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Learning Japanese via Gal Games (Hentai Games)

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I know many people in HF are fans of Japanese Hentai Game (or at least, know them). Although lots of people like to play them, most of them don't understand Japanese well (some even cannot read the kanas). So, to help you guys improving your Japanese skill while enjoying gal games, I'll give you a quick tutorial in learning Japs via Hentai games.

First, you need to :
  1. Memorize all Hiragana and Katakana (it's like alphabet in English).
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  2. Learn basic prepositions (e.g. に、で、と、や) & verb forms.
  3. Learn how to pronounce hiragana and katakana properly. Not so important. But you need to do this, because sometime words are not typed properly in games (e.g. 違う 「ちがう/chigau」 sometimes is written as ちげー/chigee). This can help you find the original typing.
  4. How to use AGTH.
  5. Have Lingoes 2. You need to install the plugin Vicon Japanese-English Dictionary (must) & Vicon English-Japanese Dictionary (optional).
Why do I use Lingoes 2 rather than ATLAS? Here are the reasons :
  • ATLAS translates the whole sentence at once. It's convenient, but it doesn't help you at all in learning Japs cuz it's a program made translation (Lots of mistranslation and errors).
  • Kanji in Japanese sometimes have multiple meaning. In ATLAS, it only give u the most commonly used meaning.
Then, you need to set the settings.
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The result should be like this :
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When you highlight the characters, the program will give the translation of it (them). It's almost the same as ATLAS, except you need to repeat that for every Kanji in the sentence if you don't understand at all, but the accuracy of the meaning in English that you get will be higher (if you understand the prepositions correctly)









Sometimes the program cannot translate the characters :
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It happens because you highlight not the form of the Kanji that's in the program's database. To correct this error, you just need to re-highlight it until you get the meaning.










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(sometimes, the kanji is not in the database. if that's the case, you need to manually look for it using JWPCE)

To manually look for a kanji :
  1. On JWPCE main window, press F5.
  2. A new window should open, named 'Radical Lookup'.
  3. To use it, you must be able to count the strokes & identify the 'symbols' that made the kanji that u r looking for. It's quite complicated, and take some times.
End of Tutorial

If you have questions about this, just PM me or send me email.

Btw, the name of the game that I used for example is さくらさくら.

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Updated 09-02-2011 at 05:41 AM by stefanus1807

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  1. Satiro Yoshida's Avatar
    Arigatou gozaimasu~
    I'll bookmark this article nya.


    Jun~
  2. jinshi0's Avatar
    haha yes im learning japanese like that
    thanks
  3. HongFire's Avatar
    very nice article I've promoted it to the front page. hope you don't mind.
  4. stefanus1807's Avatar
    very nice article I've promoted it to the front page. hope you don't mind.
    no problem!
  5. Necrovalmar's Avatar
    hi thank for the info , can upload -Vicon Japanese-English Dictionary- please b^ ^
  6. stefanus1807's Avatar
  7. zephyranthez's Avatar
    alternatively, use Translation Aggregator and turn on MeCab and JParser (MeCab and edict need to be downloaded separately). and of course make use of WWWJDIC. Finaly DO ask someone who knows better when you stumble across a grammar form you can't seem to understand. We have that kind of place in HF, yes we do
  8. Necrovalmar's Avatar
    thanks for MF links
  9. junesue's Avatar
    sweet shit, i might try dis out if this programs dictionary is as good as jdict's.

    im trying to run firefox + itadaki furigana inserter + rikai chan, and an arrow gay, and it makes my virtual machine lag lawl.

    this program seems to flow a lot more naturally than firefox with those plugins, but the only thing makes this program slightly harder to use than rikai chan is how it does not automatically figure out what is a translatable piece of text and what is not.

    rikai chan will automatically highlight words that are in the dictionary, so you wont get that "x" is not in the dictionary/cannot be looked up/does not exist.

    but once you start understanding more japanese people will probably begin to instinctively understand how to properly highlight the text so they can look it up. also it seems the dictionary it uses is not as up to date as wwwjdic is q-q.

    either way, i'm trying dat ass out *makes dat ass face*
    Updated 02-10-2010 at 01:44 PM by junesue
  10. crisomnight93's Avatar
    mmmmmmmmm...good this might help me pick up my Japanese again
  11. Tragic's Avatar
    That's pretty cool. I'll have to give that a try.
  12. Makumba64's Avatar
    Niice, very nice! Thanks up bro! I need restart learning japanese again >_>"
    This is gonna help a lot! o/
  13. ooyamaz's Avatar
    Visual Novel isn't very good for beginners, sometimes you need japan people's feeling and thinking while reading VN..
    Raw manga and game are easiser than VN for palyers and beginners, i think.
  14. stefanus1807's Avatar
    well, the first thing i did b4 going to VNs was watching lots & lots of animes. I started to understand simple words & pronunciation from those.

    Then, I started playing VN. That's when my Japs began to improve a lot & fast.
  15. xaero's Avatar
    h0ly shit! this is what i've always wanted to do. Great great! going to get started on it right away! Thanks stefanus!
    Updated 07-22-2010 at 02:14 AM by xaero
  16. redorc's Avatar
    Thank you for sharing your method
    However I have a question: what time did it take to you to understand enough japanese to play VN smoothly?
  17. ka0zfate's Avatar
    well i'll try it, thanks
  18. stefanus1807's Avatar
    @redorc
    depending on the amount of time you spend memorizing the kanas (hiragana & katakana), kanji, and grammars every day. In my case, at first i only spend like 1~3 hours every week to memorize kanas (not including watching anime). after about 6 months, i memorize enough kanji & words to play VN with few & simple kanjis. then, i began using agth (after 6 months of playing simple VNs without agth) to play VNs with much more & more complex kanji. so well, in total it took me about 15 months (with on average about 1 hour spent on VN every day) for me to be able play VN quite smoothly.

    seriously, using agth in this way improves your japs really fast.
    Updated 08-25-2010 at 02:40 PM by stefanus1807
  19. Seta's Avatar
    Sweet... it's like a miracle raining upon me although it's a little bit confusing
    but thanks for the info Thumbs up!!
    XD
  20. rockmanking's Avatar
    ohh nice job here stefanus, i'm gonna start using that to level up my jp skill now :3
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