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Useful Japanese Link
« on: February 16, 2010, 12:32:05 PM »
Thought I should post this, for my own reference and any others who might find it useful. 

http://www.guidetojapanese.org/

Easily the most comprehensive and useful study guide I've found online.  I wish I had known about it before I brought over my study books from Canada.  (It's free, too!)
 
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Re: Useful Japanese Link
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010, 01:58:24 PM »
http://fsi-language-courses.org/Content.php?page=Japanese%20FAST

the US State Department has a website for employees around the world---good news it that it's free and anyone can study and download the files!

Of course you can practice your rudimentary Japanese, but how about trying some Twi?
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Re: Useful Japanese Link
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 07:08:52 PM »
Thought I should post this, for my own reference and any others who might find it useful. 

http://www.guidetojapanese.org/

Easily the most comprehensive and useful study guide I've found online.  I wish I had known about it before I brought over my study books from Canada.  (It's free, too!)
 


this wins imo

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Re: Useful Japanese Link
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010, 09:24:50 PM »
Shoot. No one told me the was a  contest!

Also things to consider
japanese101 podcast
iPhone app KOTOBA
Tae Kim's website
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Re: Useful Japanese Link
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2010, 04:41:34 PM »
If you have an Android phone, Aedict is a great dictionary, as well.

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Re: Useful Japanese Link
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2011, 03:11:07 PM »
http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/self/self.html

for beginners learning hiragana and katakana...this is quite useful...they also have links for great sites further down..

and for particle review and such

http://www.all.umn.edu/japanese_language/class_materials/particle_exercise/index.html
« Last Edit: March 03, 2011, 03:17:00 PM by Plum cake »
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Re: Useful Japanese Link
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2011, 03:51:37 PM »
http://www.mlcjapanese.co.jp/Download.htm#Low-intermediate Level

lots of verb practice for you Peacenik!
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Re: Useful Japanese Link
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2011, 01:23:03 PM »
Bumping for a new link. Don't know if it's been posted yet, but I don't think I've seen it before. It has some helpful info on the JLPT and a buttload of other awesome links. Plus, some of his other blog posts are interesting enough.

http://japanlifeandreligion.com/jlpt-prep/
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Re: Useful Japanese Link
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2012, 01:19:49 PM »
http://www.memrise.com

I've only been using it for a day, but I'm liking it quite a bit so far.  It's a sleek SRS site that uses "mems," user-submitted illustrations and associations, to help you recall kanji and their pronunciation.  It is a bit more streamlined than some other sites, and there are a ton of "courses" you can take for a variety of languages.  I'm doing Japanese Radicals and N5 Kanji right now, occasionally jumping to 5000 Most Frequent Spanish Words when I get frustrated and just want to crush something.

I assume it is better to revive this thread than start a whole new chain, right?

Edit: The Kore 6k set is the oft-mentioned 6,000 most frequent word list.
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Re: Useful Japanese Link
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2012, 01:40:59 PM »
http://www.memrise.com

I've only been using it for a day, but I'm liking it quite a bit so far.  It's a sleek SRS site that uses "mems," user-submitted illustrations and associations, to help you recall kanji and their pronunciation.  It is a bit more streamlined than some other sites, and there are a ton of "courses" you can take for a variety of languages.  I'm doing Japanese Radicals and N5 Kanji right now, occasionally jumping to 5000 Most Frequent Spanish Words when I get frustrated and just want to crush something.

I assume it is better to revive this thread than start a whole new chain, right?

Thanks Mike! Now I can finally practise my hobo symbols online.  ^-^
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Re: Useful Japanese Link
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2012, 02:00:53 PM »
Yeah, memrise is good, I switched over from anki to that a few months back, really has helped some words click.
Seems to get a bit sparse beyond the jlpt5 course though, hope more content appears soon.


Does anyone happen to know of any good places with jlpt past papers? I've only ever seen individual questions which run the gambit from "WTF?" to pish. Never a whole paper
« Last Edit: September 13, 2012, 03:57:04 PM by OxO »
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Re: Useful Japanese Link
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2012, 09:39:59 AM »
WaniKani is in beta and has been getting good reviews.  I'm just starting it now, and I think it has potential to be more effective than Memrise.

Advantages:
  • Nice, clean interface.
  • Tells you what reading is most important to know at the time.
  • Gives you vocabulary examples!

Disadvantages:
  • It might be a bit flashy for some people to study at work.
  • All of the readings aren't visible when you learn a new kanji.

Edit:  I'm going to make a new topic for resources in a minute and just move this over there.
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Re: Useful Japanese Link
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2012, 04:00:29 PM »
IDK If I should be adding this here or the awesome new post mike started, but here we go. This guy has a lot of cool tips and suggestions, and I intend to start using some, like getting a hard-copy along with an audio book and reading along while listening. I like the idea of the word frequency thing too.
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