はじめての日本語能力試験 N◯単語 Vocabulary Books: How do you study with them?

So I’ve started more focused study on learning vocabulary for the JLPT N2 in July, and decided to use『はじめての日本語能力試験 N2単語2500』based on the recommendation of some friends who’ve passed the test. There are books for all levels of the test, and they look something like this:

Vocabuary Book Preview

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As far as I know, the only way they studied with it was by rote memorization, but I’m wondering if anyone has an SRS deck or other resource to accompany these books?

The only deck for this book on Memrise/Decks is half completed and…not great. I’m thinking of creating my own on the site to use, but if anyone else has a study method they used with the books, I’d love to hear it!

宜しく!

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Create a deck on http://kitsun.io instead. :stuck_out_tongue:

I’ve never studied vocab for a JLPT test specifically so I can’t give any useful suggestions on how to do that effectively.

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I pretty much only SRS vocab :stuck_out_tongue: Rote memorization sounds painful to me :rofl: I’ve seen 途切れる half a dozen times in the manga I’m reading, and I find myself searching for its meaning every time :sweat_smile:

On Kitsun, it would be easier to create the deck I think :slight_smile: You could just search for the words with the integrated dictionary there and make flashcards out of it instantly. Adding the tags chapter and family, friends would be cool too ^^. That way, people could learn the deck by topics if they wished to.

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You can do it my tried and true way where you abandon all of your knowledge of everything and look up the word in half a dozen dictionaries via kanji radical search looking for nuance. The pain will make you remember.

Just kidding don’t do it that way I was an idiot

P.S.: If it helps, it’s just 途中で切れる (“to be cut in the middle [of your path]”) -> “to be interrupted” or otherwise stopped partway.

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I think the N2 anki deck was just completed a guy called Nuke Marine is making all the decks for all of them. If you search him up and find his discord and send him a DM with proof of purchase he’ll send you the deck. His only giving the decks out to people who’ve bought the books.

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I’m creating the N3 deck in Kitsun and attaching the example sentences w/ audio to the cards but I only got halfway so it’s slow going. In my dream world, I would like to unlock the deck with a product-key based on a publisher agreement so 1) I could get a high quality deck without the hassle of creating it 2) Kitsun gets paid a bit and 3) Ask Pub or who ever can get better protection of their intellectual property beyond half-circulated Anki decks which they receive $0

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So I hadn’t considered Kitsun since Memrise is so cheap (free) and I personally prefer the initial learning stage and refresh frequency of Memrise when it comes to learning vocabulary…but this is tempting. I’ll definitely give it a look knowing it has this capability.

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Hate to double post, but on the recommendation of everyone here, I signed up for Kitsun.io and am making a deck there! I’m trying to work at a rate of 25 new words per day, so one I have a substantial number of cards created, I’ll make the deck public. ^^

In the meantime, if anyone has or discovers other resources to use with this book, please feel free to share!

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