||[Feb. 9th, 2003|01:53 am]
I passed my 3-kyuu Japanese Proficiency Test!!! |
I just came home and found the results in my letterbox.
This isn't *quite* as impressive as it sounds. There are 4 levels, and 3-kyuu is the second-easiest one. I *may* try for 2-kyuu next year, which will mean getting off my lazy ass and actually studying.
I'm SO happy!
i was supposed to take it, too, but i bailed. my japanese teacher is still mad at me because i didn't take it. she is making me study a ni-kyu grammar book now and the vast majority of it is going over my head.
Ni-kyuu, aaaaarghh! What I've seen of the prep books looks TOUGH. But the 3-kyuu test was much easier than the books I studied to prepare for it.
My friend also bailed on the test, citing a trip to Tokyo as his excuse.
i am not planning to take 2kyu. i'll be home by then and even now, i'm not very motivated to study japanese. there is no way that i would pass.
my excuse for not doing 3kyu (in addition to laziness) was money. if i had been able to take 3kyu somewhere close like kanazawa, i would have done it. but all of the test sites are in eastern japan so that means a train ticket and at least one night in a hotel.
Did you pay the 5,500 yen for the priveledge to take it, though? That's what my friend did, before bailing out.
I had to travel a little ways - north Osaka. It wasn't too bad, unless you consider that a friend of mine took 1-kyuu at the university IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD (10 minute walk), and she said there were folks taking 3-kyuu at the same location. It was cool that I took it at Osaka Daigaku, though, cuz I ran into a few friends there.