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kentaku_sama
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Vocabulary study

Post by kentaku_sama » Fri 11.21.2008 5:45 pm

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So I want to buy a jlpt level 4 mock test, because I don't want to go to washington just to take the easiest level, and you must know 800 words right? so what I do is take 10 words at a time and right them while saying them every day. Then take 4 at a time and write the actual word with kanji. IS this a good idea, or is there a better method to memorizing words.

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Re: Vocabulary study

Post by Chase » Fri 11.21.2008 6:34 pm

Yes, a spaced repetition system. Try http://iknow.co.jp, or google "Anki", a software that does about the same. (both free!)

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Re: Vocabulary study

Post by Yudan Taiteki » Fri 11.21.2008 6:41 pm

You will never remember 800 words if you are not also studying them in context. You need to be learning grammatical patterns and sentences that use those words also. Do you have a textbook?
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Re: Vocabulary study

Post by richvh » Fri 11.21.2008 7:11 pm

Iknow provides sample sentences for its vocabulary (but only one sentence per word,)
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Re: Vocabulary study

Post by kentaku_sama » Fri 11.21.2008 10:59 pm

Well, I'm using them in sentences too every time I learn a new word.

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Re: Vocabulary study

Post by yukamina » Fri 11.21.2008 11:15 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:You will never remember 800 words if you are not also studying them in context.
Sure you can, it's just not usually recommended.

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Re: Vocabulary study

Post by mbridge » Thu 08.20.2009 7:32 pm

I made little flashcards to carry around and study, but ... when I started studying for the JLPT I knew enough to pass at least level 3 with no problems, so I knew most of the words I was studying, and how to use them (is it a verb, noun, or adjective?)

If anyone else would like plain old flashcards to print at home and use, here's the word document I made to print out the vocab: http://skimlines.deviantart.com/art/JLP ... -129859134
(it probably has a few errors. Please forgive them)

A lot of the words I included the kanji, even if it was not required, and even if it was totally archaic/not used in your average literature.

Using paper flashcards I've studied my way through JLPT4 vocab, JLPT3 vocab, and about a tenth of the JLPT2 vocab since I started late June.

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