Japanese Resources (Revision in progress)

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Re: Japanese resources

Postby Speakeasy » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:30 pm

Japanese Podcasts
ryanheise wrote:If you've ever thought about using Japanese podcasts for immersion practice, but struggled to find podcasts at your level, the lists below might help you. What I've attempted is to rank individual podcast episodes by estimated difficulty. I've sampled around 400 episodes from 10 podcasts, and used some natural language processing tools from Google (which I have temporarily free access to) to analyse things like word frequencies and dispersion. …
Japanese podcasts sorted by difficulty
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Re: Japanese resources

Postby 白田龍 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:40 pm

I've found on youtube 36 animated childrens' stories, of about 9 min each, with bilingual subtitles:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... _VE5K4zG4_

I'm grabbing them with youtube-dl and using them in a sub2srs-like workflow.

Hukumusume also have bilingual subs for many of her videos:

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Re: Japanese Resources (Revision in progress)

Postby Xenops » Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:22 am

皆んなさん、こんにちわ。Everyone, hello. I volunteered to keep the Japanese resources thread up to date, and I'm letting you know it's a work in progress. Also to note, some links are now dead links, particularly from the old koohii forum (which is a shame, they had good JLPT feedback and info).

よろしくお願いします。Please be kind to me.
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Re: Japanese Resources (Revision in progress)

Postby bem » Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:28 pm

Xenops wrote:Also to note, some links are now dead links, particularly from the old koohii forum (which is a shame, they had good JLPT feedback and info).

You could try archive.org (the wayback machine) to see if it mirrored the resource in question. Koohii seemed like it was well indexed by archive.org many times, so generating archive.org based links would recover a lot of the information. Not sure about the other broken links, though.
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Re: Japanese Resources (Revision in progress)

Postby daniel1234 » Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:47 pm

For beginners that would like to study Japanese at home:

I strongly recommend a book written by Professor Richard Bowring from Cambridge University. It is called " An Introduction to Modern Japanese" .


This is the first book in a two-volume intensive one-year introductory course in Japanese, also suitable for those who wish to work at a slower pace. Students who finish this course will have a firm grasp of how the language works and enough knowledge of the writing system to tackle everyday written material with no more than a dictionary. Particular attention is paid to questions of grammar which foreign learners often find difficult, so Book One can also serve as a reference grammar. An Introduction to Modern Japanese uses both spoken and written forms from the outset. There are word lists for each lesson, and a comprehensive vocabulary for the whole course. Book One comprises fifty-two lessons which are accompanied by exercises and word lists in Book Two. The exercises ensure that the student has understood the grammar explained in the relevant lessons and give further practice in reading and recognising characters. Book Two also contains a full vocabulary, Japanese to English and English to Japanese. "

Source: https://www.cambridge.org/highereducati ... 2#overview
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Re: Japanese Resources (Revision in progress)

Postby bolaobo » Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:28 pm

Here are two resources I haven't seen posted here.

* Assimil: Japanese with Ease (in French, English, or German)
* Learn Japanese with Noriko

I like the progression and variety of the Assimil Japanese course. The only problem is the formatting (need to use third book to see dialogues with no aids). I put the sentences into Anki and remove the romaji/furigana. It seems to teach many more Kanji than Genki. Based on Anki, the first 71 lessons contains 759 unique Kanj. There's still 28 lessons to go! Genki only teaches 600 Kanji across the first and second book.

I also go slower than its recommended pace of 30 minutes/1 lesson a day which is not nearly enough time to absorb each lesson. Japanese is a hard language, after all. Even with my Chinese fluency, I can't manage that pace, so I don't see how it's even possible for the average student unless you only want a cursory knowledge

Learn Japanese with Noriko is a great podcast, similar difficulty as Nihongo con Teppei's beginner series. Best of all, there is a transcript for every episode.
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Assimil Progress
New French with Ease: 113 / 113 French Without Toil: 94 / 140
Hindi ohne Mühe: 30 / 54
Le Japonais Sans Peine: 72 / 99
Le Latin Sans Peine: 3 / 101

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