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Advice for progressing to advanced Japanese and into near-native fluency

Seven slightly-crazy tips to progress to near-native fluency:

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ウインドウズの日本語IMEの使い方 (How to use Windows Japanese IME input; how to toggle あ and A, included ) – 生徒は尋ねる

As part of your self-enforced immersion routine you will want to type, web surf, etc. in Japanese. For that you will need Japanese typing input. And this post will teach you how to get it and how to use it.

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Presenting “Yasuke! Kanji Mnemonics for the Classroom”

In this incomplete but initial starter post, JapanTree is proud to present – the fruit of six years of effort – the world’s first kanji system to adapt the Heisig Method for use in the classroom. THIS IS BIG.

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Pausing and Phrasing

Text of the article ストレスの対処法 あなたが大切にしている事柄についてまず考えてみましょう。その中には健康,人への接し方,人生の目標や優先順位の高いものなどがあります。この記事では,ストレスにうまく対処し,ストレスを和らげるのに役立つアドバイスを紹介しています。 END OF ARTICLE (more practice below) (after the shorter phrasing, practice the longer phrase breaks; in green below) To learn the kanji (& practice writing them) ストレスの対処法 すとれす の たいしょほう あなた が たいせつ に している ことがら について まず かんがえてみましょう。 1021*against 1288*dispose of/ or manage 1258*law あなたが 398*big 167*cut / […]

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日本語だけで! Getting by in only Japanese!(a Yasuke Tip)

TABLE OF CONTENTS 目次Explanation 説明ネイティブのように (like a “native”) ~ものthings ~ことmovement, feelings, situationsそれは何だっけ?_は日本語で何だっけな

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Yasuke Tips: Unusual LevelUps. How self-learning Japanese Sign Language (JSL) is helping me keep up my Japanese

I use lots of different methods to keep up my Japanese. As I have mentioned elsewhere, I force myself to use Japanese through tutoring, membership in Japanese associations, and other ways. I also have a few good Japanese friends (but they can be too busy for regular practice). I also use HiNative to get a […]

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Yasuke Tips (For Teachers) – Using Erin.ne.jp to teach Japanese, especially immersion lessons.

A very quick write up of a topic I hope to delve deeper into later… Erin.ne.jp, the Japanese teacher/tutor’s Swiss Army Knife. On the surface this website might seem to only match self-study and for only certain kinds of students. But let’s take a closer look.

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Yasuke Tip: Using Yahoo’s 知恵袋 to get a deeper understanding of Japanese

Let’s say you want to know the difference between two similar Japanese words. For example, 新し と 新たな. You can google “新しと新たなの違いは” and get good results. But you can also try Yahoo’s ChieBukuro (Knowledge Bag) to dig deeper. Here’s how.

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