Check-In Post (and grammar from A Dictionary of Intermediate Japanese Grammar)

Hi guys!  Sorry this is grievously late. We had a pretty annoying weekend and I ended up completely forgetting about this.  My bad!

For those of you who tried to translate the passage from last week's check-in post, I've edited that post with the English translation.  Please take a look if you'd like!

How is everyone doing this week?  We're two weeks into March, yay!  Hopefully everyone's learned a lot of useful things.  If you can, please comment with at least one vocabulary word you've learned in the past week that you'd like to share with everyone!


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I recommend A Dictioanry of Beginning/Intermediate Japanese Grammar to a lot of people.  I think these volumes are the best way get a better understanding of random grammar, and for those of you who don't yet have either copy yet, here is an entire entry for the grammar point 風に...

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I'm still at it! Which is a success for me. ;) Still only missed one day past week too, and I think part of why I do stop procrastinate and study more often is that I don't want to have to report here that I've been flaking out without good reason. :)

Halfway through the sentence pattern book, and I love it. And not messing up too badly, either! Also, finished with the chapter in Genki, and have moved on to the next one. :)

I have a friend who's also doing Genki, and it's interesting to me that we go at it differently. I start with a read and write lesson, because I just love learning more kanji and want to be able to use them in exercises if they're needed there. Then I hop into the main lessons and workbook exercises. While she just does the main lessons and workbook stuff... The only reason I only do one lesson on kanji at a time is that I think it's better to switch it up a bit and not do the same thing for too long. (At least for me.) This way I don't get kanji'd out. ;)