I have a subscription to JPod101 once again, but as I sort of found the last time round, the sheer volume of material there now, and of course there's more again, means it is quite intimidating. With my BlueTooth link seemingly on the blink, the best thing about this, and ironically the free bit too, the audio, is largely denied to me.
What's more worrying is that mentally I can't even seem to engage with the enormity of the task, but while I have more freedom at work from the stressful stuff - I'm working to help other people with their stress and that is personally a lot easier - I really need to knuckle down. That said, I do find that reading ドラえもん is reaping benefits - I am recognising more words in the stories these days (at last) and they provide useful queries for my language exchange on the weekend.
But now I'm going to dust off a few old friends:
- Tae Kim's Japanese Grammar Guide - for me the best ordered guide to grammar (and not just online, but full stop)
- J-Gram - widely considered the most comprehensive J-grammar resource, including by Tae Kim, himself a contributor I believe
- Meguro Language Centre - one of my lottery winning dreams is to enroll with MLC for a few months, quite simply if it's not here it's not in the test
- JLPT Study Page - from the Ronseal school of product marketing
Right then, I'm off to Kim's, after new thing for the day...
Thing for the Day
さ - a filler word meaning 'right then' or 'ok', used to acknowledge the other speakers and signify a change of topic.