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Japanese Language Club

Discussion in 'Clubs' started by LegendaryArcanine, Sep 12, 2006.

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  1. LegendaryArcanine

    LegendaryArcanine Dream of a Legend...




    Hi! Welcome to the Japanese Language Club! Just to let you know, you don't have to know any japanese at all to visit or join! All that's required is you follow the rules and have fun!​


    With a combination of my great interest in the japanese language and taking notice of the wide use of it here at Serebii's forums, I decided to create a club where members (and visitors) can come in, ask questions, talk, and just have fun!​

    What Members Can Do

    Well, I actually have several ideas in mind. So, instead of typing out a jumbled paragraph, I'll list out some examples of club activities:
    1. Give help, advice, or even lessons to help other people with japanese.
    2. Have discussions about cerain aspects of the language (for example: what romanji you prefer, your thoughts on kanji representations, pronunciation/phonetics, etc.).
    3. Translation requests (doesn't have to involve Pokemon).
    4. Discussions in japanese (english translation may be required).
    5. Club stuff (banner(s), improvement suggestions, etc... you know, "stuff").
    6. and More!

    What Visitors (non-members) Can Do

    Visitors will be allowed to post a reply requesting a member to translate something to or from japanese. If it has already been translated, a member may kindly reply with a URL that links directly to the translation in question. Please do not be shy asking questions. Just as visitors are required to be nice, so are the remembers. Of course, we're nice anyways :).

    When asking a question as a visitor, please include the following in your post:
    Besides that, visitors may ask about the club itself if they have any questions about what we do and, of course, request to join!​


    These rules apply to everyone:
    1. As always, follow all forum rules.
    2. No swearing (not even "light" swearing, please). If a japanese translation includes any, just place a simple remark like "[bad stuff]" in place of it.
    3. Be courtious to everyone (both, members and visitors, alike).
    4. Have fun! :)
    If you break a rule (which I hope won't happen), you will receive a warning (depending upon severity). If you accumulate five warnings, you will be banned (probably one week, depending upon severity). If there are any further problems, the owner/co-owner(s) will have to decide what actions to take.​

    How to Join

    All you have to do is just ask and an owner/co-owner will gladly "officialize" you :).​


    Members (in order of joining)

    • LegendaryArcanine: Owner
    • Haruka: Co-owner
    • Mega Trickster: Co-Owner
    • Pressure Gamer: Great Member
    • Shadow Ichigo: Great Member
    • Baashamo: Great Member
    • Flare: Great Member
    • Angel-FoX-crescent: Great Member
    • Crystal Clair: Great Member
    • Spookz: Great Member
    • Jinchuuriki Hunter: Great Member
    • Hikui: Great Member
    • Polyphonica Trance: Co-owner
    • Mira: Great Member
    • ~*Mudkip Fantastic*~: Great Member
    • Misty-Fan-Forever: Great Member
    • Pika Hikari KT: Great Member
    • Haritoise: Great Member
    • GoldenHouou: Great Member
    • Kyogre Master: Great Member
    • Vixie: Great Member
    • Princess Ketchum: Great Member
    • SilverVappy: Great Member
    • Deputy55: Great Member
    • Frankie-chan: Great Member
    • Pokemaster394: Great Member
    • Kasumi: Great Member
    • Kez: Great Member
    • Edamame: Great Member
    • Yami Ookami: Great Member
    • ¤Umbreon¤ : Great Member
    • Shuko: Great Member
    • Flamegon: Great Member
    • Pochaki: Great Member
    • Insecure_fool: Great Member
    • Ludicolo Master: Co-Owner
    • Lemurian: Great Member
    • Casey4637452: Great Member
    • Hikaru: Great Member
    • Pikachu Masta: Great Member
    • Hitokage: Great Member
    • Mitchlord: Great Member
    • Pamizard: Great Member
    • Kawaii*ninja: Great Member
    • Light Venusaur: Great Member
    • Caseydia: Great Member
    • LostFreak815: Great Member
    • Dojo: Great Member
    • Pikabolt: Great Member
    • Lenneth: Great Member
    • Zero X: Great Member
    • JONNO.FRESH: Great Member
    • Evilchibi_pichu: Great Member
    • Acheront: Great Member
    • Sunkern: Great Member
    • Hrist[ALT]: Great Member
    • Ropa-to: Great Member
    • Red_Latias: Great Member
    • Negiman: Great Member
    • Pokepal: Great Member
    • DarkBlaizeken: Great Member
    • Hinata-Chan: Great Member
    • MarshtompMan: Great Member
    • Dominoes: Great Member
    • Shoujoai-fangirl: Great Member
    • Miltonic: Great Member
    • Shiny Bashamo: Great Member
    • ChaosCorruption: Great Member
    • Mirai: Great Member
    • Roses_108: Great Member
    • SugarFairy: Great Member
    • JET_ALONE: Great Member
    • Denjuu: Great Member
    • Aruseus41293: Great Member

    Co-Owners' Area
    Below are/will be a link to a post for each co-owner of the Japanese Language Club. Each co-owner will manage one post which will be used to act as their own connection to maintain the club. Each post may contain announcements, updates, club activites, new members, etc. or any other club-related information. Members are encouraged to view these posts every once and a while to keep up with any club information not maintained on this main post.

    Haruka's Area

    Mega Tricker's Area (not up yet)

    Polyphonica Trance's Area

    Ludicolo Master's Area (not up yet)​


    1. "Hello" by LegendaryArcanine (credit appreciated): Part 1 + Part 2
    2. "Sky" by LegendaryArcanine (credit appreciated): Part 1 + Part 2, Note: Each image counts as a banner
    3. "Nihongo" by Misty-Fan-Forever (credit appreciated): Full Banner
    4. "Nihongo no Kurabu" by Crystal Clair (credit appreciated): Full Banner


    1. "Sen, Sen, Sen, Thousand, Thousand, Thousand" by MarshtompMan: Here

    Club Activity Ideas

    1. Design club banner(s)
    2. Fan art (includes calligraphy)
    3. Create japanese lessons
    4. Build japanese reference section
    5. Have fun
    6. and More!


    Sunji no Hitokoto ("Word of the Moment")
    Here is a compilation of all/most of the sunji no hitokoto that members have contributed while posting here at the Japanese Language Club. As more posts are added, this list will be updated occasionally. Thank you, everyone, and I hope you enjoy reading through them! Just click on the link below to view the compilation.​

    Sunji no Kanji ("Kanji of the Moment")
    Sometimes pictures are the best way to learning a language (and many other things, too). They help the concept of words and phrases connect better and, well, are usually a lot more fun! Sunji no Kanji, or Kanji of the Moment, are pictures done by members that include a, or sometimes many, kanji. They're either then explained in english or visually by a picture in the background (or something similar). Thank you, everyone, for your contribution and I hope you enjoy!​

    Online Dictionaries/Translators
    1. http://www.freedict.com/onldict/jap.html
    2. http://dictionary.reference.com/translate/text.html
    3. http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en
    4. http://linear.mv.com/cgi-bin/j-e/FG=r/dict
    5. http://www.dicts.info/dictionary.php?k1=1&k2=108
    6. http://www.japanesetranslator.co.uk/your-name-in-japanese/
    7. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/languages/Japanesedictionary.html
    8. http://japdict.ath.cx:8181/

    Japanese Lessons

    1. http://www.japanese.about.com/
    2. http://www.sf.airnet.ne.jp/~ts/japanese/
    3. http://www.learn-japanese.info/indexv.html
    4. http://www.thejapanesepage.com/howtowow/index.php
    5. http://members.aol.com/writejapan/
    6. http://web-jpn.org/kidsweb/say.html (with pictures)

    Japanese Practice

    1. http://www.realkana.com/
    2. http://www.realkanji.com/


    1. http://amorkana.oheya.to/index.html (music)
    2. http://www.animelab.com (anime stuff, dictionary, kanji guide, and more)
    3. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ (Nintendo of Japan Website)
    4. http://www.pokemon.co.jp (Official Japanese Pokemon Website)
    5. http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/pokemon_dp/ (Pokemon Anime Website)
    6. http://www.pokemon-movie.jp/ (Pokemon Movie 10 Website)



    Any information here shall be accepted by you with your own discretion. Although we'll try our best to be accurate, all information is "as-is" with no guarantee what-so-ever in any way, shape, or form.​
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2007
  2. Haruka

    Haruka Banned

    Can i join? I love japanese!
    Since i got first post, You gotta make me Co-Owner.;)
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2006
  3. Mega Trickster

    Mega Trickster Blargagh blargh

    I'm in, I'm studying Japanese and I own several Japanese video games. I should be able to make a banner. Can I co-own?
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2006
  4. pressure gamer

    pressure gamer im back!!!

    i whant to join to but only if its aproved by a mod
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2006
  5. LegendaryArcanine

    LegendaryArcanine Dream of a Legend...

    Yay, Welcome!!!

    Yay! You're in! What's that about being first post? I don't rember typing that in the rules... well you are a co-owner, so, I guess you would know :)! Actually, your reputation precedes you. Deputy55 told me about you and I was hoping you would join (and you did)! This club is going to be lots of fun! Welcome, Haruka!

    Edit: Woah, I already need to do some catching up. Just a minute and I'll re-edit this for the two people above me (it looks like one of you had a computer problem, so, when you get time, please delete that extra post thing: Thanks!). O.k. I'll be back in a minute...

    New Edit: Thanks for fixing that!
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2006
  6. Shadow Ichigo

    Shadow Ichigo Left On A Journey

    Is this place been approved? If yes, I would like to join too^^. I still trying to study japanese as well^^
  7. Mega Trickster

    Mega Trickster Blargagh blargh

    Ahem...not reading the stickies now are we?
  8. pressure gamer

    pressure gamer im back!!!

    ohhhh hehe i havent been here for months i dint realize
  9. LegendaryArcanine

    LegendaryArcanine Dream of a Legend...


    That's great! I'm looking forward to new banners! If you have any questions just ask. Oh. You do have a question! I have you as a co-owner nomination. Basically, since everything is just starting, I'll be trying to figure out what to do. I pretty sure this club will be pretty popular (and fun), so I'll need a lot of help keeping up :). Without babble: I'm just going to do a "background check" (look at some of your previous work). Is that O.K. :) ?

    Sure you can join! As Trickster said, yup, this is approved (clubs won't show up unless they're approved, now). :) I hope you enjoy it here!

    Welcome, Shadow Ichigo! Yup, it's approved. Yup, you're a member. What do you mean still? Don't you have all the kanji memorized, yet :)? Just kidding! I have a lot of stuff planned. I hope you enjoy your stay!
  10. pressure gamer

    pressure gamer im back!!!

  11. Mega Trickster

    Mega Trickster Blargagh blargh

    If you mean check by artwork I'll post links to my most recent stuff.

    Beta Delibird
    Taido the Cat
    Banner in my sig

    I did make some good banners...but the shop got deleted...<_<;;

    I own a couple copies of the 2 orginal Pokemon games too, Green and Red.
  12. LegendaryArcanine

    LegendaryArcanine Dream of a Legend...

    LOL :). Sorry, I meant like your past posts and stuff. So, let's see... *looks at some of your previous posts* ... you've been promoted! Also, I really like your pictures (Blastoise is one of my favorites). I can't wait to see the banner! *Looks at sig* You're quick, you already got a tiny url thing and stuff up :).
  13. Bashaamo

    Bashaamo <-I like udon

    I'd like to join! I don't know Japanese completely, but, I know part of it. ;>> Is that okay, though?
  14. LegendaryArcanine

    LegendaryArcanine Dream of a Legend...

    Welcome, Baashamo!

    Of course, you can join, Baashamo! You don't even have to know what country japanese is from to join! Of course, some of us might wonder about such a person :). Welcome to the Japanese Language Club! I hope you enjoy your stay!

    Hmmm... I thought about it, but I guess I forgot. I'll probably put up something to let people know this is for ANYONE. No previous knowledge required. Actually one of the MANY things will be doing here is to help others learn Japanese :)

    Edit: O.K. I updated the first part with a "Pre-Introduction" that mentions about not having to know any japanese :).
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2006
  15. Hydrohs

    Hydrohs 安らかに眠ります、岩田さん。 Staff Member Super Mod

    Great idea. Could I join? I know how to say 'Your mom' In Japanese xD. As wel as a few other words...b
  16. LegendaryArcanine

    LegendaryArcanine Dream of a Legend...

    I'll add you later today! Welcome to the club, Flare! :)
  17. Angel-FoX-crescent

    Angel-FoX-crescent Moon Fennec Angel

    Please may I join?
    I like the japanese sytle of games.
  18. Haruka

    Haruka Banned

    Thank you for letting me be Co-Owner!^_^
    What should be the first topic?​
  19. Crystal Clair

    Crystal Clair Well-Known Member

    Hi, can I join?
    I love the Japanese language so much. I have a special Japanese installation that lets me write on the internet and all over my computer. It also decodes kanji.
    I can write over 200 kanji and know probably more. I know loads of vocabulary, know many simple sentence structures that enable me to express everyday sentences in Japanese.
    Did those sentences without a translator. They read "I really like the Japanese language. I think it's an awesome language"
    In romaji - nihongo ga daisuki! sugoi to omoimase

    I hope I enjoy it here. The Japanese language club at the PokeCommunity died long ago and I didn't want to start another.
    edit - the writing didn't come out for me. So I uploaded it as an image
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2006
  20. Jinchuuriki Hunter

    Jinchuuriki Hunter Johto Champion Ninja

    I'm kinda new to Japanese. I can read Katakana, Hiragana and Kanji. (Some of it. For others, there has to be those little Hiragana characters beside/above it.)

    I understand vaguely how Japanese grammar works, though not completely. My vocabulary is still pretty small.

    So can I join?

    I'm part Chinese so it's fairly easy for me to understand Kanji. Reading it is another thing.

    Oooo, can I do a phase of the moment?
    "Kame wa kami da."
    Turtle is god!
    *Still not very sure about Japanese grammar. Correct any mistakes if you spot them.*
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