文プロ(Bunpro) is a website that is designed to simplify Japanese study. From very basic beginnings, we have slowly but surely evolved into a full-fledged resource that offers learners an experience tailored to give real, tangible results.
Through the following methods, we break grammar down into chunks that build off of each other in a way that builds your confidence at the same time as building your understanding. All without you needing to ever deviate from the learning path you have chosen.
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.
Review the grammar you have learned using our built-in SRS system that chooses new and unique sentences to challenge you, and create fun, new experiences each review session.
Our SRS system is based on manual input. This tests not only whether you recognize the grammar, but can actually produce it yourself. ( You can also choose a flashcard style mode to focus on recognition and reading as well)
All Example Sentences on Bunpro are original and created in house by our team that includes several Japanese native speakers. Each and every sentence is reviewed for naturalness.
Example sentences are written in a way that builds upon previously studied grammar, so as you progress through each subsequent level on Bunpro you will be getting more and more exposure to the grammar points that you have learned in the past and are never left confused by unknown harder grammar being used.
Here’s an illustration of how this process works.
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. No matter where or how you are studying Japanese, it is likely that we already have a path designed to meet your personal needs, or the needs of your classroom. Learn more at bunpro.jp!
Currently all JLPT N-levels are complete (900+ grammar), each with their own explanations for every single grammar point, written in a way that will propel your understanding of Japanese naturally, without facing plateaus. If you are not aiming for the JLPT, you can also study along with Genki, Minna no Nihongo, Tobira, An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese textbooks, or even with Tae Kim. In addition to this, we also offer dialects such as Kansai-ben, and are continuing to add new content daily
We also greatly welcome any feedback that you may have to help make Bunpro more useful every day. We have been lucky enough to do this so far through the development of one of the most helpful communities of users in the Japanese language learning sphere, and greatly encourage anyone to join in on the discussions on our forums.
Let’s take a closer look at the Bunpro approach!
Lessons organized by JLPT level. Each subsequent lesson builds on previously learned material. Follow our path, or choose one of your own!
Read a description to solidify your understanding. We also give you lots on information about the structure, and the ability to include your own notes, for those of us that like to compile things that they have read!
See multiple example sentences.
Add it to your reviews and then test yourself with manual input, forcing you to recall and reproduce your answers for better retention.
You may also choose from a wide variety of hint types that will accommodate your level, your needs, and how much of a challenge you want!
Once you have completed your first quiz, the grammar point will automatically be added to your review queue! After that, just let the SRS system handle the rest. It will decide the best time for you to see that particular pattern again!
In addition to this grammar approach, we now have a library of over 25,000 vocabulary words, decks available for vocabulary study, many example sentences of varying difficulty written by native speakers for each word, and have new examples being written every day!
Each sentence focuses on using the vocabulary in natural ways, so that you will confidently know what context any word will be used in real life… Oh, we have hints for vocab now as well!
As can be seen in this picture, all the popular text books are there as well! We did the hard work of putting everything in the order that it appears in the textbook so that you can spend more time focusing on your studies!
iOS & Android Beta
We have are actively developing both our Android and iOS apps in house.
The Bunpro iOS app is currently being beta tested via TestFlight.
The Bunpro Android app is available on the Play Store.
Well, that about wraps it up I guess…
Oh of course, how could we forget about themes! With our wide range of themes to choose from, you can find a way to make Bunpro reflect your personality.
Find what you like, make it yours, or change whenever you want to keep things fresh! You’re even able to change themes right in the middle of your review session without distrupting your progress!
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 in the past. 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
Steem - June 8th, 2018
Linguaholic - By @jomteon. Thank you so much for the awesome review! You rock!
Please note that many of these reviews are very out of date, and we have made some absolutely monolithic changes and improvements to the site since then. Maybe read a few reviews and then check out the updates for yourself. We think that in itself will speak volumes.