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  • 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...
  • Avatarladdr 02/17/2021 at 11:05 am on How Much does the Method Matter?I have never really talked about this on here but I think I overdid the emphasis on J-J only. In short, take advantage of the opportunity and don't worry about being so strict on J-J. That is just what worked for me and your results...
  • Avatarladdr 02/17/2021 at 10:55 am on How Much does the Method Matter?I have so many thoughts on this topic. This article is so on point. The further into my studies I get the more I have realized the most important thing is 5 & 6. I have always been a bit focused on #4. For me...
  • AvatarJim 02/17/2021 at 9:33 am on How Much does the Method Matter?Method perfection has probably set me back a couple years in progress. Trying to worry less about it these days.
  • Gareth WGareth W 02/17/2021 at 12:48 am on How Much does the Method Matter?Hi Adam, Great article, and really timely for me, as I have recently had an opportunity to talk for a significant amount of time with a Japanese person on a regular basis. This is something that I may not have forever, and I want to...
  • AvatarJonathan 01/24/2021 at 9:08 pm on The Risk vs. Reward of Choosing a Fast Study Pace – Is it Worth it?I recently had to reset a deck. I should have heeded the advice to not go too fast and now that I’m going at a slower pace I am enjoying studying even more. It’s true that if you rush through you get burnt out and...
  • AvatarTetsuya 01/22/2021 at 5:48 am on Is Learning Japanese Harder Than Learning English?You can read the hiragana, katakana even the kanji even if youve never heard it spoken as long as you understand the vowels. Try that with English. How do you learn a language that needs to be spoken to be able to pronounce? Add on...
  • AvatarWarren 01/14/2021 at 11:39 pm on Why Pay Money when you can Learn Japanese for Free?I think the main problem for me is not whether or not I'm willing to put money in. I would gladly pay for Japanese fluency. The problem is finding the right place to put the money. I don't want to be ripped off. And I...
  • AvatarJonathan 01/08/2021 at 10:37 pm on Fluent FantasyI went ahead and purchased this book today. I’ve got my strategy guide now and with the Jalup app I’ve got my controller in hand. Japanese is the game to be played. I guess I can sign off the site now and when I return...
  • Avataribis 01/05/2021 at 7:29 pm on 7 Ways Japan Is A Cereal Lover’s Worst NightmareYou sure you're not Norwegian? ;) (I'm kidding. Talking about the Norwegian butter crisis of 2011. Quite interesting thing, actually.)
  • AvatarJonathan 01/04/2021 at 3:22 pm on Why you Can’t Understand Japanese Song LyricsThanks for the encouragement. I don’t underestimate the difficulty, I’m prepared for the long fight ahead but I’m still really new haha. Music is a huge part of the reason I’m here so it’s good to know it’s an attainable goal :)
  • Avataryass 01/04/2021 at 10:01 am on Why you Can’t Understand Japanese Song LyricsI think you will be fine. I try to understand a lot of lyrics as well and its not like you have no chance of understanding. Its more similar to songs sung in other languages, there are parts which are really difficult to understand, but...
  • Gareth WGareth W 01/04/2021 at 12:28 am on Jalup Mobile App (iOS & Android)Indeed :)
  • AvatarJonathan H 01/03/2021 at 6:21 pm on Why you Can’t Understand Japanese Song LyricsWell this is super discouraging to hear as it’s one of the main reason why I am tackling this project. Maybe I could be an outlier. Hey, as long as I have the lyrics on paper I should be alright through, right? I import a...
  • Avatarladdr 01/02/2021 at 4:54 pm on Jalup Mobile App (iOS & Android)Awesome, enjoy it!
  • Avatarroboxnora 01/01/2021 at 6:48 pm on Jalup Mobile App (iOS & Android)Downloaded and purchased maximum 1 January 2021. Thanks for the amazing product and hope to see it supported for a long time to come,
  • AvatarAndrew 12/24/2020 at 10:51 pm on The Difficulty Level Guide Of Everything JapaneseI would say that how well you will do is not dependent on how many anki/Jalup cards you have done, but rather how much reading experience you have (unless of course you no no vocab at all, which is not the case). Whether they are...
  • AvatarDanchi 12/23/2020 at 9:40 am on What Would You Do If You Woke Up Fluent In Japanese?Spend the day at a Jansou! That's half the reason I'm even learning!
  • AvatarJessica 12/22/2020 at 1:59 pm on Jalup Intermediate was Hard – Getting Through it Made me Feel InvincibleOmg, I did know about the long press red button (2 months into the Jalup app). Thank you.
  • AvatarJason 12/21/2020 at 7:21 am on Using Audible Japan to Shadow and Immerse in JapaneseHi, what is FeBe? Can someone put a link to that site?
  • AvatarSnake 12/19/2020 at 3:22 pm on The Difficulty Level Guide Of Everything JapaneseNovel related question for someone who's a Silent Hill fan : I want to start reading light novels and my Silent Hill 1 and 2 novels ( Author: 山下定 ) just arrived from Japan, still unopened. Can anyone here advise if its really a light novel or...
  • AvatarA.G.R. Goff 12/15/2020 at 7:12 am on 4 Psychological Thriller Novels Where Sanity Is TestedI love Japanese thrillers. There's always an unexpected twist. Not learning the language at the moment but - who knows- maybe in the future.
  • AvatarRobert 12/14/2020 at 8:43 am on Jalup Intermediate was Hard – Getting Through it Made me Feel InvincibleThank you Gareth. I just bought the "Fluent Fantasy" Book. Great Article. Rock on.
  • Gareth WGareth W 12/14/2020 at 6:39 am on Jalup Intermediate was Hard – Getting Through it Made me Feel InvincibleThat is all I could ask for sharing my story, look forward to seeing you on the other side of it :)
  • C. L. PannerCandy 12/13/2020 at 5:43 pm on Jalup Intermediate was Hard – Getting Through it Made me Feel InvincibleThanks, Gareth. This is a great post. I want to get back into the Jalup intermediate. You've given me the push I need.
  • Avatarladdr 12/13/2020 at 1:14 pm on Jalup Intermediate was Hard – Getting Through it Made me Feel InvincibleGreat post, it resonates with most of my experience. Some good advice in here. Find a way to enjoy your study; make it a lifestyle.
  • AvatarLolly 12/13/2020 at 4:50 am on My Long Summer at an Intensive Language Immersion SchoolAs a three-time attendee of 2 Middlebury language schools over the past 20 years, I can’t stress how much the Language Pledge to only use the target language will make or break your experience. Forming those relationships in English? You missed out. Pushing past all...
  • AvatarVictoria 12/09/2020 at 10:02 pm on Jalup iOS App – Custom Cards (Phase 3)Let me say, this was one of the features holding me back from recommending he JALUP app to others (vs the anki version I've used for almost 5 years...) I'm glad you're working on this because it really would be the best of both worlds!...