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    [–] POLL: Who do you trust? Kanadajin or Tae Kim. KyleKairu 8 points ago in LearnJapanese

    Don't try to hop on the good will train over here. You are being downvoted for even trying to pretend Kanadajin is one of the internet's most famous Japanese teachers. She's not regarded by anyone as a popular resource to learn Japanese, and she's not regarded by anyone as even comparable to Tae Kim (who has a lukewarm reputation as is). Any upvotes given to your post only increase the chance some poor newbie will learn of her.

    If you aren't her, you should stop being butthurt about the fact that all learners of Japanese think she's terrible and be happy because your original question has been solidly answered. Karma doesn't matter and will come back with time.

    [–] POLL: Who do you trust? Kanadajin or Tae Kim. KyleKairu 1 points ago in LearnJapanese

    Yeah Chinese won't even help you understand something as simple as 大丈夫. The N1 passing Chinese who can't speak Japanese is a myth.

    [–] POLL: Who do you trust? Kanadajin or Tae Kim. KyleKairu 3 points ago in LearnJapanese

    randomly guess between the remaining two, you have a 50% chance of being right.

    The questions are often set up to be misleading so that people who skim or only hear a few words (or only know the kanji) guess the exact opposite way. Last year only 29.8% passed N1. You cannot guess your way through N1, and it's not so easy that people pass it but can "barely put together a sentence".

    I really wish this myth would die, but I suppose it makes people feel better about being a "self assessed N3".

    [–] 27.9% of foreign brides were Vietnamese, beating the percentage of Chinese brides married to Korean men for the first time KyleKairu 11 points ago in korea

    The legal reasoning for banning those countries is all phrased without religion or race involved. I agree it's bullshit and that it's been said by Trump the intention is a Muslim ban, which is why the courts have denied most of it too.

    America has its problems, but if you recorded on your phone that you weren't allowed in an establishment because you were black in America, that establishment would face huge trouble. If you did the same in Korea the cops would just laugh at you. And Korean immigration will absolutely scrutinize darker skin immigrants and people they don't like (Mongolians etc) more.

    America isn't a shining example of a post racial society, but neither is Korea.

    [–] POLL: Who do you trust? Kanadajin or Tae Kim. KyleKairu 1 points ago in LearnJapanese

    I've heard people with terrible accents (which is not always an indicator of ability), but no, I've never met anyone who's passed N1 that didn't have passable Japanese. Chinese, Mongolian etc included. I've met and gone out with lots of them too.

    [–] POLL: Who do you trust? Kanadajin or Tae Kim. KyleKairu 5 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago) in LearnJapanese

    There are tons of people with N2 or N1 out there that can barely speak a coherent sentence

    I've heard this myth many times from people on /r/learnjapanese who want to feel better about not passing the JLPT, but in all my time in Japan I've yet to meet one N1 who couldn't put together a coherent sentence.

    Not saying the rest of your post isn't 100% correct, or that the JLPT is a perfect measure of ability, but don't drink the /r/learnjapanese Kool aid too hard.

    Edit: lol didn't notice I'm in learnjapanese

    [–] POLL: Who do you trust? Kanadajin or Tae Kim. KyleKairu 14 points ago in LearnJapanese

    r u mad that ur citizenship application was rejected

    [–] 27.9% of foreign brides were Vietnamese, beating the percentage of Chinese brides married to Korean men for the first time KyleKairu 25 points ago in korea

    Korea is not America where they ban people based on race and nationality.

    Your first point is fine, but this is just wrong on so many levels. To start with, Korea is the only first world country without race discrimination laws.

    [–] Are international flights for Delta Flight attendants based on seniority or on ability? I can speak Japanese and Korean and was thinking about being a flight attendant KyleKairu 1 points ago in delta

    Any insight on how long is typical? Three years to get a job that occasionally goes to Japan is a long time for someone with ability to wait to go to Japan, since I could get another job in Japan itself. I wouldn't mind waiting up to a year though, since being a flight attendant seems like a job with a lot of fun skills to learn and apply.