nadinenihongo:

Guide to Self-Studying Japanese
A large proportion of Japanese learners self-study. Finding places to learn Japanese in a classroom environment can be difficult and expensive. Here’s a guide on how you can learn Japanese for free and from the comfort of your sofa.

When learning Japanese, the most important step is to learn Hiragana and Katakana, the writing alphabets of Japanese.
The best way I’ve found to do that is to make flashcards. Make sure you practice writing as well as recognizing them, this will not only be a great skill to have but will also reinforce the shapes in your mind.
Resources:
[Hiragana 42], the best guide I’ve found to learn the Hiragana (in a day!)[Hiranana and Katakana Quiz Site][Kana Invaders Game][Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Kana….

The next step is to start learning vocabulary. Where can you find what to learn? Use a site like Memrise to find word lists (for example, there is a word list for all the vocabulary in starter textbooks like Genki), and use the amazing interface to learn them and keep them in your long term memory.
Resources:
[Memrise] as mentioned above to find and learn vocabulary lists.[Most Common Words List][Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Vocabulary….

While encountering vocabulary, you’re likely to be coming across super-complicated-looking Kanji. You can learn Kanji through Memrise as above, but there are some other websites that may be of interest.
Resources:
[Kanji Damage] A great site where you can learn Kanji through mnemonics.[WaniKani] by the same people who make TextFugu can help you learn Kanji from scratch.[Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Kanji….

The next step is to apply that new vocabulary to grammar points and start making sentences.
If you can’t get your hands on textbooks like Genki, don’t fear! There are a lot of great online grammar resources.
Resources:
[TextFugu] a highly rated ‘online textbook’ which will guide you right from the beginning of learning Japanese.[Guide to Japanese] another online textbook with a lot of grammar points and excellent explanations.

So you probably started to learn Japanese because you have some interest in Japanese media. Time to start using it to your advantage!
Aside from the obvious watching Anime, J-dramas and films, why not try Reading Japanese News? Watching Japanese TV? Just make sure you are making these activities productive - note down new vocabulary, add them to Anki, and keep learning! It’s much easier to learn things you’re interested in.

The most important but difficult part of self-studying Japanese is getting your own compositions checked. Utilize all that grammar and vocabulary and write a short piece, it could be a diary entry or a short essay. Get it recorded for you by a native on RhinoSpike, and checked for grammar and consistencies on Lang-8.These sites also give you the chance to connect with Japanese natives, and perhaps start up some language exchanges!
For more resources, take a look at my Ultimate Resources List

Any more tips? Please submit them here!

nadinenihongo:

Guide to Self-Studying Japanese

A large proportion of Japanese learners self-study. Finding places to learn Japanese in a classroom environment can be difficult and expensive. Here’s a guide on how you can learn Japanese for free and from the comfort of your sofa.

When learning Japanese, the most important step is to learn Hiragana and Katakana, the writing alphabets of Japanese.

The best way I’ve found to do that is to make flashcards. Make sure you practice writing as well as recognizing them, this will not only be a great skill to have but will also reinforce the shapes in your mind.

Resources:

[Hiragana 42], the best guide I’ve found to learn the Hiragana (in a day!)
[Hiranana and Katakana Quiz Site]
[Kana Invaders Game]
[Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Kana….

The next step is to start learning vocabulary. Where can you find what to learn? Use a site like Memrise to find word lists (for example, there is a word list for all the vocabulary in starter textbooks like Genki), and use the amazing interface to learn them and keep them in your long term memory.

Resources:

[Memrise] as mentioned above to find and learn vocabulary lists.
[Most Common Words List]
[Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Vocabulary….

While encountering vocabulary, you’re likely to be coming across super-complicated-looking Kanji. You can learn Kanji through Memrise as above, but there are some other websites that may be of interest.

Resources:

[Kanji Damage] A great site where you can learn Kanji through mnemonics.
[WaniKani] by the same people who make TextFugu can help you learn Kanji from scratch.
[Anki] An amazing program that will make sure you never forget any Kanji….

The next step is to apply that new vocabulary to grammar points and start making sentences.

If you can’t get your hands on textbooks like Genki, don’t fear! There are a lot of great online grammar resources.

Resources:

[TextFugu] a highly rated ‘online textbook’ which will guide you right from the beginning of learning Japanese.
[Guide to Japanese] another online textbook with a lot of grammar points and excellent explanations.

So you probably started to learn Japanese because you have some interest in Japanese media. Time to start using it to your advantage!

Aside from the obvious watching Anime, J-dramas and films, why not try Reading Japanese News? Watching Japanese TV? Just make sure you are making these activities productive - note down new vocabulary, add them to Anki, and keep learning! It’s much easier to learn things you’re interested in.

The most important but difficult part of self-studying Japanese is getting your own compositions checked. Utilize all that grammar and vocabulary and write a short piece, it could be a diary entry or a short essay. Get it recorded for you by a native on RhinoSpike, and checked for grammar and consistencies on Lang-8.These sites also give you the chance to connect with Japanese natives, and perhaps start up some language exchanges!

For more resources, take a look at my Ultimate Resources List

http://nadinenihongo.tumblr.com/post/47984748297/ultimate-japanese-resources-list

Any more tips? Please submit them here!

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browningtons:

fantasticurl:

i have accidentally kept the stopwatch on my ipod going for 22093 hours
920 days
two and a half years

browningtons:

fantasticurl:

i have accidentally kept the stopwatch on my ipod going for 22093 hours

920 days

two and a half years

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elfgrove:

queenanthai:

d0rk:

descepter:

Sir, do you know why we pulled you over?

the dude who kicked in the windshield, also backflipped off the hood of the car. you know he’s waited his entire career to bust out those moves.

I AM THE NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT

Grayson, we know you work as a police officer for a day job, but this is not subtle. Not at all.

elfgrove:

queenanthai:

d0rk:

descepter:

Sir, do you know why we pulled you over?

the dude who kicked in the windshield, also backflipped off the hood of the car. you know he’s waited his entire career to bust out those moves.

I AM THE NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT

Grayson, we know you work as a police officer for a day job, but this is not subtle. Not at all.

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hevilihi:

What am I doing with my life, Isabelle. What. Am. I. Doing.

hevilihi:

What am I doing with my life, Isabelle. What. Am. I. Doing.

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hydrangeamaiden:

Height chart of some tall Touhous with Marisa and Reimu for size comparison
Sometimes I’m like “wow I sure draw Konngara tall” and then I remember I headcanon a ton of characters even taller than her.  It’s like when you have a chart of dinosaurs compared to the average human, except much cuter

hydrangeamaiden:

Height chart of some tall Touhous with Marisa and Reimu for size comparison

Sometimes I’m like “wow I sure draw Konngara tall” and then I remember I headcanon a ton of characters even taller than her.  It’s like when you have a chart of dinosaurs compared to the average human, except much cuter

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ihearthinaface:

gungnir-san submitted to ihearthinaface:

[MAXIMUM MISFORTUNE INTENSIFIES]

REBLOG TO BE SAFE FROM MISFORTUNES

ihearthinaface:

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[MAXIMUM MISFORTUNE INTENSIFIES]

REBLOG TO BE SAFE FROM MISFORTUNES

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puppet-bear:

brozoi:

axolotlesque:

delicately-interconnected:

axolotlesque:

delicately-interconnected:

lovesadrag:

delicately-interconnected:

nothatsstupid:

aria-m-fitz:

hiddenlex:

Knowing that he wouldn’t be there for her wedding, a terminally ill father walked his 11-year-old down the ‘aisle’ years early with the pastor sweetly pronouncing them ‘daddy and daughter’.

Jim Zetz, 62, from Murrieta, California, who has stage 4 pancreatic cancer, proudly held his daughter, Josie’s hand during their backyard ceremony on March 14 and placed a sparkling ring on her index finger.” 

oh my god this made me cry

this is disgusting

How revolting. What a pig of a man. He can’t bear the thought of his daughter not being owned by a man.

Or maybe if she decides she WANTS to marry the love of her life he wishes he could walk her down the aisle you fucking idiots

Yes let us force heterosexuality and archaic rituals of the patriarchal exchange of property onto pre-pubescent children, wooo freedom of choice woo

omg r u srs

okay seriously literally nowhere in the article or the post is a male spouse or husband even mentioned

ohhhhhhhhhhh my god

i’m really tired but what the fuck

how dare a girl be upset that her father won’t be able to experience a major milestone of her life, should it occur

wow check out that disgusting internalised misogyny

how dare a dying father do something cute and sentimental for his daughter

wow check out that sexist piece of scum

wow

how dare they

these two horrible human beings

ahaha wait no you’re just absolutely abhorrent individuals bye

(this post is brought to you today by a queer woman with a girlfriend who also happens to really want her dad to walk her down the aisle if she ever gets married)

Haha, I love how everyone just loves gays as soon as they have a chance to Heteronormatise us. It doesn’t matter if she marries a man or a woman (and she undoubtedly will marry, or at least badly want to, after this little display of emotional manipulation) marriage is and ways has been an ownership ritual, and exchange of property between two men.

Open a history book then get back to me.

did you just zoom over the part where i’m queer as a fucking twelve dollar bill

open a history book more like open your own asshole and climb back inside where you belong

Being a girl who lost her father at ten years old to brain cancer, to all who say this is disgusting or homophobic or whatever arguments you’re bringing into this, I’d like to sincerely extend a passionate, from-the-bottom-of-my-heart plate of "fuck you” and then explain to you why you’re fucking trash.

This ceremony between a young daughter and her ailing father is not a symbol of oppression or ownership. This is so much more than an opportunity to walk his daughter down an aisle; this is about comforting her, because she is going to lose one of the biggest role models in her life and a huge part of her family.It’s going to take her so long to grieve and to fully understand what death even means. And the meaning of her father dying is going to strike her a certain moments throughout the rest of her days. It will take her years and years to get over.

She is going to go through an unnumbered amount of birthdays and holidays without her father. She’s going to come home from school, wanting to tell her father about the day, and suddenly hit a wall of reality and remember that her father is no longer there. Maybe she will meet someone she wishes to spend the rest of her life with - forget if she’s gay or trans or whatever she does/will identify as (that has nothing to do with any of this tbh) - he will not be apart of her newly formed family. Perhaps even one day she will have a child, and he will not be there to hold her newborn. I know this because I’ve experienced most of these moments of sheer pain and grief over the past eleven years, and I’m still not over it. Nevermind what this young girl chooses to do with her life or how she lives it, her father will not physically be there to guide her through it.

This is his way of promising to always be with her in soul and spirit, you fucking fucks. This is how he chose to give her a sense of closure before he passes on.

It’s a father pledging to his daughter that he will always be her daddy, regardless of whether Death separates the two or not. And that little girl will, for the rest of her life, look back at this moment and remember that her daddy is with her. He might not be there, she might not see him, but his love is with her. Because love is fucking eternal.

I swear, I have never been so thoroughly sickened by people on Tumblr trash in my entire life. And maybe this rant was all out of pure emotion but I stand by every single fucking word. So, just because I can’t just keep typing it over and over again (though I’d love to) to you few, I’ll say it a final time: fuck you.

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konngala:

IT WAS YOUR FIRST DAY


i must be stopped

i must be stopped


boyfriendhook:

In which Jaime required coffee in order to sit through the wedding vows. [x]

OMFG BEST MISTAKE EVER

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ask-beedrill:

snowcainecones:

greasemnk:

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IVE SPENT 108560856 YEARS LOOKING FOR THIS POST

It’s kind of peaceful.

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