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Juku Bunpou Lite

Juku Bunpou Lite
  • #: 152691
  • Price: free ($0.00) In Apple Store
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: 2010-07-29
  • Current Version: 1.10
  • 1.10 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
  • Size: 1.80 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Azrul Azwar
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • © 2010 Fuwafuwa Inc
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Many programs aim to learn vocabulary, but very few offer to learn grammar. With Juku Bunpou, you can learn grammar needed for JLPT, example sentences for each grammar.


Most of learning applications like Anki, Mnemosyne, Super Memo, smart.fm, etc employing Spaced Repetition System (SRS). SRS is a good system, but requires too much work for LAZY people. SRS requires your feedback whether or not you remember the shown word. Some application just ask simple yes or no, but there is an application that ask up to 6 levels of recall! For LAZY people, the feedback process is a tedious tap/click action.

Juku offers conventional way of memorization, i.e. cram. The name Juku come from this method (Juku means cram school). All you need is concentration. Set the display time the considerably enough, and set the session length (15m-20m is recommended). Take a relaxing position: sit down, lying on bed, etc up to you. Concentrate, and start learning. Read (or write if you practice writing) the word as they are shown. Take a small break between sessions. You will be surprised that you can memorize more words in relaxing way with conventional method.


* 4 modes of learning:

- Complete with furigana and meaning.

- Without furigana.

- Kanji only

- Word meaning only.

* Highlighted word in example sentence

Juku Bunpou contains:

- 121 grammars and 149 example sentences for JLPT 1

- 385 grammars and 493 example sentences for JLPT 2

- 86 grammars and 171 example sentences for JLPT 3

- 41 grammars and 81 example sentences for JLPT 4

Few tips:

* Do I need application with native japanese voice?

- Unlike English, Japanese pronunciation is consistent, e.g. a, ka, sa, etc are pronounced the same regardless the position. Once you pronounce each syllable correctly, you can pronounce every word.

* Do I need application with Kanji writing guide?

- Writing Kanji is not as difficult as many people think. The key is to divide a complex Kanji into elements. Remembering the stroke order for small elements is very easy. For example, 帽 is built from 3 elements: 市, 日, 目

* Do I need to remember all Kanji one by one?

- No, besides it is difficult, it is useless at the beginning. Unlike Chinese, in Japanese, Kanji have several readings, depends on the position. It's better to remember Kanji in its context (word or sentence). The more you see the Kanji in different context, gradually you know all the Kanji readings.

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