an easy way to tell kanji words apart from kanji names
Raven wrote:With Summer over the horizon, say goodbye to school and helllo to the Japanese books
Anyway, does anyone know a good link with good practice reading? I have several books but most of the things is in dialogue forms or short exerscise unit. They're good for study vocab and grammar but I want to practice "real" reading now. Frankly writting a word 100 times doesn't seem to be very effect since even know although I can read kana, I read them very slow because I don't have much practice.
So I think I need some kind of "pure" reading practice, like short stories, articles ...etc... They don't have to be straight Kana, but I prefer to keep the Kanji at minimum for now. So anyone know some good online resources (I can buy book too if they're really good and strongly recommend).
Raven wrote:Haha, if you notice you'll see that I started this topic about a year ago. I'm not *that* bad. I have around 100 kanji with me (and 2 books to study it with).
The thing is like I said, I want to practice my reading, the purpose is try to get a flow of the writting and improve my sentence interpreting ability, not really learning Kanji or new vocab. The reason I prefer to keep Kanji to a minimum because I don't want to tackle professional writing yet.
I'm especially bad at Katakana and I think the reason is I have never practice them beyond individual vocabulary, samething (also not as bad) with Hiragana, so in context reading is what I'm looking for.
SPerson wrote:Well I mentioned a few stories you can read for starters, once you read them ? let me know and I'll tell you more. And knowing 100 kanji isn't enough to read most of stuff, and also don't forget that the most important skill is to read the actual words, not just kanji, actually I know a lot more than 100 kanji (and I even know some that aren't in the jōyō list), yet I still have a LOT difficulties reading Japanese texts.
I went to the library today and found an old story book (and I mean ... OLD, the paper looks like they're printed 30 years ago at least). Pure Kana baby, the only problem they use the now obsoleted character, and it's in vertical line.
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