, and last year I took N3 and passed, and another year I missed the deadline. However many times that is, that's how much N2 I've taken.

Oddly, I am becoming kind of the JLPT n2 specialist, and I'm seeing patterns. Always the "Humans versus animals versus apes" (though this is sometimes insects) essay, and the letter explaining why their XXX can't be delivered. Results are February, which is crazy slow, but I suppose that's part of the experience. Going to do my yearly tradition, of putting all the JLPT books away, and see if I can maybe struggle through a novel, watch some TV, do some other stuff.
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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby dampingwire » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:30 pm

cathrynm wrote:Oddly, I am becoming kind of the JLPT n2 specialist,

I know how you feel ...

cathrynm wrote:Always the "Humans versus animals versus apes" (though this is sometimes insects) essay,

I must've missed that one this time round (which might be why I finished on time ...)

cathrynm wrote:and the letter explaining why their XXX can't be delivered.

I'm hoping that it was something to do with the second repair not being covered by the guarantee, but I wouldn't put any serious money on that ...

cathrynm wrote:Results are February, which is crazy slow, but I suppose that's part of the experience. Going to do my yearly tradition, of putting all the JLPT books away, and see if I can maybe struggle through a novel, watch some TV, do some other stuff.

I'm going to tell myself that I'll definitely put more time into German now and then hit the 完全マスター anyway :-)
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新完全マスター N2文法 : 197 / 197TY Comp. German : 0 / 389

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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby cathrynm » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:36 am

Yeah, yeah, I think that's right. Second repair not covered by guarantee. It's coming back to me now.
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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby cathrynm » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:05 am

There is one thing, pass or fail on N2 -- just over the last year or so, even though I make a lot of weird mistakes, I have become totally chill about speaking Japanese. I've lost all the anxiety and effort.
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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby SGP » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:41 am

cathrynm wrote:There is one thing, pass or fail on N2 -- just over the last year or so, even though I make a lot of weird mistakes, I have become totally chill about speaking Japanese. I've lost all the anxiety and effort.
Now what was the cause of this welcome change?
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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby SGP » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:44 am

And because of Suomi Study Subjects:
Meet Nanook, the super-funny Youtube Talking Toddler.

Learn Finnish with a Toddler volume 6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj1p91hmG80

Switching on subtitles is highly recommended for those who do not understand Finnish, even if parts of the communication are in englantia anyway.
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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby cathrynm » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:07 am

And I just got my JLPT N2 results back -- and the result is. Fail. Shoot, oh well. 73/180. 90 needed to pass. There's always next year I guess. 29/22/22 Language knowledge is 29, reading 22, listening 22. Bleah.
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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby Cèid Donn » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:37 am

Sorry to hear that. Waiting over a month just to get an official "Fail" is never fun.


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