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  • Andrew 04/20/2018 at 12:37 pm on Why it’s so Hard to Decide How to Study JapaneseYour comment on how one negative comment can ruin your entire opinion on something rings very true to me. If I see a couple very bad reviews on an Amazon item (even if there are...
  • Michael 04/19/2018 at 7:42 pm on Who Did What To Whom?It's hard for me to say if this is a good idea on the whole or not. I was one of those people who got frustrated with a good number of sentences in the beginner...
  • AdamAdam 04/19/2018 at 12:14 pm on The 4 Kings Of Shonen AnimeThat is definitely a memorable scene!
  • Andrew 04/19/2018 at 9:14 am on The 4 Kings Of Shonen AnimeThe scene with Usopp and Luffy at the beginning of Water 7 with the going merry was one of those moments for me Adam. Amazing show and thankfully no where near as much filler episodes...
  • Zion 04/19/2018 at 5:24 am on The 4 Kings Of Shonen AnimeNever Really Got Into One Piece Only DBZ & Naruto
  • Zion 04/19/2018 at 5:22 am on The 4 Kings Of Shonen AnimeDragon Ball Z The Best The Top King of Them All I Dont Care What Knowbody Says 1984-Ongoing
  • Jesper T 04/19/2018 at 2:43 am on Why your Kanji Reviews Never Seem to EndI tend to fail those, because I'd rather spend the extra time reinforcing it than waiting X years to fill the gap. I guess that means I get a few more reviews, but it should...
  • AdamAdam 04/18/2018 at 12:33 pm on Why your Kanji Reviews Never Seem to EndInteresting. Is there something about it that makes you coming back to it as opposed to just reviewing flash cards? Or is it the mere side effect of you doing it on a video game...
  • AdamAdam 04/18/2018 at 12:31 pm on Why your Kanji Reviews Never Seem to EndThanks for sharing your kanji story! I think most people don't have a straight 1 to 2,000 success story. I definitely didn't.
  • AdamAdam 04/18/2018 at 12:30 pm on Why your Kanji Reviews Never Seem to EndRight Now? On average my daily total reviews are at around 10-20. Maybe around 30% are kanji.
  • AdamAdam 04/18/2018 at 12:27 pm on Why your Kanji Reviews Never Seem to EndWarnings like this from personal experience are always good. Speaking of similar kanji, it can sometimes be hard to decide what do do when reviewing a kanji that I mistook for it's near-doppelganger. Setting its...
  • AdamAdam 04/18/2018 at 12:23 pm on Why your Kanji Reviews Never Seem to EndThat's an awesome project idea to motivate your kanji studying. When you finish make sure you mention it here!
  • AdamAdam 04/18/2018 at 12:22 pm on Why your Kanji Reviews Never Seem to EndNice! The final stretch. Yes, they don't disappear anywhere near as fast as Jalup Beginner. And while that may sound discouraging, knowing what is going on is better than cursing at your deck :P But...
  • AdamAdam 04/18/2018 at 12:18 pm on Why your Kanji Reviews Never Seem to EndCongrats on finally finishing it up. Yes, it takes a very long time to get it down to 5 minutes :) But it will happen.
  • AdamAdam 04/18/2018 at 12:16 pm on Has Jalup Actually Produced any Fluent People?I love a good fruit-basket :P Thanks for continuing to read even if you've mostly moved on! I'm looking forward to when you take the final steps from where you are now to fluency.
  • AdamAdam 04/18/2018 at 12:12 pm on Has Jalup Actually Produced any Fluent People?Seeing the end in sight (even if it is still another year or so away) feels great :) Congrats on making it this far, and I will be super excited when you get there!
  • AdamAdam 04/18/2018 at 12:08 pm on How to Understand Japanese without Translating itI like it. Sometimes spending a little extra time like this can allow you to connect all the pieces.
  • ジャック 04/18/2018 at 11:46 am on The Difficulty Ranking of Getting Access to Japanese VideoI just checked out fujitv.live based on this comment. So awesome! I haven't looked into iSakura or others yet so have no basis for comparison, but either way... definitely spent an entire evening flipping channels...
  • Stewie 04/18/2018 at 9:21 am on Why your Kanji Reviews Never Seem to EndI don't review kanji much these days. Instead I do the 漢検DS quizzes. For some reason it feels like downtime to me because of the video game format? I find the quizzes more mentally stimulating...
  • Shikogo 04/18/2018 at 4:09 am on How to Understand Japanese without Translating itWhat I like to do is when I struggle with a sentence is slowly read the sentence, breaking it down into blocks separated by particles. Using the simple example from the article, I might go...
  • Lee 04/17/2018 at 10:24 pm on Why your Kanji Reviews Never Seem to EndLet me preface this by saying that no-one should follow my example. I mean it! I'm a bad student. Many have achieved fluency, while I've been "taking a break". My experience I think is much...
  • ジャック 04/17/2018 at 4:01 pm on Has Jalup Actually Produced any Fluent People?I mostly just lurk these days, but I think I'll come out of the woodwork for this one :D I'm not fluent (yet!), but I've gone from a near-total beginner to a guy who's taking...
  • Victoria 04/17/2018 at 3:49 pm on Has Jalup Actually Produced any Fluent People?Can confirm on the trap of trying to understand EVERYTHING. A lot of stuff comes so much easier with immersion, but I still find myself doubting my understanding of a JALUP sentence - when in...
  • Victoria 04/17/2018 at 3:44 pm on Has Jalup Actually Produced any Fluent People?I'm not fluent yet (~lvl 45) but I 100% believe that this method has produced fluent people because I now see a clear path to fluency - and it wouldn't have been without this method....
  • Greg 04/17/2018 at 3:05 pm on Why your Kanji Reviews Never Seem to EndHow many Kanji cards do you review on an average day?
  • Jesper T 04/17/2018 at 2:31 pm on Why your Kanji Reviews Never Seem to EndKanji is personally about 50% of my review time and I definitely also have the highest fail rate for my kanji cards. I find that it's often the ability to tell similar kanji and kanji...
  • Cinnamilk 04/17/2018 at 1:56 pm on Why your Kanji Reviews Never Seem to EndKanji review is definitely the vast majority of my anki time, but I'm still in the learning stage for new kanji. I'm about 870 of 3000 through RTK Vol 1 and 3, and it can...
  • DavidMazarro 04/17/2018 at 1:34 pm on Why your Kanji Reviews Never Seem to EndOf all the posts you've made, this is the one that hits closest to home by far (and that's a lot considering you pretty much nail it on the majority of your posts!) I'm almost...
  • Evan 04/17/2018 at 12:33 pm on Why your Kanji Reviews Never Seem to EndI randomly ran into a Japanese person yesterday (I live in Germany) while I was practicing writing. I was showing him how I practiced with anki by writing down the kanji of a particular Japanese...
  • AdamAdam 04/17/2018 at 12:11 pm on 5 Current Japanese Podcasts I Love Listening ToThanks for sharing this guide!