I’m taking the N5 in December. Yay. However, I feel that the more I learn about grammar the less grammar I know. There seems to be so many rules in Japanese and I feel like it get lost breaking down the context of sentences in the midlength reading portions and I have huge trouble with the paraphrasing section because I can’t always think about the one to one support of changing to something that is similar.
Also if anyone has advice for Question words, I would really love some. The problem is, I cannot understand which ones are the ones to use and I get flustered when I feel like one would be better but doesn’t appear on the test.
Basically I have reached total panic. All help is loved.
Meet your android sensei. She will fix up all those grammar inconsistencies
I don’t have much to offer for the test itself, but good luck!
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I took and passed JLPT N5 December last year - here’s my personal experience for you:
The most trouble I personally had was listening comprehension. Vocabulary, Kanji, Grammar, it was all much less terrible than I anticipated, and I was really nervous as well. The thing I’d most recommend for JLPT: Listen and listen and listen again to “JLPT listening comprehension examples” on Youtube!
As for grammar, since you explicitly mentioned that: Know your particles! A lot of grammar test problems will focus on “fill the blank with the proper particle”.
And watch this video of a native speaker do the official N5 example test (which you can download and try for yourself on the JLPT homepage). The explanations are great!
I’m crossing fingers for you, best of luck, you can do it!
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