August 27, 2012 at 10:57 pm #35037
looking at what grammar textfugu covers, I think it wouldn’t be fair to expect to be intermediate level when you are done with it. When I am thinking intermediate, I am looking at JLPT N3 for comparison, and I can see textfugu doesn’t cover all grammar, and definitely not the almost 4000 words and 675 kanji it requires…
I don’t even think you can pass N4 only doing things from TF to be honest. N5 might be doable though.August 27, 2012 at 11:16 pm #35040
Lawl at TF taking you to N3
Not gonna happen. N5 might be doable^August 31, 2012 at 12:31 pm #35150
Just finished Season 2 w00t!September 3, 2012 at 10:50 am #35189
Welp, just wrapped up Season 3. Took me about a week.
It was really nice to start learning real, “meaty” things like verbs. I hear that vocab picks up quite a bit in S04, and I’m fine with that.September 6, 2012 at 6:56 am #35242
Unfortunately I’ve been hooked on Guild Wars 2 the last week, so haven’t made much progress. >_<September 6, 2012 at 7:03 am #35243
FINALLY the results for my JLPT N3 exam arrived! It’s official! I passed!!September 6, 2012 at 8:03 am #35244
Did you get it on paper already, or got it from checking online? I think it might be faster if you live in Japan, though I could already check whether or not I passed this Monday.
According to a mail I got, I won’t receive the paper until mid-October, so I wondering how it is if you took the test other places.September 6, 2012 at 8:05 am #35245
Congrats Kiai. That’s both you and Mark who have passed it now. Great seeing fellow TF’ers doing well on the JLPT :)September 6, 2012 at 8:48 am #35246
Yeah, definitely inspirational for those of us still working through the seasons. ^_^
Speaking of which, you guys who have done the JLPT N3, was that the first one you did, or did you already complete the lower levels?
September 6, 2012 at 9:11 am #35249
- This reply was modified 11 years, 3 months ago by Aikibujin.
Tadah. I’ve just finished season 2. Going to rest, focus on my work for a while (not that I have much to do today, so I spent a fair bit of the morning studying japanese =P) and then start season 3.
I’m liking TextFugu a lot and hope I can keep going on without getting stuck too much. Some words here and there are giving me trouble, and the multiple kanji readings still confuse me a bit, but it’s been more or less a smooth ride until now.
Oh, and congratulations to those who passed tests, that’s pretty awesome! I plan to try the TOEFL exam soon ^^. As for Japanese exams..maybe in two years or so, heh .September 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm #35255
Congrats to you too Mark!
I just got the paper in the mail yesterday. I didn’t think/bother to check online.
And I did take N4 in the past. (bout a year an a half ago…)September 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm #35256
time to take N2September 14, 2012 at 6:25 pm #35406
@Bbvoncrumb – With good audio software slowing down speech does not have to distort the sound at all. There is only so much slowing down or speeding up you can do before it does distort though.September 14, 2012 at 6:38 pm #35407
I’m on season 5 start of chapter 8.
At some point, maybe a few chapters back, Koichi says that you hit intermediate Japanese. I’ve had other people say that as well, but honestly it doesn’t feel like it. I will feel intermediate when I can understand more than parts anime conversations. ;)
I honestly don’t think it’s possible to pass N5 after finishing Textfugu. I’ve already started my “What do I do after Textfugu plan.” Originally it was my “What do I do after Textfugu panic!”, but I’ve had some time to think about it. I’ll miss having someone walk me through everything, but the later chapters have a lot less hand holding anyway.
The real question is how will I know when I’m ready for n5? What resources can I use to get myself there?September 15, 2012 at 1:21 am #35413
When you know like 80-100% of what are on those lists I think you can be safe to pass :p
You could also just take a sample test and see if you pass. I would warn you about those samples however. They take like 15min, the real test is 1.5-2h so they can ask you about a lot more things, and luck is less of a factor. Also the sample isnt timed, so yeah…. It doest really compare to the JLPT, but it is a decent indicator I guess.
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