Peccadilloes in Nippon and Nipponese with a Quixotic Perspective. Coming at you from Yokohama, near Tokyo.
Is that background music "The Greatest Love of All" in Japanese?Also, your cats are so gay.
some kind of parody of it
The Reading Qs were worth 5points each though. If you got them all, you could have gotten 100+ points, whereas, grammar was worth 2 points each I think.I did the grammar first when I realized I spent 15mins on Q1.
I'm pretty sure the sitting monkey was the right answer. I'm also pretty sure that the kid wanted to eat the oddball square pastry with a hole in the middle and fruit all over it. But yeah. I'm sore too. Ha ha. On the other hand, having seen the real test once, I feel confident that I can pass that sucker no problem next time. (Provided I study.) Don't think I'm ready to go for 1-kyu in a one year jump. Hmmm.
Clay, I'm so sorry to hear that you are actually that bummed about the 2kyu. I kind of went through the same thing last year, however, I had admitted defeat before I took the exam. I do agree that it's an extremely difficult exam. I mean, don't you and I get along PERFECTLY FINE in every day situations? We can have well rounded conversations, we can generally read a memo left on our desk, we can even get what's going on the TV news (OK, minus when they talk about government and economics for me). I completely understand your reaction. After what happened to me last year, I realized that most of what I studied for the exam didn't stick and wasn't very applicable. After the exam, I got a new textbook which I find very useful. Also, I'm not so sure how or if I'll use Japanese officially in my future career. Will it actually matter whether or not I have certification?I know you're thinking about this stuff, too. Ganbatte for next year.
Deas: I think it was the odd pastry too.Zara: thanks for the good words.Mari: Still don't think I am in passing range though
Any idea about the question about the fellow and his broken computer? What did he decide to do? :-(
I believe that he decided to leave it with them for repairs, but I recall the actual answer choices being a bit complicated and am not sure if I answered correctly.
Haha great post, I laughed out loud at least twice.As far as the listening test goes, What the fuck, who picks candy based on shape, and that last question: about the 国際祭り, I got like halfway through it and then forgot the question, cause it was so friggin long.For the reading, what I would do if I were you (next year) is go back ---> front. The problems that are worth the most points are both reading and grammar sections. (aka the reading problems with 1 paragraph and 1 question, and the last 4 or 5 grammar questions) I finished with a good 30 seconds to go, it was so hard, why the hell am I reading about what some girl thinks about learning and volunteering and I just wanna kill her.For the listening questions I got: Square Shaped Hole thing, Sitting Monkey, and the dude left his computer (it meant like "to entrust to" I think, but I forgot the word)来年頑張ってねぇぇぇぇ
yeah they were definitely using a word I didn't recognize too well when talking about the computers.And hey, what did people put for the international festival? I didn't choose food, cause I didn't think it was free, but...
The computer thing had 2 words that I was familiar with...having had severe computer issues this year. One will be obvious to you. The one Alex just mentioned was 預かる, I believe. (They say it when they take your money at lots of places. It's in 問題な日本語, actually.) The other was 修理, or repair. I forget which they used at the end - but I'm fairly sure he left his computer.I'm with you on the international festival. I didn't choose food, cause I don't think it was free. I also didn't pick the dancing, because it was Japanese dances. I think I finally went with the buy trinkets from other countries thing because I thought I heard them say that people could set up stalls... Yeah...
Mate, you've got it going on. Now you've got the knowledge build on it and work towards getting to the answer quicker. All I can say is practice makes perfect:)To not waste what you've got I've got another test for you to think about sitting next month.. It's 'J-Test'. You can sit several times a year-next one you can try for is in January. The Japanese is real, every day situations. The application fee much cheaper than the JLPT. You can take home the question sheet after the test. The test doesn't take all day. (You do need to concentrate though for the 2 hours or so it lasts.) The results are put out fast with a list of your answers and the correct answers. You get a proper looking certificate-not a postcard-as well as a sheet describing how you did in each section and what that means to a possible employer in English and Japanese.Try it you might like it...and the results:)
i was at 2kyuu this year also. some of the kids around me did the grammar section back to front... i totally copied their answers! jkthere's always next year, cheer up :)and who knows, you might just pass.
OMG, you have a cat! A cat!@Sorry, it's my first time on this website and I barely know anyone with a cat nowadays.Sorry to hear that you fee you did so bad, but you are not alone in thinking that 2kyu kicked your ass. Just know that even if you didn't pass, I'm SURE you learned something from all your studying. And then set your sights on a new goal and move on, because living in the past will drive you insane.Also, a nihonjin Japanese tutor even told my friend that they don't give you enough time on the JLPT and NOT to read the entire essay. Just read the questions and then look for the answers.I took the 3kyu and I think I did so-so.Peace out.
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