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© Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com
Before you get started on this
awesome N5 course, there are a
couple of things that you ...
© Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com
First, you really really need to use
an IME in order to get the most out
of this course....
© Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com
IMEs help you type Japanese
characters on whatever OS you
have.
© Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com
Most Mac and PC users prefer
Google IME. You can read more
about it at the link below:
h...
© Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com
Second, don't be afraid to make
liberal use of the ignore function.
© Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com
Different levels of a course might test
the same material but in a different
way*. If yo...
© Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com
Third, there are actually 3 - N5
courses that you can choose from.
Photo by Stu_spivack ...
© Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com
This one covers N5 grammar. You'll
be tested on some vocabulary, but
mostly short phrase...
© Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com
On the actual N5 test, kanji use is
limited to just about a hundred kanji.
However, this...
© Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com
The reason for this is that it is more
useful to you in the real world. Words
are only w...
© Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com
So, this course will use 'common
Japanese'.
On the test →this course
べんり → 便利
© Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com
What do I mean by 'common
Japanese'? I mean how that word
appears in natural Japanese wr...
© Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com
You see some words have difficult
kanji, that aren't used often. Like the
word for 'nois...
© Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com
So, you are drilled on just the
hiragana spelling of the word and not
the kanji. You won...
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The other N5 Course tests you on
the kana spelling of the word then
the kanji spelling o...
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Some people don't find this very
challenging because it usually just
involves you hittin...
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The N5 Readings course tests you on
how the word appears in common
Japanese and then tes...
© Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com
So there you have it, all three courses for
N5. If you want to change to or add
another ...
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JLPT N5 Courses on Memrise

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This is a slideshow that introduces the different JLPT N5 courses on Memrise.

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JLPT N5 Courses on 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 covers N5 grammar. You'll be tested on some vocabulary, but mostly short phrases and sentences. いい →  good よくない → not good よくなかった → wasn't good
  9. 9. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com On the actual N5 test, kanji use is limited to just about a hundred kanji. However, this course uses all normally used kanji. On the test →this course べんり → 便利
  10. 10. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com The reason for this is that it is more useful to you in the real world. Words are only written in kana if the kanji is rare or difficult to write. On the test →this course べんり → 便利
  11. 11. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com So, this course will use 'common Japanese'. On the test →this course べんり → 便利
  12. 12. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com What do I mean by 'common Japanese'? I mean how that word appears in natural Japanese writing.
  13. 13. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com You see some words have difficult kanji, that aren't used often. Like the word for 'noisy' in Japanese: うるさい → 煩い (not commonly used) urusai  
  14. 14. © 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  
  15. 15. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com The other N5 Course 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
  16. 16. © 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
  17. 17. © 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
  18. 18. © Copyright 2014 JLPTBootCamp.com So there you have it, all three courses for N5. If you want to change to or add another course, you can click on the icon below:  

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