This is my language teaching thread!! It's true! It's true! (708)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2007-03-05 15:18 ID:Tg9qORd+

Hi, loving everyone!^^ I'm 19years old, a Japanese Otaku.
I'm a high school graduate who is preparing for another chance to enter a college.(This is called "Rounin" in Japan, a masterless Samurai is also called "Rounin".)
I made every effort to enter college, but college refused me, because I couldn't read/write English well.

So, I want you to speak to me easily, and point out my wrong.
You can ask me everything! I'm not a grim person.^^ I love you all.(^ε^)
come on! come on everybody!

Do you think this sentences childish?

I like WWE,progressive rock. thanks for reading

659 Name: 1 : 2008-06-24 09:21 ID:Heaven

I took a TOEFL(ITP) test yesterday because I could take the test for free. It was shameful. I was taking the test in tears. My English skill has been spoilt. I'll never ride a wave of this internationalized world.

How did it end up?


>How do you manage to do this?

When I am tired, I read a book (written in Japanese). But these days I don't study so much (^^;)

>five exams

Quite well! I got higher grades than the average in all tests.

And this is a tribute of apology for keeping you waiting.

660 Name: konfi : 2008-06-25 20:38 ID:Heaven

>>How did it end up?

I got a letter today saying I'm admitted. Yeah! :3

661 Name: 1 : 2008-06-25 23:45 ID:Heaven


662 Name: config : 2008-06-28 10:20 ID:Heaven


I'm going to New York tomorrow (on vacation), so I won't be here for a while...

663 Name: Anonymous : 2008-07-10 16:27 ID:dIPoh6l2

age please

664 Name: 米男 : 2008-07-11 01:23 ID:Kt9YqPBY

How was Fun City?

665 Name: 1 : 2008-07-11 13:02 ID:Heaven

Where's my souvenir?

666 Name: Lucas-kun : 2008-07-12 03:36 ID:Heaven

Oh hey guys, 666 get.

667 Name: 米男 : 2008-07-12 05:57 ID:Kt9YqPBY

If 666 is the Number of the Beast, am I the Neighbor of the Beast?

668 Name: 1 : 2008-07-12 07:52 ID:Heaven

The incarnation of a lice...

669 Name: Anonymous : 2008-07-12 14:49 ID:YHO8wbfh

Wikipedia has interesting information about the number of the beast

670 Name: 米男 : 2008-07-12 17:26 ID:Kt9YqPBY

And a man who eats rice!

671 Name: Anonymous : 2008-07-12 23:14 ID:LLeOeg4Y

Well, isn't that nice?

672 Name: 1 : 2008-07-13 00:33 ID:Heaven

High-speed steel called ハイス

similar pronunciation!

673 Name: Anonymous : 2008-07-13 13:49 ID:BuDG4ZeP

O HAI っす

674 Name: 1 : 2008-07-13 14:04 ID:Heaven

はい? なんです?

675 Name: config : 2008-07-13 14:34 ID:Heaven

Oh no, how could I forget this? I have to compensate this terrible mistake in some way...

Hai is a strange way to say hi, and doesn't have to do much with はい. That doesn't clear much up, though...

Have you played any of the テイルズオブ (Tales of...) games? Yesterday I spent most of the night playing テイルズ オブ ファンタジア (katakana overload), I enjoyed it a lot.

676 Name: 1 : 2008-07-13 17:06 ID:Heaven

How was NY? And welcome back. Yeah, I want you to compensate for the mistake with your body! (This is an important phrase in Japanese, "体で払ってもらおうか". Literally, "Pay with your body". But it embraces an obscene meaning).


I think this net slang is a little old. I used to start chatting with this term when I was a junior high school student.

>Have you played any of the テイルズオブ (Tales of...) games?

I've played テイルズオブデスティニー (PS ver.). I don't remember exactly, but I think I borrowed the game from one of my friends. And I left it halfway. I remember the battle system was very good.
I hope you will not fall into a bottomless pond of online and video games. That addiction is as strong as drugs!

Talking of drugs, your country is well known for easy regulation. What do you think about that? Have you concerned in drugs?

677 Name: config : 2008-07-18 10:32 ID:Heaven

It was very nice. It was basically what I expected (something really American) but I was surprised by the nice atmosphere which is found in most streets and parks. Also, for some reason they sell Pocky and other Japanese candy in most grocery stores. Weird, huh?

>I think this net slang is a little old.

It is old? Ah... I guess it's a bit like with "lol", which is most used ironically nowadays. (Well, some people still use it, but many people think this is annoying.) So what is a good alternative?


I'll be sure to use that sentence sometime!


I like the battle system a lot, too. Yes, games are addicting, but let's say we see it as "research" I do for my new study! ;)

>What do you think about that? Have you concerned in drugs?

Hmmm... I think it's handled in a pretty good way like this. People should decide for themselves if they want to use a drugs like that. Personally I'm not interested in it, it's hard enough to keep myself sane without them! :)

678 Name: 1 : 2008-08-05 13:35 ID:Heaven

Long examination term has ended. And long time no see you. I'm fine.


>"lol", which is most used ironically nowadays

Then, I won't use "lol" from now on.

>what is a good alternative

I've thought about this for a half month. But I cannot conceive alternative greetings. So I recommend ordinary greeting "こんにちは". There's no problem.

>I'll be sure to use that sentence sometime!

You can do it! Because Japanese women are...

>let's say we see it as "research" I do for my new study

Yeah. Since you are an artist in the making, you should make food for the mind of all matters you experienced! Hurrah!


Thanks. Your opinion is almost the same to mine.

By the way, is this your school photo?
What an originality!

679 Name: 4 : 2008-09-21 14:21 ID:0arX+GVT

Wow, this thread is still going after 18 months, that's awesome. 1-san, your English has improved so much, it's incredible. Great job!

680 Name: 1 : 2008-09-22 09:27 ID:Heaven

It's been a long time! Welcome back!

Next semester starts soon. I'll keep studying English!

681 Name: config : 2008-10-02 23:31 ID:Heaven

I am back too, sorry for this break.

A longer post will follow soon!

682 Name: 1 : 2008-10-03 15:32 ID:Heaven

Welcome back! ^^

683 Name: 1 : 2009-10-11 17:29 ID:Heaven

One year has passed. But nothing has changed widely in both good and bad sense.
I've been studying moderately. On the score, I'm in the top 10 percent of my department.
I want to be a researcher, so will go to graduate school. There is a rule that a student who have a good score is exempted from the entrance exam for graduate school. And so, I'll be free from the exam.

I can talk only about myself. All of sentences I wrote have "I" as the nominative. I dislike it, so I, I...

684 Name: コンフィグ : 2009-10-18 18:18 ID:Heaven


It's strange for me to read this thread again, it feels like it's such a long time ago. I also don't feel like writing too much about myself, but some things have definitely changed.

One of the positive things is that my Japanese has improved, and your early pointers certainly got me started. I'll continue to learn and absorb the language so at one point I can effortlessly speak it with you.

Did you keep checking this thread? I just remembered about it and am a little surprised you posted something just a few days ago. Sorry for not keeping my promise.

685 Name: コンフィグ : 2009-10-18 20:50 ID:Heaven

P.S.: a long time ago in this thread:




>Gah, I haven't studied Japanese enough to understand most of that.

It's funny how the past me didn't understand it, and now I do! (I'm not very good yet, though.) I hope you haven't checked every day this whole year...


686 Name: コンフィグ : 2009-12-31 15:44 ID:Heaven

Happy new year!

687 Name: 米男 : 2011-01-18 00:25 ID:20HQaRI9

Happy New Year again.

We hope that >>1-san is well.

688 Name: コンフィグ : 2011-01-24 23:19 ID:Heaven

Yes... Happy new year >>1君!

689 Name: 1 : 2011-03-05 07:29 ID:Heaven

Hi, long time no see you. You won't believe, but I'm >>1. It's true, it's damn true.
And happy new to you all.

I will graduate from university in the end of this month, and will enter graduate school of engineering from next month though my major is rather physics than engineering. I hope I will start posting papers in this year.

As you see, my English-writing skill is not improved. But I can communicate with foreign students in English. Last summer, I invited one of them to my hometown. I have to thank all of you here, because communication in this thread encouraged me to talk with foreign students. Arigatougozaimasu!

So... What should I write?
Ah, recently I'm interested in AKB48. Someday there will be a conference in Tokyo, then I wanna go to the AKB48 theater in Akihabara. Miichan rules!

Omake: Korean idol group "Girl's Generation"

690 Name: 4 : 2011-03-12 13:52 ID:TQxRquK1

Hey >>1, great to hear from you again. It has been a long time, I'm >>4, can't believe we were talking over 4 years ago.

I came to check this thread because I remember all that time ago that you said you were in Sendai. It was great to see your post, but I also hope you're doing ok after the earthquake and tsunami. It's a terrible tragedy and people around the world are watching and thinking of you guys.

I hope all your friends and family are ok and things can start returning to normal for you as quickly as possible.

It might be a while before you come and check this or are able to reply, but I'll check back regularly! Best of luck to you and I really sincerely hope you're ok.

I don't know what else to say. Remember you have friends all over the world and we're all watching and wishing you the best. If we can help in any way then let us know! My friends and I here will be donating towards relief efforts and hoping for the best.
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691 Name: Anonymous : 2011-03-16 04:46 ID:nghhDXZS

Wow... I hope >>1 is okay.

692 Name: Shii : 2011-03-16 04:50 ID:nghhDXZS

Just FYI for thread readers, the >>689 post was made from Ibaraki, so he's probably okay.

693 Name: 4 : 2011-03-16 23:10 ID:GAxsOMMn


Thanks Shii, that's something of a relief. Still hope to hear from him eventually, but I know wherever he is he has a lot to deal with right now, like most people over there. =(

694 Name: 1 : 2011-12-16 02:28 ID:Heaven

Hey, I went to Germany for research. I'm becoming a scientist.

695 Name: コンフィグ : 2012-01-01 00:30 ID:Heaven

Happy new year!

Hi >>1, I'm glad you're fine! It seems like this thread is everlasting...

Since I live in the Netherlands, I never expected you to come live so close! Please tell more about it if you have time!

696 Name: 1 : 2012-01-09 13:58 ID:Heaven


Hallo! Happy new year to you too!

I've already come back to Japan, but I had been in Nordrhein-Westfalen (Düsseldorf, Köln, Aachen, and Monschau!). I remember Aachen is very close to Netherland. That's a pity we couldn't meet each other even though we were so close!
Actually, I wanted to go to Amsterdam to visit Anne Frank house, but my friends stopped me because many people in Amsterdam act so freely and it is not suitable for people like me (=people who are not familiar with traveling around).

697 Name: 1 : 2012-01-09 14:01 ID:Heaven

Oh, I'm sorry. I should have written "the Netherlands," not "Netherland."

698 Name: 1 : 2012-01-09 14:15 ID:Heaven

About the earthquake on March 11, I had spent first four days in the shelter because of no life line at my apartment. After that I had come back to my hometown. Many people tried to escape from Tohoku area. So all the buses and plains were occupied (at that time trains were not available). It was like "Hokuto no Ken." :P

699 Name: 1 : 2012-08-13 10:24 ID:Heaven

Hey guys, I went to the Netherlands. Although I visited Amsterdam, I did not go to the Anne Frank house. I should have spent more time for sightseeing.

700 Name: コンフィグ : 2012-09-04 21:48 ID:Heaven

W-wow, you were so close to me! Was Amsterdam like you expected it to be?

701 Name: 1 : 2012-09-16 19:37 ID:Heaven

Nei. I thought it was more dangerous place. But for me, in fact it is almost the same as many of German cities except for one point; Amsterdam faces to the sea. I went to the national maritime museum. I like it :)

702 Name: Anonymous : 2013-01-04 15:48 ID:Heaven

Happy new year!

703 Name: コンフィグ : 2013-07-16 21:21 ID:Heaven

Do you still check this thread, 1さん?

704 Name: コンフィグ : 2014-12-22 02:06 ID:Heaven


705 Post deleted.

706 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-01 13:50 ID:GlgJvIKK

I wonder if 1さん still browses 4-ch. This thread is just wholesome.

707 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-09 05:31 ID:yfQppIdb

this is the best thread on this website

708 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-07 23:10 ID:zNrwlaBx

Wow, a thread that basically functions as a 5 year journal. I'm gonna have to read this later. Bump to stir some memories.

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