Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Started reading the news

Yesterday I started hearing the news from yomiuri online podcasts.
Most of it sounds like gibberish. I can notice the sentence patterns, but there is so much unknown vocabulary that generaly I choke right with the first sentence.

I also created a policy of reading at least 1 article/day.

Today's lucky one was

I might've understood about 10% of it _after_ going trought it with the dictionary. Yup. It was sad. But watching anime isn't doing much for me anymore. I can already understand most of it.

Anki statistics in my first day of reading the news:

The 2326 seen cards in this deck contain:

  • 1515 total unique kanji.
  • Jouyou: 1401 of 1945 (72.0%).
  • Jinmeiyou: 29 of 287 (10.1%).
  • 85 non-jouyou kanji.

Jouyou levels:

  • Grade 1: 80  of 80  (100.0%).
  • Grade 2: 159 of 160 (99.4%).
  • Grade 3: 193 of 200 (96.5%).
  • Grade 4: 183 of 200 (91.5%).
  • Grade 5: 166 of 185 (89.7%).
  • Grade 6: 156 of 181 (86.2%).
  • JuniorHS: 464 of 939 (49.4%).

2 comments:

phauna said...

Why don't you try the Yahoo Kids news first? It's shorter and easier but each story is based on an actual article in the Mainichi Shinbun. So when you finish the kids version, and get a basic understanding, you can hit the link and go to the proper news article.

http://news.kids.yahoo.co.jp/

Emilio Wuerges said...

Thanks Phauna!