View topic - JLPT in 4 Months?
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clay says in this article:
４級 yon kyuu
I cannot speak from experience about 4級 but I have heard that people who have only studied Japanese even a few months can pass it. Most JETs [foreigners hired to assist Japanese English teachers in schools in Japan] come to Japan in July. It is very possible to start studying in July and pass the test in December. It will take work, but it can be done. The first 100 kanji can be learned relatively easily + hiragana + very basic grammar.
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Possible, yes, but that _really_ depends on how much time you'll use on _only_ japanese studies.
Hey he did say JLPT _4_, so I reckon he's got a fair chance.
Now why anybody should want to take JLPT 4 is another question.
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Um... according to The Japanese page:
http://www.thejapanesepage.com/japanese ... iency_test
４級 yon kyuu - Level 4
About: The easiest. For beginners who can make easy conversations and understand simple written Japanese.
# of Kanji : 100
# of words needed to know : 800
# of hours needed to study :150
PARTS OF THE TEST TIME ALLOTTED SCORE
文字 moji ・語彙 goi
characters (hiragana, katakana, kanji) & vocabulary 25 minutes 100 points
聴解 chou kai
listening comprehension 25 minutes 100 points
読解 dokkai ・ 文法 bun pou
reading comprehension & grammar 50 minutes 200 points
total 100 minutes total 400 points total
You need 60% of the 400 points to pass
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