Is there any SRS app like Wanikani to grasp Japanese Grammar. I am building my vocabularies but still finding it extremely difficult to build sentences as I do not know much grammar. I already have the famous grammar books but I can’t keep track of those (this is a personal problem of course). So if you have any ideas about SRS grammar app or how I can grasp more grammar from text books please share.
Lingodeer, although it’s a lot of just beginner stuff. Tae Kim’s Guide to Learning Japanese, can’t go wrong with that. Completely free, in the app and the website. Human Japanese is supposed to be a good series but the apps are kind of pricey.
I’m in agreement about bunpro as well. I have exactly the same problem as you when it comes to grammar books and I love it so far. Less to keep track of is always a good thing
bunpro is decent but I would love for there to be an option to go through all of the grammar in ascending difficulty (N5 to N1) where lessons are automatically assigned - basically like Wanikani.
That coupled with the ability to study individual lessons and cram when needed would be excellent. Also, a mobile app would be amazing but that would require a public API to be opened up and someone to spend the time working on it.
I would definitely make the suggestions to them directly. They’re very open and do work pretty quickly. They also already have mobile apps and public API
Thank you every one for prompt replies. I will start delving into those.
Thank you, this site looks to be just what I wanted, but when I am trying to register for the free trial it is showing that the page has been moved or not existed. I guess currently some maintenance is going on. Have you ever faced something like that?
Yes, the same problem is happening to me just now
It’s the first time it has happened though.
There is a Bunpro thread on this forum and someone has already messaged them about it, so hopefully it’s fixed soon!
Thank you for checking it. I will check Bunpro again to register for it. meanwhile if you have any notification about the site restoration please notify here.
Yes, I had that error, too. It usually worked just fine. I trust them. They must work hard on it. BP will be just fine.
Disclaimer: I’m not being paid by BP. I’m just a plain user who loves BP from the first glance.
Thank you. I will wait for them to fix it.
I’m here to let you know that BP is up now.
Personally I see little value in SRSing grammar. It seems something that it’s much better grasped by just reading about it and then promply use it (reading).
In the end there’s a switch that it’s needed for learning any language, that’s start using it.
I did a similar post earlier this year
10 months later I went with --> bunpro --> Japanese the Manga Way —> Dictionary Of Basic Japanese Grammar —> CureDolly’s videos on Youtube …
All along I’ve been reading constantly… and in the end now I just review new grammar like any vocab, and try to keep reading, as this has been superior to any SRS, specially in learning the different ways any particular grammar point can be used.
So, this is the anwser I would give my self earlier this year
+1 for Bunpro - it links to Tae Kim, Imabi and other resources to go into grammar points further. Being able to “cram” on grammar points which are giving you trouble between reviews is handy too.
It’s SRS but don’t treat it exactly like you would WK - I recently made the mistake of unleashing as much grammar at once as I would lessons on WK and now my reviews are a gigantic leech farm.
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I agree to a certain extent though I think reading is on the easier side of grammar understanding. I think the true test is real time conversation and then followed by writing. In this respect, I think SRS grammar does help (or least can give an honest assessment of weak areas). There are nuances and conjugations than may otherwise not get tested if one is just reading. That said, I think you make a great point to followup with grammar understanding with continued reading and if your successful with methods, to each their own
I tend to hoard grammar books and dictionaries which I still use often. A reason I settled on BP was the amount of example sentences per grammar point and a collective area to measure my understanding. I agree, for a grammar point to stick it really needs to be used.
Thank you its a help indeed.
thanks for sharing your Japanese journey, it is worth to me. my final aim is to be able to read Japanese books. I have started reading Kanji Learner’s Course Graded Reading Set. That book is connected with Genki, and as I am using the ebook its a bit difficult for me to carry around the Genki book always while I am using the ebook. by the way I indeed agree that reading is the best mean to contexualize any vocabulary or grammar and I will increase the share of reading as much as possible along with grammar lesson.
If so, then totally go for it!! Current problem for me with SRS apps it’s time… eventually I got really efficient at including SRS apps in my daily activities, problem was that I tended to leave reading (an overall immersion) for the end of the day… at the dusk of my will for japanese learning, so it was easily delayed.
Now try icluding reading as the first japanese activity you do in the day (or at least a constant one) and gradually all the rest seems easier… vocab is much more familiar… grammar seems like something you are seeing constantly… and kanji … well, my readings are still those of primary school kids, so that’s still to be really tested.
Of course I’m mostly aiming at reading and watching shows now… no JLPT in my horizon and only in a couple months I’ll really need speaking (going to Japan), so take that into consideration when reading this
How come? you mean like terms more often used in spoken language? Or maybe something so obscure that you might study but then it’s nowhere to be found