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Old 17-07-2007, 04:57 AM   #676
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aww thank you!!

I received a letter last friday that I was officially accepted to the study..I also got a list of required books, which, according to that list, was about to cost me (well, my parents), 844 euro.. and then we went and look on the internet, found out we could import most of the books ourselves and save about 200 euros in total.
For example: this one dictionary costs 109 (!!) euro if ordered through the bookshop.. through the internet, we can get a new one for almost 70 euro, shipping included. Stupid, isn't it?
Ah well... *sighs and dreams*
844euroThat's crazy! How many books have you got?

Yeah, you should save money as much as you can on the internet!!! How about uesd one? When I was in NZ, I tried to find used books at bookshop, and sometime I could get good one. (Maybe some lazy students who didn't work hard sold them. Thanks)
Is that dictionary imported form Japan?
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Old 29-07-2007, 04:39 PM   #677
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844euroThat's crazy! How many books have you got?

Yeah, you should save money as much as you can on the internet!!! How about uesd one? When I was in NZ, I tried to find used books at bookshop, and sometime I could get good one. (Maybe some lazy students who didn't work hard sold them. Thanks)
Is that dictionary imported form Japan?
In total (well, I haven't counted them, but this is what I estimate): about 20-30 books. Most subjects I have have at least 5/6 books, only 2 or 3 subjects have less books. Makes things quite expensive.


and no, that dictionary is not imported from Japan, but from the U.K. Although I do intend to someday import books (novels, or manga) from Japan. As soon as I'm able to understand how amazon.jp works

*less than a week to go before I move to my new house *
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Old 29-07-2007, 11:44 PM   #678
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I received a letter last friday that I was officially accepted to the study..
Congratulations, lottie!
After you completed that, maybe you can plan actually going to Japan.
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Old 31-07-2007, 09:10 AM   #679
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In total (well, I haven't counted them, but this is what I estimate): about 20-30 books. Most subjects I have have at least 5/6 books, only 2 or 3 subjects have less books. Makes things quite expensive.


and no, that dictionary is not imported from Japan, but from the U.K. Although I do intend to someday import books (novels, or manga) from Japan. As soon as I'm able to understand how amazon.jp works

*less than a week to go before I move to my new house *
Good luck with your new life

If you come to Japan, we will get as many mangas and novels as you want!
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Old 31-07-2007, 03:21 PM   #680
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I'm trying to learn japanese at the moment, and I'm now starting to learn Kanji. I'm a bit confused with the on and kun readings on my flashcards...what are they?! And how are they used? Sorry if that's a stupid question but I'm a beginner! If you got any tips on learning kanji, let me know
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Old 01-08-2007, 04:11 AM   #681
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I thought this was funny (for those that can read Japanese)-


Haha... Apparently it's a sign from some cram school bragging about how 96 of their students got into a particular high school (the "fat girls" is actually an abbreviation for the school's name).

@Pancake-
Each kanji can have both on and kun readings (and sometimes none or even several of each). The on reading is the Japanese version of the Chinese pronunciation, which in Japanese is often used if the kanji is put together with another kanji to form a different word. The kun reading is the Japanese reading, which is used if the kanji is read on its own or sometimes as part of a name. So yer, each kanji can have several different pronunciations as well as several different meanings (woooo, fun). Good luck with your studies!

Hmmm I haven't done any studying for a while...
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Old 01-08-2007, 03:42 PM   #682
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@Pancake-
Each kanji can have both on and kun readings (and sometimes none or even several of each). The on reading is the Japanese version of the Chinese pronunciation, which in Japanese is often used if the kanji is put together with another kanji to form a different word. The kun reading is the Japanese reading, which is used if the kanji is read on its own or sometimes as part of a name. So yer, each kanji can have several different pronunciations as well as several different meanings (woooo, fun). Good luck with your studies!

Hmmm I haven't done any studying for a while...
Ah I get it now - thanks I know a bit of Chinese so I can pretty much guess the meaning of some. It's the pronounciation I have to deal with GRRR >.<
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Old 04-08-2007, 06:59 AM   #683
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Congratulations, lottie!
After you completed that, maybe you can plan actually going to Japan.
3 years from now, I will have to go to Japan, for school. In third year, we have to go to a university somewhere in Japan (Tokyo or Kyoto or Osaka of I'm right... *votes for Kyoto* )

And thank you!!

I'm now at Maastricht already, I moved here yesterday (and yes, I've managed to get internet working on the same day)
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Old 04-08-2007, 12:49 PM   #684
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I thought this was funny (for those that can read Japanese)-
Look at the left side of the pic.
I think there was a Kanji but the paper that is printed the Kanji would come unstuck.
Even so,the pic was so funny

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3 years from now, I will have to go to Japan, for school. In third year, we have to go to a university somewhere in Japan (Tokyo or Kyoto or Osaka of I'm right... *votes for Kyoto* )

And thank you!!

I'm now at Maastricht already, I moved here yesterday (and yes, I've managed to get internet working on the same day)
It's too late reply but...Congratulations!!
You'll come to Japan 3 years later,right?
If I were you,I'll also vote for Kyoto
Someday I want to stay in Kyoto for 1 month or something long.
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Old 04-08-2007, 04:33 PM   #685
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It's too late reply but...Congratulations!!
You'll come to Japan 3 years later,right?
If I were you,I'll also vote for Kyoto
Someday I want to stay in Kyoto for 1 month or something long.
It's never really too late . Thank you anyway
Yes, hopefully in 3 years time from now I'll come to Japan.
Kyoto sounds like a gorgeous city, with lots of nature and stuff, whereas Tokyo is more urban and smoggy and Osaka is even more urban and factory-ish. Am I right?
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Old 04-08-2007, 05:04 PM   #686
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I'm now at Maastricht already, I moved here yesterday (and yes, I've managed to get internet working on the same day)
How's life there, so far?
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Kyoto sounds like a gorgeous city, with lots of nature and stuff, whereas Tokyo is more urban and smoggy and Osaka is even more urban and factory-ish. Am I right?
If you are looking for a general idea, yes. But if you will be living there for a while, you can experience different aspects in every places. Kyoto can be smoggy (known for a hot summer, because of its lower land level), while part of Osaka is incredibly rural --- you can be surrounded by mountains, without seeing a building. Tokyo is urban, but some areas remains traditional culture. And if you stretch a bit, you can even go Matt's favorite spa-land, Hakone!



Anyway, I'm trying to say Japan is bigger country than generally people think, but it is convenient, most places are accessible by public transportation. I hope you'll have a good guide there, so you can enjoy what you like, wherever you land.
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Old 09-08-2007, 03:42 PM   #687
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How's life there, so far?
Life's fine so far .. I'm having dinner with some housemates this evening, for the first time (I had a party from a friend yesterday, so I've been back at my parent's for a few days, returned to Maastricht today). I've also spent about 4 hours in the train today, after having had not much sleep, so I'm almost falling asleep at this moment

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If you are looking for a general idea, yes. But if you will be living there for a while, you can experience different aspects in every places. Kyoto can be smoggy (known for a hot summer, because of its lower land level), while part of Osaka is incredibly rural --- you can be surrounded by mountains, without seeing a building. Tokyo is urban, but some areas remains traditional culture. And if you stretch a bit, you can even go Matt's favorite spa-land, Hakone!



Anyway, I'm trying to say Japan is bigger country than generally people think, but it is convenient, most places are accessible by public transportation. I hope you'll have a good guide there, so you can enjoy what you like, wherever you land.
I was indeed mainly going for the general idea, since I don't know that much about Japan, really. My knowledge is very, very basic. So thank you for that information!
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Old 10-08-2007, 02:44 PM   #688
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Hello!
I'm going to Fujirock by myself, too. Don't worry it's not dangerous, even if you're alone
OH, Hello the_light!
it's been a while since I posted it last time! thanks so much to reply me.
Fuji Rock was just awsome, wasn't it?
It's my first time to go Fuji Rock, and it's just...FUN!!
But one day trip was a bit tiring for me...when I got back home I was totally burnt out...
Were you there for three days?

thanks again messaging me,
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Old 10-08-2007, 02:56 PM   #689
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That's a shame...
But I personally think they'll have shows in the UK.
Which venue are they going to play?

And welcome DJ sensei and Yura!
I'm sorry I'm late to say that.
I hope you enjoy yourself here!
Hello Anno, thanks!
Yeah I'm enjoying very much this site, mostly reading though...haha
Sometimes I read very funny posts when I'm working at the office
and I can't stop giggling.

and your "futo Jyo" pic is very funny.
I'm wondering how the students of them feel to be said like that ... is it a hight school, I suppose?

Have a nice weekend Anno, thanks again
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