All posts tagged: kanji

The best iPhone apps for learning Japanese

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Japanese / lists / reviews

Ever since I started to learn Japanese, I’ve done a lot of studying on the train to and from work. At first this meant carrying around home-made paper flashcards and a big English to Japanese dictionary, but these days an iPhone can replace both of those and help you do much more – there are apps for flashcards, for learning the stroke order of kanji, and even fully fledged dictionaries. I’ve downloaded and tried loads […]

Illiterate des

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fuckwittery / Japanese / travel

I’ve been scrawling that over and over again, lately. A few years ago, and about five years after finishing my degree, I decided that I wanted to learn something again. I figured a language would be more useful than anything else and working in technology there were only really two useful choices: some sort of Chinese, most likely Mandarin, and Japanese. Knowing nothing much about China or Chinese culture, and being an avid consumer of […]