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


#2195

Looking forward to modern dark! I actually prefer dark-on-light themes, but I’m so used to using Bunpro in dark that I want it back… Seriously, the new theme looks very nice.

Sorry if someone’s pointed it out to you, but at least two of the ほうがいい lines are voiced as ~ほうがいい but the default grammar on the card is ほうがいいです. One that comes to mind is 帰ったほうがいい.


#2196

@rssalessio Thank you for your feedback and for trying out Bunpro! We are currently tinkering with something called “fundamental reviews” that would focus on just the grammar point and all of its functions, including conjugations and what grammar rules it follows. These reviews would appear alongside your current reviews, further building upon what you have learned. However, this is still just a concept and it is one of many ideas that we hope will make your Japanese grammar studies more effective. Thank you for your suggestion on creating trees to interconnect grammar points. We are going through and adding related grammar to each grammar point and the addition of trees could help everyone better visual how everything is interconnected. You can add your own self-study questions on the fourth tab of each grammar point. These sentences will appear right alongside your normal Bunpro reviews. The SRS algorithm is 4hrs, 8hrs, 24hrs, 2 days, 4 days, 8 days, 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months for finished. Cheers!

@madmalkav Thank you for the support! Also, nice to see you over on the Bunpro forums. Cheers!

@Oshin Thank you for your feedback! Please let us know if there is anything that you think we could do to improve the look and feel of the new theme for you. Cheers!

@somatophobia Thank you for your feedback! We are currently going through and reworking some audio and correcting inconsistencies. Comments like yours helps us pinpoint problem areas, so thank you! Cheers!


#2197

So I’m super excited to start my trial month while also beta testing the app! :slight_smile: 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!


#2198

Agreed, light blue/green was hard on my eyes for some reason. Classic is great for me.


#2199

@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!


#2200

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:


#2201

@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!


#2202

Update! - October 7, 2018

New N2!

N2, Lesson 7 is now available! 20 new grammar points to further your studies!

Dark Mode

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!

Related Grammar

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!

Bug fixes:
・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!


#2203

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.


#2204

@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!


#2205

The hype is real :open_mouth:

Thank you so much! x3


#2206

@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!


#2207

@pushindawood Thanks a lot! It’s working perfectly now. :+1:


#2208

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! :smile: I subscribed this week.


#2209

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.


#2210

@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!


#2211

Update! October 12, 2018

N2, Lesson 8 is now available! 24 new grammar points !


#2212

As always, thank you for your awesome work! It’s a pleasure using your service! :blush:

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. :thinking: This got me confused for a moment.


#2213

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.


#2214

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