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  • AvatarMath 01/17/2020 at 3:09 pm on How many Japanese Flash Cards do you Plan on Learning?I have made 48 cards now
  • AvatarMath 01/17/2020 at 2:30 pm on How many Japanese Flash Cards do you Plan on Learning?It was not 36 it is 41.
  • AvatarMath 01/17/2020 at 2:28 pm on How many Japanese Flash Cards do you Plan on Learning?I began using Anki today (17/1/2020) without relying on pre-made decks and I am already up to 36 cards.
  • AvatarGareth 01/17/2020 at 12:19 am on Is Jalup Intermediate Too Hard?Hi Dmg, I can back up what Yass said too! For context, I've been learning Japanese on and off for 3 years, last year (Jan) I committed and stayed with my JP study through the whole year. I am at the other end of the...
  • AvatarMazii 01/16/2020 at 8:39 pm on The Difficulty Level Guide Of Everything JapaneseThe post is so useful. Manga: とらドラ! (Toradora!) 2.5 stars 学園黙示録 (High School Of The Dead) 3 stars
  • AvatarMazii 01/16/2020 at 8:32 pm on What Level Are You?I have been studying English for over ten years. But my level is around "Intermediate". That sounds bad. I think the problem I'm facing is that I use Google translate a lot when translating Vietnamese into English (I'm a Vietnamese). I'm lazy to translate by...
  • AdamAdam 01/16/2020 at 1:23 pm on Creating Comedy from the 80-Year-Old Voice Actress of GokuNo, but that would be a cool story to tell - "I became fluent due to a Goku voice impersonator!"
  • AdamAdam 01/16/2020 at 1:13 pm on You’ve Finished Jalup – Now What?Currently there is no plan for that (though it hasn't been entirely ruled out). This was also included in the fundraiser questionnaire from several months ago that didn't meet its goal. *The additional equipment is already available on both apps.
  • AvatarAaron P. Hart 01/16/2020 at 12:50 pm on Creating Comedy from the 80-Year-Old Voice Actress of GokuI stumbled across him thanks to the YouTube Algorithm. I thought he was just the new voice of Goku for Super or something but then I looked into his story and found your article. So you feel you became fluent due to your interest in...
  • AvatarMark 01/16/2020 at 9:43 am on Can you use WaniKani with Jalup?I reached level 60 of Wanikani then transitioned to Jalup. Already knowing most useful kanji made the sentence grind much easier. Let me give some context. I went into Japanese with the mindset of "learn all the kanji first, then everything else". Additionally, I prioritized...
  • Avataryass 01/16/2020 at 7:13 am on Is Jalup Intermediate Too Hard?I faced the same challenge (I vividly remember 満 as one of the worst offenders). It will get better over time, or more specifically, it will move to different characters while the "older" ones become gradually easier (at least that's how it became for me)....
  • AvatarDan S. 01/16/2020 at 12:36 am on Can you use WaniKani with Jalup?I started Wanikani and Jalup at about the same time, but dropped Wanikani after a few months, mainly because I felt it took too much time for too little progress. I eventually settled on the app Kanji Study for Android, and the All in One...
  • Avatardmg 01/15/2020 at 11:48 pm on Is Jalup Intermediate Too Hard?I have started at a rate of 3 cards a day. I am at #45. The main challenge I face is trying to remember both the kanji and the meaning. It is specially tricky because some of the kanji that are clustered together have different...
  • AvatarPB 01/15/2020 at 11:07 pm on You’ve Finished Jalup – Now What?Yeah, I had the same question... and also the additional equipments.
  • AvatarSteven Blau 01/15/2020 at 4:15 pm on My Long Summer at an Intensive Language Immersion SchoolI don’t want to invalidate your experience and views, as I did the Italian program 20 years ago, so it’s not apples to apples (I had the impression that the Italian school was among the best run programs and its 20 years ago) and in...
  • AvatarArk626 01/15/2020 at 2:45 pm on You’ve Finished Jalup – Now What?Will you add the two remaining anki decks into jalup android and iPhone?
  • AvatarArk626 01/15/2020 at 2:28 pm on You’ve Finished Jalup – Now What?I would have loved those features but I guess you have much to do currently and I can understand that there was already lot of work in this app
  • AvatarArk626 01/15/2020 at 2:24 pm on You’ve Finished Jalup – Now What?That's sad to hear 😔
  • AdamAdam 01/14/2020 at 1:53 pm on You’ve Finished Jalup – Now What?There's an iOS update coming out soon that addresses some Dark Mode issues. But otherwise, I'm pretty happy with most of the current app functionality. Still in consideration of possible future features that I might add.
  • AdamAdam 01/14/2020 at 1:48 pm on You’ve Finished Jalup – Now What?All the features have been ported from iOS, except for Speaking Missions, Goal Setting, and Review Monster. As of right now, I don't plan on adding these.
  • AvatarPB 01/14/2020 at 11:42 am on You’ve Finished Jalup – Now What?Off topic, but I notice that no update has been released for almost two months. Everything OK?
  • AvatarArk626 01/14/2020 at 10:38 am on You’ve Finished Jalup – Now What?Will you still continue the feature port for the android app? As far as I'm concerned I would definitely buy upcoming packs although I have already bought the max pack because I find them very useful.
  • AdamAdam 01/13/2020 at 11:41 am on You’ve Finished Jalup – Now What?I won't say definitely no, but the probability is low. I tried to get support for a continuation several months ago, but there just wasn't enough. It's the problem with creating very high level content. The user base is just too small.
  • Avatarasterix 01/12/2020 at 11:22 pm on If You don’t Love Studying Japanese, then it is Not for You?I'm also using the analogy of running to explain why I like learning vocabulary (most of the time). I made the experience in running that there are days or moments when you have a high, you feel the power, all goes smoothly. And there also...
  • AvatarFelice 01/12/2020 at 1:19 am on You’ve Finished Jalup – Now What?Adam, are you planning on continuing the series someday?
  • Avatarladdr 01/11/2020 at 3:19 pm on If You don’t Love Studying Japanese, then it is Not for You?I never really thought about it like that, but that is a great point. Thanks
  • AdamAdam 01/11/2020 at 12:05 pm on If You don’t Love Studying Japanese, then it is Not for You?For those who like the studying process itself (which there are definitely people who do), the good news is even once Japanese is finished, you carry all the study techniques you've learned to the next big thing you want to learn. Keeps life interesting. That's...
  • AdamAdam 01/11/2020 at 12:03 pm on If You don’t Love Studying Japanese, then it is Not for You?I'll definitely leave the sports analogy to you :) A marathon it is!
  • Avataryass 01/10/2020 at 10:46 pm on If You don’t Love Studying Japanese, then it is Not for You?While I think its not so far off, but I would not compare becoming fluent to professional sports - very few people do the latter but many more the former. I would rather compare it with serious hobby athletes, who achieve great results while still...
  • Avatarladdr 01/10/2020 at 4:39 pm on If You don’t Love Studying Japanese, then it is Not for You?I think the post is on target but I also personally enjoy the studying part more often than not. It has its ups and downs for sure. But there have been a number of times in the past two years where I think to myself...
  • AdamAdam 01/10/2020 at 1:52 pm on If You don’t Love Studying Japanese, then it is Not for You?I think you are right - for the average person whose hobby is playing a sport, it can contain your why fully every time you play. But for pro-athletes, while they might love an actual game, I'm not sure how much they enjoy shooting 1,000...
  • AdamAdam 01/10/2020 at 1:47 pm on If You don’t Love Studying Japanese, then it is Not for You?I think a lot of people face this exact same thing. Studying is in the forefront, your why is in the background, and things don't work out well.
  • AdamAdam 01/10/2020 at 1:45 pm on Your First Trip to Japan – What Japanese to Study Before Going?I almost think what you do after the trip is even more important than what you do before it. Because it defines your studying for months or years to come.
  • Avataryass 01/10/2020 at 10:44 am on If You don’t Love Studying Japanese, then it is Not for You?... I actually do. :-D You are absolutely right in your post though. And I guess this is also a big reason why the Jalup method is working - it tries to put as much Japanese into studying Japanese as possible ;-) I think the...
  • AvatarJim 01/10/2020 at 10:14 am on If You don’t Love Studying Japanese, then it is Not for You?I've made attempts at studying Japanese in the past. Because I focused 90% on study and 10% on immersion, I gave up every time (even though I love connecting with Japanese people). Focusing on the larger "why?" has been helping me a lot.