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Japanese Power Level Test – Round 8

Japanese Power Level Test – Round 8

Directions (*Important Read*) Reading: Write out the full sentence in kana. Writing:  Fill in the missing blank(s) with the most appropriate characters/word(s) Listening: Listen to the audio sentence. Then transcribe (write out) the full sentence in either kana or kanji. Speaking: Listen to the audio sentence. If the blank comes before the audio, say out loud what would result in the audio response. If the blank comes … Continue reading

5 Techniques To Speed Up Your Japanese Reading

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You reading Japanese? Great. You want to read faster? Of course you do. Who doesn’t want to gain more enjoyment and knowledge for less time required. Learning to read fast requires the same technique in all languages, but sometimes we have these techniques so ingrained into our native language, we forget how we learned to read at a faster pace. Well I’m here to remind … Continue reading

The Importance of Choosing What to Suck At

The Importance of Choosing What to Suck At 3

Do you want to write the most beautiful kanji with ease, to translate your favorite stories back to your own language, and to speak Japanese so well that nobody in Japan would think you were a foreigner if talking to you over the phone? Or do you want something else—for example to understand anime, manga, novels, and movies so well that you get lost in … Continue reading

Jalup Expert – The Path To Fluency

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With the Jalup Beginner, I set out to tackle all the things I didn’t like about beginner textbooks, cut out the unnecessary filler, and provide a self-building, intuition-forming guide to get you ready for J-J, native media, and fun. With Jalup Intermediate, using only the words and grammar found in Jalup Beginner, I tried to take you as smoothly as possible into J-J. While the … Continue reading

The 4 Levels Of Kanji Vs. Hiragana Writing Hell

The 4 Levels Of Kanji Vs. Hiragana Writing Hell 1

Everyone starts off writing in hiragana. It’s easy to learn, easy to write, and easy to remember. But you know that you can’t just hang out in the kiddie pool the rest of your Japanese life. You have to replace your ugly all-hiragana sentences with the fine presence that is kanji. The logical thought would be: “if there is kanji for a word, use it.” … Continue reading