📚 Review:トライ N5 「TRY N5」
Php 1,350 (+ 150 Shipping)
Includes a CD 💿 for listening exercises
I didn’t use this book so I’ll be as objective as possible. The reason why I didn’t use this book (or was not able to use this book) is because it was not available for me at that time. Anyway, here it goes:
The book is divided into 9 chapters which covers useful daily life conversations such as basic greetings, shopping, family, getting from one place to another, etc.- The usual information found in JLPT N5 level materials.
As with other reviewers, the book only contains 1-3 sentences of explanation on the featured topics and about the same number of examples followed by a few exercises which are just enough to trigger your memory. Remember, it is expected that one already has a background in Japanese and has gone through a textbook at least.
The book covers 1. Grammar 2. Vocabulary 3. Reading and 4. Listening. I noticed that there is no specific section for kanji but this is not something that I am concerned about. In my opinion, all the topics found in the book pretty much contain the kanji required so it’s not a problem.
Two things that stood out positively for me are 1.) There is only 1 language translation. The book only has Japanese and English text which I like because honestly the other translations only serves as a distraction 😅 (if you’ve seen sou matome you’d understand, unless of course you are simultaneously studying that other language).
2.) It has a JLPT simulation exam at the end of the book with an answer key of course 😊👏🏼 In addition Try N5 also contains a very convenient grammar and vocabulary index.
Regarding the timeframe one needs to finish the book is entirely up to the user. I’d say 1 to 2 months would be enough.
📚 Review: 「日本語総まとめ N5」
Nihongo Sou Matome N5
Php 1,350 (+150 shipping fee via JRS)
I personally used this book when I was preparing for N5. Sou Matome means “overall summary” and it is exactly that. It is a summary of everything that could possibly be asked in JLPT N5.
The book is divided into 6 sections. Each section is equivalent to a week of study and is further divided into 7 parts for each of the 7 days. Each day covers 2 pages which can be completed in about 20 mins. On the 7th day of each week is a timed review test covering the entire week’s study. At the end of 6 weeks is an overall review test which should be finished within a time limit. The book covers 1. Kanji 2. Vocabulary 3. Reading 4. Grammar and 5. Listening. An answer key is included at the end of the book.
In total, one can complete the book in 6 weeks (or less depending on your time and motivation) and is suitable for busy people and those who want a refresher.
Sou Matome is a reviewer and NOT a TEXTBOOK. It doesn’t have an explanation on the topics covered but only reminders and pointers. And since it is a simulation of what might appear in the exam, the book is purely in Japanese. So, one must already be familiar with the Kana to be able to appreciate it.
I recommend Sou Matome specifically for JLPT preparation and as a supplement to a textbook (i.e. Genki, Japanese Demystified, etc.) My rating: 5/5 👍🏼
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日本語活用マスター Nihongo Katsuyo Master - Mastering the Japanese Conjugation
Php: 1,100 (+150 shipping free via JRS)
Happy #JapaneseMonday ! Learning a language is all about being consistent. Even if you only spend 5 minutes a day, or learn 1 phrase/word a day, you will be surprised how much you can learn in two years.
Look at the picture and guess what it says. 🤗🤗🤗
おさきに！ “I’m off now”
お先に！ means you are going first before others. We can say お先に失礼します (おさきにしつれいします)to be polite in a formal situation .
お 先 に！ significa que vas primero antes que los demás. Podemos decir tambien お先に失礼します(おさきにしつれいします) para ser cortés en una situación formal
派手(はで) means too showy, flashy or loud (color, pattern)
すぎる literal meaning is “pass” but when you over do something we say ~すぎる
派 手 (は で) significa demasiado llamativo, chillón (color, patrón) El significado literal de す ぎ る es “pasar ”, pero cuando hace algo en exceso, decimos ~ す ぎ る
Today’s Lesson 【日本の部屋の名前】
Although these days we use English words for room names in Japan we do have Japanese ways to say them also!
Aunque en estos días usamos nombres en inglés para los nombres de las habitaciones en Japón, ¡también tenemos nombres japoneses de decirlas!
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I downloaded tons of apps when I started studying Japanese about 2 years ago. But in time, I narrowed it down to these 9 which I think are all I need.
1.) Easy Japanese News - Reading practice (grammar, vocabulary and listening is covered. Cost: free)
2.) Genki Conjugations - Self explanatory (Cost: Php300 one time payment)
3.) Tae Kim’s Learning Japanese - Textbook app which gives you a foundation of the Japanese Language and is very useful and practical. I use this as a reference book on the go. (Cost: free)
4.) Podcast - Listening to Japanese news, radio, etc. The contents though will be for another post 😅🙏 (Cost: free)
5.) CdJapan - For my textbooks, review materials and other learning needs 🛍 📚 😊
6.) Sticky Study - Kanji/Vocab study/review and dictionary. (Cost: Php 550 I think. I bought this 2 years ago).
7.) Bingoji Japanese Puzzle - Vocab review in game format. (cost: free)
8.) JLPT N5-N1 Practice - Self explanatory. (cost: free)
9.) Shirabe Jisho - Dictionary (cost: free). .