文プロ(Bunpro) : N1 Update! November 19, 2020 - Japanese Grammar SRS Study Site

Have you not really done any grammar?

I do, don’t worry. I even went to classes to language school. But I think that my knowledge of kanji and vocabulary doesn’t equal to my grammar. I know the basics till N3, but I’d like to know beyond that, :blush:

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Hi everyone,

Usually I never write any comments, but I have to make an exception for Bunpro!
I have been using this website for months and the speed of development is INSANE!
Never have I seen been made good on a promise to come with this many updates, but Bunpro does!
Started out when there were only N5 and N4 available and since then countless content and quality of life changes have been released.

Furthermore, this is my MAIN source of grammar learning and it’s working extremely well.

So, invest in this website and do yourself a favour!

That’s all,

Thank you Bunpro!

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If you don’t mind me asking, what do you do for fun to practice Japanese?
Just seeing if you wanted to join the book club. :eyes:

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I am in the book club! :sweat_smile: The beginner one, though. Reading the Natsume chapter 2 right now! :grin: But if you recommend other one, I’d like to join!
And I do like to read manga, while I was in Japan for 2 weeks I bought A LOT of it. So I read that or I just write e-mails with my Japanese friend. I can practice my writing there, but I still feel it’s kinda shaky. Or I use https://www.japanese.io - I can find a lot of articles there and just read it, it’s easy to use and it saves all your vocab. :hugs:

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We’re reading 時をかける少女 next. I didn’t see you on the member list which is why I mentioned it!

Okay, I haven’t signed up for that one, but I am now! :grin:

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So currently, I’m on the last chapter of Tobira, about 60 grammar points away from completing N3 on BP, about 150 words away from Core2k, and about 7 months since I reached 60 on WK.

My reading is soooo much better than it was in January (read non-existent). But there’s still a lot of words I don’t know.

I’m currently reading キノの旅, and yeah, even though this is an “easy” book there is still a bunch of words I don’t know. However, right now my mentality is that all the things I’m do outside of “studying” (i.e. playing video games, watching anime, reading, etc. all completely in Japanese) is for fun. So, I don’t force myself to look up every single word. I only look it up if I’m curious or I just need to since it’s the focus of the paragraph or whatever.

And honestly, you don’t need to know every word to understand what’s happening. I started with watching anime and it really helps. Because it’s annoying to keep pausing it to look up things. Eventually you just start going with the flow and not worrying about every word. Video games also are great because sometimes the dialogue is automatic as well. I saved reading for last because there’s more of a temptation to look up everything. But I don’t. I just keep reading and learning through context. And I think that’s why I can easily watch 1-2 episodes of anime, read a chapter of a Japanese book a day and play through a Japanese game on the weekends despite not of it actually being easy. Because I think of it as, first and foremost, entertainment, not studying.

So, すなわち、it’s still not enough to make reading easy, but it will, for sure, make it easier! : )

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I just signed up a couple days ago for the free month of BunPro and I’m really liking it. I will most likely purchase a membership when the free month is over.
I really like the SRS system of WK and I’m really glad there’s one for grammar too!

I’ve tried in the past learning on my own(to no avail) but using these resources(WK & BP) really works for me!

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@Alphonse Hello! Thank you for your inquiry.

We have some exciting features planned for the future. We will be introducing a new way to study with the textbook of your choice, called “Paths”. Starting with Genki, you will be able to study what you learn in your textbook right alongside Bunpro, chapter by chapter, grammar point by grammar point. We will also be adding support for other textbooks like Tobira, Kanzen Master and So-Matome, as well as improving search so that you can find all the grammar points from a particular resource and even add them directly to your reviews right from the search window.
As @s1212z said, we still have a ways to go when it comes to fully developing the site. That being said, we are working hard on getting you as much quality content as we can, as quickly as we can. We hope to have some additional features that gives everyone more feedback on their progress soon. Stay tuned! Cheers!

@lopicake Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your study methods and detailing the grammar points that both appear and are missing from Bunpro. It provides us, as well as others, invaluable insight and we appreciate it! Cheers!

@Suziana Welcome! We are so glad to have you. If there is anything that we can do to improve your experience with Bunpro, please let us know. Cheers!

@maartenotten Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing your experiences with everyone. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to make Bunpro more enjoyable for you. Cheers!

@spool Welcome! Please let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions on how we can improve the site for you. Cheers!

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Can you also add support for A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar? I’ve been adding it one by one to each grammar point’s notes so far. It’s nice if it’s already there, so if I want to look at my reference on this book, I can just jump to the topic without looking at the index first.

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@Oshin Absolutely! We hope to have a revamped search that will allow you to search for grammar points from specific textbooks (A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar included) and other grammar resources available to you soon. Thank you for your patience. Cheers!

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Review Notifier - Chrome Extension

Bunpro user @kosklain has generously created a Chrome extension to notify you when your reviews become available as well as display your review count!

It’s the same as the WaniKani one except that this one it also tells you exactly how many reviews items you have on the icon itself. Feel free to use it!

-@kosklain

Cheers!

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I’m probably stupid but I can’t find my API key. I’m looking for it in the link the extension tells you to: https://www.bunpro.jp/users/edit.

@Komuri Sorry about that! It looks like there was a bug that was causing some APIs to not be displayed for some people. We have pushed a fix. Please let us know if you are still unable to view your API key. Thank you for your patience. Cheers!

@pushindawood
Just wanted to say that I’m really looking forward to that!
Thanks for making such a great website :smiley:

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I’ve had a go at trying to make my own simple userscript. I would like to add a button to vocabulary pages on Wanikani to find the corresponding grammar point on Bunpro.

The initial idea of going straight to the relevant grammar point was a bit difficult to implement as the readings don’t always match the Bunpro grammar names.

I decided instead to add a button that will get the Kana reading for the vocabulary item and search using the Bunpro grammar page.

The problem is that the search field has the class “grammar-search__field” and it doesn’t have an ID for the element so I cannot pass in a search query through the URL. I wondered if it would be possible to have an ID added for that element?

The only other solution I can think of would be to add an ID to that element using a userscript, but I’m not sure if that will work.

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I’m really eager about that too, hope they implement it soon.

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@Atani and @madmalkav Thank you both for your comments! We hope to have you something soon. Thank you for your patience. Cheers!

@ambo100 Neat idea! We think that we can get that ready for you by the next update. We will let you know. Cheers!

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Update! - November 12, 2018

New N2!

N2, Lesson 9 is now available!

Cram Update!

With the December JLPT less than a month away, it is the perfect time to start cramming!

We have added a few features to Cram to enhance your grammar studies.

  • You can now see stats about your cram sessions. These include stats such as overall accuracy, total time spent cramming, and reviews per cram session.
  • In addition to All, Studied and Studied Sentences, you can now choose to study ‘Troubled Grammar’. This is grammar that you have missed more than four times during your normal review sessions.

We have also made additional changes to the summary and stats pages for both normal reviews and cram sessions. Instead of showing your accuracy percentage as a whole number, it will now show up to two decimal places so you can see and measure your progress in finer detail.

What's Cram, again?
  • Cram allows you to review random example sentences from a particular JLPT level.
  • Cram draws from every available study question in our database to cover a variety of situations and nuances.
  • You can cram for as long as you like without affecting your normal review SRS.

If you would like to see a certain stat, or you have any suggestions on how to improve Bunpro, please let us know!

Cheers!

@ambo100 We have added bunpro__grammar-search__field as an ID to the search field. Let us know if you need anything else. Cheers!

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