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Learn more about the community and how they are learning Japanese and about Japan. Do a little listener-to-listener chit chat. Keep it civil, and everything else goes.

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Re: Get to know each other! (jpod101 user profiles)

Postby community.japanese » September 9th, 2014 3:16 pm

Cody san,

I hope you could find people who can study together.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.

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Re: Get to know each other! (jpod101 user profiles)

Postby ec2953 » October 21st, 2014 10:26 am

Hello everyone ! Well I'm a new subscriber to Japanesepod101.com and I hope I'll become better at Japanese, learn new stuffs and discover nice people here :)
Although it could have been cool to create a special section for members to get to know each other a bit more and to keep the forum even more active, I'll just follow the regular pattern ^^

Let's all improve together and become better people for ourselves and this world :wink:

Name: Edouard (Edward)

Age: 26

Place of birth: Paris, FRANCE (I'm a French born Asian guy)

Furthest location travelled: Well, I could say Japan, Taiwan or Singapore, but culturally speaking I would say Madagascar (although they're mostly a mix of Asian and African people)

Places you want to go: Asia (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, South Korea etc.)

Spoken languages: French, English, Mandarin, a bit of Japanese and German ^^

Written Languages: Same as above

Languages in the process of learning: English, Mandarin, Japanese

Hobbies: Piano, Go game (igo), Chess, Badminton, Billiards and so on.

Occupation: Recently graduated, looking for a job now~

Education: In order to keep it simple: French Business School + Master's degree in New York City

Favorite Movies: Depends on my mood, but I was lately very very moved by the OAV of Samurai X (Kenshin): Trust and Betrayal (Tsuiokuhen)

Favorite Bands: Depends on my mood

Favorite Video Games: Planescape Torment (one of the old great games you should play before you die, according to many, and I agree - better and deeper than most of the books and movies around, but a commercial failure despite being widely praised among critics), Fallout 2, Genewars, Final Fantasy /// And for the geeky section although I've stopped playing games: Starcraft, Warcraft, Counter-Strike, ...

Ultimate Goal: Completing my personal Maslow Pyramid including the new additional section: Eternal life :D (might change in the future, perhaps)

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Re: Get to know each other! (jpod101 user profiles)

Postby community.japanese » November 2nd, 2014 12:52 pm

ec2953 san,

konnchiwa.
Thank you for your self-introduction.
Let’s study with us!

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Re: Get to know each other! (jpod101 user profiles)

Postby DanieL88 » June 9th, 2015 1:22 am

Name: Daniel
Age: 23
Place of birth: Sofia, Bulgaria
Furthest location travelled: Russia (Moscow, Kolomna, Yegoryevsk), Cyprus (Larnaka, Nicosia, Pafos)
Places you want to go: Japan, UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
Spoken languages: Bulgarian (Native), English (Advanced), Russian (Basic)
Written Languages: Bulgarian (Native), English (Advanced), Russian (Basic)
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese, English
Hobbies: weightlifting, nature walks, sightseeing
Occupation: Unemployed (fresh graduate)
Education: Bachelor of Public Administration
Favorite Movies: Groundhog Day, A Thousand Words, Fury, V for Vendetta
Favorite Bands: All sorts of music - rock: Cold (with 'Cold- When Angels Fly Away' being my favorite track in all of my music tastes), White Snake; classical: Mussorgsky, Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Borodin; trance and progressive, vocal trance: Armin Van Buuren, Dash Berlin, Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate, ATB; melodic music - Adrian Von Zeigler (Celtic Tunes); taiko drums: Yamato the Drummers of Japan
Favorite Video Games: Hearthstone, Warcraft 3, World of Warcraft, Medieval 2: Total War, FIFA series
Ultimate Goal: Creating a family, having a stable career, visiting Japan in this lifetime

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Re: Get to know each other! (jpod101 user profiles)

Postby KrypticKalEl » September 6th, 2015 1:03 pm

Name: Joe
Age: 35
Place of birth: Rome, Georgia
Furthest location traveled: Austin, Texas
Places you want to go: Japan
Spoken languages: English
Written Languages: English
Languages in the process of learning: Nihongo
Hobbies: I collect swords if that counts
Occupation: Computer Support Specialist
Education: Working on my Associate degree
Favorite Movies: I love a lot of movies
Favorite Bands: I'm lucky to remember the name of a band half the time
Favorite Video Games: Metal Gear(all), Uncharted(1,2, and 3), The Last Of Us, The Witcher, and naturally the Star Wars games ;-)
Ultimate Goal: To obtain a nanite bio-armor and become a genius Samurai

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Re: Get to know each other! (jpod101 user profiles)

Postby community.japanese » September 6th, 2015 3:28 pm

Daniel san, Joe san,
Konnichiwa.
I hope you could find study partners.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask us.
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Re: Get to know each other! (jpod101 user profiles)

Postby Kijimuna » September 9th, 2015 2:51 am

Name: Eric
Age: 38
Place of birth: Brindisi, Italy
Furthest location traveled: Koh Samui, Thailand (high school in Okinawa)
Places you want to go: Japan
Spoken languages: English, Nihongo
Written Languages: English, Nihongo
Languages in the process of learning: Nihongo
Hobbies: Muay Thai, Boxing, Okinawan drumming (eisa), Video games
Occupation: Cyber Security Researcher
Education: Have an MBA
Favorite Movies: probably Fight Club
Favorite Bands: Misfits, Social Distortion, Dropkick Murphys
Favorite Video Games: City of Heroes (rip), Defiance
Ultimate Goal: JLPT1, get a job in Okinawa & eventually retire there.

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Re: Get to know each other! (jpod101 user profiles)

Postby community.japanese » September 9th, 2015 4:11 pm

Kijimuna san,
Konnichiwa. :)
Why would you like to go to Okinawa?
Have you been there?
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Re: Get to know each other! (jpod101 user profiles)

Postby freeformd » October 8th, 2015 10:08 pm

Name: Nathan
Age: 33
Place of birth: Manchester, UK
Furthest location travelled: Tokyo
Places you want to go: A lot of places in Japan, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Holland, South Korea - and more places
Spoken languages: English
Written Languages: English
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: Circuit Bending and learning Japanese
Occupation: Finance Officer
Education: nothing at all
Favorite Movies: Bladerunner, Alien, Terminator, Tron, Toy Story, Akira - and more
Favorite Bands: Devo, Severed Heads, YMO, Negativland, Hoodlum Priest, and I am very partial to Drum & Bass - many more bands too
Favorite Video Games: Flashback, Silent Hill 3, Bioshock, Portal, Half Life, Mario Kart, Alice (on PS3), Sensible World of Soccer, Sonic, Super Mario World - way too many games played in my life, so I have probably forgot some of them.
Ultimate Goal: To learn Japanese, keep my circuit bending going and make a few albums with my favourite circuit bends.
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Re: Get to know each other! (jpod101 user profiles)

Postby community.japanese » October 9th, 2015 4:50 pm

Nathan, Freeformd san,
Konnichiwa. :)
When did you go to Tokyo?
Do you use Japanese at your office?
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Re: Get to know each other! (jpod101 user profiles)

Postby freeformd » October 9th, 2015 9:15 pm

こんにちはゆきさん、わたしたちはごがつとうきょうにいきました。ぼくのかいしゃににほんごをしません。I hope that makes sense regarding when I went to Tokyo :? and whether I use Japanese in my office.
I don't use Japanese as part of my work, but I do れんしゅう when I can. I deal with ばんご a lot, so I have just started to say the words to myself in Japanese, the numbers at work can be very low, to とてもたかい!So it will be good for me to do this as practice to understand the spoken prices more when I'm shopping with my pocket full of いちまんえん in にほん :wink:
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Re: Get to know each other! (jpod101 user profiles)

Postby community.japanese » October 10th, 2015 12:21 pm

Nathan さん, Freeformdさん、
こんにちは。 :)
そうですか。
Nathan たちは ごがつに とうきょうに いきましたね。
You can omit particle に after ごがつ in casual conversations however, actually it should be put.
And ぼくのかいしゃで にほんごを はなしません is a correct sentence.
Particle に is a destination marker so it is followed by いきます(go), きます(come), かえります(return) and so on. When you want to say ‘at’, please use ‘で’ in Japanese.
Moreover, しません means ‘don’t do.’ ‘don’t speak’ means はなしません is more appropriate here.
Furthermore, ばんごう have a long vowel at the end therefore, you need う.
If you want to practice Japanese, you can write sentences here.
Other listeners or I will answer your questions or give feedback to you. :wink:
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Re: Get to know each other! (jpod101 user profiles)

Postby pbarnes » March 12th, 2016 7:49 am

Name: Peter
Age: 38 (ugh...can't believe it)
Place of birth: Canada
Furthest location travelled: Europe
Places you want to go: Japan, China, Italy
Spoken languages: English
Written Languages: English
Languages in the process of learning: Japanese
Hobbies: Running, cross training, reading, video games, anime/manga
Occupation: Emergency Department physician, university professor
Education: Bachelors degrees in Arts, Science, and Education. Medical Degree. Masters of Education
Favorite Movies: Apocalypse Now, most Korean action movies, all Studio Ghibli
Favorite Bands: Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, Delain, Within Temptation
Favorite Video Games: Fallout series
Ultimate Goal: Travel through (and maybe live in) rural Japan

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Re: Get to know each other! (jpod101 user profiles)

Postby community.japanese » March 22nd, 2016 10:02 am

Peter san,
Konnichiwa. :)
Thank you for your self-introduction.
I hope you could live in Japan.
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