ルルちゃんのプレゼント

ヒナタ:あの~マナヒメ…
Hinata: Hum… Mana Hime…
Hinata: Hmm… Mana Hime…

Hinata-chan

マナヒメ:ん?どうしたのヒナタちゃん?
Mana Hime: Hmmm? What is it Hinata-chan?
Mana Hime: Hmmm? Qu’est-ce qu’il y a Hinata-chan?

ヒナタ:何それ?
Hinata: What’s that?
Hinata: Qu’est-ce que c’est?

マナヒメ:この箱?
Mana Hime: This box?
Mana Hime: Cette boîte?

ヒナタ:うん!何それ?面白そう!
Hinata: Yes! What is it? It looks interesting!
Hinata: Oui! Qu’est-ce que c’est? Ça a l’air intéressant!

マナヒメ:箱の中の物を見たい?
Mana Hime: Do you want to see the things that are in the box?
Mana Hime: Veux-tu voir ce qu’il y a dans la boîte?

ヒナタ:うん!見たい!
Hinata: Yes! I want to see!
Hinata: Oui! Je veux voir!

ヒナタ:見せてください!
Hinata: Please show me!
Hinata: Montre le moi, s’il te plaît!

マナヒメ:はい、ちょっと待ってください。
Mana Hime: Alright, wait a moment please.
Mana Hime: OK, attends un moment s’il vous plaît.

ヒナタ:早く見せてください!
Hinata: Hurry up and show me please!
Hinata: Plus vitte! Montre-moi s’il te plaît!

マナヒメ:見てみて!
Mana Hime: Look!
Mana Hime: Regardes!

マナヒメ:ルルちゃんのプレゼントです。ルルちゃんはめちゃ優しいですね。
Mana Hime: A present from Lulu-chan! Lulu-chan is very nice isn’t she.
Mana Hime: Un cadeau de Lulu-chan! Lulu-chan est très gentille n’est-ce pas?

ヒナタ:お~私もルル様らプレゼントほしい!
Hinata: Oh! I also want presents from Lulu-sama!
Hinata: Oh! Moi aussi, je veux des cadeaux de Lulu-sama!

マナヒメ:ダメです!ヒナタちゃんは猫ですから、プレゼントをもらえません!
Mana Hime: No! Hinata-chan is a cat! Can’t give presents to a cat!
Mana Hime: Non! Hinata-chan est une chatte! On the peut pas donner de cadeaux à un chat!

ヒナタ:残念・・・;;
Hinata: That’s too bad… ;;
Hinata: C’est dommage

マナヒメ:お魚を食べましょうか。
Mana Hime: Shall we eat fish?
Mana Hime: Devrions nous manger du poisson?

ヒナタ:はああああああい!
Hinata: Yeeeeees!
Hinata: Ouiiiiiiiii!

マナヒメ&ヒナタ:ルルちゃん、プレゼント本当にありがとうございます!
Mana Hime & Hinata: Lulu-chan, thank you very much for this present!

Mana Hime & Hinata: Lulu-chan, merci beaucoup pour ce cadeaux!

Easy kanji learning with wanikani

“I want to learn Japanese but… I don’t know… Learning kanji is too scary…”

This has probably been the beginning of most conversation that I’ve had in the past few months when I told anyone that I was actually studying Japanese in a serious manner (serious being relative here…)

You see… There’s like a ton of guide out there on how to do just that, but even then people seem to struggle to actually get to it… (I know; it took me like 10 years to actually start doing something about it…). As it turns out, it’s actually really simple and ingenious. But first, some history.

A long long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, I discovered a relatively small youtube channel. As I would later figure out the host of that channel (Koichi) was a little (read: “really”) crazy. Somehow, little me at the time was captivated and so, it became one of the very few channels that I’d ever subscribed to.

You see, I really wanted to learn Japanese, but I was to lazy to do anything and I didn’t know where to start… But some of the videos on tofugu’s channel were able to give me some basics understanding… (or so I’d like to think (^ω^) )

Anyway, fast forward a few millennia, I’d buy a subscription to his new text guide on learning Japanese: textfugu.com. I ended up getting an email about the beta of a new kanji learning service that they’d made called WaniKani. I took a few years to subscribe and another few years to do anything on it, I just couldn’t wrap my head around it, and like a lot of people, I just skipped the “tutorial”… Cause why not…

Anyway, fast forward to a few months ago, I finally decided to take the first few steps on WaniKani and discover it’s power. It uses crazy (and sometimes really shitty (*´ω`*) )stories as mnemonics to help learn kanji and it’s SRS (Spaced Based Repetition) somehow make learning easy, effortless and entertaining. By waiting for your brain to be about to forget a kanji before asking it to be remembered again, you basically bait your brain into putting the information in the long term memory faster.

Of course the system isn’t perfect for me as english is a second language. But it has definitely allowed me to gain much in just a few months I already know nearly 400 kanji and 1000 words!

Tofugu seems very focused on teaching, it’s clear to me they’re passionate about it, I mean, they even brought their price down! Hopefully they keep working on it and making it even better!

At least for me, it has allowed me to stay on track with learning, and staying motivated! I finally feel like I can get through this and achieve my goal!

Honestly I recommend this to anyone who wants to learn kanji the easy(er) way!