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  • AdamAdam 01/21/2018 at 8:04 am on How I Discovered my Daily Shadowing LimitYes, audiobooks I find to be the most engaging and easiest to shadow. Thanks for the recommendation. I will definitely check that out!
  • Nataru 01/20/2018 at 1:13 pm on How I Discovered my Daily Shadowing LimitThanks. Is your biggest focus still audiobooks? Also this might be off topic but I really recommend Yin Yoga, it really feels incredible, and should be great for shadowing too. It's simple, you'll just stay...
  • AdamAdam 01/20/2018 at 12:28 pm on How I Discovered my Daily Shadowing LimitYou don't need to repeat word for word. There can be large gaps of words that you don't hear, and you can just skip them. Just repeat whatever parts whenever you can, for every single...
  • AdamAdam 01/20/2018 at 12:26 pm on How I Discovered my Daily Shadowing LimitYes, please do. Try it while doing something else, and this will lessen the initial boredom. Also make sure it is something that you would enjoy repeating.
  • Nataru 01/20/2018 at 11:52 am on How I Discovered my Daily Shadowing LimitThanks a lot for this article. Also, I never even thought about doing it while doing chores, let alone stretching, you absolute genius. Also, the biggest hurdle for me is too many unknown words (or...
  • Enzo 01/19/2018 at 9:56 pm on How I Discovered my Daily Shadowing LimitMaybe it´s time to start using this technique. Actually I read your previous post about shadowing but I haven´t tried it yet because I thought it was kind of boring. But it seems it has...
  • lostasock 01/18/2018 at 11:19 pm on The Ultimate Resource For Mastering Japanese GrammarDoes anyone know if there's a digital copy of this?
  • Miokoy 01/18/2018 at 3:43 am on 5 YouTubers you Should be Learning Japanese withJapanese Ammo with Misa! She’s fun, creative and a very talented teacher. She really gets and targets what English speakers learning Japanese struggle with. She comments a lot on the different levels of politeness, so...
  • Hadaka 01/15/2018 at 6:14 pm on Japanese Is The New Game In TownI started learning because of Naruto.
  • Amber 01/15/2018 at 6:09 pm on Does Studying Hard Really Guarantee you Fluency?Yeah, that manga has a few pieces of advice that, while in the manga are about playing trumpet, are really great metaphors highly applicable to learning Japanese (or other long-term life goals, I suppose). Now...
  • Adam 01/15/2018 at 10:02 am on What’s The Best Age To Learn Japanese?That's a tough choice. Do you have some time to try both out a bit to see what you like more?
  • Adam 01/15/2018 at 9:55 am on How Long Does it Take to Learn Japanese?I try to answer everyone's questions whenever I can :) I hope all is well with your Japanese!
  • Adam 01/15/2018 at 9:53 am on Why People Like you More When your Japanese SucksThis could be the go-to article for responding to this type of comment from a friend! :P
  • monkey d luffy 01/15/2018 at 8:03 am on How Long Does it Take to Learn Japanese?oh god. adam , i love you brother, i can see that you are replying to every comment for last 6 years, how are you doing in life, you are the only person that replies...
  • 名前などない猫 01/15/2018 at 4:54 am on Why People Like you More When your Japanese SucksI've tried to explain this exact same thing to a few people over the years when I am told I must be popular since I can speak Japanese. I'll point them to this post next...
  • Ivelin 01/14/2018 at 11:28 am on What’s The Best Age To Learn Japanese?I'm 19 years old. I started studying japanese at the age of 17. At first, I was mostly consistent with the language during the summer breaks, as High School was kind of taking my time...
  • Adam 01/13/2018 at 12:07 pm on Does Studying Hard Really Guarantee you Fluency?That's a good point. Trying hard will always improve you (at least to some extent). Great example story from that manga as well. It fits perfectly with what I'm trying to say. Thanks for sharing...
  • Evan 01/13/2018 at 2:37 am on 6 Japanese Mistakes Japanese People Make all the TimeI remember sitting in an izakaya with a buddy from Kumamoto, and he thought I was wrong when I said "すみません", instead of "すいません", lol. Definitely not just a Tohoku dialect thing.
  • Amber 01/12/2018 at 4:56 pm on Does Studying Hard Really Guarantee you Fluency?A couple of thoughts: First, trying hard doesn't necessarily guarantee that a person will attain fluency (whatever that means), but in the vast majority of cases, trying hard will guarantee improvement. Whether the study method...
  • Adam 01/12/2018 at 3:48 pm on Does Studying Hard Really Guarantee you Fluency?I'm here to make sure that probability goes as high as possible
  • Greg 01/11/2018 at 4:34 pm on Does Studying Hard Really Guarantee you Fluency?Hopefully I will be one of those that ends up making it to fluency!
  • C 01/10/2018 at 12:07 am on 6 Japanese Mistakes Japanese People Make all the TimeShowed this to my coworkers from Fukushima and Aomori and they had no idea what the words were written next to their prefecture. These words have to be from a few generations back.
  • Eric 01/09/2018 at 6:52 pm on Japanese Level Up RTK Mod Anki DeckI had the same problem. To fix it, I did the following: 1. In Anki, create a new profile. 2. Imported the JALUP RTK deck into the new profile -- this worked fine. 3. Exported...
  • Adam 01/09/2018 at 5:20 am on Using Audible Japan to Shadow and Immerse in JapaneseYour phone has to be set to Japanese and linked to an Amazon Japan account.
  • Erica 01/08/2018 at 1:10 pm on Using Audible Japan to Shadow and Immerse in JapaneseI did an advanced search on audible dot com for Japanese language and the only books that come up are three pages of L. Ron Hubbard books. Am I doing something wrong? websurfer89 at hotmail...
  • Adam 01/08/2018 at 5:07 am on My Decade of Studying JapaneseWelcome to the site Thibaut and thank you for the kind words! I'm really happy that this site resonates with your study style, and I hope it can provide some great help to you :)...
  • Adam 01/08/2018 at 5:03 am on 6 Japanese Mistakes Japanese People Make all the TimeInteresting. On a side note, you might enjoy this chart of how different dialects say すみません。 http://girlschannel.net/topics/617793/
  • Adam 01/08/2018 at 5:00 am on How to Block English SubtitlesWhen nothing works, the last option you can take is the analog one. Tape a horizontal piece of something to the bottom of the screen. Sounds silly, but it does the job.
  • ケンダル 01/08/2018 at 4:41 am on How to Block English SubtitlesOne major problem I have with some of my blu-rays is that it has locked subtitles which means you can't switch them off (Due to them trying to prevent reverse importation). Wish there is a...
  • Thibaut 01/08/2018 at 2:11 am on My Decade of Studying JapaneseAll I can say is thank you for this blog, sincerely. Wanting to really learn Japanese in my spare time (obviously with manga and anime), I stumbled upon several articles from this blog, started to...