I never saw a picture of this word, nor did I hear what it sounded like in Japanese so how would I know the answer?
You can click on words you don't know; they'll show the translation.
It was 2 slides before i saw it, but what confused me was i didnt know i had to pick 2 of the boxes even though i knew it was made up of 3 characters. I guess thats how we all learn though.
Yeah, I saw it a couple slides back with a picture but it was one of the wrong answers on that one. Guess the moral is always check the other answers even if you immediately know the correct one. Also, mine had both all 3 characters on one and the first character on one and the last two on another. Don't know if it matters which you pick as long as you get all the characters in the correct order.
I tested with other practice sections. It doesn't matter which correct answer you pick as long as all the Kana or letters are included, and it ends up with the right word. Same for both English and Japanese answers.
It's all about pattern, sound, and alphabet recognition, if i had to guess. If you tap on the word, it tells you the answer. Then you can commit to memory.
When they first introduced the word (to me at least) it was with a picture of a human back so I would assume that is what they mean.
Is this supposed to take two blocks to fill the right answer? Is the word せなか Or is it せ [space] なか
I think it is two block because the word is 「背中」 where the first kanji has the reading せ and the second kanji なか. But 背中 /せなか is just one word.
That makes sense. I figure they'd introduce that after introducing kanji though.
seneka sounds like sinister and sinister is something done behind someone's back
Fun fact: sinister comes from "left-handed" in Latin.
Lefties were outcasts, and so socialized with other marginals (from margin, living in the outskirts); And what do those people seem to the civilized ones? That's right, sinister.
Seneka sounds like a sinister place with waterfalls to hold a sinister conference about the sinister rights of the sinister half of the population (the good half). But back is senAka, but I got the mnemonic anyway...
How about うしろ? Doesn't that mean "the back" or "behind" something as well?
ushiro is the direction, as in the back or behind something.
エレベーターはどこですか? Where's the elevator? うしろにあります。Its behind you.
Used for writing different sorts of things. Katakana is used mostly for foreign loanwords that arent chinese in origin, if I remember correctly
Both are sets of characters for writing syllables. There is the same number of characters in each system, 48, and they are both in the same syllabic order:<pre>
A-I-U-E-O, KA-KI-KU-KE-KO, SA-SHI-SU-SE-SO, ....</pre>
The hiragana are rounded, while the katakana are angular. Some of the syllabic characters look alike in both sets, for example RI, .... but not all.
I found hiragana immediately useful for reading train station names from a distance, and katakana for reading menus.
Hiragana and katakana both are the same sounded characters in Japanese. Hiragana is used to write japanese words, katakana is used to write loan words, like the example above エレベーター is elevator which is a loan word from english.
Both of them. They are not interchangeable. If there are not any loan words in a text you only see hiragana along with kanji. If there are loan words you see katakana with hiragana and kanji. And it is important to know that there are always some hiragana in a sentece along with kanji.
I remember this one thanks to reasoning that "Seneca (I know, it's slightly different) would never turn his back on you". Not sure if it's used in English, but in my language it's an equivalent to "not letting you down"
Dang it, duo, I never saw it the first time around, don't separate it in review!
And is a kanji the symbols themselves? Im new and dont recall being told about what a kanji is or this bkick system people are reffering to ...
Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana are explained in other comments, in wikipedia, and the first 4 google/msn/duckduckgo search results. The "blocks"people are referring to are the words or pieces of words that you can select to build a correct answer for practice questions that use them.
There was no picture, so I assumed that it meant back as in 後ろ rather than 背中
Problem: word not complete (propose 'se' instead of 'senaka' in the quizz, so no right answer for this one :/ )
I didn't see the word in the word bank and I couldn't remember how to spell it using the English alphabet so I couldn't complete it
i have a complaint to duolingo i do not have a Japanese keyboard and the word back in Japanese does not show up in the word bank therefor i can not complete this problem
i cannot complete this lesson because it always gives me the same problem and its impossible for me to finish
My answer didnt show this?? It wasnt a selection for me. Nor did i learn how to read this word at all.
I see in others' comments that there are pictures to go with the words. I don't remember seeing any pictures. Where are they? Also I wa confused when senaka was not one of the options. Should I have put two options down as one?
This excersise not even have the right aswer in the optiones so.. I can't go to next hiragana
うしろ (うしろ) should be accepted. How could you know which meaning of "back" of the English word is expected?
I hear and see this word at the first time. So how would I know that? It's not fair.