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Postby Disco » Mon 04.06.2009 12:16 am

If this isn't too broad of a question- what does it take to pass the JLPT 3? I've been studying a lot, and I know things on a high-beginner level. I know te- form, short form, a lot of verbs, a lot of reproducable kanji ( not difficult-ish kanji, but I CAN write them all out correctly), I don't know things like expressing volition, or difficult kanji, or many other concepts. To make it short, what else do I need?
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Re: Skill level?

Postby keatonatron » Mon 04.06.2009 1:14 am

Check and see:

http://www.jlpt.jp/e/about/sample.html

There are about 300 kanji that you need to know for the JLPT 3. You can find the list somewhere.
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Re: Skill level?

Postby Disco » Mon 04.06.2009 2:15 am

Thanks, this is only slightly beyond me, I could pass it with no problem with a little studying.
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Re: Skill level?

Postby clay » Mon 04.06.2009 11:37 am

If you have never taken the JLPT, I'd highly recommend picking up a previous year's test. That way you will be familiar with the format and rules for when you take the real test--and you will know what your weak and strong points are.
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Re: Skill level?

Postby astaroth » Mon 04.06.2009 12:32 pm

I second Clay's suggestion.
This is what I'm thinking of doing. When I'll be over with the first volume of Minna no Nihongo I'm going to try a past year JLPT4 test and see where I'll be able to get.
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Re: Skill level?

Postby Disco » Mon 04.06.2009 8:22 pm

Thank you clay. I shall buy that book and look it over. If only there was a 2-3 book instead of a 4-3 though...
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Re: Skill level?

Postby astaroth » Mon 04.06.2009 10:23 pm

Disco wrote:Thank you clay. I shall buy that book and look it over. If only there was a 2-3 book instead of a 4-3 though...

Honestly -- please don't take it in the wrong way, I think I'm pretty much at your same level -- JLPT2 is a tidbit too high for you right now.
Also next year JLPT will be divided into 5 levels instead of the current 4, so after JLPT3 (which will be N4) there will be JLPT N3 ... :)
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Re: Skill level?

Postby Disco » Mon 04.06.2009 10:39 pm

Oh no I won't take that the wrong way- I'm doing Genki, and flashcards and kanji practice, etc., but I can't learn the language in a day. I got to take it one s t e p a t a t i m e .......
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Re: Skill level?

Postby AJBryant » Tue 04.07.2009 1:46 am

BTW, I've been wanting to say --

Disco, it's good to have you still with us. I've been hearing for so long that you were dead, and that the 80s were a bad dream. ;)


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Re: Skill level?

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 04.07.2009 2:35 pm

AJBryant wrote:BTW, I've been wanting to say --

Disco, it's good to have you still with us. I've been hearing for so long that you were dead, and that the 80s were a bad dream. ;)


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Groan.. You need to wash that off Tony, that one stunk... :mrgreen:
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Re: Skill level?

Postby Disco » Thu 04.09.2009 6:32 pm

Story behind my name; I was signing up for this forum, genki book in hand, and thinking of a name. In one of the vocabulary lists, there was the word Disco in there, which was weird because it was completely irrelevant and had nothing to do with the lesson. So I put in disco and here I am.
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