Hey Everyone! I am going to be writing the JLPT N5 on December 2nd and I feel really nervous!
I have been studying Japanese for a couple of years, finished Genki 1, Japanese for busy people 1. I am using bunpro and working through Japanese for busy people 2 to keep my grammar sharp. I also have the ultimate JLPT N5 vocabulary on anki finished(93%). I just started Wanikani in September, I unfortunately found it late. I will probably have my Wanikani level around 7-8 maybe 9 if I am lucky by the time I write the test.
Does anyone with past experience writing the N5 know if this is enough? Thanks!
Yeah, I did N5 after Nakama 1 (roughly equivalent to Genki 1) and Japanese for Busy People 1, and passed easily. Just make sure you practice listening, because you need to pass each section separately.
(On a small side note, I’m not sure if English is your first language, but it’s a little odd to say you’re “writing” the JLPT - sounds like you’re the one creating the exam paper in the first place. It’s more natural to say you’re “taking” or “sitting” a test.)
Hey everyone! Thank you for all the positive responses! I can confirm that I am Canadian! When I saw @belthazar response I became slightly confused. Had I been talking about writing tests, taking tests, sitting tests wrong all my life? I asked some of my friends and they also said they would write my question the way I did.
Sorry for the slight misunderstanding!
Once I write the test, i’ll jump back in here and let everyone know how it went! To anyone sitting on a JLPT がんばって
My wife (an American) went to a veterinary school in Canada.
Her first year:
Me: How’s it going? Do you like it up there?
Her: It’s really nice… but I can’t get used to how they talk up here!
Me: What do you mean?
Her: Well, for instance, the Canadian students all say “I’m writing an exam” instead of “I’m taking an exam.” It makes no sense!
Me: Hmmm… to be fair, does “taking” an exam really make any more sense though?
Her: Maybe not, but “writing”? If students are “writing” the exam, then what are the professors who made the exam doing? It’s just too weird!
Her fourth year:
Me: How’s your week going?
Her: It’s really busy! I have a presentation due, and then tomorrow I have to write an exam and…
Her: Huh? What?
Me: You’re doing what to your exam tomorrow?
Her: I’m… oh. Shut up.