Thursday, November 27, 2008

Anki statistics

Today I finaly got to 70% of joyo! Hurray!
10 more kanji/day and in 60 days, I'll be done.


Kanji statistics

The 2260 seen cards in this deck contain:

  • 1463 total unique kanji.
  • Jouyou: 1361 of 1945 (70.0%).
  • Jinmeiyou: 27 of 287 (9.4%).
  • 75 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: 180 of 200 (90.0%).
  • Grade 5: 165 of 185 (89.2%).
  • Grade 6: 153 of 181 (84.5%).
  • JuniorHS: 431 of 939 (45.9%).

Friday, November 21, 2008

AJATT youtube videos and Success in listening

I'll comment about this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J34i9lr94pI&feature=related

Somewhere in this video, Katz talks about 4 levels of listening.
Here they are:

1) You pick up the sounds that exist in the language and the sounds that don't exist in the language. You cannot understand anything. Everything sucks.

2) You can sometimes pick up a few words. It feels great to hear the words you know. And later on, to learn what the words you heard really mean while reading. It sucks because you cannot understand complete sentences.

3) You can sometimes pick up whole sentences, not only words. Sentences from the beginning to the end. It sucks because you need so much effort to understand so little.

4) The situation has changed. Sometimes you cannot understand a word or a setence. You are getting used to understand more than you dont understand. It sucks because you still don't have the complete understanding. You turned yourself into a spoiled brat.

My comment: What I wanned to say is what Katz already said. It sucks all the time. If you stop because it sucks, well, you'll stop sucking, but you'll stop learning. All you have to do is hang on. It'll work out by itself while if continue doing your parallel studies.

And, for the records, I wanned to register that I finaly feel like I achieved the lvl 4.
I watched the episode 07 of nodame yesterday and I think I understood about 95% of it.
There is still so much that I can't understand, but I'm already more used to understand than to not understand.

Friday, November 7, 2008

7 minutes of complete understanding.

Yesterday, I was watching the 5th episode of Nodame Cantabile Pari Hen for the first time.

At about ~10mins, I got pissed off because there was this word I could not understand. Then I noticed: Hey, taking the OP off, it is about ~7mins of real japanese that I could understand!

Hurray! AJATT is paying off.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Anki status (2): 65%!

Just for the records, the current anki statistics:

The 2092 seen cards in this deck contain:
  • 1350 total unique kanji.
  • Jouyou: 1265 of 1945 (65.0%).
  • Jinmeiyou: 23 of 287 (8.0%).
  • 62 non-jouyou kanji.

Jouyou levels:

  • Grade 1: 79 of 80 (98.8%).
  • Grade 2: 159 of 160 (99.4%).
  • Grade 3: 189 of 200 (94.5%).
  • Grade 4: 172 of 200 (86.0%).
  • Grade 5: 159 of 185 (85.9%).
  • Grade 6: 135 of 181 (74.6%).
  • JuniorHS: 372 of 939 (39.6%).
Maybe I could pass the 6th grade now!