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misha-bawlins:

This drink I like it. Another!

I love how quickly he readjusts to the culture so foreign to him. Like, he does not even protest or try to explain this is how it’s done in Asgard so it’s how it SHOULD be done because he’s a mighty god and stuff. He’s just like “but I… oh I see smashing mugs is not a custom here. I’m sorry I won’t do it again :( “

More people need to be like that.

thejetderp

Learning Kanji by Radical Rather than Stroke, by Stroke, by Stroke Until You Die

thejetderp:

So, since I’ve returned to Japan I have been much more motivated to study Japanese again since graduating college in December. I want to be able to talk with my friends and coworkers. I also need to finish learning kanji. But kanji is such an intimidating task, right? It is said that, to be literate in Japan, one must learn a minimum of 1,800 kanji. Like, what the eff, right? That’s impossible! Especially considering the fact that some kanji are 20 stroke beasts. Like many of you, I struggled with the thought of, “How could I possibly remember every single stroke for 1,800 kanji?” Well, I started doing some research about studying kanji, and I found something that could be really useful!

I found some sites that recommend learning the radicals of kanji rather than each kanji indivually. There are somewhere around 250 radicals. Doesn’t that sound nicer than 1,800 kanji already? This way, you have less to memorize, and can use the radicals like little building blocks to create kanji, and they will also help you remember kanji through the use of mnemonics (some kind of short phrase that aids in memorization). I found two really helpful lists that organize all of the radicals into one nice little chart.

1. Tofugu’s Radical Cheat Sheet: http://www.tofugu.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/kanji-radicals-cheatsheet.pdf

2. Kanji Alive’s Traditional Radical List: http://kanjialive.com/214-traditional-kanji-radicals/

Right now I’m using Kanji Alive, and have managed to memorize 30 radicals in like an hour. The radicals are so much simpler than the entire kanji themselves. This is a new study method that I’m trying out, but I’m feeling like it’s going to be really useful. I also like some of Tofugu’s translations of the radicals better than Kanji Alive’s, so I might use both sites to study from. For all you Japanese 勉強している-ers, I recommend this method.

Also, here’s another blog that explains the difference between learning kanji by radical than by stroke through cool comics:

http://ahasensei.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/what-i-wish-i-knew-before-learning-kanji/

Good luck, everyone!

To all my friends learning Japanese! Good luck~!

misterbombastic
kierenwalkerpds:

monobeartheater:

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ultrafacts:

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 Some of you are reblogging because you think its funny that programmers would talk to ducks. I’m reblogging because I think its funny picturing a programmer explaining their code, realizing what they did when they explain the bad code, then grabbing the strangling the duck while yelling “WHY WAS THE FIX THAT SIMPLE!? AM I GOING BLIND!”

AS A PROGRAMMER I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU FUCKING DO WE HAD TO BAN THE DUCKS FROM MY CLASSES BECAUSE EVERYONE WOULD FLIP THE DUCK OR THROW IT AT A WALL OR SOMETHING WHEN THEY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM IN THEIR CODE

so that’s the function of a rubber duck

kierenwalkerpds:

monobeartheater:

absorr:

ultrafacts:

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 Some of you are reblogging because you think its funny that programmers would talk to ducks. I’m reblogging because I think its funny picturing a programmer explaining their code, realizing what they did when they explain the bad code, then grabbing the strangling the duck while yelling “WHY WAS THE FIX THAT SIMPLE!? AM I GOING BLIND!”

AS A PROGRAMMER I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU FUCKING DO WE HAD TO BAN THE DUCKS FROM MY CLASSES BECAUSE EVERYONE WOULD FLIP THE DUCK OR THROW IT AT A WALL OR SOMETHING WHEN THEY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM IN THEIR CODE

so that’s the function of a rubber duck