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Subject:& I am bored so I am making scales
Time:10:39 pm
I think my priorities are kind of ... odd.

So I decided to type up my scale of SKILL IN JAPANESE because apparently on a scale of "can play dating sims" to "can read philosophy" some people are like "??? I took a year of classes!" Which isn't that useful!

SO MY GENERAL SCALE:
- Can play dating sims. (pick the option that doesn't end in ない)
- Can understand a "purist"'s fansub of a shounen series. (JUST ACCORDING TO KEIKAKU why gods why)
- Can watch shounen series and understand what's going on.
- Can play Pokemon.
- Can read shounen series and understand what's going on.
- Can play Pokemon competently.
- Can watch shounen without actually guessing what's happening from the random engrish.
- Can read shounen without guessing from art and engrish.
- Can watch the news. (It's not like it's not in Engrish anyway.)
- Can order pizza.
- Can read light novels (no, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya doesn't make sense then, either.)
- Can order sushi.
... I'm bored now someone else continue with stupid benchmarks. "Understand keigo" and "Think keigo actually makes sense" are definitely somewhere on the list, though.


ALSO MY SCALE OF "CONTAINS ENGLISH":
- Something actually in English.
- A good sub or scanned translation of a noun that leaves things that really don't need to be translated untranslated and gives explanations.
- A "purist"'s translation that, as usual, leaves random words untranslated.
- Pokemon in Italian.
- Any remotely decent translation of Pani Poni Dash! or FLCL or anything else equally incomprehensible.
- Pokemon in Japanese.
- Shounen Jump series.
... yeah bored again.


Relatedly, my Japanese is maybe good enough to say "My hovercraft is full of eels," "I'm a mystery, maybe," "That is a secret," "I like cats," "Is this right?" "How much is the salmon roe?" and "I am the colour blue." ... so far I seem to be ending quite a lot of sentences with 'ne', 'da yo', and 'ka na'.


ETA: I AM JUST TRYING TO RANK THINGS IN DIFFICULTY. THIS MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AS TO MY ACTUAL LEVEL OF SKILL (I can play Pokemon and make a vaguely decent team. ... THIS IS ... NOT REALLY SUCCESS. [BUTTONSMASH BUTTONSMASH])
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midnitesaboteur
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Time:2009-06-24 07:07 pm (UTC)
what? you can read light novels and manga? man... novels? in japanese? man...

can order pizza? what do you say? D: maybe my jp is not the most practical
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surskitty
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Time:2009-06-24 07:34 pm (UTC)
No. I'm about at "Can play Pokemon competently." I was trying to work out a SCALE OF SKILL.
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midnitesaboteur
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Time:2009-06-24 08:06 pm (UTC)
... okay then! why do you keep saying you are blue

well, I can teineigo sort of maybe, and am learning sonkeigo and kenjougo. I could order my favorite ramen, and order a bunch of stuff at stores with これ, ください. I have a total of one raw manga where I get maybe 30% of the actual words and 70% "okay this is the general feeling" - like you said, from art and engrish... I can work out much of the jp songs and drama cds I have! after listening for so many times. I'm better at reading than listening, and of course way better at the passive 'reading/listening' than 'writing/speaking'. ... I don't think I can even write kana without looking it up. that's kind of sad.

I dunno, that's sort of comprehensive there! You might add something about writing, like I said. the practicality of what you know could add something - if you know all the terms for kimono parts, that's great, but what do you do when someone asks 「すみません, こうえん どちら おもいます か?」 assuming you just mean the japanese language, not, like, culture or anything... I'd probably put news higher... well, というか, that's all I can think of
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surskitty
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Time:2009-06-24 08:15 pm (UTC)
I like blue.


:( I can write most kana without looking it up!


It's comprehensive until I got bored, yeah.


From what I've heard, the news is significantly in Engrish.
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