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Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime

89.58MB. 1799 audio & 1799 images. Updated 2021-11-10.
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Current deck version: 7 (if you don't want to check the version manually, sign up for the newsletter.) This is a self-contained Japanese course for beginners. It allows to learn Japanese with strong focus on listening comprehension using sample sentences from anime. The deck starts from zero and requires no prior reading skills. Please read the manual before downloading the deck. Key features Acknowledgements Thanks a lot to Tae Kim for creating his fantastic grammar guide and even making it available for free. A big thank you also to the operator of https://japanesedecks.blogspot.com and all uploaders for creating & collecting so many subs2srs decks. These two sources are the foundation of this deck, without you I'd not be able to create this.

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Cards are customizable! When this deck is imported into the desktop program, cards will appear as the deck author has made them. If you'd like to customize what appears on the front and back of a card, you can do so by clicking the Edit button, and then clicking the Cards button.
Version 7
Sequence 1600422800000
Source Parasyte-TheMaxim
RemarksBack My comrade / ally is there [with me].
QuestionLink link
Other-Front 私[わたし] の  仲[なか] 間[ま] が いる
Jlab-Kanji 私の仲間がいる
Jlab-KanjiSpaced 私 の 仲間 が いる
Jlab-Hiragana わたし の なかま が いる
Jlab-KanjiCloze 私 の 仲間 が いる
Jlab-Lemma 私 の 仲間 が いる
Jlab-HiraganaCloze わたし の なかま が いる
Jlab-ListeningFront watashi no nakama ga iru
Jlab-ListeningBack watashi no nakama ga iru
Jlab-ClozeFront watashi no nakama ga iru
Jlab-ClozeBack watashi no nakama ga iru
Version 7
Sequence 1600435080000
Source Aldnoah.Zero
RemarksBack [I'm grateful] because [he] gave [me] the favor of coming to save/help [me]."kureru" is used when an item or favor is given to the speaker or a person close to the speaker. I.e. it represents the opposite direction of "ageru".
QuestionLink link
References https://www.wasabi-jpn.com/japanese-grammar/receiving-and-giving/http://www.guidetojapanese.org/favor.html
Other-Front 助[たす]け に  来[き]て くれた ん だ
Jlab-Kanji 助けに来てくれたんだ
Jlab-KanjiSpaced 助け に 来て くれた ん だ
Jlab-Hiragana たすけ に きて くれた ん だ
Jlab-KanjiCloze 助け に 来て くれた ん だ
Jlab-Lemma 助け に 来る くれる ん だ
Jlab-HiraganaCloze たすけ に きて くれた ん だ
Jlab-ListeningFront tasuke ni kite kureta n da
Jlab-ListeningBack tasuke ni kite kureta n da
Jlab-ClozeFront tasuke ni kite kureta n da
Jlab-ClozeBack tasuke ni kite kureta n da
Version 7
Sequence 1600423510000
Source Shokugeki_no_Souma_S2(en+jp)
RemarksBack [I] also [want to] eat.tabemasu: polite/teineigo of taberu (to eat)
QuestionLink link
References Tae Kim first explains verb stems, then the -masu form. I do it the other way round.http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/grammar/polite#Using_to_make_verbs_politeTae Kim p. 78
Other-Front 私[わたし] も  食[た]べます
Jlab-Kanji 私も食べます
Jlab-KanjiSpaced 私 も 食べます
Jlab-Hiragana わたし も たべます
Jlab-KanjiCloze 私 も 食べます
Jlab-Lemma 私 も 食べる
Jlab-HiraganaCloze わたし も たべます
Jlab-ListeningFront watashi mo tabemasu
Jlab-ListeningBack watashi mo tabemasu
Jlab-ClozeFront watashi mo tabemasu
Jlab-ClozeBack watashi mo tabemasu

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on 1642690749
Best beginner's deck imho!
Thank you so much for this! 😍🔥👍🏼👍🏼

Maybe you can upload the Jlab’s Sloppy Grammar Cheat Sheet, because there is nothing here yet. 🙏🏼
Comment from author
The cheat sheet is actually not completed yet, I just took some notes while creating the course. I moved this to the very bottom of my todo-list in favor of other things. You're the first one to ask about this by the way, so I'll move it up again ;). Thanks for the thumbs up, I'm glad the deck helps you!
on 1642527949
tried reading tae kim's book a few months ago but i couldn't stick to it since it was boring. this deck really saved me because i was trying to find a good source for grammar, thanks for your hard work.
on 1641059924
Doing it right now, it's pretty good. Watched an anime recently and was able to pick up 夢じゃなかったそぇ solely because of this.

Would recommend.
on 1640785185
Amazing deck! Thanks so much for making this. Also, this might be a dumb question, but how would you update the deck version? I'm not really familiar with Anki.
Comment from author
You can simply download and import the deck again. This will update all the old cards e.g. with corrections I made and add new ones. This is not a dumb question btw., I will add a remark to the manual. Thanks for the thumbs up!
on 1640784342
Good pacing with motivational notes
on 1640471440
This is a great resource. I like looking at the pictures. Not only do I learn Japanese, I also get to know new cute animes.
Thank you for your work.
on 1639912074
Very fun to learn using this deck
on 1639151001
Very easy and good explanations about what is going on in the dialogue.

there are a few cards that don't have their translation on them , and instead talk about the concepts of what we are learning. while i understand that the translation is not the point of those cards, it would have been nice to have it just so i could verify that my translation was correct.
Comment from author
I forgot to include the translation on some cards, sorry for that! I'll check them again in a future update. If it bothers you too much on a card, feel free to send me an "add translation" with the question link on the back. Thanks!
on 1639129736
What an undertaking it must have been to make this course.
The most useful deck I have ever come across for learning a language.
on 1638605969
just beautiful
on 1637357302
This is a real highlight!
on 1637317808
Fun and easy to step in
on 1637280736
Who doesn't like to learn Japanese with Anime?
on 1637066411
This course is just awesome. Granted, you have to be persistent, but it works very well for me. Arigatou gozaimasu
on 1636488274
Absolutely recommended to everyone who want's to learn grammar with immersion!
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on 1635804433
I just started reading Tae Kim's book but it was too dry for me, so i found this deck. this is definitley the best one yet. really nice quality with the use of the deck along with the addon. i only find it strange that some words are sometimes written in kana and other times in kanji. i always tend to mix them up because i think they must be different words, even though they're not. I don't know if it's a japanese thing or a thing with this deck. But that won't let me stop from using this deck, because it's just so good for teaching me the grammar. thanks for the hard work you're putting in this project :)
Comment from author
I think the kanji/kana-spelling is a thing with the subtitles the deck is created from. I am using them as they were created by subbers and did not change the kana/kanji typography. It's also something I noticed when studying with anime decks myself sometimes. I hope it does not confuse you too much. Thanks for the thumbs up!
on 1635745514
It is the best anime learning deck I have ever seen. At first, I was disappointed with the front rōmaji letter. Later I found out your manual instruction to remove the Rōmaji letter. I am so satisfied with this deck. Thanks for your hard work to create this amazing deck for us.
on 1635328203
Its a very nice deck to train your listening skills and trying to understand the sentence. The effort of making this deck is extermly high and i really appreciate the taking effort.
You did a really good job making this deck, thank you for sharing!
on 1634927926
Great deck thank you!
on 1634359903
Love this deck mate!!!

I'm wondering if there's an easy way for me to hide the romaji text on all cards at once?

I always tend to look at the Romaji first and I think It would be good for me to only display the Japanese text.
Comment from author
Yes, you can easily remove the roumaji on all cards at once. I added instructions with pictures to the manual, just remove the respective field on the card templates (sorry, took a while): https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/course-without-addon/ . Thanks for the thumbs up!
on 1633801679
It's much easier for me to learn in this form than the guide itself I think. Thank you!
on 1632958837
Best deck I've found and use as a beginner.
on 1632864572
The best deck I've found so far, as a beginner. Keep up the good work.
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on 1632287360
Just today I finished version 5 of the deck, I was going to comment that it's great (and it is) and today you uploaded version 6 haha, awesome, thanks for making the tae kim guide not boring.
on 1632282732
An amazing anki deck. It is profoundly helpful and useful. Highly recommended
on 1632254469
Very good explanations and plentiful contexts
on 1631457982
Great deck to get started
on 1631402382
Great, great, great deck! I think that this deck is the answer for all of the people interested in learning for anime, manga, and dramas. One question, though. How do I change it so that I'm learning the card in Japanese only, with furigana on hover, but still have the English meaning for an answer? Also, I hope you can take this to around 2,000-3,500 words someday. That's where frequency for anime and manga decks starts to drop below like 10 for a lot of lists. How many words are currently in the deck, if I might ask?
Comment from author
Thanks for your feedback! Version 6 contains 833 words and concludes the grammar part. I'll continue with words from an anime-based frequency list afterwards. My goal is to cover at least 2k words.

Thanks a lot for sending some css and information on hidden furigana, I added this to version 6. The front of the cards now by default has kanji text with furigana that's shown on hover/tap, pretty cool...
on 1630694820
Awesome! Thank you!
on 1629655506
Great course to take while studying Tae Kim's book!
on 1629502259
If you have interest in mass immersion methods want a jump start, this deck is for you. It will also come with challenges of consuming real materials like how the meaning/structure is not clear cut like textbooks, different kinds of voices but I'd say it's better to know it now than later.
on 1629312736
Great for beginner.
on 1629164843
nice way to learn
on 1629117328
This is my absolute favorite Japanese deck! I tried the other popular decks (Core 2k, Tango, JP1K, etc) all they just felt like a boring grind. I wasn't having fun, and I found it really difficult to retain the information. This, on the other hand, is easy, fun, and is ACTUALLY helping me learn. Thank you so much for this deck! I'm recommending this to everyone as an intro to learning Japanese.
on 1629087383
It's the best, I totally recommend it. It's not the most efficient, but it made me stick to it. I'm also doing RTK for kanji, but your course is what gave me the foundation with words in anime context, so it wasn't as boring as anki , and your page is full of resources that makes me feel excited about keeping learning Japanese. You should do something similar to learn English but with American series, it would be the best, I struggled to learn English even though my native language is Spanish. But this make Japanese so Easy. Thanks, again, and keep it up.
on 1628737544
Even with some level of experience in learning the language prior to using the deck, it has still helped me in a way that improves the already built up foundation that I had and making it more concrete.
on 1628191155
Been using the deck for a few days and really like the concept. Cards are very well made, very easy to edit (I personally got rid of the romaji) and the add-on makes studying the cards all the more efficient.

Great work! Hope you see it through and finish the deck. It would be a truly great resource for beginners.
Comment from author
Thanks for your comment! The next update will finish the grammar part with another 150 cards. I skipped a few uncommon things, but the deck then covers about 250 out of 300 pages of Tae Kim's book. My plan is to add more words afterwards, since the deck teaches only a little more than 800 at the moment.
on 1627484752
Excellent desk
on 1627215948
I'm an idiot. This deck is extremely good, and I usually don't rate things.. Simple [Previous knowledge + 1 new item] system keeps you moving. Explanations where necessary for context or changes of meaning through tone. Cards from different origins enabling you to separate each card in your mind.
on 1626804062
Thanks for incredible deck!
on 1625767986
Fantastic deck. It's a lot of fun encountering cards from scenes you recognize. My only complaint is that many cards don't have an answer to check, so I'm sometimes not sure if I got them right or not.
Comment from author
I'll add translations everywhere in the next update. Or are you missing something else? Feel free to use the question links on the cards if you're missing something. Or send me an email: joe at japanese-like-a-breeze dot com. Thanks for your help!
on 1625425639
very good!
on 1623596894
Just started and love it so far. I can see how much effort you've put into this amazing project. I have always been super lazy when it comes to Japanese grammar but this motivates me a lot.
Comment from author
Thanks for your comment! It's indeed a lot of work but getting feedback like this keeps me motivated. Being a little bit lazy about grammar btw. also is a virtue, I hope I could make this clear by the comments inside the deck ;).
on 1623420471
Core2000 become boring for me after I started this deck. Very interesting! Even can help with text pasing if need.
on 1614606209
Really great deck. Hope you can update for more Tae Kim grammar points
Comment from author
Thanks a lot for your feedback. I just added an update with ~300 new cards two weeks ago, did you already finish this? I'll cover the entire book, but that takes a while, sorry!
on 1612552542
The best grammar deck.
on 1608071289
This deck and the whole project itself is amazing. Unbelievable how much work is put into this.
Thank you!