Kana catching


A note on japanese language: I Object (vas-tus-tan) the following words: shizuka (quiet, peaceful), chiisai (small), chikai (near) and chizu (map). Especially in the sense that they all have to appear in the same exercises.
Meanwhile, over-shoulder-watching the ‘Slime Forest Adventure’, a computer adventure game where one has to kill slimes by guessing the right katakanas, has clearly improved my capabilities at the grocery store. Even thoug I’ve basically known all the kanas, a significant change has taken place during the last 2-3 days and deciphering ‘burugaaria yoogaato’ as bulgarian yoghurt is a lot less arduous than before. With some help, I managed to understand most of my paycheck, and the hours of exposing myself to weird japanese TV-programs have had their effect – I have funny words popping up in my mind during the day, without any knowledge of their meaning. Bought a dictionnary – a honest paper version – but we’re still both driving people around us crazy by asking about words or translations or kanji meanings…