文プロ(Bunpro) : (New Tobira Grammar and N1!) Japanese Grammar SRS Study Site

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@sergiop Thank you for your comments and your insight. We will see what we can do to improve how we display verbs and how they function on Bunpro. Cheers!

@kappaka We would love to have you back! Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to improve your experience. Cheers!

@Jinxyface Thank you for your feedback and suggestion! We will see what we can do about improving the visibility of the navigational arrows on the site. Cheers!

@gojarappe Shoot us an email at support@mail.bunpro.jp and we would be glad to help you out. Cheers!

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#2137

Okay, I stopped using Bunpro when it turned into a paid-for site. Not because I’m against paying, but just because I’m constantly skint and can’t really justify spending what little cash I do have on another learning site. Like I said on this thread months ago, after WK, if I were to spend any more money on Japanese, it would definitely be Bunpro.

Well… I’ve just scraped through N5 (only just) and know that if there is one thing that’s going to help revise that N5 grammar and help me start preparing for N4 it’s going to be Bunpro. So, here goes, new subscription coming up…

Thank you again @pushindawood for this amazing resource!

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#2138

Now that I’ve finally “finished” WK I’ve got more time to brush up my grammar with 文プロ!

If I send feedback on a review, you guys see which review I’m sending it from, right? I’m asking because copy/pasting the review into feedback is kind of a pain because even with furigana hidden, every kanji gets its furigana pasted in immediately after. (Is there a way to make the furigana “immune” to Ctrl+C?)

Also, ghost reviews have probably been discussed in detail, but where can I read about how exactly they function? A couple concerns (that may have already been addressed):

  • Especially on newer grammar points, there’s a good chance I may have forgotten the point itself altogether, not any specific nuance in the sentence
  • I’ve been working through a backlog of ~250 over the past week, but some ghost reviews have resurfaced ~3-5 times already despite there still being ~100 reviews I haven’t seen in months

I went into settings and set ghost reviews to “minimal,” but I’m still seeing some at the top of my pile when I’d really rather not see them til the bottom of the pile. They’re being exposed so frequently that it’s defeating the purpose of having ~12 sentences per grammar point— I just vaguely remember certain sentences and think, “oh, this one wants this here.”

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#2140

@marcusp Wow! Thank you for your kind words. They really mean a lot to us. Welcome back! Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to improve your experience. Cheers!

@jbradleyc Congratulations on hitting level 60! Yes, we do see what grammar point (shown to us as a direct link) and sentence you are reporting on feedback so that you do not have worry about copying and pasting anything. Here is our thread on Ghost Reviews over at the Bunpro community where we have posted all of our updates and discussed them in more detail. If you like, you can delete the backlog that you have and start fresh by going to Account, Profile, Reset and selecting Ghost Reviews from the dropdown. The “minimal” setting for Ghost Reviews makes it so that a ghost review is only created if you get the same grammar point wrong multiple times in a row and does not affect how they appear in reviews if you already have ghost reviews in your review queue. Ghost reviews are still in their infancy and we are still tweaking them, so having the ability to reduce your workload might be something we could add in the near future. We would love to hear any other suggestions that you might have and would love to see you over at the Bunpro community! Cheers!

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#2141

Just happened upon this thread and this seems to be exactly what I’m looking for! Any idea when the Android app will be rolled out? I do most of my studying on my phone, so I think I’ll wait till that day to get a subscription :slight_smile: The site looks amazing, I’m excited to try it once I’m past level 10 here :slight_smile:

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#2142

@Leilaure Welcome! We hope that we can live up to your expectations! The Android app is currently in open beta with the full release coming soon. Click here if you would like to become a tester and start using the app right away. Please let us know if you have any feedback or if there is anything that we can do to improve your experience. Cheers!

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#2143

I need to already have a subscription in order to become a tester, yes? If so I’ll wait a bit until I reach level 10 here. I’m planning to take a holiday break from WK after that to start studying grammar.

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#2144

@Leilaure You just need to sign up to use the app! Signing up will automatically start you on a free one-month trial that gives you full access to the site. After which you can decide whether or not you wish to continue using Bunpro with a subscription. Cheers!

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#2145

Ok great! Will do that when I reach level 10 :slight_smile: Thanks a lot!

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#2146

Just want to say that I love this study tool so much; I have been recommending it to everyone. Feel so much more confident now and it is thanks to you. I really hope you are massively successful because you deserve it - you are truly brilliant.

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#2147

@Hamigakiko Thank you so much for your kind words! It is comments like yours that drives us to be the best we can be. We hope that we can continue to live up to your expectations. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything that we can do to improve your experience with Bunpro or if you have any questions. Cheers!

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#2148

Update! September 3, 2018

New Content:

  • N2 Lesson 6 is now live! Over 20 new grammar points!

  • N3 Lesson 7 & Lesson 8 now both have 12 example sentences and 12 review questions!

Font Sizing:

  • Bunpro is now scaleable. Simply change “Font Size” in your user settings. You can select from 12px, 16px, and 20px font sizes.


UX Changes:

  • The Study button now takes you directly to the grammar to be studied.

  • Based upon feedback the community has provided, we have made various small changes to the size/spacing of elements across the site as well as to how some parts of the site work to improve your overall experience.


The text you input is now yellow to match the example sentences and so that you can better distinguish the grammar points from the surrounding information.


Your input also changes depending on whether or not you get an answer correct so that you can better visualize your progress.

Please let us know what you think! Cheers!

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#2149

This service looks so good, and I love the interface. It seems to be exactly what I’m looking for in a grammar resource. I do have a question @pushindawood (sorry if this has been asked before, but I ain’t about to read through 2,114 posts). What is a good WK level to start doing N5 lessons at Bunpro? My main worry is that BP will have a lot of kanji I don’t recognize, which would detract from my learning of grammar since I’d have to worry about looking up kanji. Should I wait until N5 95% on WK, which WKStats states is level 10?

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#2150

No! I know this question isn’t addressed to me, but if I were you, I’d start with the grammar right away, at the same time as the kanji. And no fear, Bunpro has furigana for when you need it.

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#2151

Thanks a lot! ^-^ I’ll start looking into it this week then.

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#2152

Yay more N2 stuff \o/

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#2153

Wonderful! I can’t comment on the new content except that it’s great to see you plugging away at that. But as for the ux… It really looks a ton better on my phone and I don’t have to squint any more. Thank you!!! It feels genuinely better to be using.

edit: That study button change :sparkling_heart::two_hearts:

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#2154

Love the change to yellow for user-input text. It makes a huge difference in helping me spot typos before I press enter. :+1:

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#2155

Bunpro has an option to link your WK account, so it will display furigana everywhere except on the kanji you’ve already learned :slight_smile:

You can also click any kanji to toggle its furigana off and on.

Btw, if you don’t have one already I’d recommend installing a browser script that helps you read any Japanese you mouseover. Here’s one for Chrome:

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#2156

Nice, that helps a lot. Really alleviates my fear of being like, “okay, I understand this tidbit of grammar, but I literally can’t read anything in this sentence” lol.

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