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


#2380

@jprspereira We can’t wait! All great things take time. :durtle_love:

@elynchbell Thank you for your comment. We are working on making みんなの日本語II available in Paths and hope to have something for you soon. Cheers!

@akitoru :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

@NicoleRauch Thank you for your feedback! We will see what we can do about making better use of the available space. Not everyone has a massive display, you know… :stuck_out_tongue:

@MangoKuni You are gold! :medal_sports:


#2381

Bunpro - A Year In Review

As 2018 comes to a close we thought that it would be fun to look back and see how Bunpro has progressed over the past year.

January

Self Study - Implemented a way to create your own study questions in the Bunpro style and review them alongside your normal SRS reviews!

"New Theme" - Redesigned the main Bunpro theme and added Bunpro hankos (stamps) to track grammar that you have covered.

Self Study and Theme (Ow, my eyes!!!)

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This is no longer the new theme! Look away!

March

Study - Implemented a way to study in the Bunpro order and add batches of grammar points to your review queue.

New N3 - Over 60 new grammar points added to N3.

Audio - Basic text to speech Audio added to N5 example sentences.

Related Grammar - We began adding related grammar to each grammar point at the bottom of the grammar point’s page.

March Images

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May

New Review Design - Updated the review page to have a more modern look.

Audio in Reviews - Added an audio button to reviews (auto-play enabled in June).

New Design and Audio

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June

Cram - Added the ability to review random example sentences from a particular JLPT level that draws from every available study question in our database to cover a variety of situations and nuances.

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July

Ghost Reviews - Added additional reviews for grammar points that you have gotten incorrect and come back to haunt you (leeches).

Ghost Review Announcement and Tweaks

September

New N3 and N2 content - Lesson 6 of N2 was added and all of N3 got 12 examples sentences and study questions.

Font Sizing - We made Bunpro scalable!

UX Changes - We made it easier to start studying immediately, by making the Study button take you directly to where you left off. We improved spacing sitewide and changed the colors of your input in reviews to match the theme you have chosen.

September Images

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October

New Theme - Bunpro got new dark and light themes

Related Grammar - N5 through N3 lessons populated with over 1000 related grammar structures.

New Themes

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November

Cram Update - In addition to All, Studied and Studied Sentences, we added the ability to choose to study ‘Troubled Grammar’. This is grammar that you have missed more than four times during your normal review sessions.

Improved Search - Added the option to search within a specific JLPT level or textbook. Search results that dynamically reflect what is typed to find grammar points more quickly and grammar points that display offline resources and page numbers to immediately reference textbooks for more information.

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N2 - The core of N2 (all 10 N2 lessons) was made available.

December

Streak - Added a way to track how many days in a row you have studied.
XP - Added a way to get motivated to make progress by earning XP, leveling up and collecting badges.
Focus - Added the option to block out distractions and focus during reviews.

All about XP
  • Track how many days in a row you have studied.
  • Get motivated to make progress by earning XP, leveling up and collecting badges.
  • Block out distractions and focus during reviews.

Study Streak

Bunpro now tracks the amount of consecutive days you have signed into Bunpro and have done at least one review. Staying consistent with your studies is key to improving your Japanese and maintaining a streak will help keep you motivated on your language learning journey. You will also be rewarded for staying on top of your reviews and racking up high streaks (see below).

If you do not have any reviews in your review queue, the Cram function will also count toward your daily streak so you never miss a day.

XP

Everyone will now earn experience points from reviewing grammar on Bunpro. Every time you put in a correct answer for a grammar point in reviews, you will receive XP. The amount of XP you earn is directly proportional to the grammar point’s current streak.

If you are reviewing a grammar point for the first time and you get it correct, you will receive 10XP. Each consecutive time you see the same grammar point appear in your reviews it will be worth more and more XP.

XP Breakdown by Streak

Streak 1: 10XP
Streak 2: 20XP
Streak 3: 30XP
Streak 4: 40XP
Streak 5: 50XP
Streak 6: 60XP
Streak 7: 70XP
Streak 8: 80XP
Streak 9: 90XP
Streak 10: 100XP
Streak 11: 150XP
Streak 12: 200XP

The amount of XP you have earned can be viewed under the Account dropdown or on your Profile page.

Levels and Badges

You can now level up in Bunpro! Your level corresponds to the amount of XP you have earned from reviewing grammar. The amount of XP required for reaching the next level is shown on the right side of the XP progress bar in Reviews or in the Account dropdown.

You will also be rewarded with badges, medals and other achievements for earning a certain number of XP, leveling up, staying consistent with your studies, or completing hidden challenges.

Focus

Introducing a new way to review on Bunpro. We know that there are a lot of distractions in life and we wanted to cut down on as many of them as possible so you get the most out of your grammar learning. To better maintain focus on your studies, you now have the ability to hide the heads-up display (HUD) in reviews. This includes the top menu bar, your remaining review count, percentage, SRS and ghost review indicators, and your XP progress bar.

Simply click Focus On in the dropdown menu in reviews to turn on Focus. Set Focus to your default review set up in Settings.

With these new features in place, you will be able to visualize your progress and be motivated to study every day. We are looking forward to hearing what you think! Cheers!

Paths - Added ways to study what you learn in your textbook right alongside Bunpro, make a textbook your primary study resource, and add entire chapters or choose individual grammar points from each chapter to study and add to your reviews.

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Now you can study what you learn in your textbook right alongside Bunpro, page by page, chapter by chapter, grammar point by grammar point.


Click the star to the right of the screen to make a textbook your primary study resource. The textbook that you add will replace the current Study button so that you are always just a click away from your favorite resource!



Add an entire chapter or choose individual grammar points from each chapter to study and add to your reviews.

Right now we have the second editions of Genki I and II, the second edition of みんなの日本語 I, and Tobira available. We hope to have more textbooks added in the coming weeks/months, so if you don’t see your textbook on the list yet, don’t fret! :smile: We would love to hear what you think about Paths!

We are tremendously humbled by the outpouring of support, ideas, and feedback that all of you have provided us since we started Bunpro. Thank you again for all of your feedback, kind words, and patience as we continue to work on the site!

P.S. Starting from December 17th, we have made the Bunpro Lifetime Membership available for $120 (normally $150).

The Lifetime option gives you access to all current and future grammar for the lifetime of the site minus the cost of a yearly subscription! If you are upgrading from a monthly or yearly subscription, your account will be prorated for the time that you have not used.

This sale will end on January 7th, 2019.

:tada: Happy Holidays! :tada:


#2382

Thank you so much for making Bunpro! This is such an innovative, well-designed site, and I am so happy to watch it blossom into such a fantastic tool. I’ve been using Bunpro for months, and it has really helped improve my Japanese comprehension and keep me motivated to keep learning. I appreciate the concise explanations, carefully constructed example sentences, and links to additional resources. It’s a wonderful complement to WaniKani, and I’m excited to see what you folks cook up in 2019! :partying_face:

The XP update has been super addictive, by the way…


#2383

I look back when I was first trying to learn japanese, back in 2010~11 and basically all I did was learning hiragana and katakana and then felt overwhelmed to even begin to open some books to learn kanji and grammar

To think that such impressive websites exists nowadays.
It’s soooo easy to learn, soo easy

What a time to be alive. :slight_smile:


#2384

@JavaSparrow Thank you for your wonderful feedback and kind words! We hope that we can continue to live up to your expectations! Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is any way that we can improve your experience. Cheers!

@Ninkastmin Thank you for your comment and kind words! Back when we first started learning Japanese we felt the same way and wished that something like Wanikani or Bunpro was available. It will be fun to see how language-learning evolves and what kind of websites come about in the future. Cheers!


#2385

Eh, I just wanted to brag a bit - you caught me here :wink:

No, seriously. I don’t want to imply you should put lots of stuff there, it would just be nice if you did not shorten the text (so that one can actually read it!) if the display is wide enough.


#2386

Paths? And Tobira is included?? Tobira has been sitting on my desk, mostly unused, but this seems like an excellent feature to help me walk through it!! Thank you!


#2387

That’s a good point. Might as well use the space that’s there.


#2388

@NicoleRauch Thank you for your feedback! We will see what we can do. Cheers!

@quadban There are still some grammar points that appear in Tobira that we have yet to add to Bunpro. However, we hope to have these to you soon so that you can add them to your review queue. Cheers!


#2389

Paths is an awesome idea, and initially one that turned me off bunpro because I didn’t want to have yet another SRS system (I already had WK and anki) just adding to my list of things to do when the grammar it was teaching didn’t coincide with what I already covered.

Don’t forget to add Japanese from zero! I may consider giving the app another try this weekend after seeing the improvements you’ve made, but adding JFZ to the paths would really help to win me over.


#2390

Fantastic. Now you just need to make a path called “Textfugu”, and this would be all we were asking for the currently rip off called Textfugu/EtoEto.


#2391

@pushindawood I get an error " We’re sorry, but something went wrong" when trying to access Bunpro right now. Any idea ?


#2392

What page is giving you that error?


#2393

I had the same issue around the same time Arzar33 posted, it seems to have resolved itself. .o.


#2394

The addition of paths is brilliant. I love it a ton.


#2395

Yes, seems to be solved now here too !


#2396

Just a small UI bug I noticed― the progress bar fill color bleeds into the scrollbar:

Also, the “Your Gravatar” balloon popup loves to show itself a lot, even when my mouse is nowhere near it.

EDIT 1: I don’t even know what is happening with the scrollbar anymore…

EDIT 2: The “paths” idea is awesome, but in the interface (specifically Tobira’s grammar by chapter) doesn’t show the English equivalent on mouseover like it does when you sort grammar by NX levels.


#2397

I’m a Noob of about three months of study. As far as constructive criticism goes, my personal experience was that its way too much too fast. As the foundation of grammar is just being built, I found that there isn’t enough repetition to lock things in and it began to confuse other sources, such as books that have more of methodical approach.Also, I use Duolingo and that site just has a way of hammering things into your brain (repetition and grammatical structuring requiring the user to dissect the pieces) Perhaps a year down the road I may find more use but for now, tools that confuse the learning process must be removed from my curriculum. Looking forward to revisiting when I am better. I can see the value, just someone at my level isn’t quite ready for the onslaught…but again, that just may be me. Much respect.


#2398

@jsroberts92 Thank you for your feedback and for giving Bunpro another shot! We hope to expand Paths to incorporate a variety of textbooks so that as many people can benefit as possible. Thank you for your patience. Cheers!

@jccr Thank you for your comment. We think that Texfugu/EtoEto has a great deal of potential and we are excited to see what they can do with it. Cheers!

@Arzar33 and @halilicherie Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please let us know if you continue to experience any problems. Cheers!

@josephspoelstra Thank you for your kind words! Please let us know if you have any feedback or if there is anything that we can do to improve your experience. Cheers!

@jbradleyc Thank you for your feedback. We have added the scrollbar issue and gravatar mouseover to our bugs list. We hope to have them squashed fixed ASAP. We will push a new update soon to include English on mouseover for Paths. Cheers!

@Kikaida01 Thank you for your feedback! What was it about Bunpro that you found was too fast? Were you using the Study feature or Paths? We tried to set up Bunpro so that you could go at your own pace; study what you wanted, when you wanted. If the amount of grammar that you were studying was not the issue, was it the content? We would love to hear how we can improve your experience with Bunpro. Thank you for your time. Cheers!


#2399

Is the site down? I can’t access it from the iOS app either.