Weekly Summary

This is a summary of my posts from dec 21-30.

  • First of all we learned how to introduce ourselves.
  • Next, we learned the three Japanese systems of writing namely: Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana. We learned that Hiragana and Katakana are generally called Kana. We also learned the history of Kana, how the Kana order came about, and when to use Hiragana and Katakana. Lastly we learned that there are two other Hiragana that were abolished from the list.
  • We also learned that there is another old system of writing that is very seldom used, the Hentaigana.
  • On the 22nd, we bid farewell to my Kato-sensei with the song Ookina Furudokei and said “iroiro osewa ni narimashita.”
  • Our very first activity was writing the Hiragana a-e and ka-ke. How did you do with the worksheet? Did you have fun practicing writing Hiragana?
  • Then I showed you a picture of our cat, Tuldok, and learned a few words by looking at the picture. Do you still remember those words?
  • We also watched a Basic Japanese video. We were able to take up three episodes for this week and learned a lot of basic sentence patterns used in the skit. Can you still remember how to construct those sentences?
  • A day before Christmas we learned a famous Christmas song in Japanese – Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer. Although we were not able to listen to the song, we were still able to learn a lot of things in a fun way.
  • After Christmas day, I provided some documents that we can follow for the new study schedule. A conjugation guide was also provided for easy reference.
  • We then learned 6 JLPT level 2 grammar points and 22 grade 1 kanji. We also learned the difference between the two Kanji readings: the On-yomi and the Kun-yomi. There were even kanji mnemonics we can refer for easier kanji memorization.
  • We also learned the Japanese of the human body parts, some related trivia, and useful medical terms and expressions.

For the words of the day that we learned throughout the week as well as the new words added to our vocabulary list, read the Weekly Vocabulary.

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