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Learn Japanese by studying words included in contemporary sentences. Japanese2000 contains 2000 common Japanese words and for each, kanji (when applicable), hiragana, romanji, english are included. The sentences are carefully constructed just for this application and focus primarily on the grammar found in JLPT levels N5 and N4.
Most applications containing sentences take them from the public available Japanese projects. These are however rather complex and difficult to grasp for beginner and intermediates.
Japanese2000 wants to overcome this and its sentences are created to be easy enough to be learned with moderate effort, but at the same time useful as they can be applied in normal conversation. Focus is on every day speech pattern, as a modern japanese between 20 and 30 years old would have said it. No stiff text book style.
Students of all levels will benefit from the application. Beginners can start of with the romanji support before having learnt hiragana and katakana. More advanced students can enable kanji focus and study using hiragana / kanji relation. Default study option is to use english / hiragana relation.
Note that japanese grammar style often omit the subject of the sentence. Due to that we have used a mix of inserting (I) and just used the basic verb form of the sentence. It might look strange to someone used to text book japanese, but this is the real thing!
8 levels are included, starting out easy and gradually become more difficult. This leads you effortlessly (sort of ;) to results. One level would normally take one month to pass unless you put in a lot of time and is dedicated.
The application uses interval study to effectively reinforce words and sentences. This will lead to focus on new words and words that you repeatedly fails to remember. Other words will reappear over time, more seldom if you know the words.
* 2000 common words
* 2000 specially crafted sentences
* following JLPT grammar N4, N5
* romanji for all words and sentences
* kanji for all words where applicable
* kanji focus study mode
* romanji study mode
* set study pace and completed threshold
Application produced by native japanese.
Make sure to check out the free version containing the first level, to see if this is something for you!
What's New in Version 1.4
Corrections for iOS7
Terrible english translations, but a good way to study
I always like to see the word in context in order to remember it better. The english translations are terrible, and sometimes the hiragana and kanji don't line up (only twice that I've found). However, if you are learning grammar and kanji at the same time you should figure it out. The choices for which words I learn first seem kind of random, but I think it's a good study tool nonetheless, and it is cheap.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Nov 08, 2013
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 3.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Atsuko Tsukurimichi
- © Atsuko Tsukurimichi
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.