What this is: Thousands of sound files, each containing a context sentence, a word and its english translation.
How one might use it: Download all the files you want, put them on some kind of listening device, and let them play continuously while you take a walk, do the dishes, commute or whatever.
Download link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B21tSkYnAArkMjJMNXY5N1VFeVk (so far only the first 3000 sentences)
What I’ve done here is take the sound files (single word as well as context sentence) from the iknow.jp Core6K Anki decks floating around and combine them with the google text-to-speech voice reading their english translations. Since they follow the Core6K order, they are generally ordered in increasing complexity, both in terms of vocab and grammar.
I originally made this to improve my own listening comprehension, but I thought others might find a use for it as well, so I’m sharing it here.
Each sound file is structured as follows:
<Context sentence> <1 second silence> <Japanese word> <½ second silence> <English translation> <½ second silence>
The pauses are to give you time to think for a bit before the next part comes.
Some more stuff:
- Apologies if this is the wrong section, it seemed the most appropriate place for a “This is is a thing that I made” type topic.
- If anyone has a good idea where I might put this that is not my google drive, I’d appreciate it.
- I only ran the sound-smashing-together script for the first 3000 sentences before I stopped personally using this. If anyone finds themselves using it and wants the rest, let me know.