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Old 04-08-2013, 01:38 AM   #1
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こんにちは!

I'm currently preparing for a semester at Kansai University, Osaka (I still don't know if I'll gain admittance), so to better my chances at getting in, I've been learning Japanese when I have time. Everything is going well for now, but I'd love to learn more general words.

I've studied in a foreign country before, and I remember some of my, then, co-students using a piece of software which would help them expand their vocabulary - does anyone know the name(s) of this/these piece(s) of software?

Any help will be greatly appreciated :)

- Tolle

Edit: They used it for Spanish, but as far as I know, it could be used for a bunch of different languages.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:59 PM   #2
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There's a flashcard program called Anki that apparently works well, you'll have to find the vocabulary decks yourself though.
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Anki is generally used for learning new words so it could be useful, but it is aimed at revising and testing yourself... though it can teach new words it probably isn't the best to learn from.
Some praise Rosetta stone to this day (constantly), i only ever used it a tiny bit so i can't say much but to me it was good for learning new words (not so much grammar for me... or sentence structure... all i got was new words so it might prove handy).
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:21 AM   #4
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Okay, I tried Anki just now, and it seems the only decks I can find are too advanced for me at this time, since they, as you said, only really review words you already know... or they're written in kanji :/

I'm already using Rosetta Stone, but I actually felt like I wasn't learning new words fast enough, so I wanted to boost that by having something else at my side... When I spoke with my Chinese friend, he told me I could take a dictionary and just go through it. That level of commitment... sniff... I'll never reach him xD
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A-P lagging - resulted in double post.
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Old 08-16-2014, 11:19 AM   #6
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you can use memrise.com too :)
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Hey Tolle this is a felly good website which i use just for the basics, http://www.csus.edu/indiv/s/sheaa/pr...nki/index.html


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For ipad and/or iphone, I strongly recommend JLPTselfstudy. It is really good and covers all 5 levels of the JLPT.
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For ipad and/or iphone, I strongly recommend JLPTselfstudy. It is really good and covers all 5 levels of the JLPT.
Thanks for the suggestion, downloading it right now! I'm planning to take the JLPT this December. Sucks though that the free version only has N5, since I'm planning to do the N2. Do you know if the paid version is worth it, or should I just get some practice books and do it the old fashioned way?
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