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  • AvatarJared Boudreau 07/10/2020 at 6:38 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2020This site seems very interesting. I will definitely read a lot of articles on here. Thanks so much!
  • Avatarladdr 07/10/2020 at 8:21 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2020No clue your interests. But I find this site pretty relevant/interesting when I'm trying to browse in Japanese: https://businessinsider.jp
  • AvatarJasper 07/10/2020 at 7:43 am on Japan’s Recent Decision To Change To A Simplified Kanji SystemThis article was an April fool's joke.
  • AvatarJared Boudreau 07/09/2020 at 1:45 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2020Update 1: I changed a few things a bit. 1.The second week i decided to do welcome to demon school iruma kun instead since it would be easier to subs2srs and I felt more compelled to do it. 2.I'm gonna probably do konosuba starting on...
  • AvatarJohn 07/09/2020 at 4:02 am on Japan’s Recent Decision To Change To A Simplified Kanji SystemThis was written in 2016, and they are still the original. I guess the people got some sense and did not simplify them. Simplification just makes them harder to recognize, and it doesn't help with writing.
  • AvatarDenis Panjuta 07/03/2020 at 2:08 pm on Should you use Bilingual Books with English and Japanese Side by Side?I also came across this plugin and now I'm using it extensively. Even though I understand the whole point of going full immersion and full Japanese only style... But for me at the 2.5k words mark it's just a lot more fun to watch One...
  • AvatarJesse 07/03/2020 at 11:46 am on The Difficulty Level Guide Of Everything Japaneseぷよぷよ通 on the Visual Novel easy list is Puyo Puyo Tsuu(2) for the Mega Drive. idk why it's not translated but there ya go. Also, it's a puzzle game not o VN, but I could see how it has some VN elements to it, such...
  • Avatarladdr 07/02/2020 at 11:48 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2020Yeah the last 2000 have a higher amount of slang type words which are very useful to have...
  • Avataryass 07/02/2020 at 6:37 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2020Thanks for the thoughts. I agree in the grand scheme it probably wont matter to much either way. But in a way that is what make the decision so hard :-) But being able to read the manga along the way may actually be a...
  • Avataryass 07/02/2020 at 6:32 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – June 2020Haha thanks for the link! It looks interesting indeed :) Looks like it also includes some 物理学, which is what I actually studied and what I am planning to expand when the basic math works! And don't worry about the immersion. Just watch it if...
  • AvatarTristan 07/01/2020 at 1:40 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2020This is my first time posting here and I'm hoping that it helps me maintain motivation as I powerlevel a bit. Currently, my goal for the year is to pass the JLPT N2 exam in December so my goals leading up to it will be...
  • AvatarMamzl 07/01/2020 at 12:48 pm on How To Survive Remembering The Kanji (RTK)Many great pieces of advice, it made me realize how much freedom the RTK method gives us. I started one month ago and I started to struggle with some keywords and stories. Thanks for sharing your experience !
  • Avatarasterix 07/01/2020 at 7:47 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – June 2020Hi, I found this math-guy on youtube. It look's interesting. I've finished all the 5000 Jalup cards. But I am not as good in immersion. So I don't understand much. Perhaps it is something for you. ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voFHToRM4xI
  • AvatarGreg 06/30/2020 at 9:19 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – June 2020Yes, finished it and finally finished the 5,000 cards! It has been a long time coming. I first started Adam's decks about 5 years ago, made it through part of expert and then decided to restart the decks 2.5 years with stricter criteria for passing...
  • AvatarNicolás 06/30/2020 at 6:06 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2020- Start and finish Jalup Hero - Watch at least a couple of new animes with j-subs on animelon and undesrtand 75% and more of them (actually if I get hooked up with the story it means I'm on the right track) - Finish コンビニのマリア...
  • AvatarNicolás 06/30/2020 at 5:57 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – June 2020Goals June 2020 - I ended the first season of SAO with j-subs but I wasn't able to finish any other anime beside that I kept with the new releases instead but they didn't had j-subs - Today I finished Jalup Expert and by tomorrow...
  • Avatarladdr 06/30/2020 at 9:25 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2020I kept going to 7k. In hindsight I think either way works out about the same. I am glad I kept going, I read the manga along side the cards. But at 5k I was scared to do my own cards. If at 5k you...
  • AvatarJim 06/30/2020 at 8:20 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2020Get 283 cards into JALUP Intermediate. Finish Beginner Stories. Finish Beginner Situations. Get to 1310 kanji (currently 1168) Finish Yotsuba v. 3-4 Finish Dragon Ball v. 1-2
  • AvatarJim 06/30/2020 at 8:17 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – June 2020I finished: 128 cards of JALUP Intermediate out of my goal of 150. 73% of Beginner Situations 1/5 Beginner Stories. Not as much as I wanted to, but I still feel like progress was made.
  • Avataryass 06/30/2020 at 7:09 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – June 2020Oh wow, its already the last day of June. Time flies :) 1) Ye easy sailing. No risk of overdoing it, I actually dropped to 5/day for the last couple of days because the additions from self-made cards increased by quite a bit but more...
  • Avataryass 06/30/2020 at 7:08 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2020More of the usual, and a slight tweak 1) Finish Jalup Hero. I am currently 175 cards short which means if I keep the pace of 5 new cards per day I need to do 10 on just a couple of days. I am sure...
  • AvatarJared 06/29/2020 at 5:10 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2020In August i take the Business Japanese Test and need to get a higher enough score so i can apply for school and if i fail I can't apply for school...the pressure is on. I bought a few books to help me practice and understand...
  • AvatarJared 06/29/2020 at 5:00 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – June 2020I mostly did this, I changed a few things around but here is it. 1.I read kuma kuma kuma bear through chapter 200, good "easy" for most novel read. I definitely recommend. 2. I didn't get to 99% as there wasn't enough time 3. Same...
  • AvatarBela Senpai 06/29/2020 at 2:57 pm on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2020Specific goals: 1. Working through RTK I again, after 3 years. Just very quickly, to have improve my kanji recognition and refresh some of the meanings of the primitives. 3. Reading EASY Japanese news again. (at least 1 article every day) 2. Get back into...
  • Avatarladdr 06/29/2020 at 11:46 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 20206) Forgot an important one, lol. Also continue shadowing everyday. Going to reduce to more like 15-30 min on average per day and I want to get through unit 2 section 1 and maybe unit 3 section 1.
  • Avatarladdr 06/29/2020 at 11:33 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – July 2020Things are going well but I want to adjust my listening for at least a month, maybe more. I found an all Japanese learning podcast I am enjoying. I understand near 100% of it so I want to start doing that more instead of as...
  • Avatarladdr 06/29/2020 at 11:25 am on Achieving Your Japanese Goals – June 2020This month felt great, I am really hitting a groove with my life post-jalup. I am going to adjust methods for next month a bit to start increasing and shifting the type of listening I am doing. In detail this month: 1) Keep up with...
  • AdamAdam 06/28/2020 at 4:07 pm on Why I’m Quitting Anki after 12 YearsI had studied for a year (2009-2010) with decent progress, but I was learning it for the wrong reasons and just wasn't passionate enough about it to continue.
  • AdamAdam 06/28/2020 at 4:06 pm on Why I’m Quitting Anki after 12 YearsUnfortunately my deck info got corrupted somewhere over the years (once early on, and again during the switch from Anki 1 to 2). So the reviews and minutes are wrong...
  • AvatarKou 06/28/2020 at 6:29 am on Why I’m Quitting Anki after 12 YearsDid you end up getting fluent in Chinese? I remember that you had an article a long time ago talking about your experience learning the language, but I can't find it.
  • AvatarGreg 06/24/2020 at 10:25 am on Why I’m Quitting Anki after 12 YearsYou should post your statistics from your Anki deck such as total number of minutes studied just for fun.
  • AdamAdam 06/22/2020 at 8:22 pm on How I Discovered my Daily Shadowing LimitActually been doing it now for 4 years. I started it at this post https://japaneselevelup.com/shadow-immersion-surpassing-speaking-limits/. The results have been tremendous. My width and depth of speaking ability grew in leaps and bounds thanks to it. It's what really allowed me to expand my vocabulary and...
  • Avatarjeff 06/22/2020 at 4:34 pm on How I Discovered my Daily Shadowing LimitAdam, I'm curious if you could share your results of shadowing. According to this post you've done it for like 1.5 years. Obviously it's probably hard to track results specifically tied to your shadowing practice for that period but if you have any thoughts on...
  • AvatarStewie 06/17/2020 at 4:53 am on Why I’m Quitting Anki after 12 YearsIt's obviously a ladder deck. You can't learn Ainu without Japanese. It's a sad situation.
  • AdamAdam 06/16/2020 at 8:28 pm on Why I’m Quitting Anki after 12 YearsI was fluent back in 2012, JLPT1+ equivalent. There's no right or wrong time to quit Anki. This just for me felt like the time I would have done it, looking back in hindsight. Though if I tried to tell my 2012 self that, I'm...