我輩はブリートである。

The chronicles of Burrito's bizarre adventure into Japanese.

Tadoku Log: Days 7 and 8

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Because who has two minutes to spare to post a status update when you have seven more episodes of Umineko to read through? Exactly.

At any rate, I’ve tacked on another 121.83 pages since last update, so let’s call that roughly 61 pages per day, for a current total of 426.82 pages. Phew. And with that, I’ve completely finished the first part of Umineko, and have begun episode 2… so it’s pretty safe to say that I’m hopelessly addicted. Personally, I can’t imagine a better thing to be hooked to, as I learned so many words and new kanji from the first episode alone, not to mention making sense of dozens of grammatical bits that I’ve had trouble with for ages now.

Feels pretty awesome having finished my first visual novel entirely in Japanese, not to mention one of a relatively high level of Japanese such as this badboy. Perhaps I’ll have more to say in a few days or so about the whole process and what I’ve learned.

One small change I’m gonna make with episode 2, however, is copying down (into a text file) the commonly used or otherwise important words that I have trouble memorizing, and slapping those muthas in a brand new Umineko vocabulary deck. I certainly get plenty out of pure reading, but I feel like the good ol’ SRS can aid me tremendously here in sealing those cracks. We’ll see how it goes.

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Written by ritobito

January 9, 2011 at 2:10 am

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