Is LingoDeer good to learn Japanese grammar?


#1

Before getting into the topic I wanted to say hello, it’s been months since I’ve last used WaniKani, I was at level 8 but while I was overwhelmed with tests at school I ended up with 800 reviews piled up… I tried to lower them because I didn’t want to reset but I lost motivation… In the end, I gave in and reset it ^^’’

Anyway, I’ve been using LingoDeer to learn Korean and I find it very helpful, especially for beginners, but I’m not a beginner when it comes to Japanese and while Korean writing is easy, Japanese is a little more complicated, it might be good at the beginning but I don’t want to spend a lot of time on it to end up with confusion about advanced grammar. So, have any of you been trying LingoDeer for a long time? (for Japanese of course) Would you recommend it as a main grammar learning resource? I hope so because it’s such a cute app, the deer telling me “It’s time to learn Korean!” at a certain time every day motivates me, how can you ignore a cute deer. lol


#2

I’ve personally never used it (I recommend Bunpro though - but it probably depends on your grammar level).

However, there’s another thread on this topic if you’d like to find out what people think: LingoDeer App Japanese (SRS/grammar)


#3

Thank you, I checked out both the thread and Bunpro, from the introduction it looks like WaniKani for grammar, I hope it’s just as efficient, I’ll try it out ^^


#4

Keep in mind that Bunpro will begin charging $5/month on May 10. Don’t get sucked in while it’s free if you aren’t willing to pay later.


#5

I’ve been using LingoDeer for some time, and it’s really great for beginners. I wouldn’t use it as a main source for grammar though. But it’s something to start with!
Oh and I agree, the deer is super cute!


#6

Oh I see, thanks for warning me, I’ll see if it’s worth pay for, since I’m not exactly rich (I’m still a high school student)


#7

I kinda expected it to be for beginners, maybe I’ll use it just to review the basics


#8

I think LingoDeer gives you a really good basis in Japanese. I would say the ultimate Japanese learning order is:
Learn Hiragana and Katakana with Tofugu and use a workbook to enforce it
LingoDeer
WaniKani for vocab and kanji, and a reliable comprehensive grammar course


#9

It’s worth it if you’re N5/N4. I don’t think there’s currently anything in Lingodeer that’s beyond N4. I wrote to them about 2 weeks ago asking if they’d be putting up any new more advanced lessons. They told me that in about 3 months or so there’d be more Japanese content available.

I think it’s a great app.