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Beyond flash cards: effective study strategies

tl;dr: Strategies such as internal monologuing, transcribing, etc. are arguably more effective than just reviewing flash cards. Flash cards are a useful study tool for memorizing words. However, if we want to get better at other aspects of Japanese like listening,...

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Answering questions minimally

tl;dr: When someone asks a question, pay attention to the end of the question. When responding, reuse the verb from the question. Information toward the beginning of the question can be retained or dropped depending on what information should be highlighted. When I...

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Conjugate verbs to all forms easily

Conjugating Japanese verbs is actually pretty straightforward. We can conjugate any verb by following the rules for a particular conjugated form that we want. There are some exceptions that we will have to memorize but there are a lot less of these exceptions when...

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