Sidebar Vocabulary

You may have noticed that I added a few boxes to the sidebars. These are boxes for quizzing yourself on vocabulary, though because I haven’t put rōmaji in them, they won’t be of much use to you until you learn all of the kana. But that will be soon!

I’ve put the vocabulary for the first chapter of our textbook, Genki, in there, which hopefully we’ll be able to get started on learning this week. Have you picked up your copy of the textbook yet? I’ve also put a different category of assorted words I think you’ll find interesting, which I’ll continue to add to as I think of things. (The third box is words I’ve recently encountered and am memorizing. It’s a little self-indulgent; forgive me.)

Hover your mouse cursor over the green text to reveal the translation. Because you have to do this to see the English, they’re like flash cards! Clicking on any box will refresh it with another randomly selected word. If you wish to see all of the words at once, check out the Vocabulary page.

Add a comment to this post and let me know what you think, if you have any questions/find any bugs, etc.!

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  1. chewbear's Gravatar

    Posted by chewbear on 18.05.09 at 12:08 pm

    that is really cool nat! i am wondering how you got the boxes to do this. but i think i know.

    i have not gotten a copy of the book yet. I will be busy tomorrow and wedn with graduation, but i could try on thurs or friday to go get it.

  2. Nat's Gravatar

    Posted by Nat on 18.05.09 at 2:42 pm

    The boxes were pretty easy to set up- I’m actually using a plug-in called Stray Random Quotes. It’s normally used for displaying quotes (hence the name), but I hacked around with it a little to use it for vocabulary, and added the spoiler-style text reveal stuff myself. It was easier than writing everything from scratch, which I’ve done in the past but was feeling too lazy to do this time. :o )

    Maybe we could take a class “field trip” to Kinokuniya on Thursday and then do our class somewhere nearby afterwards?

  3. Chelsea's Gravatar

    Posted by Chelsea on 18.05.09 at 4:59 pm

    I’m down w/ the field trip to Kinokuniya, and since I work right near there, will attempt to find a nice cafe in the area for us.

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