I looked at some of the vocab list for level 3. I like how they marked what was on the level 4 list, so you can focus on the new words. They also used the plain dictionary form (or roots) of the verbs this time. Last time it was a bit messed up, since they started with a different form. It got me really confused. Now, I don't have to go searching for it. Although, I learned how to tell what the root was the other way. But, this way it's easier. Plus, I can go through the other forms later, I just need to start with the basics now. Here are the new words I went through briefly today (I hope to go over them again soon):
沸かす or wakasu- to boil or to heat. 別れる or wakareru- to separate. 訳 or wake- reason, cause, meaning, or situation. 忘れ物 or wasuremono- a thing left behind or something forgotten. 笑う or warau- to laugh or smile. 割合 or wariai- rate, ratio, or percentage. 歴史 or rekishi- history. 連絡する or renwakusuru- to contact. 留守 or rusu- absence, being away or be out. 理由 or riyuu- reason, pretext, or motive. 利用 or riyou- use or application. 両方 or ryouhou- both or both sides. 旅館 or ryokan- Japanese inn or hotel. 用 or you- task, business, duty, or service. 用意 or youi- prepare or preparation. 用事 or youji- tasks, errand, affairs, or engagement. 汚れる or yogoreru- dirty or to get dirty. 予習 or yoshuu- preparation or preparation for a lesson. 予定 or yotei- plans, schedule, or expectation. 予約 or yoyaku- reservation or appointment.
For Hanukkah, I got a Naruto Shippuden calendar. In case you haven't noticed, it's one of my favorite animes. :P It's awesome! They even have the kanji caligraphy for the numbers. They also have most of the Jewish holidays, and on the right days. XD It even makes a note on the last page that the Jewish holidays begin at sundown. ^_^ I'm very happy. I got a lot of cool presents this year! :D
A funny song and dance done by the Miku, Kaito, and Len Vocaloids. This song will get stuck in your head:
Hilarious short about the chibi version of Miku (with various other Vocaloids):
No one remembers Gakupo's Birthday ^_^:
Luka tries to speak English with Rin and Len: