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Japanese resources

Postby reineke » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:40 pm

Courses

FSI/DLI

https://fsi-languages.yojik.eu/languages/japanese.html
https://www.livelingua.com/project/fsi/Japanese/

http://languagelab.it.ohio-state.edu/

Let's Learn Japanese


Grammar

JGram: The Japanese Grammar Database http://www.jgram.org/index.php
Tae Kim's Guide to Learning Japanese http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/

Grundkurs der modernen japanischen Sprache
https://www-user.tu-chemnitz.de/~heha/j/buchtext/Index.htm

Visualising Japanese grammar

https://www2.gwu.edu/~eall/vjg/vjghomepage/vjghome.htm

Audiobooks

Japanese Audiobooks with Transcripts (sheetz)
http://rtkwiki.koohii.com/wiki/Japanese_Audiobooks_with_Transcripts

Storyteller http://storytellerbook.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/cat3097904/index.html

Japanese Classical Literature Audiobooks

https://japaneseclassicallit.blogspot.com/

https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/ ... at+Bedtime

ebooks

Aozora http://www.aozora.gr.jp/
Japanese Text Initiative http://jti.lib.virginia.edu/japanese/
http://www.bauddha.net/

Multimedia

NHK Easy Japanese
https://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/english/

Newspapers
http://newspapermap.com/

Classical Japanese

http://www.imabi.net/basicclassicaljapanese.htm

Tools

SRS & language tools

Dictionaries
Sanseido Japanese dictionary http://www.sanseido.net/
http://jisho.org/
Rikai popup dictionary http://www.rikai.com/perl/Home.pl
Pera Pera language tools http://www.perapera.org/
Tatoeba is a collection of sentences and translations. It's collaborative, open, free:
https://tatoeba.org/eng/

Other links

http://nihongo-e-na.com/eng/
http://users.bestweb.net/~siom/martian_mountain/
http://www.coscom.co.jp/j-index.html
koohii forum learning resources http://forum.koohii.com/forum-9.html
Jim Breen's Japanese Page http://nihongo.monash.edu/japanese.html
http://www.alljapaneseallthetime.com/blog/
Japanese link collection (2012) http://pastebin.com/Nc3VDm95
Yookoso https://www.yookoso.com
http://www.mlcjapanese.co.jp/Download.htm
http://tsuge.yorku.ca/japanese/materials.html
http://www.tanoshiijapanese.com/home/
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Re: Japanese resources

Postby reineke » Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:35 pm

What to do after having learnt the kana:

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=5582

Online courses:

https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... =14&t=6636
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Re: Japanese resources

Postby Aozora » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:32 pm

If you don't mind, I'll add some resources

Reading

Web novels
http://yomou.syosetu.com/
Articles on various subjects
https://allabout.co.jp/
Articles centered around popular/nerd media
http://nlab.itmedia.co.jp/
Yahoo Kids
https://kids.yahoo.co.jp/
News in Slow Japanese
http://newsinslowjapanese.com/
Aozora bunko with category search (example "short works" for "youth")
https://slib.net/works/

Tools
J-E Dictionary (often has sentence examples)
http://ejje.weblio.jp/
J-J Dictionary
http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/

Sentence example database
http://yourei.jp/
Copy+paste text to get a JLPT vocab or kanji frequency breakdown, or dictionary look-up for all words
http://language.tiu.ac.jp/tools_e.html#input

Youtube

JLPT based learning videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVx6RF ... fAsD2zz16w
Radio dramas
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCACeOY ... J6g/videos
Horror stories
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwQANe ... CB_nT7o_wA
https://www.youtube.com/user/ver2018/videos
Audiobooks (try Aozora bunko for the text versions)
https://www.youtube.com/user/kabosum/videos
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Re: Japanese resources

Postby reineke » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:53 pm

Crystallize is an immersive Japanese language learning game. Collect words in context, use those words to chat with NPCs and build your new life in Japan.

http://crystallize-online.com/
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Re: Japanese resources

Postby aokoye » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:54 pm

Tools:
Renshuu: I've talked about this a few times elsewhere but it's essentially a flashcard website devoted to Japanese. It is well maintained and has a very wide range of ways in which to study (including SRS). There's also audio for most of the words in the database. There are free and pro versions (the free version is still very robust). It's also very easy to import and export list of words.

Wanikani: They're a paid kanji and vocab learning website that uses SRS and incorporates mnemonics. It was developed by the same people behind Tofugu. There are a number of reviews online and from what I remember you can try the first of 60 levels for free.

Skritter: This is a website/app aimed squarely at learning kanji and hanzi and is different than other websites in that it relies on you actually writing the characters (if you're using it for Chinese it will also test you on the tones of a word). The easiest way to do this is probably by getting a drawing tablet and connecting it to your computer. Alternatively I found using the iOS and Android with a stylus effective. You can also just use your trackpad or a mouse if you're using a desktop or laptop. It is paid but when I was studying Japanese in a more serious way I found it exceedingly useful. Like Renshuu, it's very easy to import and export lists of words.

Textbook sorts of things:
Erin's Challenge
Exercises for Genki (books 1 and 2) from Lyon College
JPLANG: This basically a textbook - it's been around for ages.
My Kikitori: This is a listening supplement developed specifically to align with the first Genki textbook.
A comparison of different textbooks
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Re: Japanese resources

Postby Sayonaroo » Sun May 07, 2017 11:57 pm

yomichan
http://forum.koohii.com/thread-7074.html

cb's ocr manga reader
http://forum.koohii.com/thread-11121.html

remember the kanji
http://kanji.koohii.com/

sub2srs
http://subs2srs.sourceforge.net/
you could also use this program to generate the audio files so you can listen to a whole episode without all the non-talking parts.

Japanese tv closed captioning transcription? site
http://o.x0.com/m/
It updates with the text of the closed captioning for tv shows but it deletes stuff after a week so you gotta save the html for your tv show and check every week. for example I use this for アメトーク、しゃべくり、ロンドンハーツ、ホンマでっか... and more

also google tv show with 動画 to find a link to watch the show but like this transcription you gotta download the video otherwise it may not exist the next time you visit the site.
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Re: Japanese resources

Postby reineke » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:37 pm

GENKI
Self-study Room offers a variety of online materials to support your learning with Genki textbooks.
http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/self_en

New! *******
Video Collection of GENKI Sentence Patterns
This new tool offers 132 short video skits that present the sentence patterns studied in GENKI, covering one pattern per skit.
http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/site/video/en/

Marugoto

https://www.marugoto.org/en/about/

Marugoto is not only for studying in class. E-learning is also supported, so that study in class can be linked to study outside class. On the website you can do self-study by checking the meaning of vocabulary using MARUGOTO Words (MARUGOTO-NO-KOTOBA), and by watching video using MARUGOTO +

Marugoto Words is available in English, Spanish, Indonesian and Thai.

http://words.marugotoweb.jp/top.php?lang=es

MARUGOTO+ (MARUGOTO Plus) is a website where users can learn about Japanese language and culture based on the contents of the "MARUGOTO: Japanese Language and Culture", the official coursebook of the Japan Foundation
http://marugotoweb.jp
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