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  • Tristan 10/23/2021 at 12:24 pm on 100 Ways To Ask “What Did You Say?” In JapaneseMaybe add Furigana?
  • Rei 10/23/2021 at 12:17 am on Do you Really Need to Study Pitch Accent?I kept seeing this lately, and I'm wondering too, i see alot of people studying Japanese who are so into pitch accents and how they're not too great at it, and I'm learning Japanese too but my way is same with mimicking and shadowing. I...
  • El Laurens 10/19/2021 at 10:09 pm on Top 85 J-Dramas Of All Time: #21-30Years AND years later I don't know if the author is still listening but Just came across this excellent list yesterday while searching for "older series", it's a great resource. Of the series I know on here there is a real hint of quality so...
  • Joel 10/09/2021 at 10:55 am on The Difficulty Level Guide Of Everything JapaneseOh my god thank you so much for saying this. I thought I'd reached a level of Japanese where I could understand roughly what a sentence was about in any context, until I tried to watch Ghost in the Shell. I think it's the amount...
  • PSMHatsune 10/03/2021 at 11:09 am on Should you Say Farewell to your Kanji Deck?What I found has been working for me so far is to simply pass every card. I see a card, flip it, write it and then pass it. I care more about writing practice while doing KK. The sentence decks are helping me to solidify...
  • RMK 09/24/2021 at 8:38 am on How To Merge Anki Decks TogetherThis really helped me out today, thank you!
  • Ann 08/22/2021 at 7:24 pm on So you Failed the JLPT by 1 PointI just failed BE by 1 point (89 / 180), I wonder if I can claim somehow to pass lol
  • Nakada 08/17/2021 at 2:47 pm on Should you Read Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings in Japanese?I don't recommend you learning Japanese from the Harry Potter series. Because the Japanese version of the Harry Potter Series has many mistranslations, Japanese misuse, and vocabulary that is no longer used. The reason this happened is that the person who translated the Harry Potter...
  • Ken 08/15/2021 at 11:05 pm on 5 Addictive Japanese YouTube Cartoons for Toddlers (and Maybe You)I remember seeing a dub of Sesame Street some time ago on YouTube. Maybe that’ll work as well? I’m not a father (yet?), but I’ll keep these in mind for if/when the time comes.
  • df 08/12/2021 at 4:08 pm on How To Merge Anki Decks TogetherHey, this doesn't really work for me, the option of move cards that appears in instruction number 4, doesn't appear in my screen
  • Adam 08/04/2021 at 3:42 pm on 5 Addictive Japanese YouTube Cartoons for Toddlers (and Maybe You)Ah awesome - thanks so much for the content recommendations! I just checked out Go! Go! コリー・カーソン and I can tell instantly that my son will love it (any animated cars doing cute things are a win). I can't get Amazon Prime JP to work...
  • https://twitter.com/kayoshodo/status/1404746905192599554 08/04/2021 at 7:42 am on 5 Addictive Japanese YouTube Cartoons for Toddlers (and Maybe You)Good recommendations. My daughter (nearly 3) loves baby bus and we've listened to Super Simple in jp and en since she was very little. If you've ever come across Paw Patrol.... you can watch a few episodes on youtube in jp. All the series are...
  • Adam 08/01/2021 at 8:18 pm on 5 Addictive Japanese YouTube Cartoons for Toddlers (and Maybe You)Now if that isn't ridiculously cute. I could see banana becoming their new favorite word :) Thanks!
  • A Stephen Caldarone 08/01/2021 at 5:22 pm on United States In Japanese Kanji – アメリカの州名を日本語にするとHi Adam I have an 1864/1865 rifle with inscription on the stock (Kanji?) My father brought it home from Japan after WWII How can I send you pictures to try to get it interpreted?
  • laddr 08/01/2021 at 11:48 am on 5 Addictive Japanese YouTube Cartoons for Toddlers (and Maybe You)On Crunchyroll try bananya, my kids watch it over and over again
  • Jannick 07/28/2021 at 3:03 pm on Jalup App – Jalup Posts – Updates & StuffWanting to take a bit of a break from a posting schedule is quite understandable. I definitely get the feeling of "forcing" to write something on a schedule, how it sometimes feels bad even when you love writing. And I would agree that there's so...
  • locksleyu 07/28/2021 at 8:20 am on Audible Japan Changes to a Coin SystemHas anyone has luck signing up for Audible.co.jp who doesn't live in Japan? It seems their sign up form still has "Japan" in an un-editable state. Has anyone tried a V-Precal prepaid card or similar?
  • パイレート 07/26/2021 at 3:00 pm on Is Studying Japanese Harder than Ever?On the flip side, I used the extra time I had from COVID lockdowns and not having to commute to the office to pick up Japanese again. After a decade of off-and-on study, never really getting past mid-beginner level, I finally am seeing real progress...
  • Irene 07/26/2021 at 6:05 am on Why you Should be Excited About the Sequel to 結婚できない男Love S1 so much that I simply can't bring myself to watch S2,knowing Yui Natsukawa (the Doctor)& rest of S1 wonderful cast are not in it,so disappointed. Hiroshi Abe's character certainly makes this series superb but not without S1 cast.Awwww .....
  • Alice77 07/25/2021 at 3:49 am on Beating The Mid-Level BluesWhen you hit this wall,what you should do is study way more than you ever have done in the past, if you did 30-50 min you should do at least 2 hours, the reason? Well for starters because it is extremely difficult and pushed through...
  • Alice77 07/25/2021 at 2:41 am on Beating The Mid-Level BluesThe mid-level blues the mid-level crisis or Intermediate depression(my original name), when you inevitably hit this particular wall in your Japanese Journey, like Adam was writing about do not slow down with your studying, You should actually study way more than you did before using...
  • Alice77 07/25/2021 at 2:08 am on When Do You Stop Adding New Cards To Anki?Depending on your goals and personality:if you feel that it would remove the fear of forgetting the words/grammar/kanji/keigo, or whatever else it is or if you are more of a perfectionist then go for it, add the cards to Anki or if you like see...
  • Alice77 07/25/2021 at 1:56 am on Catching up on Anki Reviews Slowly or All at OnceConcerning Anki what I would do is, wait and see how much your reviews increase,I will give 3 examples below: Anki newbie:You have 100 cards total, and 350 reviews you think oh crap I will not get through this, however you still wait a couple...
  • gustavo 07/19/2021 at 4:02 pm on Japanese Learners – Which RPG Class do you Belong to?i would the fusion of the fighter and roge
  • Kyami 07/08/2021 at 9:33 am on Jalup IntermediateThank you for your fast response, I have started using Jalup beginner and I already feel like I have learned so much. It also is much more enjoyable than reading a grammar book. I'm very glad you decided to create these decks (and the website)....
  • Adam 07/07/2021 at 3:24 pm on Jalup IntermediateYou can look up words using Japanese definitions whenever you want, but for creating your own J-J cards, I usually recommend waiting till at least Expert. Some people start earlier, others wait till they finish the final deck (Champion). But the whole point of the...
  • Kyami 07/06/2021 at 8:43 am on Jalup IntermediateDear Adam, I'm wondering at what point in the intermediate deck should I start sentence mining/looking up words using Japanese definitions. Or, does that come later on, like while I'm doing the advanced decks? Thanks, Kyami
  • Adam 07/05/2021 at 6:53 pm on Kanji KingdomI still think keyword to kanji is king (because you get recognition of kanji indirectly through regular sentences). Handwriting the kanji out is useful early on for additional practice, but should definitely phased out for a mental drawing of the kanji later on.
  • Kyami 07/05/2021 at 11:09 am on Kanji KingdomAdam, I wondering if years later you still think handwriting Kanji is the way to go, or, that recognition is better. I apologize in advance if you have answered this question already
  • Samantha Lane 06/30/2021 at 12:02 am on Is Studying Japanese Harder than Ever?Which prompts another trite aphorism..."It's all about the journey." :)
  • Adam 06/29/2021 at 3:37 pm on Is Studying Japanese Harder than Ever?I think a lot of people stress out because they don't just want to get a little better, they want to be fluent enough to read manga or watch anime. So they spend a lot of excess time trying to find the method that will...
  • Samantha Lane 06/29/2021 at 12:47 am on Is Studying Japanese Harder than Ever?Exercise gurus always say "The best workout is the one that you do." which means don't get stuck in analysis paralysis but do the workouts that are enjoyable, or at least have a small activation barrier. You might not end up looking like Mr Universe,...
  • Adam 06/27/2021 at 8:37 pm on Is Studying Japanese Harder than Ever?Yeah, it definitely gets better with time. And agreed, the sooner you stick to a method (even if you completely change it later), the better. Any start is better than no start (or an indefinitely delayed one).
  • Adam 06/27/2021 at 8:34 pm on Is Studying Japanese Harder than Ever?Some good points. It's definitely true that reading in one language vs another is a different experience. And while no one wants to hear "Japanese is hard," the sooner they accept that, the better off they are.
  • laddr 06/27/2021 at 3:42 pm on Is Studying Japanese Harder than Ever?Super on point. The good news on analysis paralysis, I feel like it's worst at the beginning of your journey. You know nothing, everyone is swearing X, Y, or Z is the right way to go and if you do this other method your screwed....