2008年12月26日金曜日

Reading Japanese the smart way 2

In another post I wrote my main method for reading Japanese. But that's not the only way there is. A completely different method that I'll use is instead to look at each sentence or phrase and try and extract what information I can from it. I use this more when I have text I can't select from or when the details matter in a story. It's another style I can switch to if I want.

Again, selectivity is needed. I'll generally break sentences up between commas or verbs and look up one or two key words per segment. Nouns and verbs are usually the the best candidates for lookups.

Only stop when you can't follow the story or want more info. I'll only use this method when I can't follow the story or need more details. The idea is to look up words not for the sake of your Japanese, kanji count or to get sentences, but for the sake of the story. Why are you reading what you're reading in the first place?

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  1. That's kind of how I went through FF7. Of course it helped having already played the game several times in English.

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