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My Japanese Learning Tools and Systems

By March 3, 2023No Comments
  1. LingQ (reading and listening) — paid
  2. Animelon (reading and listening; watching anime) — free
  3. DeepL (translation software 10x better than Google’s) — free
  4. Anki (flashcards for memorizing kanji: NihongoShark deck) — free / paid for mobile
  5. Nihongo-Pro.com (looking up kanji data) — free
  6. Jisho.org (looking up kanji data) — free
  7. Cure Dolly Youtube channel (for grammar fundamentals course) — free
  8. 10ten reader (browser extension; reading helper) — free
  9. Okaeri School Youtube channel (for intermediate & advanced grammar) — free
  10. JapanesePod101 Youtube (for beginner content) — free
  11. Random websites (to learn hiragana and katakana) — free

LingQ is the only tool I pay money for, and it’s worth every penny.

Time Spent

(Gear 1) — complete beginner

  1. JapanesePod101 — 70-80%
  2. Learn hiragana and katakana from random sites — 10-20%
  3. Learn kanji — 0-10%
  4. Watch content with English subs on Netflix etc — spare time

(Gear 2) — starting to get really confused beginner

  1. Cure Dolly, Okaeri School — 80-90%
  2. Hiragana & Katakana — 10-20%
  3. Kanji: 0-10%
  4. Watch content with English subs — spare time

(Gear 3) — motivated beginner

  1. LingQ (+ Animelon if you like anime) — (60-70%)
  2. Kanji — (20-30%)
  3. Cure Dolly, Okaeri School (for occasional reference) — (10-20%)

(Gear 4) — Momentum (my current level)

  1. LingQ + Animelon + Netflix (without English subs; use a dictionary) — (60-70%)
  2. Kanji — (30-40%)
  3. Speaking practice — (5%)

(Gear 5) — Cruising

  1. LingQ + Animelon + Netflix — (80-90%)
  2. Speaking practice — (10-15%)
  3. Kanji reviews — (5%)

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