French-German Neko challenge #1

13neko words (English – French – German):
Body – le corps – der Körper
Hair – les cheveux – das Haar
Head – la tête – der Kopf
Face – le visage – das Gesicht
Eye – un œil – das Auge
Nose – le nez – die Nase
Cheek – la joue – die Wange
Mouth – la bouche – die Mund
Lip – la lèvre – die Lippe
Tooth – la dent – der Zahn
Ear – une oreille – das Ohr
Neck – le cou – der Hals

Syberg words (English – French – German):
Again – de nouveau – wieder
So – aussi – also
Shall – devoir – soll
Here – voilà – hier
Dizzy – étourdi – schwindelig
Ready – préparer – fertig
Heroes – héros – die Helden
Cheap – pas cher – billige
Get – obtenir – kriegen
Himself – lui-même – selber
Type – le type – typ
Fight – bats toi – kämpfen

French-German Neko challenge #1

Neko Challenge #2

Since the last kanji characters challenge we changed a lot of things. First off: now the winner will be chosen using Memrise courses (the person with the most points wins), another huge change is that we decided to not choose kanji that we like, but to learn every kanji as Japanese native kids do! So, we started using this amazing website to search for the new items that will be learning.
New changes are awesome, however, there are bad news as well! We weren’t able to learn all of the kanji (yes, neither Syberg, nor 13neko) in the very first list, we are sorry that it isn’t possible to post results… 😦 But that made us make agreed promise: We will post the legal results of all new competitions that are going to take place in future!
With those two big changes and one huge promise, we start the second challenge!

Here are the kanji that we will be learning (English meaning – Kanji (kun)(on))

1. One, one radical – 一 (ひと-, ひと.つ)(イチ, イツ)
2. Two, two radical – 二 (ふた, ふた.つ, ふたた.び)(ニ, ジ)
3. Three – 三 (み, み.つ, みっ.つ)(サン, ゾウ)
4. Four – 四 (よ.つ, よっ.つ, よん, よ)(シ)
5. Five – 五 (いつ, いつ.つ)(ゴ)
6. Ten – 十 (とお, と)(ジュウ, ジッ, ジュッ)
7. Day, sun, Japan, counter for days – 日 (-か, ひ, -び)(ジツ, ニチ)
8. Person – 人 (ひと, -り, -と)(ジン, ニン)
9. Year, counter for years – 年 (とし)(ネン)
10. Large, big – 大 (-おお.いに, おお-, おお.きい)(タイ, ダイ)
11. Book, present, main, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things – 本 (もと)(ホン)
12. Center, in, inside, middle, mean – 中 (あた.る, なか, うち)(チュウ)
13. Exit, leave – 出 (で.る, -で, だ.す, -だ.す, い.でる, い.だす)(スイ, シュツ)
14. Opinion, look at, visible, see, hopes, chances, idea – 見 (み.せる, み.る, み.える)(ケン)
15. Month, moon – 月 (つき)(ゲツ, ガツ)
16. Life, birth, genuine – 生 (な.る, う.まれ, は.やす, い.かす, な.す, うまれ, き, い.ける, む.す, う.む, なま, -う, お.う, なま-, う.まれる, い.きる, は.える)(ショウ, セイ)
17. Above, up – 上 (のぼ.る, よ.す, あ.がり, うわ-, のぼ.り, うえ, -あ.がり, かみ, のぼ.せる, -うえ, あ.げる, のぼ.す, -あ.げる, あ.がる, -あ.がる)(ジョウ, ショウ, シャン)

Neko Challenge #2

Neko Challenge #1

The very first challenge starts with two people (Syberg and 13neko) choosing 12 Japanese kanji characters each.

13Neko’s list (English meaning – Kanji (kun)(on)):

1. Cat – (ねこ)(ビョウ)
2. Dog – (いぬ)(ケン)
3. Fox – (きつね)(コ)
4. Get dark, gloom, disorder – (やみ/くら.い)(アン/オン)
5. Yokai – (かまいたち)()
6. Death, die – (し.ぬ/し.に-)(シ)
7. Angel – 使 (てんし)()
8. Demon, witch, evil spirit – (-)(マ)
9. Dream – (ゆめ/ゆめ.みる/くら.い)(ム/ボウ)
10. Boy – (しょうねん)()
11. Love – (いと.しい/かな.しい/め.でる/お.しむ/まな)(アイ)
12. Girl – (しょうじょ)()

Syberg’s list (English meaning – Kanji (kun) (on)):

1. 4.5 tatami mats – (じょうはん)()
2. Myth, legend – (しんわ)()
3. Tale, story, legend – (ものがたり)()
4. Shoulder – (かた)(ケン)
5. Japanese (language) – (にほんご)()
6. Cloud – (くも/-ぐも)(ウン)
7. Oil, fat – (あぶら)(ユ/ユウ)
8. Memory, sense, experience – え (おぼ)()
9. Sleep – (すいみん)()
10. Noon (11am-1pm), 7th sign of Chinese zodiac (the horse) – (うま)(ゴ)
11. Fear, dread, awe – (おそ)(キョウ)
12. Meal – (しょくじ)()

Memrise course is here!

May the luck stay with us!

Neko Challenge #1



you can call me 13Neko or Gabriele (it’s my real name). I’m sixteen years old.

I live in Lithuania, a small town called Kretinga. It’s great town to live in, because it has many trees, enough artistic places and rich history. Kretinga first was mentioned in 1253 m.! So that makes it 762 years old town, even older then Lithuania’s capital city – Vilnius (it’s 692 years old).

Well that’s enough about my hometown. Let’s talk about me, or in other words: about my hobbies. Almost everyday I take photos of nature and wonderful moments that I discover. I like drawing and writing. However, I still need a lot of practice, but who doesn’t? It’s said that practice can make everything perfect. So, what do I do when I’m not practicing? Well, I watch my favorite TV series such as: Game of Thrones, Hannibal and Sherlock. I love listening to music, my favorite band for now is Buck-Tick, although I love Vocaloid, dark instrumental music and random korean pop. I also waste a lot of my time on “Pokemon Legends” and “Don’t Starve” games. Another hobby of mine is anime watching and manga reading. My favorite genres are mindf*uck, horror, mystery, thriller, psychological. I’m into psychology and languages’ learning.

Why do I do challanges? Because I’m really lazy and… no, not lazy… it’s just… I don’t have any motivation! But when I do challenges, I need to show my best, I need to put my laziness away and learn new things to win because… obviously I don’t want to lose (as if anyone would want to).

Good bye! Don’t forget to say hello, if you would like to be my friend! (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧


Neko Kanji Challenge rules:

1. The kanji that we will be learning for next week has to be determined on Sunday (the kanji is taken from Jouyou kanji (kanji specified for use in Japanese schools) in order that is show in this website).
2. Starting amount of new kanji is 12. Every week 5 more will be added (so, first week: 12 symbols, second week: 17, third week: 22 and fourth week: 27).
3. The Memrise points’ calculations and (if needed) the kanji quiz events will take place on every Saturday.
4. At the end of each month a quiz covering whole month’s kanji takes place.
5. On the first day of every month new kanji amount resets to 12 (so that we won’t have to learn a thousand of kanji in a week).

Prizes (for winning) and punishments (for losing):

Winner chooses a(n) anime/manga for a loser to watch/read and write a review about (all of the reviews will be in Also, winner has a right to choose the header image for the next weeks kanji blog update.

(Loser has only 5 days to write a review about anime/manga which has been chosen)

Winner & loser will be determined with Memrise tests, the person who will have the most points on Saturday of every week is the winner, and the other person is the loser. However, if the gap between two contestants’ points is only 5,000 or less, the language quiz has to take place.

Quiz events will contain of:

  • Translating English to Kanji (and vice versa),
  • Kanji pronunciation test (pronounce written kanji/write pronounced kanji).

While the tester will be opponent of the test writer (so, if 13neko is taking the test, then Syberg asks questions and vice versa).


Neko Art Challenge rules:

1. The next theme and art style (if needed) of the drawing/painting/other art form that we will be making has to be determined on Thursday.
2. The works of contestants has to be uploaded on Wednesday (not earlier, not later). The platform that is going to be used for uploading is our tumblr blog.
3. Judges of both contestants work are going to be real people so that we can’t somehow cheat and decide who is the winner by ourselves.

Prizes (for winning) and punishments (for losing):

Winner will have to choose a character from anywhere (it can even be a character which the winner thought of in his/her mind and wrote a description about) and the loser will need to draw it. Also, winner is going to have an access on the Neko Challenge tumblr (which basically means that winner could upload anything he/she wants for whole week!)


Neko French-German Challenge rules:

1. The words that we will be learning for next week have to be determined on Tuesday (for this challenge there are no bounds about words, contestants can choose any of their liking).
2. Starting amount of new words (that each of us will choose individually and then add them together to make bigger list) is 12, every week 5 more are going to be added (so, it’s the same system as with kanji: first week: 12, second week: 17, third week: 22, fourth week: 25).
3. The Memrise points’ calculations and (if needed) the French-German words quiz event will take place on  Monday.
4. At the end of each month quiz covering whole month’s words will take place.
5. On the first day of every month new words amount resets to 12 (so that we won’t have to learn a thousand of new words in a week).

Prizes (for winning) and punishments (for losing):

Winner will have right to choose an English (when both of the contestants will be able, the language will change to German for Syberg and French for 13neko) wikipedia article about anything connected to the country that speaks with a language that winner took test of (basically Syberg is taking test in German and 13neko in French, so if Syberg wins then he choses an article about Germany or any other country that speaks German officially, or if 13neko wins she choses an article about any country that speaks in French!) The loser will have to translate whole article to Lithuanian!