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What JLPT are you planning to take for 2006?

Postby the_marqz » Sat 02.11.2006 4:43 pm

^Same as above^


I not really sure witch to take is my first year so I was thinking 4kyuu but in grammar terms is to easy, but kanji and vocab are killing me. Depends one how fast I learn them so I might go for 3kyuu.
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RE: What JLPT are you planning to take for 2006?

Postby ashitaka » Sat 02.11.2006 4:47 pm

you have pletnnty of time to get good enough for 3 kyuu but if you want a good score i recomend 4 kyuu to make a benchmark for yourself.
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RE: What JLPT are you planning to take for 2006?

Postby josh_mac » Sun 02.12.2006 6:29 pm

Hey,
I am planning to fly to London specially in december to take 4kyu
I have learned about 50 kanji all katakana and have just started hiragana but thats it(I started december 05) do you think with hard work(I am very devoted) I will be able to pass 4kyu or possibly 3?
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RE: What JLPT are you planning to take for 2006?

Postby Zeo » Sun 02.12.2006 6:37 pm

If you work very hard 4 kyuu is very very possible. ;) But 3 kyuu depends on yourself. But if you work hard enough, it can be possible. :D

Belive in yourself, work hard, and have fun. :)

Myself: I guess i wont take any test this year. Will just study hard, and might take a test in some years. Hope to go to Japan in summer 2009 and it would be nice to be 二級 to that time. Well, let's see how much school work they give me for the next years first. :p
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RE: What JLPT are you planning to take for 2006?

Postby Sachi » Sun 02.12.2006 7:03 pm

I'm not planning to take any test this year :( The distance is pretty far from here. But, I hope to take the 4 kyuu when I can! ^^
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RE: What JLPT are you planning to take for 2006?

Postby Seijiro Hiko » Sun 02.12.2006 9:22 pm

So...how would you go about taking the JLPT?
I've got the 4th level Kanji down and am nearly through with 3rd so I thought it would be good to be a, "certified Japanese speaker," if you will.

I'd also like to know what the test is like (i.e. multiple choice or whatever)
Oh and will I'm asking questions, does it cost anything?

Please somebody tell me about this!
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RE: What JLPT are you planning to take for 2006?

Postby mandolin » Sun 02.12.2006 9:28 pm

There's several JLPT related links in the "Web Links" section, including to the official JLPT homepage. I'm going out ot eat soon or I'd link you to it directly. In other words, I'm lazy. :P

EDIT: Oh yeah! I was gonna come back and give the link. Here it is!
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RE: What JLPT are you planning to take for 2006?

Postby maco » Tue 02.14.2006 11:55 am

I intend to take level 3 this year. I know all of the level 4 kanji and probably half of the level 3 (and a few level 2's). My grammar is pretty good (I know most of the conjugations I've come across), but vocab needs a boost. By the time the test rolls around I'll have had a semester of college-level Japanese (probably level 2 or 3 of college Japanese, I think), so my vocab and grammar will have increased a lot aside from my regular studying.
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RE: What JLPT are you planning to take for 2006?

Postby Daisuke » Tue 02.14.2006 11:58 am

I don't think I am taking any test this year. Maybe 2007 if I get studied some more Japanese, but I have had a kinda long break from studying lately.
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RE: What JLPT are you planning to take for 2006?

Postby guess_who » Tue 02.14.2006 1:15 pm

what is JLPT?
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RE: What JLPT are you planning to take for 2006?

Postby mandolin » Tue 02.14.2006 2:23 pm

The forum section you are in is called "Japanese Language Proficiency Test".

Hence, JLPT.
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RE: What JLPT are you planning to take for 2006?

Postby Zeo » Tue 02.14.2006 6:20 pm

I don't think I am taking any test this year. Maybe 2007 if I get studied some more Japanese, but I have had a kinda long break from studying lately.

Maybe, maybe :D But we have to start our studies like we did before again soon Dai. ;) :p

what is JLPT?

Like mandolin kinda said, it is a test.
As far as I have understood it, as a non-native japanese searching for a job in japan, a good JLPT level are very good to have. I think maybe you have to have it for some jobs. But, I'm sure someone could tell you more detailed about this, and be sure, unlike me, that they don't tell you the wrong thing. ;)
Here is an little article about the JLPT, hope you find it useful ;)
http://www.thejapanesepage.com/readarticle.php?article_id=37
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RE: What JLPT are you planning to take for 2006?

Postby keatonatron » Tue 02.14.2006 7:39 pm

I think everyone who is considering taking level 4 right now can shoot for level 3. You have TEN MONTHS to learn 300 kanji! If you start now and learn one per day (ONE KANJI PER DAY) you'll do fine.

In September, when it was time to register, I had a decision to make: My level was just above level 3, so I could either take level 3 and pass awesomely without studying for it, or I could shoot for level 2, work really hard and try to at least get a decent score. My thought was, I'd rather get 50% on level 2 and not pass than get 100% on level 3 without studying.

I decided to push myself. And what do you know, I passed level 2! I was really only a level 3 speaker 2 months before the test, but with determination I was able to make it a whole level. I know hardly anyone else has the resources I do to study for 6+ hours a day, but that's why you should start now and push yourself (if only a little).
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RE: What JLPT are you planning to take for 2006?

Postby Daisuke » Tue 02.14.2006 8:15 pm

Zeo wrote:
Maybe, maybe :D But we have to start our studies like we did before again soon Dai. ;) :p


Yes of course we do ;) .. I just need to stop being so dam lazy.
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RE: What JLPT are you planning to take for 2006?

Postby maco » Wed 02.15.2006 12:35 am

keatonatron wrote:
I think everyone who is considering taking level 4 right now can shoot for level 3. You have TEN MONTHS to learn 300 kanji! If you start now and learn one per day (ONE KANJI PER DAY) you'll do fine.

Which is exactly why I'm going for level 3. 先生 says I can't do it. She doesn't realize that by the time December rolls around I'll have tested out of 1 or 2 levels of college Japanese and nearly finished the next level. She's thinking I'll still be studying at high-school-pace, when I'll be going probably 3x faster just for school. She says kanji isn't all that important for the language, but I don't think she understands how I study. I find one kanji, then I learn all the words it can be used in to make a compound. That way I learn like 5 words for each kanji. Your vocabulary can grow really fast that way. I think she thinks I'm just learning kanji for words I already know.
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