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Stories Of Second Attempt Japanese Learners #2-3

Stories Of Second Attempt Japanese Learners 2c

2. Alec Hello, my name is Alec and this is the story regarding the re-booting of my Japanese studies. Prior to visiting Japan in 2014, I tried numerous “get fluent fast” techniques. I started with one on one Japanese lessons, but found them monotonous. I tried Genki but found it overwhelming. I tried Rosetta Stone but….well we all know what happens there. I then settled … Continue reading

Japanese Anki In Action (Let’s Play)

Japanese Anki In Action - Lets Play

I can explain Anki in a thousand ways. But what if there was a Let’s Play (実況プレー) for studying Japanese with Anki? Yeah… I did just that. Subtitles There are separate subtitles for both English and Japanese. Click the settings icon to switch between them. About this video ● In an effort to keep this “genuine,” I left in mistakes. Yes, I make mistakes. And it’s … Continue reading

What Levels Of JLPT Do The Jalup Decks Prepare You For?

What Levels Of JLPT Do The Jalup Decks Prepare You For

JLPT, that famous Japanese test that you think would have more of a presence on a site that talks about every aspect of learning Japanese. Most people here know that I have never really held much of an interest in discussing the test (beyond this early post years ago). However, it’s a popular test, a lot of you probably want to and will take the … Continue reading

Hiragana Personality Quiz

Hiragana Personality Quiz 1

There are crossword puzzles in hiragana similar to the way we have them in English. There was a silly one featured on 月曜から夜ふかし recently that is supposed to test your personality. Ready? The first 3 words that you find are what you want to acquire in life (not sure how that is supposed work…) Mine were: ちから (力) しんらい (信頼) きぼう (希望) Sounds right to … Continue reading

7 Reactions To 日本語は上手ですね

7 Reactions To Nihongo Wa Jouzu Desu Ne

For a simple complimentary phrase, “your Japanese is good,” you’d think that I could only write so much about the topic. I’ve already given you 9 clever responses, so what else is left to talk about? Everything. This would seem like a silly topic, but it is as common a greeting as “hello” or “nice to meet you.” It should be listed in the greetings section … Continue reading

Achieving Your Japanese Goals: December 2015

Achieving Your Japanese Goals - December 2015

When it comes to studying Japanese we all have goals. Big and small. Short and long. Grand and simple. Failed and achieved. We all want “achieved.” But things get in the way. I want to prevent this from happening. In the comments section of this post, write down specific goals you want to achieve by the end of next month, December. Before January 1st: Come back … Continue reading