So I’m super excited to start my trial month while also beta testing the app! I’ve been using the site for all of five minutes and I already have a suggestion (or question for maybe it exists?). Is there anyway to make it so I can chose that the English text in reviews is all in black (no blue word?). I can already see that I tend to only read the blue word and input accordingly, while it would be much more beneficial for me to have to read both sentences and figure out what it missing from the Japanese sentence to make it match the english… Just a suggestion, apart from that I’m so looking forward to using the site!
Agreed, light blue/green was hard on my eyes for some reason. Classic is great for me.
@Leilaure Thank you for your feedback and for testing out the site/app! We do not currently have a way to turn off the highlighted portion of the sentence as it is a crucial part of how the hint cycling system works. However, it is something that we can consider adding in the future. For the time being, you can change your settings to hide the English completely (both under Examples and in Reviews) so that you can try to break down the Japanese sentence before viewing how the grammar point translates into English/the entire English sentence. Thank you for your suggestion! Cheers!
@s1212z Thank you for your feedback! We are working on a darker theme that we hope to have available to you soon. Cheers!
Hey @pushindawood I am loving all the recent updates to Bunpro!
I think I have a bug to report. I’ve been playing around with the “related grammar” section and I found that if I am trying to look at a related grammar point when I am in “Study” mode (learning something new), the pop-up section doesn’t seem to appear. However, if I am in “Lessons” or “Grammar” mode (looking up a grammar point), the pop-up section works perfectly. I am using Google Chrome on desktop.
Here’s how it looks in “Study” mode (bug, doesn’t pop up correctly):
When I am looking at example sentences in “Study” mode I get the collapsed view but the related point doesn’t pop up:
The way it works normally in “Lessons” or “Grammar” mode:
I really love this feature. Is it possible to also show which JLPT level a related grammar point is part of once it’s been clicked? Maybe something like this:
@JavaSparrow Thank you for your comment and suggestion! We apologize for the inconvenience! We will get related grammar back up and running in Study mode as soon as we can. We like your suggestion of adding JLPT level information to related grammar. We will see what we can do. Cheers!
Update! - October 7, 2018
N2, Lesson 7 is now available! 20 new grammar points to further your studies!
After introducing a new look for Bunpro, we received a number of requests for a modern look with a darker color palette.
Go to Account, Settings, Site Theme, and choose Modern Dark to try it out. Please let us know what you think!
N5 and N4 lessons have now been populated with over 900 related grammar structures.
Compare and contrast similar grammar structures, nuances, and example sentences side-by-side, all in the same window.
New Audio - All of N4 now has audio accompanying each example sentence and study question!
・Japanese and English sentences that require two or more lines should no longer overlap each other.
・Notes no longer preserve styling when copying and pasting from other sites, which means they should now display normally and not interfere with any content on the grammar page.
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!
This website has helped me more than anything else i think. Textbooks are just so hard to swallow. Like wanikani though this srs system has really helped ingrain some grammar into me lol.
@MajesticSlothMan Thank you so much for your kind words! You truly are majestic! Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to improve your experience. Cheers!
The hype is real
Thank you so much! x3
@JavaSparrow Related grammar should be fully functional in Study now. Thank you for your patience! We are still working on incorporating additional information, like JLPT level, into related grammar and hope to have something for you soon. Cheers!
This doesn’t seem to work. When I review something between N4 lesson 7 and N4 lesson 10, there is no audio (I have auto audioplay enabled), but when I go to see the item’s through the grammar page, the audio is there. I tried wrapping up the reviews, disabling automatic audioplay, enabling it again and reviewing again, but it didn’t work. I’ll try to see if logging out has any effect next.
Anyway, thanks for really awesome work! I subscribed this week.
So the one thing that keeps bugging me as I try to relearn my early grammar after not practicing for two years is for う-verbs. In my reviews I keep having it give me reviews where I need to conjugate using んだ when I haven’t done た-form as a lesson yet (especially because んだ doesn’t seem to be in any of the extra example sentences). I think る-verbs are nice review in conjugating to the long form and the simple negative forms, but う-verbs don’t follow that same format.
@Uzuki Thank you for your comment and for subscribing! We apologize for the audio issue. There were some discrepancies between the audio that was in example sentences and the the audio that was showing up in reviews. We are currently going through all of the audio and straightening these out. We hope to have audio up and running in reviews soon. Thank you for your patience! Cheers!
@fandomslight Thank you for your comment and for trying out Bunpro! There should be no past tense sentences in the う-verb or る-verb lessons. Both う-verb and る-verb lessons focus on conjugating the long form and simple negative forms. Have you added the Verb[た] lesson to your review queue by accident? Please let us know if you continue to get asked to make past tense conjugations when you have yet to add the た-verbs lesson. Cheers!
Update! October 12, 2018
N2, Lesson 8 is now available! 24 new grammar points !
As always, thank you for your awesome work! It’s a pleasure using your service!
There’s another thing I noticed:
I would have translated 「入れる」as ‘pouring’. According to jisho.org at least the いれる for brewing is 「淹れる」. So either the translation should be changed to “thanks for pouring the coffee” or the kanji should be changed to 淹れる. This got me confused for a moment.
While it’s true that 淹れる is the specific kanji for brewing coffee/tea, it’s commonly written using the more general 入れる. When googling コーヒーを淹れる, you get about 7,000,000 results, while for コーヒーを入れる, it’s about 46,000,000. There’s also lots of example sentences on weblio that use 入れる.
淹れる is specific to making coffee/tea, while 入れる can also mean a lot of other things. I guess the reason the latter is more common than the former is simply due to convenience. “Why have a key for every door if you can have one that opens all of them?” kinda of thing.
Edit: Aaa why didn’t I backread xD
Well, the more you know. I thought 入れる sounds weird, because it means pouring, went searching and indeed found 淹れる. But I didn’t know that. Thanks for teaching!
Hey I’m just now checking this out, but what is the difference between study and lessons tabs? Should one do the study before lessons or does it matter?