Study for the 漢字検定 Online. For Free!

I’m alive! And surprised I haven’t written about this amazing Japanese resource before. One of my super long-term goals in Japanese is to pass the highest level of the 漢字検定. Having a site like this that has a lot of study problems is really nice, even if you don’t plan on taking the 漢字検定.

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Building Intuition and Listening Skills in a Foreign Language with Transcription

For the purposes of this post, I will define transcription simply as the act of writing down text given the audio. I’ve been doing it for a while now and I think there are several advantages to incorporating transcription into your study regimen.

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【日本語】TV For Kanji Geeks

Despite everything I heard in my early stages of learning Japanese, kanji is my favorite part of learning the language.

Recently inspired by someone I look up to as a language learner and translator, I’ve been even more intense about my Kanji studies.

I recommend the following TV shows for picking up some Kanji-related stuff you probably don’t know.

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How I Do NOT Learn Languages

This is one of those “mistake” posts, cause language learning isn’t all good stuff.  Sometimes I screw up.  Then I share it with you guys.


I’d been ignoring my SRS for a while now, and I decided to change things up.  First, I noticed that while I was flying through 100-300 reps from my Japanese deck everyday, I would cringe at the mere thought of doing 30 reps from my Korean deck.  Now what the heck was going on?

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