Chat in English (英語で雑談) part 213

1 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/08/28(水) 07:45:35.99

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Hey!!! All you NEETs, nerds, YouTube link spammers, pedophiles, neo-Nazis,
Yukorin enthusiasts, Nanako SOS admirers, Part-Time-Preachers,
Diplomats’ spoiled sons, losers who can’t remember Kanji characters,
Big-boobs fans, Weeaboo from around the world, learners of Japanese
who are too lazy to update their Japanese blogs very often, cunning
linguists, stupid fan girls of Johnny’s Boys, Touhou pirates, and
that electrical super-gay who suffers from mental disease – This is your thread!
Let’s hope the Internet-addicted housewife will come back soon!

We all wish for permanent world peace!


前スレ Chat in English (英語で雑談) part 212

65 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/09(月) 23:28:48.99

Why you write in small letters all the time?

59 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/09(月) 14:23:42.12 ID:gR/

I agree. 10years ago people blame people who not to use *sage. In Japan, too aggressive people aren’t accepted. So I use *sage unconsciously due to old habit.

me too.

104 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/13(金) 03:15:03.41

Speaking of Canada, I was serioulsy considering applying for an exchange student programme my uni provided. UBC or something?

But I ended up going to Australia instead. Life is unpredictable.

274 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/25(水) 04:26:17.48

It’s not hard to get reading ability. It’s fun to read foreign books and foreign article on the Internet. I’m interested in learning many languages.

207 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/22(日) 22:57:44.99

Are you gay?

298 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/26(木) 00:26:16.42

I live in Tokyo. Seattle is known for Starbucks coffee. It takes 9hours from Japan. I’ve never been to Seattle. But I’ve been to Hawaii and L.A.

333 :名無しさん@英語勉強中:2019/09/28(土) 20:19:51.94 ID:Et6JexNLL


244 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/24(火) 09:58:59.91

I didn’t know she was born in Japan. How about Peter Barakan?

Matt Japanese isn’t perfect. But it’s incredible to get that ability without living in Japan.

117 :外人 :2019/09/14(土) 01:40:36.41

…why is that though?
If he was just looking for a rice bunny to pump and dump then I could understand.
Blocking him right when he started messaging you kinda defeats the purpose of dating apps altogether.

56 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/09(月) 03:28:50.98

Sounds like fluffy.

Sounds like winter (^_^;
I like 鍋 too. I put udon into 鍋.

299 :名無しさん@日本語勉強中 :2019/09/26(木) 00:37:47.23

There’s definitely a lot of Starbucks in Seattle, yeah.
Only 9 hours? That’s a lot shorter than I expected.
I’ve never been to Japan, but I’d like to visit someday.
I bet Tokyo is just like anime in real life!!!!!! Sugoiiii!!

363 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/30(月) 01:10:23.56

Those videos are overly exaggerated…

29 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/08(日) 00:31:16.38

The speed limit of the Japanese road is too slow

258 :名無しさん@日本語勉強中 :2019/09/24(火) 14:05:47.18

Interesting. I’ve heard that Dave Spector has an obvious foreign accent, whereas Thane Camus sounds like a native speaker. Am I wrong?
I am trying to learn from TV drama, anime, and YouTube. And after 3 years, I can read and understand almost all of it. But I can’t speak yet.
I think mostly I am just too embarrassed to try.

But since my original goal was just “understanding” rather than “speaking”, I am very happy. I will try to keep it up and hope that I can reach Peter Barkan’s level someday.
After all, he’s been living in Japan for at least 20 years before I was even born, so I think I should give myself that sort of time to catch up (*´∀`*)

217 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/23(月) 09:24:01.93

no, i keep plenty of hair on my head…presumably thanks to my family dna.

233 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/24(火) 01:52:14.65

That is really good. If you keep doing that everyday, you will get used to it and be fluent in the not too distant future.

75 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/10(火) 14:50:56.88 ID:/

10 year old me :I want to be a firefighter when I grow up.

20 year old me: I want to find a well-paying job where I can help people If possible.

30 year old me : I want to die in a fire rn.

220 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/23(月) 15:18:52.02

There are only 8 IKEA stores in Japan. It takes me about 2 hours to get there from my house. I also have to take the express way which costs me about 100 dollars.

It’s not like “Let’s go watch a movie!”

77 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/10(火) 19:55:41.69

I’m at the gym as usual. This latin looking gaijin is so stinky.

155 :外人 :2019/09/18(水) 16:15:13.76

Obviously intonation would be a difficult part of Japanese. It’s hard for any language.
But the limited phonetics make it somewhat easy for non-japanese people to learn the language, at least from my perspective.

If someone immerses themselves in the media of a given language, the intonation would be easy to pick up over time.

294 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/25(水) 21:36:29.61

Where do you live? What state? I’m interested in foreign country.

130 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/15(日) 00:49:28.62

Being white is a privillege. You can’t deny it.

416 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/10/02(水) 02:22:37.29 ID:hPs/

I’ve been to Singapore once. I bought Indian sweets called pearl koba for souvenir. I like it a lot.

26 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/08(日) 00:20:32.93

Japan needs nuclear armament

381 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/30(月) 20:17:08.95

Y’all, how are ya?
I’m gonna hit the book from now on.
Whaddya do anything guys?

162 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/18(水) 23:01:49.47

There are few people. They said I’m American.

101 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/13(金) 01:19:46.61

It’s too late for you to realise that, dude.
Everytime I go to a local mall centre after work like at 9pm, I see some young-ish parents with a little kid like 3 or 4 years age.

This is pretty the norm in Japan now. You need to adjust to it.

322 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/27(金) 09:24:34.50

Do you know Naoko Kawai?
She debuted as Hideki Saijo’s sister.

377 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/30(月) 16:48:36.80

↑wanna be

249 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/24(火) 11:51:29.57

I’m not trying to downplay their effort and of course practice and immersion are the most important but I think some people are just naturally good at languages.
There are people who are good at context reading, pronouncing clearly, giving a speech, writing a novel and then there ard some who are not.
Even natives have varying levels of abilities at their language like that so it’s only natural that the same applies to language learners.

86 :外人 :2019/09/11(水) 11:13:48.91

That’s great. Still I can sense quite the hostility towards Koreans in particular.

Ya know who also said that? The fucking Nazis. Don’t aspire to be a Nazi.
Full Metal Jacket has quite a good scene pertaining to this.

There’s a time and place for politics. This isn’t one of those.
Anyone who disagrees can move over to 4chan’s /pol/ board. They’ll like you there.

18 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/06(金) 21:26:48.69

Sometimes I encounter some クソガリ at the gym wearing tanktops or compressioned shirts… which makes me laugh. Yes. Everytime. Without fails.

How miserable they look! If you wanna rock those shirts, you’d better work

12 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/05(木) 23:22:37.09

Are you trying to be a ゴリマッチョ?

60 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/09(月) 22:42:54.74

I want to get a hair cut.

149 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/17(火) 13:11:18.44

It took 10years. I practiced pronunciation little by little. I learned phrases from the magazine for American teenage girls.

243 :名無しさん@日本語勉強中 :2019/09/24(火) 09:37:38.83

Thank you for the response.
I hadn’t heard of Marsha Krakower before.
It seems like she was born in Japan, so she’s probably been getting Japanese input all her life, and is basically a native.
Thane Camus’s Japanese is also perfect from what I hear, but he’s been living in Japan since he was like 6, so he’s also gotten tons of input and practice.
I bet his Japanese is probably even better than his English by now.

I think Matt (from the video I linked) is pretty impressive because he learned Japanese without leaving the United States,
so he didn’t get the advantage of getting to live in Japan and being surrounded by the language all the time.
He had to build a “Japanese-only” environment all on his own, mainly through the internet.
I’m trying to replicate his approach since I have no plans to actually ever go to Japan, but I would like to know the language.

I think, with all the materials available on the internet to read and listen to, we could all become fluent in our target languages by simply immersing ourselves in it all the time!

255 :名無しさん@日本語勉強中 :2019/09/24(火) 13:52:08.00

That’s interesting to hear.
I’ve also been taking an approach of just trying to understand everything Japanese.
My main goal with Japanese was just understanding rather than outputting.
I have to say, that tonight is the only night I’ve ever really talked to Japanese people.
And even now, it’s mostly in English rather than Japanese.
But I spend 6+ hours every day, just trying to read and understand real Japanese,
which is spoken/written by real Japanese people. In doing so, I’ve come to understand almost all of the Japanese that I see and hear on a daily basis,
which was my goal in the first place.
However, after doing so, I find myself wanting to be able to speak/write Japanese in the same way that I understand it. So I have to keep going and pushing myself.

>However, I was, or I have been, too lazy and shy to find opportunity to have real conversations.
This is my problem as well, I think. I think I could speak or write Japanese if I tried, but I’m just too shy to.

Anyway, just 頑張ってくださいね。 I’m sure we’ll both get there eventually.

269 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/24(火) 21:41:37.51

Have you guys seen the brooch of Lady Hale??
It’s a shockingly huge spider. lol
She must be around 80 years old, but she has avant-garde aesthetics!!

210 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/23(月) 01:31:01.46

the more you know things, the more you know you don’t know things…

68 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/09(月) 23:35:51.84

because it’s easier and faster for me to type only lower case letters.
if it doesn’t make sense, i will instantly switch to using upper case letters.

362 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/30(月) 01:08:29.42

I want flat belly. I’ve watched *what I eat in a day as a fashion model* I want to be slender but stay healthy.

332 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/28(土) 18:45:39.53

I’m plucking my nose hair right now. It’s actually pretty therapeutic…

54 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/09(月) 02:44:45.83

Autumn came. I bought a black pork steam bun at the family mart.

80 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/10(火) 21:53:58.15 ID:6ExcT/

Just curious. On the second thought. They aren’t. One of guys don’t like white people not latin people.

257 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/24(火) 14:01:00.62

Thane Camus and Dave spector are excellent. But they both learned from they were children. Children learn language faster than adults.

I checked out how Peter Barakan learned Japanese. He learned Japanese at the college maybe 4years. But he couldn’t speak Japanese when he graduated.

After he came to Japan, He learned from TV drama and conversation.

160 :外人 :2019/09/18(水) 22:09:41.87

I’d think I’m the only whitie here, dude.
It’s 5chan. Not too many North Americans/Europeans browsing.

263 :名無しさん@日本語勉強中 :2019/09/24(火) 15:01:14.66

Well, I just think Japanese looks cooler than any other language I’ve ever seen in the world.
The way you guys mix ひらがな、カタカナ、漢字 I think it’s very 賢い and I wish we had that in our language too.
I think you guys make the best media – yeah, the アニメ, ドラマ, エロ漫画, all of it.

I took one look at Japanese and I thought, “this must be the hardest language on earth. I HAVE to learn this.”
I’m just a チャレンジ好き kind of guy, you know.
I’ve never regretted a single second of learning this language. I love it all.
Thank you for the encouragement.
Good night.

335 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/28(土) 21:00:50.12 ID:Ge/

i heard that it is not good to pluck your hair and you should cut(trim) it instead.
plucking your hair may damage your skin and it sometimes causes suppuration.

383 :名無しさん@英語勉強中 :2019/09/30(月) 20:35:29.40

i just watched an official trailer video of a movie “knock knock” on youtube.
it stars keanu reeves and two hot girls and the trailer looked so good a suspenseful thriller
that i felt like watching it.
but there’re a lot of criticism comment and that baffled me.

278 :名無しさん@日本語勉強中 :2019/09/25(水) 08:34:47.39

I actually think that news in general is easier to understand than most fiction books, at least in my own experience.
The reason is that news is kind of meant to be simple. Everything is communicated in a very clear, direct, and matter-of-fact way.
The biggest hurdle to understanding news is that you have to learn a lot of vocabulary related to politics and such.

Books, on the other hand — especially fiction books — tend to be more abstract than news.
Authors like to inject their own writing styles and wordplay into their books.
They might contain subtle concepts which build on each other over the span of several pages or chapters.

This is kind of unrelated, but there are a lot of Americans who believe in the stupid myth that “not even Japanese people can read Japanese newspapers”,
so I think it’s commonplace to believe that news is the most difficult reading material out there.


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