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Forum: Japanese Discussion 09-18-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,613
Posted By DistMan
Re: Japanese school life. (Article)

If you're interested in the darker side of school (i.e bullying) feel free to give one of my theses "The Emergence of Bullying among Adolescents in Japanese and Western Cultures: A cause and impact...
Forum: Site Announcements 03-21-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,377
Posted By DistMan
Re: A change of the forum guard: new administrator

Thanks for all the good work mate (ketsuron), I understand why you've taken this decision and you have my full support.
Forum: Japanese Discussion 02-24-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,001
Posted By DistMan
Re: Yay me! i win at life!

Japan's a really interresting country. I wouldn't want to live and work there for a long time. But as a visitor it's nice :)
Forum: Japanese Discussion 02-06-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By DistMan
Re: Languages, and More Languages

I guess you guys listen to the wrong kinda music then ;)
Forum: Japanese Discussion 02-04-2009, 03:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By DistMan
Re: Languages, and More Languages

Funny how the scores are presented in English in every country but France, where they do it in, yupp, French ;)
Forum: Japanese Discussion 02-04-2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 27,583
Posted By DistMan
Re: The native is here. Can I help you?

Being able to dissect the grammatical structure of a sentence, and vocab is heavily emphasized; instead of practical use like conversation (that's why most japanese can't speak English, they haven't...
Forum: Japanese Discussion 02-04-2009, 01:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By DistMan
Re: Languages, and More Languages

One of the reasons as to why English is to reach a wider audience. Listening to a tune without understanding the lyrics is only *so* much fun.
Forum: Japanese Discussion 02-04-2009, 01:51 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 27,583
Posted By DistMan
Re: The native is here. Can I help you?

As for English, and the need for it..well, obiously I'm communicating with you guys in English. It's a universal language in the "west" and quite needed. I live in Sweden myself, and the next country...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,020
Posted By DistMan
Re: Any one from Sweden ?

I'm a Swede, been around since the beginning although I don't post all that much in the forum as I used to.

Can't help you with cosplay convents tho.
Forum: Japanese Discussion 11-22-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,429
Posted By DistMan
Re: Resources - Media suggestions for learning japanese

I'd recommend the Genki , 「げんき」book series which is what I started out with, then you could move on to more advanced litterature. As for a good Kanji dictionary, buy an electronic kanji dictionary...
Forum: Japanese Discussion 04-16-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,620
Posted By DistMan
Re: Please Translate: "Watashi wa tsubasa ni kani"

Haven't heard the lyrics but perhaps it's "Watashi wa tsubasa ni nari" (I'll become wings)
Forum: Japanese Discussion 04-16-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By DistMan
Re: Ah my goddess Poster translation

japanese is highly context based language which requires lots of reading between the lines, especially during conversations. The use of "kashira" alone gives the sentence a nuance.

I also looked...
Forum: Japanese Discussion 04-14-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By DistMan
Re: Ah my goddess Poster translation

"Can you solve this riddle" with a can which implies doubtfulness
in this case the に denotes YOU (meaning the reader).

another example:
「あなたにこの謎が解けるか!?」
と問われたら、解いてやるしかないでしょう!

("anata ni kono...
Forum: Japanese Discussion 03-18-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By DistMan
Re: Particles

here's some additional information btw

Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Kodansha International; New Ed edition (September 21, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 4770027818
ISBN-13:...
Forum: Japanese Discussion 03-18-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By DistMan
Re: Particles

I can recommend the book "It's all about particles" It explains some 60 partices i think, complete with examples.
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,272
Posted By DistMan
Re: Discrimanation against Japan >.<

On another note, 'otaku' is actually gradually loosing it's negative implication in Japan; believe it or not.
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,272
Posted By DistMan
Re: Discrimanation against Japan >.<

Whoa, lots of things going on here...What can I say. I'd take Nagoya over Tokyo any time of the year. Overcrowded, expensive, dirty, stressfull, rude, would be my impressions (and I know many of my...
Forum: General Discussion 01-26-2008, 01:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,272
Posted By DistMan
Re: Discrimanation against Japan >.<

Ripping up hiragana books and bullying is very uncool I would report that teacher.

Now, it doesn't sound like you accept the lifestyle of the people around you, and how can you except them to...
Forum: Japanese Discussion 01-24-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,336
Posted By DistMan
Re: Assault Armoroid Angelio (Japanese) on WinXP SP-2 English

Highest Resolution
Disable 3D Acceleration
Disable Sound

Error mesage

"0.5 is not a floating point arithmetic unit" probably one of those divide by zero error messages.
Forum: Japanese Discussion 01-20-2008, 02:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,903
Posted By DistMan
Re: Japanese Practice Thread

I piece from my blog for those who are interrested in a chat about the Japanese society and its child rearing techniques.

両親の子育て方は、子どもと、自分の将来に大きな影響を及ぼしている。
...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,262
Posted By DistMan
Re: Star Trek vs Star Wars

I can't see hwo Star Trek could even compete....Star Wars is just so damn EPIC!
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,668
Posted By DistMan
Re: What is your Computer Set-up?

besides, you're not supposed to actually "hear" the base per se. That's why you've got the rumble on the floor, and the actual sound at ear height or slightly higher up. Same in cars if you've got a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2008, 06:21 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,668
Posted By DistMan
Re: What is your Computer Set-up?

sub, on the floor NOW!

;)
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2008, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By DistMan
Independent Liquor Drinkers' Org. (ILDO)

Well, with all of these funny-groups showing up, I though I'd do the only right thing here and create "Independent Liquor Drinkers' Org." ILDO. It's a place for us grown-ups who love beverages with a...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2008, 03:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,668
Posted By DistMan
Re: What is your Computer Set-up?

Well, i've got the large 22" (it's gotten quite small compared to what's out there nowadays though) hooked up to my work computer. The other small monitors are used for various stuff. The right one...
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