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Links to Various Japanese Resources
« on: July 13, 2009, 05:49:59 pm »
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For the most up to date list check out http://vcejapanese.net/links/

Top

http://lang-8.com/

http://www.alc.co.jp/index.htm

http://rikaichan.mozdev.org/

http://nihongo-e-na.com/eng/



Language Exchange

http://lang-8.com/ - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
This is one of those "language exchange" sites, primarily for native Japanese and English speakers. Essentially you can write Japanese "journals" (but in reality you can just put practice essays), and native Japanese people, living in Japan will correct it for you. This site is quite active, so it's very likely you will get corrections quite promptly. In turn you can also correct Japanese people's English journals.

http://www.language-exchanges.org/

http://www.mylanguageexchange.com/

Grammar Resources

http://www.guidetojapanese.org/
The Ultimate grammar guide (Written by a Korean, it must be good). Covers a lot of VCE Grammar, as well as post VCE grammar.

http://www.jgram.org/
Not quite as well written as above, but still good. Community written so it covers more but may not be as reliable (like Wikipedia)

http://homepage3.nifty.com/i-yasu/bk-les.htm
Grammar explanations in Japanese

Japanese learning Podcasts

http://www.japanesepod101.com/
Regularly updated podcasts for various levels. If you have an iPod, just add the feed to iTunes. To access other resources (PDFs, "Learning Centre" on the site you have to pay a sizeable amount > <. Lower Intermediate is approximately VCE Level, Upper Intermediate is a bit harder than VCE, and the Advanced Audio Blog is quite difficult (JLPT2/1). There are also other side series that may be of interest

Dictionaries/Translation

English -> Japanese, Japanese -> English dictionaries

http://www.alc.co.jp/index.htm - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
English to Japanese dictionary, which provides an array of examples.

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1C
One of the most prevalent dictionaries on the Internet, and is the basis for many web apps. If you have an iPhone/iPod touch there's an app called Kotoba which includes this dictionary

http://www.jisho.org/
Uses the WWWjdic database, but is more user friendly, and also has way more sample sentences

Japanese -> Japanese dictionaries

http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/

http://www.sanseido.net/

http://kotobank.jp/ - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Translation

http://translate.google.com/#

Primary Sources

News Sites

(Rikai-chan or equivalent is recommended when reading these sites)

http://www.fnn-news.com/
Japanese News with videos

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/

http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/ann/news/web/index.html

http://www.nhk.or.jp/

http://news.tbs.co.jp/

http://www.asahi.com/

Web Portals

http://www.yahoo.co.jp/
Number 1 visited site in Japan.

http://www.goo.ne.jp/

Blog Portals

http://ameblo.jp/

http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/

Audio

http://fantajikan.tea-nifty.com/blog/
Japanese children books! (audio). Can be added as a feed to iTunes

http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=6241&PN=1&TPN=1
An extensive list of Japanese e-books

Kanji Resources

http://rikaichan.mozdev.org/ - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
The ULTIMATE Firefox add-in. Gives popup readings/meanings for all Kanji. A must have.

http://www.jlpt-kanji.com/
Flashcards for Kanji organized by JLPT level (Can be printed).

http://www.kanjisite.com/

http://www.popjisyo.com/WebHint/Portal_e.aspx
A website which provides pop up readings of hiragana, katakana and kanji. It's much like Altavista's Babel or Google Translator. Except it's better. It supports Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

http://nihongo.j-talk.com/parser/
A Kanji to hiragana converter. Can be used for individual words, sentences, or whole web pages with little popup furigana (which may or may not work

http://www.rikai.com/perl/Home.pl
Same as above, but I find it isn't quite as reliable.

http://www.yamasa.cc/members/ocjs/kanjidic.nsf/SearchKanji3?OpenForm
Pro Kanji Dictionary that has readings, meanings, and even stroke order animations

http://japanese.about.com/library/weekly/aa070101a.htm
Learn about Radicals, which may help you memorize Kanji more easily.

http://www.csus.edu/indiv/s/sheaa/projects/genki/kanji_main.html
Kanji worksheets designed for the Genki series of textbooks, but can be used without them.

Learning courses/tools

http://ichi2.net/anki/
A highly advanced flashcard program. I would recommend creating your own flashcard decks from texts you are reading, rather than grinding premade decks which have little context.

http://iknow.jp/
An advanced online flashcard like system

http://www.japaneseclass.jp/index.php
A Japanese vocab MMORPG kind of thing.

http://nihongoup.com/
various games and courses to learn Japanese

http://kanjialive.lib.uchicago.edu/
tool to learn Kanji

http://mykikitori.com/index.html
various listening exercises

http://anime-manga.jp/index.html
 various fun games to learn Japanese

JLPT

http://japanese.human.metro-u.ac.jp/mic-j/home-e.html
A bunch of JLPT listening.

http://www.mlcjapanese.co.jp/Download.htm
Various JLPT resources, including listening

http://www.malago.net/jlpt.php
various resources for studying for the JLPT

Language Learning Blogs

http://blog.feedmejapanese.com/
A blog about methods of learning Japanese. Interesting read.

http://www.alljapaneseallthetime.com/blog/
The home of the (in)famous AJATT 10,000 sentence method. Many, many, many posts (but quite interesting) to go through. May absorb time.

http://www.guidetojapanese.org/blog/
A blog about language learning by the Tae Kim, author of Guide to Japanese

Miscellaneous

http://www.bungeisha.co.jp/publishing/download/
printable genkouyoushi that you can also type in Word with. Pretty cool.

http://www.kaomojinavi.net/index.htm
copy and paste Japanese emoticons like a pro.

http://www.myj7000.jp-biz.net/index.htm
 look up Kanji names

http://nihongo-e-na.com/eng/
 Many, many, many links to various other useful sites

Thank you to Son for many of these resources.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2011, 11:00:41 pm by IntoTheNewWorld »

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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2009, 11:44:01 am »
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Re: Links to Various Japanese Resources
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009, 09:26:00 am »
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where's my credits for rikai, japaneseclass & lang-8?!

UPDATE.

http://www.alc.co.jp/index.html - English to Japanese dictionary, which provides an array of examples.

http://www.popjisyo.com/WebHint/Portal_e.aspx - A website which provides pop up readings of hiragana, katakana and kanji. It's much like Altavista's Babel or Google Translator. Except it's better. It supports Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

I'll update when I find more useful resources.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009, 05:19:45 pm »
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where's my credits for rikai, japaneseclass & lang-8?!

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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2010, 12:38:26 pm »
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ohhh i love these!! thankyou. =)
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2010, 11:27:02 pm »
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I joined Lang-8!

It seems quite good - plenty of quick responses.
I have 2 friends already (lol, yay me!)
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2010, 11:30:13 pm »
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I joined Lang-8!

It seems quite good - plenty of quick responses.
I have 2 friends already (lol, yay me!)

だろう?

The quick responses are so pr0. I haven't written anything for so long though, bad me =[

The main problem is that not enough happens in my life to write about =\

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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2010, 10:50:42 pm »
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I joined Lang-8!

It seems quite good - plenty of quick responses.
I have 2 friends already (lol, yay me!)

だろう?

The quick responses are so pr0. I haven't written anything for so long though, bad me =[

The main problem is that not enough happens in my life to write about =\

I can confirm this.

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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2010, 07:15:48 pm »
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folding 1000 paper cranes is useful for harnessing japanese spirit, in turn making the language much easier to learn. I recommend the weekend before the exam....do this :)
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2010, 10:35:31 pm »
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folding 1000 paper cranes is useful for harnessing japanese spirit, in turn making the language much easier to learn. I recommend the weekend before the exam....do this :)

Guaranteed high marks if you do this.

Guaranteed 50 if you fold one using your exam paper.

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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2010, 01:11:12 am »
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folding 1000 paper cranes is useful for harnessing japanese spirit, in turn making the language much easier to learn. I recommend the weekend before the exam....do this :)

Guaranteed high marks if you do this.

Guaranteed 50 if you fold one using your exam paper.

is that what you did? :P
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2011, 02:17:52 pm »
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Hi i was wondering if there were sample detailed studies or general convo notes.

I just started to write my general convo notes, but im not sure how long they should be ? S:

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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2011, 07:27:01 pm »
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Also, what happened to VCEJapanese?
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2011, 08:18:44 pm »
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Hi i was wondering if there were sample detailed studies or general convo notes.

I just started to write my general convo notes, but im not sure how long they should be ? S:

When I get around to it, I'll upload the ones I used onto http://vcejapanese1337.wordpress.com/downloads/

I recall mine were around 7 pages...? I forget

Also, what happened to VCEJapanese?

server fee renewal came around, and I found after a year of Uni I had lost almost all of my previous interest in VCE, and in turn VCE Japanese (Detailed Study oh my god that was the bane of my existence), so the site moved to free hosting at http://vcejapanese1337.wordpress.com/ My interest in Japanese also went down to a lesser extent (being overtaken by Korean).

NB: The only reason there's the 1337 is because vcejapanese.wordpress.com is unavailable, due to me previously owning that address and then deleting it.

[early hype]I'm soon to start working on a new(UoM related, not VCE or Japanese related) project which will hopefully debut soon after Uni starts :D [/early hype]

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