I know a few words, mostly what I've picked up from anime here and there. But I recognize more words as words, even though I don't know what it means. I got that from J-pop. You're welcome. I've found that listening to j-pop allows me to hear the different words, and sound them out much better than by listening to a tape or CD. The music just lets things flow. One of the best CD's to listen to, I think, to pick up words is L'Arc-en-Ciel's Smile. It's last year's album, and it has only 10 songs. But its just one of the best albums I've ever heard.