Questions Resulting from Anki
So a few weeks ago, I built an Anki deck out of the the top 25 verbs from LearningLanguage.com. And finally this week, I took the time to learn how to reverse them! (In other words flip the front and back so that I have to say the Japanese version of the English word). Anyway, generally while studying Anki I find my self questioning a number of things that I’m just not sure about. So this post will server as my question log for today.
りかいする = To Understand.
This is strange to me. I’m very familiar with わかる (to understand) and use it often in practicing for example: わかりません or わかりました to explain that “I understand” or “Now I understand (implying that I didn’t before)” But I don’t believe I’ve ever heard りかいする used in speech before.
よぶ = To call (not phone)
What does that even mean!? I actually came across this in another pre-made anki deck that said it meant ‘to call, name’ but I’m not 100% on how I would use this verb. I assume that you could that you could call/name a pet, so maybe something like “ぼくはいぬのJavaよびました.” I think that would be “I called/named my dog Java.” But that’s the best I can think of for this verb.
ほしい = To want
I actually discussed this verb with あさこさん a while back and her feedback was that ほしい was a rather childish way to express wanting something. Maybe I need more clarification on this…
Well, hopefully I’ll come back to this and update with answers soon 🙂