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February 7, 2002 5:21 AM   Subscribe

Learning Japanese (or at least hiragana) can be easy and rewarding. This link is NSFW, depending on how much hirigana you know.
posted by headspace (19 comments total)

 
I think I'm learning Japanese, I really think so...

(I'm so sorry. I couldn't resist. Great link, BTW.)
posted by Fenriss at 6:17 AM on February 7, 2002


not too dangerous. unless your boss has a problem with drawings of girls in their pants. you'd see worse on 'xena'.
thanks for the link, not sure it'll help my japanese.
posted by asok at 6:33 AM on February 7, 2002


::: smacks forehead ::: Why did I ever use flashcards to learn hiragana? This way is much more interesting. ^_-
posted by SenshiNeko at 6:47 AM on February 7, 2002


That's pretty cool. I have seen dozens and dozens of hiragana learning pages, and even made a few myself, but this is definitely a new take on it, at least to me. Brings new meaning to the term "flash cards."
posted by donkeymon at 6:51 AM on February 7, 2002


OK, I don't hang out on Stile Project but someone sent me this link and I'd like to know what the intro bit says, can anyone help me? Please bear in mind it is a Stile Project link and therefore has unpleasant banners: http://www.stileproject.com/kikia.html The content of the link itself isn't anything too unpleasant though. Thanks.
posted by TiggleTaggleTiger at 7:17 AM on February 7, 2002


The intro is actually Chinese, it reads roughly:
Whether it's been a long time ago...
Didn't look at the sky carefully...
Walking on the street...
You see...

Makes little sense, except for the last couple of sentences.
posted by dai at 7:27 AM on February 7, 2002


Way cool. Thanks!
posted by thirteen at 7:33 AM on February 7, 2002


This book was great for learning hiragana.Remembering the hiragana Great common sense approach that saved me hours
posted by keithl at 11:17 AM on February 7, 2002


i can now enoy summer, apparently :)
posted by ejoey at 11:58 AM on February 7, 2002


enjoy even
posted by ejoey at 12:00 PM on February 7, 2002


this is pretty cool... i just need a kanji version.
posted by chrisege at 12:04 PM on February 7, 2002


When I studied Japanese I was pleasantly surprised to discover how easy it was to speak and understand. Reading and writing is the hard part, but the hiragana are easy enough, and fortunately katakana is very similar, just not curvy.

However, I think I only managed to learn one kanji, and I think it means Japan. :/
posted by o2b at 12:58 PM on February 7, 2002


Wow, this is a pretty impressive use of javascript.
posted by delmoi at 1:06 PM on February 7, 2002


dai: what intro?
posted by delmoi at 1:07 PM on February 7, 2002


Wot, no tentacle pr0n? What kind of incentive is that?
posted by obiwanwasabi at 3:00 PM on February 7, 2002


I finally had time to come back to this. I was typing all taptaptap like, and then I noticed a bunch of the cartoon girlies clothes were gone. Made me laugh out loud which I hardly ever do. I don't think I should be too good at this on my work computer though.
posted by thirteen at 3:26 PM on February 7, 2002


delmoi: intro in the link in the post above my post.
posted by dai at 4:55 PM on February 7, 2002


This reminds me of Mangajin, the mag that would teach Japanese through use of comic strips.
posted by Su at 9:51 PM on February 7, 2002


Britney's aren't the only mysterious breasts. Why is it young manga/anime women, like your hiragana sensei here, are A cup honeys when wearing a blouse and suit and C or beyond in a bikini? If I learn Japanese will I understand this?
posted by jfuller at 6:51 AM on February 8, 2002


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