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Finished the Japanese Course, and I'm looking for Other Resources

I finished the Japanese course about 2-3 hours after beginning (after testing out of all but 4 circles, due to small mistakes), and I am looking for other Japanese learning resources to gain more knowledge. I would say I am higher than JLPT N5 level, but just a tad lower than N4 (I can understand some stuff completely, others need a little time or a definition). Anyone have anything?

Also, this course kinda threw me off, because I am used to reading most things with kanji, such as 日曜日, 映画, 磨く, 私, and stuff like that, but I would say this course helped me understand stuff from context more, due to its use of hiragana more than kanji. It was also strange seeing that one has to type stuff like 磨いて い ませ ん, but that helps with conjugation, so I think the developers did a great job with this.

June 11, 2017



Besides Tae's site

Maybe (if you haven't yet tried)

1) http://www.imabi.net/

2) An Introduction to Japanese Syntax, Grammar and Language (Michiel Kamermans) - possibly at https://pomax.github.io/nrGrammar/

3) Suggested Guide for Japanese Literacy (SGJL) course series at memrise?

Also, what about the book Essential Japanese by Samuel E. Martin


You can try the reverse tree on duolingo's website. It's much better, you know. A lot of troublesome compounders and so on.


I think you best look through the genki books (1 and 2) and learn the grammar points you don't know yet (I'm not sure how much of these grammar points are covered by the duolingo course). When you are comfortable with all the Genki grammar I think the best options are "an integrated approach to intermediate japanese" (which is often considered to be a follow up to Genki) or "Tobira" (which is a bit harded than aiatoij I believe, but seems to be more fun). You could try to look up some reviews on which one would better suite your tastes. I would also start to learn more kanji (I'm not sure how many you know, since you didn't mention), but you should probably get some resource that teaches you all the kanji (e.g. Kodansha learner course, Remember the Kanji or Wanikani).


well, i reccomend wanikani, I use it as well

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    You could try skimming through Tae Kim (free online textbook), stopping when you don't know a grammar concept and learning it.


    I am guessing you could get more out of the Duolingo course.

    For example, you could enter some of the sentences from the exercises into a flashcard app and study them, using Japanese as the target language. That makes it significantly more difficult - recall is so much harder than recognition.

    You could also use the exercises as listening practice - don't look at the words provided, just try and figure out what is said.

    I think there is a lot here, and you are likely to miss it if you just burn through.


    Thanks for the tips, but I really don't know, considering I gave very little effort, even when just listening, just reading, or when translating it into either language. I feel like my recall and recognition skills, when it comes to Japanese, are on about the same level, excluding kanji. Thanks, though!!

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