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  • Shree 01/22/2023 at 10:45 pm on You Failed the JLPT – Now What?Hi, I am a high school student and I had 3 attempts in jlpt n5. And I failed in 2 attempts already. Just now I got my result for my 3rd attempt, and I failed in that too with a difference of 14 marks. I...
  • lindseu 12/04/2022 at 10:42 am on The Really Good Japanese Electronic Music GuideOn my. Polysics are out of this world. I saw them perform about 2010, really ace. The festival vibe changed from relaxed curious to wild! I love the videos too.
  • Robert Tighe 12/02/2022 at 7:41 am on The End of Jaluphttps://japaneselevelup.com/the-not-end-of-jalup/ This makes me happy and motivated to buy more jalup levels on Android. Thanks for sticking around...for now anyway.
  • Samantha Makishima 12/01/2022 at 11:48 am on My Long Summer at an Intensive Language Immersion SchoolThis was a really insightful article to read. I am planning on attending the Chinese School this coming summer and it was good to see an article that is actually critically of the experience so I know what to expect. For me personally, I am...
  • Ruban 11/10/2022 at 10:38 am on The End of JalupHi everyone, I stumbled upon wakarukana.com just now, which seems to be down, and reached this post while looking for an alternative. Does anyone know if the site was archived anywhere? Thanks
  • k1t3 10/26/2022 at 9:05 am on The Difficulty Level Guide Of Everything JapaneseIs there an updated version? Because that would be amazing :)
  • Jonathan 10/17/2022 at 9:49 pm on The End of JalupVery happy to see that even now the site is still up and Adam is even (gasp) working on a solution to the restore bug on iOS 16. I know the site and everything jalup is closing and Adam is moving on, but even seeing...
  • Chris Vasselli 10/14/2022 at 6:52 pm on The End of JalupHey all, sorry for the radio silence. I promise I'm still hard at work on the Jalup integration with Nihongo. I just posted a quick update on the Nihongo blog: https://blog.nihongo-app.com/quick-update-on-jalup-integration-2/
  • John 10/11/2022 at 3:57 pm on Why Programmers like Japanese & Japanese Learners like ProgrammingI disagree. While you do have to memorize a lot for Japanese, most of what you have to memorize are the various symbols that represent different things. I think the idea of encoding meaning in symbols are just how operators work. Actually, I think the...
  • SB 10/08/2022 at 12:49 pm on The End of JalupHas anyone archived the blog posts on the Internet Archive aka Wayback Machine? It would be a shame to lose this wonderful resource.
  • Simple Gaijin 09/10/2022 at 10:53 am on The End of JalupI've been a big fan of your work... even if the whole "level" thing was a bit sus. Best of luck to you, Adam.
  • Balkiria 09/09/2022 at 9:04 am on What’s The Best Age To Learn Japanese?Can I learn Japanese without kanji or any form of writing? I have a guest house and just want to be able to know some basic Japanese to get by...greet guests, give addresses and the like?
  • Balkiria 09/09/2022 at 8:50 am on What’s The Best Age To Learn Japanese?I am 53...really want to start...
  • just passing through 09/07/2022 at 7:15 pm on The End of JalupI never actually used the Jalup decks/cards (sorry!) but your blog posts provided a lot of insight and motivation to me when I was starting out learning Japanese 4-5 years ago. I haven't been on here in a while but I was reminded of this...
  • Jaclyn 09/05/2022 at 7:02 pm on Should I Major in Japanese in College?*eventually study in Japan for a few years
  • Jaclyn 09/05/2022 at 7:01 pm on Should I Major in Japanese in College?I am 19 and I am currently in Community college working towards a general studies degree. I love the Japanese language and culture, so I decided to finally learn Japanese recently and I am currently taking elementary Japanese 1. My plan is to eventually. study...
  • rexi 09/02/2022 at 12:52 pm on Use J-Drama Audience Ratings to Find Interesting Showsany idea for a replacement site to artv since they don't update since 2022
  • Adam 09/01/2022 at 3:50 pm on The End of JalupRefer to newest update at the top :)
  • Kou 08/31/2022 at 7:48 am on The End of JalupEnd of the website tomorrow? Or is it being extended to the end of the year?
  • Jiafu 08/29/2022 at 10:48 am on You Failed the JLPT – Now What?Hi, i just failed N4 for the second time. The first time i admit i didn't really prepared it and because i fell sick for a long time ... but anyway it was okay i missed it with 13 points. until i fail again, after...
  • Dominik 08/05/2022 at 2:11 am on The End of JalupI feel like this will become the sad pivotal point in my character development story.. When I'm facing tough Japanese battles, I will think back about how my mentor-blog one day disappeared and I'm working hard to reach those heights of proficiency I looked up...
  • Brian 07/16/2022 at 3:59 pm on The End of JalupIt's not exactle what you wanted, but the wayback machine has pretty complete archives of the blog content eg: https://web.archive.org/web/20220531192408/https://japaneselevelup.com/blog/
  • Jim 07/15/2022 at 3:54 am on The End of JalupIs there some way to download an archive of all the articles?
  • Evan 07/04/2022 at 4:47 am on The End of JalupI am saddened to hear that this site will be shutting down, but I completely understand. The site has been a great resource, and I appreciate the advice you have provided. I don't think I would be at the level I am at now without...
  • David 06/24/2022 at 2:04 am on Why you Can’t Understand Japanese Song LyricsI’m been learning japanese by myself for a few years now, songs are a nightmare indeed, all my Japanese friends say so too, recently I started reading manga, after achieving a natural speed reading level I wanted to tune even more my reading skills by...
  • Snake 06/22/2022 at 7:07 pm on The End of JalupWondering if someone here knows of a way to transfer User Notes (not progress) from the app to Anki ?
  • Emily 06/19/2022 at 10:24 am on The End of JalupJalup formed the core of my Japanese learning when I was a high school student fired up about studying Japanese. I graduated college a little more than a year ago, and still remember Jalup very fondly. The principles I learned here nearly a decade ago—the...
  • TheJapanCode 06/17/2022 at 3:51 pm on The End of JalupAs an old fan, I'm really sad about this, although I fully understand. I really hope you will keep the site up in the end! Even now I still go back and re-read some articles here and there, especially the media recommendations, or the "rev...
  • Friend 06/08/2022 at 8:50 pm on The End of JalupAdam, I'm so sorry to hear that Jalup is shutting down, but I feel honored that I got to learn Japanese with you and this wonderful community. I'm glad that you're doing what's best for you and your family and that your work will live...
  • John 06/04/2022 at 9:20 pm on Should I Use Kana or Romaji Input on my Phone?Don’t know about android but the Japanese kana keyboard on apple comes with a 10 key keyboard for Roman letters that can be flicked the same way
  • Manan 05/31/2022 at 7:02 pm on The End of JalupWow...all I can say is I'll never forget my time with Jalup and the community. Learning aside, I got to chat with fun people back in the day line chat was active, and I'll always remember those times fondly. Good luck with whatever comes next!...
  • Todd G 05/27/2022 at 10:26 pm on The End of JalupI'm sad for future generations of Japanese learners: they'll never experience the power that was JALUP. Your flash cards were so perfectly developed and executed using i+1, stripping the necessary nuts and bolts of grammar and vocabulary from boring textbooks and making the journey fun...
  • Victoria 05/25/2022 at 6:34 am on The End of JalupI haven’t commented in a LONG time, but want to say THANK YOU for everything! I started learning Japanese 8 years ago - and started JALUP 7 years ago. I just moved back from A 3.5 year stay in Japan, which included 2 years of...
  • Max 05/24/2022 at 11:51 am on What Would You Do If You Woke Up Fluent In Japanese?I'd probably start recording myself saying random things in Japanese and playing it all back just for fun.
  • Tufu 05/15/2022 at 9:05 pm on The End of JalupI've always lurked around this site and haven't really used the jalup service itself, but I just wanted to say that these blog posts changed my experience with Japanese. I don't know of I ever would have learned about anki, RTK, tips on how to...