文プロ(Bunpro) : (March 18, 2019 Update: New Grammar!) Japanese Grammar SRS Study Site


#1

Hello, all! My friend and I have been developing a website to help us study Japanese grammar and we hope that you can benefit from it as well.

文プロ(Bunpro) is a website that simplifies Japanese grammar study.

  • The grammar points introduced are accompanied by multiple example sentences that reinforce what you have previously learned.*
  • Each grammar point also includes links to other great free online resources to further your studies and cement what you have learned into memory.
  • You also have the ability to review the grammar you have learned using a built-in SRS system.
  • The SRS system requires manual input to test your true understanding of the material.

文プロ(Bunpro) offers a place to start your grammar studies and track your study progress as you cover all of the grammar points in your textbook or on the JLPT.
Currently JLPT levels N5, N4, N3, and N2 are complete, with new grammar points being added and current content being updated daily. You can also study along with your Genki, Minna no Nihongo or Tobira textbooks

We built this site mostly for fun and to practice building a website but we hope that it will benefit you in your studies.

This site is being updated daily. Any feedback that you may have to make it better and more useful is greatly appreciated!

Learn more at bunpro.jp!

*All Examples Sentences on Bunpro are original and created in house. Example Sentences are written in a way that build upon previously studied grammar, so as you progress through each subsequent level on Bunpro you are getting more and more exposure to the grammar points that you have learned.

Lessons organized by JLPT level. Each subsequent lesson builds on previously learned material.

Multiple example sentences.

Manual input forces you to recall and reproduce your answers for better retention.

Thank you, again, for all of your support, feedback and kind words. We really appreciate it and hope that we can make Bunpro live up to your expectations. Cheers!

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Thank you for all of your kind words, support, feedback, bug reports and suggestions. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to improve your experience! Cheers!

Apps

iOS: The iOS app is currently being beta tested via TestFlight. If you would like to try it, you can access it here.
Android: A Bunpro Android app is currently in open beta. If you would like to try it, you can access it here.

Extensions

Bunpro Review Notifier - Created by @kosklain

Bunpro Community

Much of the discussion revolves around the subscription portion of the site and as such Bunpro should have its own forum where discourse can continue to take place. While we will continue to be active in the Wanikani Community, we have created a separate Bunpro Community to help facilitate discussion.

We are very grateful to the Wanikani team for providing a space for everyone to comment and provide feedback on Bunpro. Thank you to everyone who has done so. We hope to see you over at the Bunpro Community!

Reviews of Bunpro
Tofugu - September, 2017
Kantan Japan - October 21, 2017
Japanese Tease - December 7, 2017
EliNation - January 26, 2018
アメ人 - February 6, 2018
Chad Zimmerman - March 14, 2018


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#2

If I had to describe paradise, this would be it.


#3

Planning on adding N4 any time soon? :slight_smile: I’ll test your website right away ^^ Thank you so much for this.


#4

Haha! Thank you!


#5

Yes. N4 is mostly done and we will be releasing very soon. We just want to make sure that we have everything in order before we do so. Thank you so much for checking it out!


#6

Thank you so much for making something like this! I haven’t tested it out yet, but it’s looking promising and far less of a lullaby than grammar books tend to be.


#7

Great!! :smiley: Then, I guess that it’s safe to suppose that the N4 is coming in time for my JLPT N4 in December :heart_eyes: Thanks for the quick answer.


#8

Thank you for taking the time to give it a look. Half of the time spent on studying grammar is spent scouring textbooks or websites for the explanation you are looking for. When we were designing the site we wanted to create something that gave you everything you needed to study all in one place. Now you can spend more time learning and less time searching. Cheers!


#9

Most definitely, with some time to spare! Thanks again for taking the time to check us out.


#10

Saw it on reddit this morning so used it a bit, like it so far and pretty much perfect for where I’m at in my learning. My biggest concern is that I might grow to memorize the sentences and use that to answer questions instead of “knowing” the grammar. I’m hoping that instead of it being the same sentence each time, it can be a random choice from a selection of sentences for the same thing. (Might be a little silly for sentences like 本がある or whatever, but I digress.)

Thanks for the hard work.


#11

Thank you for your reply. We also realized that this could be an issue and are working on implementing multiple review sentences that would appear at random in your queue. This way you would not continue to get the same study questions over and over. This will also allow you to review the grammar point within different contexts. Thanks again for your feedback!


#12

Someone make an override script for me.

(Checking out now, looks great.)


#13

Cool! I’m signed up and using it. Out of curiosity, what language and/or framework are you developing this with?

One thing I noticed is that, at least on my iPhone (Chrome and safari), the sensitivity for swiping back and forth between lesson items is very high, so I always accidentally swipe to the previous/next item when trying to scroll down. There’s also no visual indication that you can swipe, which makes it a little unintuitive.

(Please excuse my natural self trying to find everything wrong with a website :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:)

I can see myself spending a lot of time with this and learning a lot more grammar than I’ve been learning so far. Thanks!


#14

Is there any reason you can’t look at the lessons section (to at least see what is covered) before signing up?


#15

Awesome stuff! Have signed up :smiley:


#16

Happening to me as well.

@pushindawood

There is a bunch of things that I have thought up. I will try to give you a detailed post later on. But, this looks fantastic!

Thank you.

(I’m more than willing to help support monetarily on this. I do not know if you plan on making this a paid service in the future, but I will continue to give feedback.) :+1:


#17

Looks good. I like your honesty about timings as you click through the higher levels!


#18

Awesome! I’ll give it a try later this weekend!

SRS might be just what I need to cement a couple of the outlying grammar points that I keep forgetting… (Like getting which phrase から goes in backwards a while back - whoops!)

I’m nearly finished with Genki I, so I feel like it will be a good test for me.


#19

Think of these 2 things:
から goes in the middle of the sentence.
Using から sounds like using “Because of this…” in English (reason comes first)
"(Because of ) reason (から), something happened.

:grinning:


#20

Really quick, looking at the main splash page on Mobile (Android 6, Chrome, Sony Xperia Aqua M4), the example(s) look like you can swipe right and left (but you can’t - it’s just an image?) And I had no indication there was more page down below until I over swiped (ending in a bit of an arc upwards, I guess). ((EDIT: Something like a thin scrollbar like Discourse has, even, just to visually let me know there’s more page down there.))

Also the feedback tab is so tiny - not sure if tapping it multiple times or swiping it sideways eventually got it open. A few more pixels out from the edge of the screen should help. (5???) ^^