My Anki deck says I have more than a 1000 words that still need to be learnt and several more to review. And that’s just the N3 Vocabulary deck. I haven’t even begun the N4 one. Deep breaths.
I’m taking it slowly though. Occasionally, I go over to Kanji Damage to help me learn new kanji. For the new words that I learn from the deck, I use Kanji Damage’s list of Kanji to break down the word into constituent kanji, and then further into radicals. This helps me build up a visual in my head which makes it easier for the word to stick in my memory.
Today was such a day. The following list of words are part of the N3 vocabulary.
|結局||けっきょく||After all, eventually|
|刑事||けいじ||Detective, criminal case|
Today I studied how to use 〜とか、〜だけ、〜ばかりでなくand 〜かけ/かける
Aside from listing things, it is also used to say, “It seems/ I heard something like….”
Verb (plain)/ Adj + とか
N+ だ+ とか
Note: It can also end a sentence this way. 九州地方は今年は雨が少ないとか。水不足は心配だ。
It can be used to give a limit or an extent to something eg: 好きなだけ means ‘as much as you like’.
This means ‘not only this…but also that’
This is used when one is in the middle of doing something