Archive for the ‘Learning Japanese’ Category

Catch You Catch Me: Part 2

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Continuing with the theme song Catch You Catch Me from Cardcaptor Sakura, after line one comes line two.

ienaino iitaino CHANSU nogashitebakari


Catch You Catch Me: Part 1

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

The episodes of Cardcaptor Sakura may not have subtitles, but the opening and ending theme songs have the lyrics embedded on the video. Here, I’m looking at the first line of the first opening theme song, Catch You Catch Me.

aitaina aenaina setsunaina konokimochi.


Japanese with Cardcaptor Sakura

Friday, February 15th, 2008

For Cardcaptor Sakura, I’ve decided to do something different than the standard episode commentary. One reason is because I’ve already seen the episodes, and know everything happening in them. This is also why I’ve chosen to handle Princess Tutu episodes as a reference of music used in each episode. As mush as I would love to do analysis on an episode-by-episode basis there, my having seen the whole series would lend better to a (perhaps multi-part) full seires analysis.

But this post isn’t about Princess Tutu, this is about Cardcaptor Sakura.


Word-Learning Posts

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

In my first post about learning Japanese while watching Japanese animation, I wrote I may consider documenting episodes where I hear a verb, how far into the episode, and the situation, maybe with a screenshot. While this would be a lot of work which might have no practical benefit to myself or others, I’ve decided to give it a try, after all.


Learning Japanese Vocabulary Watching Anime (Part 2)

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Retaining Learned Japanese Vocabulary

Simply watching an episode of Bottle Fairy and learning new words sounds like a good way to increase ones vocabulary. You can take in new words each episode, maybe even 10 to 20 new words a week. And the best part? Next month, you might even remember one or two of them.