Jalup Beginner: The Anki deck series that started it all. I gave it a major update in February of this year, with completely new audio, reworked sentences, new notes, and better preparation for going into J-J. What else could I possibly do with this deck? I’m taking the most popular feature from Jalup NEXT, and adding it directly into the Anki version.
While a lot of people use the Jalup decks through Jalup NEXT, I know just as many people use the Anki versions. I don’t force people onto my platform. I’d rather you use whatever works better for you. But if you are going to use the Anki decks, I might as well give you some of the NEXT magic.
Jalup Beginner Enhanced has NEXT’s card linking feature. Card linking is the ability to click on any word or piece of a word, and be shown the original card where that word was introduced. After a ridiculous amount of work to transfer this functionality, manually making sure to check every card runs smoothly, you can now do a variation of this on Anki. Here’s how it works:
1. The front of your card hasn’t changed.
2. The back of your car now includes a special area called “Show Definitions” after introducing what you are learning for the card.
In this card you are being taught Name + です: I’m (name). It was expected that you either remember what はじめまして and 鈴木 mean, or to go look it up in your deck if you forgot. But now you can:
3. Click on show definitions
The “Show Definitions” text disappears, and in its place appears definitions from those previous cards. From here, you answer the card as you normally would (1, 2, 3, or 4)
One more example:
Here’s the back of a card, where you learn また:
After clicking on Show Definitions:
I’m hoping this makes a big difference to those learning with the Anki decks.
Expanding to other decks?
Not sure. This was a labor intensive project. I may keep it just at Beginner.
How to get it?
If you buy a new Jalup Beginner Package or Jalup Maximum, you’ll get the enhanced version included as a separate deck. It is not included when you buy stages one at a time. You’ll still have the option to use the non-enhanced deck. If you use the enhanced version, and decide you don’t need this feature, it is also easy to just remove the Show Definitions field.
For those of you who already have the Beginner deck, and want the new enhanced version, please use the following link. The $19.99 payment covers the costs of creating this new version, and to continue to allow me to create/update more material.
After completing your purchase, please send an e-mail to adshap (at) japaneselevelup (dot) com, forwarding me your original receipt(s), and this upgrade version purchase. I’ll send the newer version shortly after receiving payment (it’s not automatic like the other products, so it could take up to 24-48 hours).
No more searching through Anki trying to find that one piece of grammar that you can’t remember and can’t seem to pull up. All your time can be spent on actually remembering Japanese.