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Duo Japanese course vs JLPT N5 & N4 vocabulary and kanji: requirements checklists.


I finally completed the checklists of vocabulary and kanji for JLPT N5 and N4 levels!

Many thanks to @testmoogle for the kanji list, it made my work much easier!

The words lists are too long to post in one post on the forums, so I'm putting the files into a folder on my Dropbox. Here's the link.

Listed in black: words and kanji taught by Duo.

Listed in red: words and kanji not directly taught by Duo (not contained in the sentences given by Duo, but may be accepted in typed answers!)

For convenience, I divided the words into groups. Here's what the files contain:

* FAMILY AND PEOPLE: contains "occupations" and "body and health" vocabulary
* OBJECTS: house and furniture, various objects, hobbies and sports
* MISCELLANEOUS: all the words that didn't fit in the categories above and abstract meanings
kosoado chart and personal pronouns - finished
adverbs of frequency, amount and certainity and some verbs and adjectives not listed above
expressions and phrases required for N5 and N4, (it still needs a serious revision, because it's difficult to find an accurate list online)

Those lists are not yet completely accurate. If you notice a word or kanji that was taught or wasn't taught, but is listed otherwise, please let me know in the comments.

In the lists, there are words that appeared in the Duo course only once and were very easy to overlook. I didn't list the vocabulary and kanji from the comments or from the possible answers, only those that actually appeared in the sentences or in the parts of sentences to pick from. Duo also taught some words that aren't on the JLPT lists I looked at, so I'll probably add them soon too.

Sources of JLPT N5 and N4 requirements:

japanesetest4you; nihongoichiban; tanos

If the requirements for JLPT changed or mine are incomplete, let me know too ;D I haven't taken any of the JLPT tests, so I don't know for sure what is required and what is not, I rely on the online lists, and all the corrections are welcome!

Repository thread for the Japanese learning posts.

EDIT, 16 DECEMBER 2017: corrected some files.


December 11, 2017


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Good job, thanks for sharing it.

As for the table, I think duolingo forum supports Markdown which use | to make tables.

| Kanji |Furigana|Romaji|Meaning| |---|---|---|---| |危ない|あぶない|abunai|dangerous|

shows like below:

Kanji Furigana Romaji Meaning
危ない あぶない abunai dangerous
赤い あかい akai red
December 12, 2017


Ok, that doesn't seem like what Duo posted. Maybe there is other hidden tricks or just plain HTML.

Or, make them into a image?

December 12, 2017


Your Markdown was correct and worked completely fine. It's just that Duo has different formatting for tables used within comments compared to within posts.

If Mya uses that Markdown in the OP, it should look pretty decent there. ^.^

December 12, 2017


For now I think I'll leave the lists in Dropbox files, they're not complete yet and it's easier to edit them there. ;)

Someone also posted before that it's not possible to directly copy photos of tables without taking screenshots and cropping and it would be difficult to make a new image every time I edit something.

And by the way, how did you make the "^.^" red-colored ? I only know how to underline text in yellow ;P

Edit: just checked, the tables from "Sticky" posts really get scrambled after copying. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25508844

December 12, 2017


Wow, very nice! That must have taken a lot of work to compile!

I haven't looked at the lists much yet, as I don't have much time tonight. I've noticed a few things that don't look correct (though I might be confusing the reverse tree), but mostly it's excellent. ^^

The kanji column of the counters list has quite a few that I don't think were meant to be red:

~分, ~半, ~本, ~時, ~時間, ~人

Also, even though "~か月" might not be in the course, ~ヶ月 definitely is (surprisingly).

December 12, 2017


Corrected! Thank you for noticing :)

I can't remember if 〜匹 was also in this course, or was it the reverse one? I'm drowning in kanji right now ( ̄▽ ̄*)ゞ

December 12, 2017


Thank you very much Mya for doing this!

December 12, 2017


どうぞ!It's actually a great revision method to make those lists :) Some words and grammar appeared so rarely that by rereading the sentences I'm going to remember them better. I learn by using! ;D

December 13, 2017


Thank you so much for sharing these, Mya! Your generosity is much appreciated.

January 28, 2018


Hey Mya! Thanks so much for the list. I know this is a year ago, but I just wanted to point out it would be written みなさん、こんにち は! It's only みんな without an honorific. And こんにちは and こんばんは both use は even though it is pronounced わ. This is because they're actually little mini sentences: 今晩は (こんばんは) and 今日は (こんにちは). Even if this is info you already know, I thought I'd put it out there for any new learners who come across this forum.

March 27, 2019
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