https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DragonPolyglot

51 animal words in Japanese

Learn the names of the animals in Japanese with 51 cards. Japanese keyboard is highly recommended.

https://tinycards.duolingo.com/decks/d9aad033-1591-43ab-b42d-d416a8a80013

Open to improvements and suggestions. :)

Note: some animals in Japanese share a name (rat and mouse are both "nezumi", monkey and ape are both "saru").

Other note: some animals are named after Japanese mythological creatures (a giraffe is a unicorn [kirin] and a tapir is a dream-eater spirit [baku]).

August 14, 2017

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrenchFireBird

I started the first lesson, but quickly realized I couldn't finish it because I don't have a Japanese keyboard. It looks great though!

August 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DragonPolyglot

I'll make a note about the keyboard. If you don't have a keyboard on your computer you can do the TinyCards on IOS/Android since the keyboard setup on there is relatively speedy.

August 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrenchFireBird

Ok thanks, I know I have Japanese on my learning list, but I rarely do any of it. I'm not actually going to finish your lessons. I was just testing it to see if there was anything wrong. It did look good from what I saw though. Great job!

August 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

Excellent deck. Incidentally, you've written 'bear' instead of 'kuma' in the romaji.

August 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DragonPolyglot

Thanks for pointing that out. It should be fixed now.

August 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arachnje

I just studied all the deck, and noticed few things that need correction:

  • The hiragana on the deer card needs to be corrected from しけ to しか

  • The katakana on the giraffe card needs to be corrected from キラン to キリン

  • The kanji for the fish card is missing, and there is さか written instead

  • The romaji on the owl card needs to be corrected from “fukuro” to “fukurou”

August 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DragonPolyglot

It should be fixed now. Thank you! :)

August 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Faisane

I'm using iOS with the Japanese keyboard. For some reason, the kanji provided by the keyboard are not accepted, so 猫, for example, is marked wrong.

August 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arachnje

Could you try typing the glitched words in quotation? (example: ”猫” instead of 猫). I replied to DragonPolyglot that I could not reproduce the problem with the app (I thought that's what you meant by iOS), or on the site, but then I tried using the site on iOS, and after the first 猫 I typed was rejected, the text box in the second attempt had that hint in gray color saying (Type "猫”) and when I typed the word with the quotation it was accepted ( so I deleted my reply to DragonPolyglot, because it was not accurate).

August 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Faisane

Doesn't work. I tried the " from the English keyboard, and the 「」and ' from the Japanese keyboard. I guess if I were really motivated I would download the Tinycards app but I'm more or less wedded to Quizlet, so I don't really want to.

August 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KokoBlossom

I had the same problem, but I found that it worked if I added a space after the kanji, so like instead of "犬" I'd write "犬 ". That worked for me. Hope that helps!

August 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arachnje

I just tried your solution, and it worked for me as well. It also works for me without the space, but only using the quotation. Out of curiosity, I also tried the quotations from the English and also the Japanese keyboard, and they both worked. It's curious that different solutions are working for different users, and makes me wonder if using the quotation or the space was really the problem.

August 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Faisane

It does, thank you! (Have now completed my first lesson.) It's also necessary to do this for the Katakana words, like ハムスター.

August 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Faisane

Btw, your mice / rats, and the hamster too, look like guinea pigs to my untutored eye - I had to go to the dictionary to find out what exactly "nezumi" and "hamasutaa" were.

That's why I'm not the world's greatest fan of vocabulary cards with pictures - me, I like words.

August 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DragonPolyglot

All of the Kanji or just a few? If just a few I might know what the problem is but if all of it is being rejected I don't really have a good answer for that. Usually there is an option to say that you were right about an answer after it was marked wrong.

August 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Faisane

All of them (well, by the time I stopped trying, I had only gotten cat, dog and horse). I was just trying out TinyCards - I didn't realize there was an app, so I just went via your link.

August 15, 2017
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