Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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imadedend is doing 5 things including…

improve my Japanese


imadedend has written 2 entries about this goal


Heres a list of some of the verbs i currently know off by heart…

食べます – tabemasu – eat
のみます – nomimasu – drink
みます – mimasu – see/watch
いきます – ikimasu – go
きます – kimasu – come
ききます – kikimasu – listen
かきます – kakimasu – write
よみます – yomimasu – read
買います – kaimasu – buy
します – shimasu – play/do
よります – yorimasu – ride
あいます – aimasu – meet
でんわします – denwashimasu – call (telephone)

In order to make these or any verb negative (i don’t, won’t, etc.) simply replace the ます(masu) with ません (masen) eg. しません

To change these verbs into past tense (did, etc.) replace the ます(masu) with ました(mashita) eg. しました

To change them into past negative (didn’t, etc.) replace the ます(masu) with ませんでした(masendeshita) eg. しませんでした

Here is a sentence using a verb:
boku no tomodachi wa hon o yomimasu.
My friend reads the book.
Literal meaning: My friend book reads.

Understanding this simple sentence structure does not take long and it opens up heaps of possibilities.


Well i just joined and I have been studying nihongo at school for around 10 yrs… In that time i have forgotten a lot! I know a lot of time words, adjectives, animals, verbs, names and family names, particles, but not a lot of kanji… I know all of the katakana characters and hiragana characters and can write numbers 1 to 999 in kanji and hiragana. I would like to learn more kanji and improve my fluency a lot.


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