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  • Eric 07/27/2017 at 10:20 pm on Should you Learn Japanese or Chinese?I had the great privilege of living in Japan for four years before circumstances left me without employment and income, forcing me to withdraw back to my small hometown in the Midwest (US). Having left...
  • Greg 07/27/2017 at 10:02 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – August 20171. Add 95 new cards from expert deck 6 2. Read 2 manga ( 日常 3 and 4) 3. Watch 6 drama (野ブタ。をプロデュース episodes 3-8)
  • Bulbulator 07/27/2017 at 9:06 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – August 2017Last month I finally defeated the RTK beast, so from now on it's time to speed things up on Anki and spend more time on immersion. 1. Finish reading 魔女の宅急便 2. Watch more anime 3....
  • Greg 07/27/2017 at 6:39 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2017Yes, did it! Even though modest goals happy I met them.
  • Chase Kolozsy 07/27/2017 at 4:21 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – August 2017Get my reviews to 0 everyday. Anki and Jalup NEXT. Anki after breakfast. NEXT after Lunch. Immerse in Japanese everyday. Japan TV and anime on Netflix. Possibly play video games. Watch at night before I...
  • Matt Mendoza 07/27/2017 at 3:09 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2017I found the vocab and grammar on the test very easy. Only tricky part was the listening. I find out my score in October. Pretty confident I did well.
  • Evan 07/27/2017 at 2:18 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2017Ok, more or less I hit this goal, except that I forgot I was going on a trip at the end of July! Therefore I've had to take a hit on my adding at the...
  • Emily 07/27/2017 at 1:54 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – August 2017I will be in Kumamoto Prefecture from August 6th to August 18th on a volunteer trip (again. someday I'll go to Japan to do touristy things) to aid the victims of the April 2016 earthquakes....
  • Emily 07/27/2017 at 1:39 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 20171. This is going really well. I don't work every day, but I speak in just as much Japanese as I do English while working and am immersed in the language while working. It's so...
  • Dan S 07/27/2017 at 10:03 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – August 2017Two hours of Anki and two hours of immersion per day. My reviews are getting intense, so I'm dropping my goal for cards added per day to 20. For immersion, I'll read twenty pages of...
  • Dan S 07/25/2017 at 10:08 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2017121.6 minutes of Anki per day 45.8 cards per day ...much less immersion per day Great month for active study, but I'll have to reconsider my immersion resources.
  • Vorvayne 07/24/2017 at 3:29 am on The Power of 0Hah, how well timed this is. I'm behind about 3 days on reviews - it's been a bit of a tumultuous month. Still, I've found the best thing for me to do is to limit...
  • Dominik 07/24/2017 at 3:03 am on The Power of 0Right now I'm looking at 537 due Japanese-Reviews :< My will is not quite broken, but I really don't find the Energy to get them down while studying and reviewing University-Flashcards. It sure is hard...
  • Evan 07/23/2017 at 11:28 pm on The Power of 0A couple of months ago, I had about 600 reviews after missing over a week due to being at a conference. Chipping away is the easiest way to go, after four days, I got it...
  • Chase Kolozsy 07/23/2017 at 11:27 pm on Test Your Japanese Might: Stage 2I finished Jalup Advanced almost a month ago and I've just been doing reviews every since. I easily understood 90% of #1 and #3 of the level 40 block and pretty much understood all of...
  • Candy 07/23/2017 at 3:37 pm on The Power of 0Just when I'm getting down to 200 (from 500) I skip days and I'm back up there. But I'm determined to get to zero! Thanks for the inspiration.
  • Emily 07/23/2017 at 3:36 pm on The Power of 0I currently have 840 reviews due across 5 different decks. 473 of them are handwritten kanji reviews. It's going to be a long haul, but I've been chipping away at them. It'll feel really good...
  • Andrew67 07/21/2017 at 10:52 am on What is Immersion and Why does it Work?Citation: "Ex 2. Watch a ton of anime, and just by listening to it enough, you’ll start to understand the language." I think it might work if you already have a basic knowledge of the...
  • Andrew67 07/21/2017 at 10:34 am on What is Immersion and Why does it Work?Citation: "Ex 1. Go to Japan, live there, and you will learn Japanese without any effort." I'd say if we modified this sentence a little bit, we'd get an actually working concept: "Go to Japan,...
  • おのぼり 07/21/2017 at 12:19 am on Japan’s Train Obsession Gone Too Far車道を占領って言うから通れないのかと思ったら端の方で取ってるだけじゃん 鉄オタ叩いてるやつがキチガイなだけ
  • Vorvayne 07/20/2017 at 2:27 am on Sacrificing Results Now for Results LaterThe thing is, what you need for conversation is vocabulary. Which you don't really have enough of until, say, the end of JALUP Intermediate. In the meantime doing shadowing will help, chatting to your furniture...
  • Bulbulator 07/19/2017 at 7:07 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2017All done ahead of time! Bonus goal: Another 100 new cards
  • Jesper T 07/19/2017 at 10:44 am on Sacrificing Results Now for Results Later2.5 years in and it works with a bigger pay off than I ever thought was possible in that time. Just keep cracking at it!
  • Gillian 07/18/2017 at 5:42 pm on My Experience Competing in a Japanese Speech ContestI was smiling through the whole speech. Your Japanese didn't sound bad to me, but maybe it's just cause it's better than mine xD
  • Caleb 07/18/2017 at 3:33 pm on Sacrificing Results Now for Results Later桃栗三年柿八年、日本語・・・何年だっけ・・・
  • Alexis V 07/18/2017 at 1:30 pm on Jalup Immersion (Stage 4 Released)As usual, these are great! Thanks for consistently putting out such quality decks!
  • Greg 07/18/2017 at 12:31 pm on Sacrificing Results Now for Results LaterYes, I do worry that the methods described here will never work as I'm in the middle of it and haven't gotten any real payoffs with conversation. It was disappointing going to Japan last month...
  • Hwesta 07/18/2017 at 10:40 am on Updates: NEXT Advanced, New Audio, Timed StudyI just finished JALUP Intermediate and am excited for the audio in Advanced. I don't want to have to deal with updating my Anki cards when the audio comes out though. Any idea when the...
  • Kevin 07/18/2017 at 5:01 am on Sacrificing Results Now for Results LaterThere's a big difference between seeing a Japanese word and learning what it means in English, and seeing a Japanese word and learning what it means in Japanese. Obviously you need some kind of foundation...
  • Vorvayne 07/18/2017 at 3:44 am on Sacrificing Results Now for Results LaterSo, I learned a reasonable amount of beginner vocabulary by listening to japanesepod101.com, which meant I came in to JALUP beginner knowing most of th vocabulary already, but also knowing all the numbers and days...