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How To Learn 20+ Grammar Patterns a Day #Japanese

In your strategy to do things super quick, you need to make certain compromises. There are a few main compromises I make in the beginning when pushing through studying a lot of grammar, to ensure I don’t get (too) stressed … Continue reading

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Learning 183 N3 Grammar Points in 10 days

Hey guys! This is another report to track more testing i’m doing. Okay so one of the most difficult things for anyone to do is look at a list of Japanese grammar, knowing them must learn dozens and dozens and … Continue reading

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How To Start Thinking in Japanese With Reading

Greetings. I’ll go through the three phases i’m observing relative to this topic. Set The Environment Trigger the Mind Train Recall Normally NOTE: The research i’m speaking about here requires intermediate ability. To implement what i’m doing You should know … Continue reading

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How To Learn 2,000 Kanji in Record Time

Everything you need to know to memorize 2,163 Kanji (based on the JLPT 日本語能力試験リスト. These may look like Kanji (a handful are) but these are the bits and pieces that make up all Kanji. Know these, and you can both write and … Continue reading

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NO SUBS: The Ultimate Context Builder

Greetings. I haven’t posted in quite some time because of … life. If you’ve been following this blog over the past few months there have been a lot of challenges I’ve had, but I’ve kept my research going. I took … Continue reading

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How To Learn Hundreds of Grammar Patterns Without Overwhelm

Hey guys! One of the biggest hurdles to learning a new language obviously is grammar. Grammar in the way I describe it, isn’t just memorizing the grammar pattern, but really the situational context of its usage. This means grammar is essentially a production-based structure when … Continue reading

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This is probably THE biggest Hurdle in Learning a New Language

  Hey guys!  Today I’m going to dive into what I call “Advanced Bias” which is probably the most annoying and (potentially) frustrating hurdle in learning things in a new language. But once you are aware of it, you can … Continue reading

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Word Intimacy: The Missing Link?

How do we become a walking dictionary? Think about yourself presently. As a native speaker of your first language, you maybe know anywhere from 75,000 to 100,000 words which you can recall at will. You don’t need to revise these … Continue reading

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Why I Wish I Was Told about the ‘Top Down View’ Years Ago

If you’ve read a lot of my articles, you can see that i’m very passionate about my research and implementation of what I speak about and i’ve had enough trial, error, massive failure and now some massive success that fuel … Continue reading

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Developing Super Memory Pt1 Retrievals vs Recognition

      There is an important, probably THE most important distinction to make when looking at the “goal” of memorization. For any goal, we must establish criteria that satisfy the terms of what we are trying to do. What … Continue reading

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