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Sentences Series 1: An Overview of Phase 3
Sentences are the largest part of learning Japanese, for several reasons. But before we jump into that, let’s take a step back and look at this phase from afar to get an idea of what it’s all about. The idea here borrows heavily on AJATTs method, specifically the sentences portion (credit where credit is due and whatnot). The idea is that by the time you learn 10,000 sentences, you’ll be fluent. Why sentences instead of words? What good is a bunch of vocabulary if you don’t know how to string it together? This method kills two birds with one stone. You learn sentence structure and vocabulary at the same time. That being said, it’s important not to memorize the sentence, but to understand it instead. 10,000 sentences! Holy crap! Yeah, holy crap indeed. It’s a large goal, and not one […]
Use it or lose it?
Yes, I know it sounds completely cliche’, but there’s a lot of truth to that expression. I missed a day of reviewing anything Japanese this weekend (bad, I know) and it affected me far more than I ever thought possible – especially since I’ve only been at it a few weeks. It’s kindof like playing an instrument. For instance, I used to play the drums a few years back. I stopped because of time constraints with college. I was so busy trying to finish school projects, build and tweak my portfolio and search for a job in the industry that the drums did little more than collect dust. As a result, I lost most of what I had gained – I can no longer play for 3 hours straight (fast tempo rock type stuff) without batting an eye. Now I’m […]