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JLPT N5 Courses at Memrise

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There are 3 courses for JLPT N5 available at Memrise. This goes over the differences between each one. Here are the links to the individual courses:
This particular course: http://www.memrise.com/course/554/jlpt-n5-vocab/
The readings course: http://www.memrise.com/course/122927/jlpt-n5-readings/
And the grammar course: http://www.memrise.com/course/130554/jlpt-n5-grammar-stage-1/

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JLPT N5 Courses at Memrise

  1. 1. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com Before you get started on this awesome N5 course, there are a couple of things that you might want to know. Photo by Steven Depolo
  2. 2. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com First, you really really need to use an IME in order to get the most out of this course. (Yes, I'm serious.)
  3. 3. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com IMEs help you type Japanese characters on whatever OS you have.
  4. 4. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com Most Mac and PC users prefer Google IME. You can read more about it at the link below: http://j.mp/ime-google
  5. 5. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com Second, don't be afraid to make liberal use of the ignore function.
  6. 6. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com Different levels of a course might test the same material but in a different way*. If you don't like being tested that way just ignore it. Different levels of a course might test the same material but in a different way*. If you don't like being tested that way just ignore the entire level. *I'll explain these differences in a moment.
  7. 7. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com Third, there are actually 3 - N5 courses that you can choose from. Photo by Stu_spivack and Joy
  8. 8. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com This one tests you on the kana spelling of the word then the kanji spelling of the word. Level 1 Level 2 red → あか    red → 赤
  9. 9. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com Some people don't find this very challenging because it usually just involves you hitting the space bar to change it into a kanji character for the second test. Level 1 Level 2 red → あか    red → 赤
  10. 10. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com The N5 Readings course tests you on how the word appears in common Japanese and then tests you on its reading. Like so: Level 1 Level 2 red → 赤    赤 → あか
  11. 11. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com What do I mean by 'common Japanese'? I mean how that word appears in natural Japanese writing.
  12. 12. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com You see some words have difficult kanji, that no one uses. Like the word for 'noisy' in Japanese: うるさい → 煩い (not commonly used) urusai  
  13. 13. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com So, you are drilled on just the hiragana spelling of the word and not the kanji. You won't be drilled on the reading of the kanji either. うるさい → 煩い (not commonly used) urusai  
  14. 14. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com The final course, N5 Grammar, drills grammar points for the N5 level using vocabulary and phrases.  Noisy dog → うるさい いぬ urusai     inu  
  15. 15. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com Each grammar point is introduced through explanatory videos from my YouTube channel.  
  16. 16. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com Unfortunately this course is currently under construction. But, I will be adding to it regularly.  
  17. 17. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com So there you have it all three courses for N5. If you want to change to another course, you can click on the icon below:  

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