Wish me luck!

Finally registered for the December N2 exam.

If anyone has any useful resources, please give them to me :open_mouth:

Thanks!

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Join the discussion in the JLPT thread
https://community.wanikani.com/t/jlpt-2017/15355?source_topic_id=19533

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Well I don’t know what you’ve used, but I will swear by the Shin Kanzen Master books. I’ve used every single one of them but the Kanji books.

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Good luck!

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Thanks for the tip! I’ve used all grammar books for Sou Matome (N3 - N1). Also, i’ve done most Kanzen Master grammar books as well (N4 - N2). Should I do KM N1 for extra preparation?

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Thanks for the encouragement!

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No problem, that’s all I can do since I don’t have any resource to recommend, I’ve never taken any JLPT :sweat_smile:

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BTW, what is the JLPT like? Is it anything like the SAT?

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If you’ve already done the N2 ones than the N1 stuff can’t hurt. Do you mean only the grammar books though? I’d highly highly recommend the reading books. I also like the vocab books because they’re not solely just a list of words but more organized than that.

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Huh, never considered getting the reading books (since i just read/watch the news). I’ll probably pick up the KM version of it. Will take a look at the vocab book too

Best of luck!

I signed up for the same.

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The reading books are good because they cover a series of different points in each chapter, such
as 比喩 and 言い換え at the beginning.

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Hi!

Excuse me for asking, but how come are you going for N2 instead of N1?

I’ve never done a JLPT, but I’m just wondering…

You’ve reached lvl 60 on WaniKani (WaniKani vs. JLPT chart), and gone through plenty of other material also to prepare. Besides, you still have about three months for honing your skills for the different parts of the test. I bet you’d pass N1 with flying colors.

Keep on immersing yourself in the language :wink:

I wish you great success!

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Aww, thanks for the encouragement :blush:

I’m not taking the N1 right now since my vocabulary isn’t good enough. N1 needs about 18000 words memorized, and i’m only at 6300~. I do plan on taking the N1 after a few years though :slight_smile:

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頑張ってください、土星君!:slight_smile:

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はい、これからも頑張ります!

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Where are you getting the number 18,000 for N1 vocabulary?

If you tally the total vocab counts of N5-1 on jisho.org then you get a number around 8200.

This matches the JLPT info that http://www.tanos.co.uk/jlpt/ uses…

This is relevant to me because I’ve been slowly but systematically adding all of these items into Houhou…

Anyway, I’d be thrilled to get more detailed information about vocab requirements/guidelines so please share!

Thanks,

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There are no official vocabulary (or Kanji, or Grammar) lists for the JLPT. Also I find 18,000 pretty high as the average second language speaker who lives and works in a country who speaks that language has a ~10,000 word vocabulary.

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Saw it on a description for a book :stuck_out_tongue:

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Thank you for the response.

Fair enough!

Though actually I just tried a general search on jisho for “#common” and there’s about 20,000 hits!

So I believe 18,000 makes a lot more sense now.

Somewhere there’s a database of 20,000 most common words. My best guess is it’s this one because Jisho doesn’t mention where it gets it’s common word list from: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Frequency_lists/Japanese

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