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  • AvatarSarah 05/08/2021 at 4:16 am on Why you Should be Excited About the Sequel to 結婚できない男Feel the same way....I just stopped watching the second season knowing the doctor wouldnt be in it...I found it not to be as good as the first season.
  • AvatarRakuei 05/08/2021 at 1:37 am on You Failed the JLPT – Now What?I have failed N2 FIVE times. This July will be my 6th attempt. I always fail all sections, except listening. It seems to be my strong point. No matter how much I cram that vocabulary and grammar, I always fail it. Passed N3 on my...
  • AvatarJonathan 04/27/2021 at 6:25 am on Survivorship Bias while Learning JapaneseIn that light it makes sense. I’m pretty new. I’m not aware of many other Japanese learner blogs so maybe that skews my perspective on what others are dealing with when tackling this language. I haven’t felt the need to go anywhere else for information,...
  • AdamAdam 04/26/2021 at 3:56 pm on Survivorship Bias while Learning JapaneseI'm sorry it came off that way. My intention was the opposite. It was meant to prevent people from comparing themselves to the "success stories" and to not feel down on yourself when you don't think you are doing as well as someone else who...
  • AvatarJonathan 04/26/2021 at 10:17 am on Survivorship Bias while Learning JapaneseWhat a change in tone this article has. I understand wanting to set realistic expectations but this can basically be summed up as a demotivational article. I don’t understand why you would write this for people struggling with Japanese. Even if the war is lost...
  • AvatarJH 04/25/2021 at 11:19 am on Japanese Learners – Which RPG Class do you Belong to?Definitely a cleric. It’s funny I’m this way in real life, as in any MMO I always choose the healer class. The description of cleric 100% fits with how I approach the Jalup decks. A steady pace, day after day.
  • AvatarJordan 04/24/2021 at 9:40 pm on 6 Haikyuu Quotes to Ignite your Japanese LearningIs anyone able to translate the haiku/poem from the very start of Haikyu? “ A tall, tall wall looms over me. What is the view on the other side? What does it look like? The view from the top. It’s a view that I could...
  • Gareth WGareth W 04/20/2021 at 2:08 am on Why I Stopped Looking at Reviews DueThis is good advice :) I recently have been trying to get my reviews down to a more manageable level, and I was using the "flip" button as a counter. I've turned this off after reading this article as I realised it was actually more...
  • AvatarKiki 04/15/2021 at 4:16 pm on Why I’m Quitting Anki after 12 YearsI'm someone that's admittedly starting Anki with my first self-taught language and it's an odd one: Ainu. I'm going to use it in conjunction with the Drops app/website. Drops seems good at getting you to learn words with prompts, but it's not good at getting...
  • AvatarKL 04/09/2021 at 8:48 am on Why you Should be Excited About the Sequel to 結婚できない男I m very disappointed that Yui Natsukawa did not return for “he who can’t marry 2”..... what a pity! Season 1 was a great show! The chemistry between the main actor and the main actress was the crown gem of this story!
  • AvatarMatt 04/07/2021 at 6:19 pm on You Hate Remembering The Kanji (RTK) — Now What?95% retention rate with 200 cards a day? 200 cards a day with 10-20 mins review time is 50 hours. Only 24 hours in a day dude. No one believe this dude he is toxic for the community. LEARNED 2100 Kanji in 1 months.... genius...
  • AvatarSamantha Lane 04/03/2021 at 10:08 pm on Survivorship Bias while Learning JapaneseWhen you read postapocalyptic YA sci-fi (like the 5th Wave or Pure) do you think, "yeah, that's me! I'll survive, I'll the hero" or "Oh, dear! I'm going to die along with almost everyone else." Apparently, you're supposed to believe without question that you'll survive;...
  • AvatarLily 04/02/2021 at 8:44 pm on Survivorship Bias while Learning JapaneseThe bright side of learning something like a language is that if you crash and burn you are not dead, so you can try again. As long as you learn from your mistakes and fail in a different way each time, you are still making...
  • Avatarジャック 04/01/2021 at 8:52 am on How Much does the Method Matter?This is one of the great things about Jalup. Obviously I think the method itself (#4) is really good, effective, etc -- but there's also plenty of practical advice to help with #5 and, perhaps most important of all, inspiration as fuel for #6. The...
  • AvatarTheJapanCode 03/21/2021 at 2:53 pm on 6 Haikyuu Quotes to Ignite your Japanese Learning4+ years later, I can read & understand all of these quotes; season 3 was my favorite haikyuu season, loved both parts of season 4, AND read the whole manga to the end. What a difference 4 years makes!
  • AvatarNatasha 03/19/2021 at 10:26 am on 3 Easy Japanese Novels For BeginnersI'll need one of those e-books too! Can't find any novels here also im currently learning hiragana and katakana so anything of that caliber will do , thank you :)
  • Gareth WGareth W 03/17/2021 at 1:57 am on Survivorship Bias while Learning JapaneseAdam, Great article, this in particular stuck out to me: "I succeeded with hard work and dedication. If you aren’t succeeding using the same methods I used to succeed, you must not be working hard enough" As I'm now a little further in my Japansese...
  • AvatarMich 03/15/2021 at 3:34 pm on The Difficulty Level Guide Of Everything JapaneseI just started reading children's books, and I would like to suggest these for the first level: ☆ こぐまのクーク物語 春と夏 ☆ 一年間だけ ☆ 笑い猫の5分間怪談 While there are some grammar points to search here and there, first two are great for a beginner's first read I think ^^ Third...
  • AvatarBites 03/14/2021 at 9:54 am on The Difficulty Level Guide Of Everything JapaneseI would suggest moving 真・女神転生 IV to either 4 or 5 stars. I am halfway through the game and I have to say, plenty of classic Japanese (some medieval and some way older), heavy yakuza slang, copious amounts of 地名 (the game takes place in...
  • Avataryass 03/14/2021 at 3:17 am on How to Understand Japanese without Translating itMaybe it helps not thinking about it in terms of "Good morning" or おはようございます but more in terms of "Thing English/Japanese people say in the morning to greet each other". There does not need to be an exact representation of each word to each other...
  • AvatarNick Skinner 03/13/2021 at 11:28 pm on How to Understand Japanese without Translating itI get this article and I think this is better when learning japaneee to become fluent. But for example, and this has been stuck on my mind, if i read the word おはようございます and know it says ohayogozaimasu, then what? I read the Japanese word...
  • AvatarClayton 03/12/2021 at 6:08 pm on Is Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO) the Best J-Drama Ever?Excuse me? Did you tried to watch such like Forbrydelsen, Bron|Broen, Borgen, Engreanges etc non-English speaking of Japanese dubbing works? I know it's out of the topic but foreigner study Japanese who notice 'em certainly in the process.
  • Avatarladdr 03/11/2021 at 11:39 am on Should you ask What a J-J Sentence Means in English?"I wonder if the English will slowly fade away the more Japanese I’m introduced to." ^This. It takes time, a long time at least for me to stop translating everything in your head. That is normal that your brain tries to translate. Firstly find a...
  • Avatarev 03/11/2021 at 4:55 am on Does Studying Hard Really Guarantee you Fluency?How would you study Japanese in Japanese? I recently bought 3 textbooks and watched a Japanese language video from Nobita in Japan that suggested practicing Japanese in Japanese, and just use images to project a phrase. I think it's a useful method, but I don't...
  • AvatarClayton 03/10/2021 at 9:39 pm on Is Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO) the Best J-Drama Ever?If takes GTO in now age. As similar as Breaking Bad in Asia. Even I don't speak Japanese and English is only foreign language for owning. But must say Great Teacher Onizuka has deeply influenced my lifetime since childhood. Until present, Takashi Sorimachi & Nanako...
  • Avatarev 03/10/2021 at 10:16 am on Should you ask What a J-J Sentence Means in English?As an English speaker, I've shifted into the mindset that I shouldn't use English at all when I'm attempting Japanese. However, this confuses me greatly, because when I'm shown images and their Japanese name, I recognize them as their English name. I've been looking for...
  • Avatarev 03/08/2021 at 5:56 am on How to Understand Japanese without Translating itI say this, but I'm unaware of reliable resources. I've been learning hiragana and katakana for about a year (it's easy to learn, it was just my lack of motivation) with Duolingo and other easy resources, but when it comes to expanding my understanding of...
  • Avatarev 03/08/2021 at 5:45 am on How to Understand Japanese without Translating itWhen first learning a language, you're introduced to images and their meaning, like in English preschool. This is what I do because you can't judge a sentence based on the sentence alone, your brain needs an image of what you're saying. The image doesn't change...
  • AvatarTheJapanCode 03/06/2021 at 7:20 am on Free Japanese Novels that are Really Good ReadsI have this strange issue where I feel like I'm not getting the "official" experience if reading on this site vs the "official" light novel. It's such a strange issue to have; who cares if things were changed? It's gonna help my japanese just as...
  • AvatarFalco252 03/01/2021 at 9:39 am on How to Understand Japanese without Translating itJapanese-English dictionaries at first, then japanese-japanese. It’s fine to think of the english for atomic parts of a sentence from time to time, especially if the sentence is difficult to you, the point is to learn to "understand" the sentence rather than translate it into...
  • AvatarDylin 02/24/2021 at 12:03 pm on How to Understand Japanese without Translating itSo neko means cat and I understand that without thinking of translation but I'm confused as to how to find out neko means cat if I never knew it in the first place.
  • AvatarMrs Yuki Hill 02/22/2021 at 8:01 am on Change Your Mobile Phone To JapaneseI have Nokia 02 mobile. I wish to use both English and Japanese. I am struggling not to be able to use Japanese. I tried to change it. Unfortunately I can't use Japanese. Anyone can help me, please. Mrs Hill
  • AvatarCaiman 02/18/2021 at 10:09 pm on The 4 Kings Of Shonen AnimeNaruto was unbearable to watch. I dropped it. Definitely not a good shounen.
  • Gareth WGareth W 02/18/2021 at 1:45 am on How Much does the Method Matter?Hi laddr, Can always count on you for great feedback :) I have come to the same conclusions pretty much. My main method of continuous study is Jalup, and I aim to continue through all 7000 cards (2/3 Expert ATM). I also feel, that since...
  • Avataryass 02/17/2021 at 11:21 pm on How Much does the Method Matter?Oddly enough, lately I started wondering exact the same thing, whether I have been too strict on the J-J or not. I certainly have moments where accidentally seeing the English (or German) translation of a word suddenly made the J-J definition make sense. I am...