文プロ(Bunpro) : (Update! - New N2, Dark Mode, Related Grammar!) Japanese Grammar SRS Study Site


Thanks for your answer!
It would be better (in my opinion) to have reviews for each rule of every grammar point. Because right now, if (for example) I have difficulties with the past negative of the polite form of u-verbs, I will fail only on the (let’s say) 5th SRS lvl. Then the next day, I will be asked the specific sentence I failed the day before, so I will easily remember it and then I won’t see this grammar rule for a few weeks, potentially (because the time intervals become bigger).

So for now I added some custom reviews.
Nonetheless, I really like this app. Thanks for your contribution to my learning experience and I will definitely become a paid member in a week when my trial ends!


I’m super delighted to hear that! I will!


Jumping in here to say I really appreciate Bunpro.

Specifically, the things I like most (so don’t ever change! :slight_smile:) are the pointers to explanations elsewhere on the web (Tae Kim, Imabi, etc.). It helps me to see the same thing explained many different ways. I think this could even be a much larger list for each grammar point.

Minor nits:
Some of the grammar points are similar enough that I only get them right once I start recognizing from repetition which one you’re asking for. Examples off the top of my head: for a beginner, the difference between ~んです、〜でしょう, or 欲しい vs. ~たい. Some of the sentences will recognize that and prompt for the other, but not always. など and でも seem very similar and also close together in the lesson order, so I’m always mixing them up, even though I think my sentence is also grammatically correct (but, beginner, maybe I’m wrong.) Maybe the prompt could ask more specifically, at least at first?

It might be helpful for the user input in the sentence to be stylistically different from the rest of the sentence (font, color, size, something). I often lose my place halfway through typing and have a hard time locating where I am in the longer sentences.

I love it though, and plan to keep using it through all the JLPT levels!


I tried to send this thru the bunpro web feedback form but got some weird message (bug?).
Please: add in the settings: ability of user setting Japanese font size relatively to English font size.
Even with my glasses, it is quite uncomfortable to read the examples in the lessons.
Zooming does not help as the English font becomes too big…


@Maxinoume Thank you for your insight and interest in subscribing! In an ideal situation we would have 12 example sentences and 12 review questions for each grammar rule or verb conjugation. However, many grammar points have a number of grammar rules which means we can only show how the grammar point behaves in a certain context with a handful of examples. It is our goal to account for this by adding additional review sentences in the future that, perhaps, would not appear under example sentences, but be activated if you were having trouble with a certain context/conjugation in reviews. We recently implemented Ghost Reviews to drill items that need extra attention, but, like you said, these sentences are ones that you have seen before. We hope to have more contextual situations that you can practice different conjugations and multiple grammar rules in the near future. Thank you for your patience. Cheers!

@ctmf Thank you for your comment and your suggestions. We have updated the など and でも grammar points to help steer you in the right direction when you input your answer. We like the idea of altering the color/style of the input so that it is easier to distinguish from the rest of the sentence. We will see what we can do. Cheers!

@sergiop We apologize that you experienced issues with the feedback form. We will look into it. Thank you for your suggestion on adding the ability to toggle the font size. We will see what we can do. Thank you for your patience! Cheers!


I completely agree with you on this topic.


I was going to try and find all the N5 grammar points in the book ‘A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar /日本語基本文法辞典’ but I got a bit bored so I’ve found a few.

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Also this says the grammar point is on page 46 but it is actually 543 (Unless this is another book with the same name?)


Thank you!


Grr! I JUST ran into this again.

Because it is late, I want you to stay the night.

I put 泊まりたい. Wrong. It wants 泊まって欲しい.

How can I know that until I’ve seen the same sentence so many times I recognize it? Is my answer wrong and I just don’t get the difference in grammar?


泊まりたい means "I want to stay the night. " You usually only use たい for things you want to do.

泊まって欲しい means “I want you to stay the night.” Note the use of the て form for asking others to do things.


Ha, well that’s why then. I was considering them two different ways to say the same thing, and that’s why I’m always getting them wrong. No doubt the other ones I’m mixing up have similar causes, somewhere between the chair and the keyboard.

Thanks for the teaching. :slight_smile:


Is this correct, or is there supposed to be に after てき?
I can’t figure out why is this the way it is and it drives me crazy :sweat_smile:


I know this probably isn’t the right place to ask. But I use your app on my iPad when I’m at work. Is there any thought about making the app more native, and not just a web wrapper?


@ambo100 Thank you so much for taking the time to gather these page numbers! However, before you get too far, we want to let you know that we already have all of the page numbers for Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar in our database, we just have not had a chance to go through and add them to each grammar point. The reason for this is that the Dictionary of ______ Japanese Grammar books also include notes on related grammar (synonyms, antonyms, etc.) that we would like to go through and add alongside the page numbers. We are currently working on a better way to integrate related grammar into Bunpro, so adding page numbers from this particular resource has been put on the back burner until we do so. Thank you for letting us know about よ. There is some information about よ on page 46 and that is why we added that page number. We had just not gotten to page 543 yet. Page 543 has been added to readings for よ. If you would like our complete list of page numbers including related grammar for those particular grammar points, I will be glad to PM them to you over at the Bunpro Community. Thanks again for all of your contributions! It really means a lot to us. Cheers!

@ctmf We are sorry that you were experiencing confusion over these two grammar points! We are working on better ways to draw your attention to subtle differences like this that may not stand out immediately to you. If you have any suggestions, we would love to hear them. Thank you @lopicake for your excellent explanation! Cheers!

@nandeyanen Thank you for your question! Dropping に in this instance sounds more natural. Thank you for drawing this to our attention so that we could add a note and catch てきに as an alternative answer, rather than marking you incorrect. Cheers!

@Jinxyface Thank you for your question! Our goal is to have an entirely native app, however since Bunpro is being updated daily with new content and features it would be difficult to keep both the web app and the iOS/Android apps (both currently in Beta) consistent/up-to-date. Once we are closer to having Bunpro complete, we will work on making the mobile apps without any web views. Cheers!


For what it’s worth, I think the web view for the iOS app works perfectly fine.


For what it’s worth, I think the web view for the iOS app works perfectly fine.

It’s nice. It’s just that I use a bluetooth keyboard on my iPad at work to do my studies, and the keyboard doesn’t work well in the Bunpro app.


I now that the “lessons” are just a brief summary for sake of an easy reference, one should learn grammar using the sources cited, the main point of Bunpro is to practice the grammar… But that said I’m a bit puzzled by the lesson N5 > lesson 3 > うverbs. In the part “structure”, we have only a verb with the む ending. But there aren’t other Godan う verbs that have a different structure, in particular, with regarding the past tense?


You know, I’m thinking about giving this app another go solely based on how bloody friendly your replies are.


It sounds like you answered your own question… They can’t reasonably fit every conjugation for every verb ending. That’s why you need to read the linked resources.

P.S. You’re probably better off asking these questions on the Bunpro forums at this point.


The page is only for U Godan verbs so they could easily fit the variations for the past tense (since the te- form is similar and the rest follows straightforward rules): つ or る or う goes to った;す goes to した ; む or ぬ or ぶ goes to んだ;く goes to いた; ぐ goes to いだ. As it is, one might have the wrong impression that all godan verbs conjugate the past as the one’s with む ending.