cathrynm: suomi/日本語

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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby cathrynm » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:21 am

Thanks, yeah. It's been a pretty long road for me on this JLPT N2. It is what it is I guess. Will try again next year.
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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby cathrynm » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:30 am

And just checking in. Had been plugging away on Japanese, taking my class. This the class is really mixed level, and one woman passed the N1, most have passed N2, and a couple, including me, are still struggling with N2. Instructor is moving on to proverbs and yojijukugo. Pretty busy with work. Literally I'm up at 7, at work at 8, home at 7, asleep at 10PM, so weekdays I don't get much time in for anything.

Am planning on going to Finland this summer. My plan is no plans, Thinking one week in Helsinki, just go there and sleep from jet lag, walk around, maybe go to some museums, buy some books and fly home. For me, trips are always super-low-key, as mostly my time is over-programmed anyway, and what I crave is lying around doing nothing.
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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby cathrynm » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:35 am

Speaking of weird Clozemaster sentences. Saw this go by. 'Hänellä on mahtavankokoinen kulli.' Not sure how natural this is, but I guess I won't need to say this anyway.
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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby cathrynm » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:42 am



Been watching this 'Finnished channel.'
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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby cathrynm » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:40 am

Hmm, did something change with Netflix? I'm seeing Dragon Prince with Finnish audio. Always odd, how in Finnish the subtitles completely don't match the audio at all. I think that's 'normal strange' so whatever.
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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby cathrynm » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:43 am

"Monelta viimeinen juna menee" as "When does the last train leave." This is another clozemaster. Odd it's not lähteä. and Monelta? Hmm
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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby tiia » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:28 am

"Monelta(ko)" is used quite often as "when". In contrast to "milloin", "monelta" refers always to the time of the day, so it means more "at what time" than just "when". That also means the answer to such a question cannot be: "on Monday".

There is also the way to express the time with -lta: Kolmelta menen kotiin. ("I go home at three.")
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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby cathrynm » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:55 pm

Thanks, seemed a little idiomatic just dictionary translating each word but not too far off. Just posting this, oddly, helps me remember somehow too.
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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby cathrynm » Tue May 28, 2019 1:18 am

And only tangentially related to language learning, but I'm in Finland right now, just a week. Mostly because I haven't been here for decades, and put it off. Have just been staying at a hotel in downtown Finland, sleeping, lying around, looking at tourist stuff. Don't have any plans at all, just going to let myself do whatever pops in my mind. Mostly everyone here speaks English, far as I can tell, people have tried to talk to me in Finnish a few times, don't know why, but mostly I was just baffled. The hotel has free breakfast, which is most of what I need for calories in a day, but much of my day is centered around feeding my voracious caffeine addiction. Plenty of options for that here, though I swear, everything seems to be full of sugar here.
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Re: cathrynm: suomi/日本語

Postby cathrynm » Tue May 28, 2019 2:20 am

And so I was here for the EU election, which is interesting, I'm not sure if I have opinions on Finnish political candidates really. Was expecting late night coverage like in the USA, but near as I could tell, TV just had a show, listed the winners and kind of moved on to other stories. Hmm. Thrusday is some kind of holiday, we'll see. I think everything might be closed, as I overheard someone at bookstore mentioning this.

And me, I'm distracted lately, having one of my spells of going nuts for exercising and buying clothes, dieting, all that. I'm getting to that age where there's less point to it anymore, but somehow that doesn't stop me from going through all the effort. Which is all fine and good for my cardiovascular health, but it does mean I have basically no time, except for this week here in Finland which I'm using as an opportunity to 'do nothing' as much as possible.
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