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

106.12MB. 2075 audio & 2075 images. Updated 2023-01-16.
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Current deck version: 12 (if you don't want to check the version manually, you can 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. There's also a summary video on YouTube. 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 12
Sequence 1600424170000
Source Fruits Basket (2019) 1-12 (Jp only)
RemarksBack [It] is very quiet.
QuestionLink link
Other-Front とても  静[しず]か です
Jlab-Kanji とても静かです
Jlab-KanjiSpaced とても 静か です
Jlab-Hiragana とても しずか です
Jlab-KanjiCloze とても 静か です
Jlab-Lemma とても 静か です
Jlab-HiraganaCloze とても しずか です
Jlab-ListeningFront totemo shizuka desu
Jlab-ListeningBack totemo shizuka desu
Jlab-ClozeFront totemo shizuka desu
Jlab-ClozeBack totemo shizuka desu
Version 12
Sequence 1600431180000
Source Haikyuu!! S2(2)
RemarksBack [I] tried to search [for it].-te form + miru: To try something out (not: to try hard)
QuestionLink link
References http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/grammar/try#To_try_something_out
Other-Front 探[さが]して みました
Jlab-Kanji 探してみました
Jlab-KanjiSpaced 探して みました
Jlab-Hiragana さがして みました
Jlab-KanjiCloze 探して みました
Jlab-Lemma 探す みる
Jlab-HiraganaCloze さがして みました
Jlab-ListeningFront sagashite mimashita
Jlab-ListeningBack sagashite mimashita
Jlab-ClozeFront sagashite mimashita
Jlab-ClozeBack sagashite mimashita
Version 12
Sequence 1600432080000
Source Mob Psycho S1 (eng jp)
RemarksBack With this [we] can call assistance.tasuke: help, assistanceyoberu: potential form of yobuFor -u verbs (everything not ending on "ru" and some irregulars ending on "ru"), replace "u" with "eru" to get the potential form.
QuestionLink link
Other-Front これ で  助[たす]け を  呼[よ]べる
Jlab-Kanji これで助けを呼べる
Jlab-KanjiSpaced これ で 助け を 呼べる
Jlab-Hiragana これ で たすけ を よべる
Jlab-KanjiCloze これ で 助け を 呼べる
Jlab-Lemma これ で 助け を 呼べる
Jlab-HiraganaCloze これ で たすけ を よべる
Jlab-ListeningFront kore de tasuke wo yoberu
Jlab-ListeningBack kore de tasuke wo yoberu
Jlab-ClozeFront kore de tasuke wo yoberu
Jlab-ClozeBack kore de tasuke wo yoberu

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on 1675124823
As a complete beginner this made the starting hurdle a lot more enjoyable for me, would also appreciated a minor changelog for version updates like "added x amount of cards" ect
on 1675082134
very good deck. this help me a lot.
on 1674955059
Easy to follow and I enjoy learning this way.
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Really fun way to learn, with clear explanations! Much better than monotonously memorizing words!
on 1674729624
awesome.! also suggestion about don't get more than 20 flash card everyday was epic
on 1674696765
Awesome deck for complete beginners. Really feels like I'm learning alot at a good pace whilst being very easy to pick up and start learning. I do have a question though: do you recommended to ignore the written kana/romaji on the front of the card in the listening deck and just use your ears to figure out what is being said? I'd figured that it would help my reading comprehension the most if I move the kana/romaji readings from the front of the card to the back of the card in the listening deck. What do you think? Also, should I completely finish the listening deck first before moving on to the reading deck or should I be doing both at the same time? Thanks.
Comment from author
Ignoring what's written is a good idea for practicing listening comprehension, but it's totally fine to cheat a little bit. Especially when seeing the card for the first time, you probably won't understand it immediately. Moving the caption field to the back is something you can try, too. Both are finetuning though and not essential. Most important in my opinion is that you have fun and find something that works for you, so playing around is a very good idea.
Regarding the reading deck: Yes, I'd recommend to do this with some long spacing in between. It was by the way introduced for subs2srs decks originally, I explain the reasoning here: https://youtu.be/GHFcHfvgX5c Good luck!
on 1674358352
Clear structure and explanations, a great addon, and comprehensive. Great deck for learning Japanese grammar, especially for those who love anime.
on 1674266883
It's seriously the best deck I've seen in my life.

Clear. Concise. Voices are good. Anime is popular. Explanations are not boring. He provided back-references. The amount of work put into this deck is tremendous.

I'm half way through and I feel that it complements Tae Kim course perfectly. My dream is that the author is able to create such decks as a full-time job.
on 1674118676
Learned some useful grammar stuff from this, particularly about particles and conjugations, thank you
on 1674080365
Everyone has been a noob at Anki once, but people like the reviewer below me should refrain from rating negatively and leaving an arrogant message due to their ignorance. For everyone who doesn't like the roumaji on the cards, you can change this very simply in this deck as it has the full kanji and hiragana expressions for each card.

This can be done by going to Browse > click on "Part 1: Listening ..." > click on "Cards..." > now change wherever you see a field that has roumaji, for example change {{Jlab-ListeningFront}} for {{Jlab-HiraganaCloze}} for hiragana or {{Jlab-Kanji}} for kanji.

This deck is a godsend.
on 1674033335
I hate that there are no definitions on the reading card backs. This makes no sense and forces me to either look things up or go through the listening deck first. I might recognize a word by hearing it, but that doesn't mean that the kanji I am looking at means what I think it does because there are tons of homophones in japanese. This was a bad decision.

I also hate that there is romaji on the listening deck cards. The whole point is to get away from that as soon as possible, not use it as a crutch for longer. All it does it mix up your brain. と is always pronounced one way. "to" can be pronounced multiple ways and the English one is going to pop into your head first everything you see it. This creates unneeded stress when learning because it puts you in conflict right away.
Comment from author
I guess you want to use the deck for reading practice? The deck is listening-first by design, but it's possible to change this easily (but well-hidden): Just ignore the reading deck and modify the listening deck a bit: First, remove the roumaji, then adjust the audio to not play automatically anymore. The audio then serves as additional hint. This can be done for all cards at once. If you still want to use the deck, I'll add instructions for this to my website. However, all explanations on the back of the cards use roumaji, so it's probably not the right one for you.

Regarding the roumaji: I do understand why people dislike them, thus made removing them as easy as possible. However, I used them for years myself and can't confirm the common criticism. It's just a matter of personal perference. Happy to discuss details, if you're interested!
on 1673967456
Best resource ever
on 1673955682
The deck itself is very good, but one major flaw (in my opinion) is that the answer often does not match the card's meaning itself, but the meaning of the card in the context of where it was taken from in a conversation. That often leads to a gaslighting effect in which you know the isolated meaning of the front card, but it ends up not matching the answer, and the dichotomy between what you know (as a student that should prudently trust the material instead of your own knowledge) and the answer given ends up making you second-guess your answers for the remainder of the deck and acts as a brake to the natural language learning process of the brain.
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Fantastic deck for building and retaining a beginner vocabulary, engaging and I've found several new shows that I've enjoyed through it.
on 1673803092
Well explained and the anime quotes make Japanese learning more fun
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Fun way to learn
on 1673472668
Great helpful resource. Efficient and funny way to learn.
on 1673467838
The literal translations help me a lot to get a sense how the language actually works. Thank you very much!
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This has been a great help in sublimating my other learning materials, great way to learn new words and grammar rules at the same time
on 1673341813
Really good. A couple of months into learning the language, I noticed my grammar was lagging behind bad and this seems to be the right answer.
on 1673193115
So far a great deck!
on 1673191255
I have tried many Japanese apps to learn Japanese. But your one is the best of all. This actually teaches you native Japanese.
on 1673087669
Really good for starting the language!
on 1673034206
Infinitely more enjoyable than just reading through Tae Kim, thanks so much.
on 1672941017
Thanks so much for making this
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I'd hate to leave a dislike but somehow I can't sync this deck onto AnkiWeb. It says this https://gyazo.com/6c6e4178dd50ba87febcff95bbd5b690
Update: Fixed. It was my PC problem.
Comment from author before post was edited
This is probably caused by an addon, see https://forums.ankiweb.net/t/every-sync-must-be-forced-normal-sync-results-in-error-400/7671/7

Do you use the jlab addon? If yes, I will check if this could be responsible. It's definitely not a problem of the deck. What you could try is to download and import it again, but I guess this won't help.

Can you provide some more information? Which addons do you use and when did this start to happen? You can also reach out to joe@japanese-like-a-breeze.com. Thanks!
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Animeis good to understand
on 1672584685
Without a doubt this is an incredible source, the fact that new grammar points and words always come in context helps me immensely. Thank you so much for your hard work!
Comment from author
You're welcome, I'm glad the deck helps you. I'm about to finish version 1 of the successor, which has even more context.
on 1672198009
This is by far the BEST japanese deck that I've ever studied. I say this because it boosted my level after just a few weeks of usage.

Thanks for your amazing work, waiting for the next part!
on 1672176455
Literally nothing bas about it that I found. Teachings everything relavent.
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Really love this deck, although I removed the rōmaji after 4 days after some trial and error (I'm not used to Anki). I felt like they were hampering my reading of the Kana and they were so close to the Kana that when I was trying to challenge myself to read them I couldn't help but read the rōmaji as well and 'cheat'.
Maybe a suggestion; I don't know if it's possible to hide the rōmaji so that we can hover to see it or something? I understand the need for it if people haven't learnt the Kana yet
on 1671758349
very useful and entertaining, an effective and enjoyable way to quickly improve your Japanese comprehension
on 1671562981
Pretty good desk for starters
on 1671339334
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.
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Easy to understand and straight-to-the-point.
on 1670695236
Probably the best deck out there for learning Japanese.
on 1670259382
Awesome, only deck that has kept me coming back so far! Learning with context is crucial for my engagement apparently.
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on 1670095765
I just wanted to thank you for your effort and your amazing teaching method I really really loved it
I have just finished first 1820 cards which covers tae kim's :)
how do you find the video on the card
or in other words how do find specific context for a word or a grammer point ?
on 1669998772
My favorite japanese learning deck. I've been using it for 30 minutes a day, every day and have learned a lot in just a few weeks, i'm definitely going to finish it.
on 1669855650
Es un mazo muy bueno con el que es muy fácil aprender, proporciona los enlaces a las fuentes de información lo cual también es muy útil y lo vuelve confiable además también proporciona algunas herramientas bastante útiles durante el proceso de aprendizaje.
on 1669853458
I liked the listening practice of this one so far.

The reading practice seemed a little off. In the listening part searching for a word makes it clozed in reading practice (with English meaning hiding the Japanese word). That means if I want to read the sentence in reading practice, first I need to guess which word the English text is hiding from me and make sure I got it right (by showing the answer), when I do that the audio plays and the reading practice is just repeating the audio - which is effortless. It seems more like a vocab practice.

I added a third writing practice by creating a new card type and adding {{type:JLab-kanji}} in front and back templates. I listen to the audio and try to type the sentence correctly. I also removed the image from these card types because I think it can create unnecessary associations between word/meaning - e.g. If I see the father from Totoro and I know (after seeing the image/audio/setence countless times by now ) he's supposed to say "ohayoo", I wouldn't care about the audio.
Comment from author
Yes, the reading practice part is actually cloze + reading practice. You can, however, conquer one of the fields that are updated by the addon: the Japanese text with English cloze hints is written to Jlab-ClozeFront and Jlab-ListeningBack. Jlab-ListeningFront and Jlab-ClozeBack are left untouched and contain the Japanese text as configured in the addon settings. So on the reading card's front, you can use Jlab-ClozeBack and then use the Jlab-ListeningFront on the cloze card's back. Then you will not see the English hints anymore.

If you still want to see the images, you could move them to the card's back - as reward for remembering what's on the front. From what you wrote I'd say you are a power user and can do this, but if you need help, drop me an email: joe@japanese-like-a-breeze.com. Thanks for the thumbs up!
on 1669759167
Great deck! The anime quotes make it fun to use it also to improve your speaking. Regarding the grammar, it covers Tae Kim's grammar guide which is the bible of every self-taught Japanese learners.
on 1669554677
I like the explanations on the cards. Lots of contexts are given.
on 1669426795
Excellent deck!!
on 1669256521
Really solid pack. I've used it for the past 6 months. I never rate anything on the internet but this really deserves it. The amount of work poured into this pack is astounding.
on 1669111709
Useful and teaches and explains grammar and vocabulary very well.
on 1668732468
There are a few cards that don't seem perfect to me, but overall this is way more digestible than other decks I've tried which made it much more effective for me.
Comment from author
If a card is too weird or too hard, feel free to use its question link. Thanks for the thumbs up!
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It's really fun to learn with!
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Best Japanese deck i've ever seen!!!
on 1667751965
Occassionally audio is cut too early but otherwise very good.
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Really good!
on 1667597771
very good course even if youre not a beginner but just dont know a lot of expressions/anime vocab
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Te best resource i've found
on 1667134885
With minute imprefections, the deck is well thought through. In order to explain Japanese grammatical concepts, author refers to English grammar, so you have to have quite a grasp of English (at leas B1) to understand the intricacies
on 1666788067
This deck has single handedly propelled my Japanese
on 1666624237
One of the best resources I found for learning Japanese grammar
on 1666539213
So fun and very descriptive explanations. It's obvious a lot of work went into this deck. Thank you so much! :)
on 1666372519
Helps a lot!!!
on 1666355818
Amazing deck for immersion
on 1666196309
Thank you. I've started a few weeks ago; so far so good.
By the way, 1600422870000 - it seems she's saying あたし, not わたし in 私一人ぼっちじゃないもの

1600424430000 - picture is missing :p
1600424610000 - alcohol (letter l is missing; no big deal)
1600422760000 - sound is very low (need some boost, I guess)
1600424600000 - the same ;p

EDIT2: I will (feedback using the provided links) - seems some others cards need some "sound boosting" or something ;p
Comment from author before post was edited
you're right, I added a remark to the card - thank you!

Edit: Thank you for reporting these things along with the note ids. If you use the question links on the cards, I will get an email that automatically includes those ids. The contact form this link leads to also allows anonymous feedback.
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Good deck, thanks!
on 1665850797
It is great an helped me a lot understanding grammar
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Good and easy to understand
on 1664809810
This is the perfect deck to begin learning Japanese. This along with Japanese media consumption is perfect. I still have not finished but I notice big progress in my Japanese.
on 1663794324
Great basic Japanese course!
on 1663691855
Ya estudié Hiragana, Katakana y 2500 kanjis. El siguiente paso era aprender gramática básica antes de pasar al vocabulario. No puedo creer la suerte que tuve de encontrarme con este Deck tan completo y DIVERTIDO por sobre todas las cosas. Nunca me gustó la gramática en los idiomas, pero con este curso lo estoy pasando genial. Good Job!
Comment from author
Congratulations to learning so many characters in advance and thank you for your feedback!
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Good explanation of grammar rules.
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The author did a really good job
on 1663276171
[japanesedecks.blogspot.com] Is it just me or is this BlogSpot thing not working? I have just finished the beginner deck, what should I do now?

My response to the author: You have my gratitude for clearing this up for me so quickly. Great PR is hard to come by these days, Also regarding Japanese have you thought of adding a simple explanation of the "intonation" of spoken words such as heiban atamadaka ect? Japanese say that a basic understanding of this will make immersion learning straightforward, like reading Kanji to find the difference between homophones.
Comment from author before post was edited
The decks blog has nothing to do with the jlab project, it is maintained by someone else. The operator removed the blog, but the associated mediafire folder is still up. There's also another folder with subs2srs decks available:


Congratulations to finishing the deck by the way, I hope it helps you to get started with subs2srs decks.
on 1663163337
The deck looks good, but the cards are not ordered from easy to hard... The first cards are already hard (tetsudatte kureru ka). I don't understand, maybe it's just my settings but I cannot fix that. (NB: I don't use the addon because I'm on Qt6)

EDIT: Thank you so much, your answer solved the problem!
Comment from author before post was edited
Please have a look at this page: https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/troubleshooting-deck/
If this does not help, send me an email to: joe@japanese-like-a-breeze.com
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very good, thanks so much. this is must-have course for begginers
on 1662583284
Very good
on 1662583069
Nicely done
on 1662468295
A good starting course with a main focus on listening and learning new words.
on 1662434652
Been using this card for almost a year now and this helps me understand Anime without even watching the subtitle. The author of this card is responsive through emails with regards to correcting some typos in a card. Keep up the good work! I've stop sending emails since I've been busy with work but I did not stop learning japanese using this card though!
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Amazing samples and overall structure. Stellar work!
on 1661593598
With people like an author of this course - we should don't worry too much about brightness of future for that planet (meow, fact)
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hello when I import this it just create a new deck, how do I update so that the new words are added in the previous deck ? please help
Comment from author
Did you rename the deck? Fixing this is a bit tricky. Please reach out to joe@japanese-like-a-breeze.com, I help you fix this and add a guide to my website lateron.
on 1661194343
Well explained, super easy to learn deck
on 1661153771
This deck will probably change how people learn Japanese from now on. It sure has done for me. I've struggled with many methods: I've studied Genki I and II, I did Core 2k halfway, I did RTK, and more. But it is pretty boring and especially Genki was difficult and cumbersome to review. I lost motivation and stopped practicing, and I had to restart from scratch after not studying for a year. Now with this deck I feel like things have changed. I'm learning so much vocabulary every day, while reviewing and learning grammar, and training my ears to listen to native audio instead of the artificial Core 2k audio. I see this deck as the bridge between a complete beginner and being able to learn from immersing in anime, YouTube and movies, and mining vocabulary from there. This deck still needs to expand a bit until reaching there, as you need a few thousand known words to start immersing without it being a painful experience, but I am very sure it will reach to that point. If you check the Patreon, it is actually stated that the goal is creating a deck with the 10k most common words. We have to be patient as high quality decks like this one take a lot of work to expand. I also want to support this gargantuan effort of the creator by donating a bit a month through Patreon, as much as I can permit being a student.

Idea for the future: cover additional grammar points covered by other resources. Check Jo-Mako's compilation of grammar points. https://sites.google.com/view/jo-mako/resources/grammar-list

Thank you so much, your second anonymous patron.
Comment from author
Thank you for the review, I'm happy to read this! You tried many different resources and didn't give up - I think this is probably the most important thing to do. Personally, my experience was similar with the resources you listed.

Initially, my goal was to cover only 1-2k words plus grammar. But since people seem to like this format very much, I'll just continue (1k words are currently in the deck). By now, my vision for this project is not only to create sentence cards with words, but also to make the transition to "real" immersion as painless as possible. I'm currently trying different ideas to achieve this, one thing was just added to the deck (video recommendations).

Thanks for joining the patreon and for posting the list of grammar points, I'll consider that.
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I'm doing 30% of it. I wish I've been through this on day 1.

Amazing work!

ถ้าคุณฟังเมะไม่ออก คุณใช้เด็คนี้เลย สุดยอดมาก ผมฟังผ่าน ๆ ไม่ได้ตั้งใจจำ วันละห้าสิบคำ+ แล้วไปดูเมะ มันยังพอจับบางประโยคได้เลย เด็คนี้สุดยอดจริง ๆ
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Amazing course. You can really feel the passion the author has in teaching the student in each of the cards. Been learning this language for a while and this is the first deck I am actually excited to go through each day.
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Really good one. It made me stop being afraid to start
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Do I like it? I LOVE IT! Can't appreciate your effort enough!
Thanks a lot for the effort to put it all together! Very very helpful!
on 1660716509
Amazing course! It's exactly what I needed. Many thanks to the creator.
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Well paced
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I hate to just repeat everyone (and it really is everyone) but this is simply the best beginner deck available. I can't believe how effortless and smooth it feels to progress through this deck. You never feel overly challenged or frustrated, yet you're picking it all up at a very fast pace.
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Really helpful, I am a beginner started learning 3 months back with book, but study like this I made more progress
on 1660228404
A really great way to work through Tae Kim. Much thanks to the author for putting the work in to make this deck!
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JUST FINISHED: omg this deck is amazing, it provides grammar points WITH easy to understand context. I really couldn't be bothered reading through all of taekims but this deck helped me get through it while making reviews fun and simple! My understanding of grammar has improved so much thank you:)
Comment from author
Congratulations for finishing the deck, doing 2k flashcards takes some time. Thank you for using it and for updating the review! The deck keeps getting updated by the way, the next version is ready soon
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A truly amazing deck in every way. I was desperately wanting to improve my listening skills for spoken Japanese in anime and this is literally perfect. Many audio resources have relatively slow and perfectly pronounced Japanese. This deck throws in fast and slow samples, and often has weird pronunciations you'll need to master listening for. It also has you learning vocab and grammar simultaneously in a relatively painless way. The multiple examples are really great as well. I had at least a partial understanding of most of these grammar points, but I can honestly notice a gradual increase in my comprehension when watching anime thanks to this deck, and I'm not even halfway through yet. Good stuff!
on 1659522549
Всё подробно объясняется, благодаря этому курсу понял много затруднительной для меня грамматики
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Really usefull
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For some reason, the back of the card for the part 2 half of the deck is not showing the definition if I try to study it alone? It works normally if I study the whole deck though.
Comment from author
Part 1 and 2 contain the same sentences. The idea here is to do part 1 first, then practice reading with part 2 with sentences you're guaranteed to understand. That's also why part 2 does not have the definitions on the back, I assume people already know them. However, you can easily add them by editing the card template, the basic process is explained here: https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/course-without-addon/. The field you're interested in is {{RemarksBack}}. If you need further help, please send me an email: joe@japanese-like-a-breeze.com
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This course provides a good foundation to learn Japanese passively I've been using it for months and have learned so much
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Incredible. This is the new best deck of Japanese in Anki for beginners. The evolution of Core 2k. You learn vocabulary + grammar + listening skills from real anime. I'm half way through and enjoying this so much.

The dream here would be for this deck to reach about 2k of the highest frequency words in anime (link at end of review), the point which what most people say it's sufficient to start immersion by watching anime and other native Japanese media to continue learning. Like the review below me, I am so eager to see the new updates of this deck.

Personally, I style my listening cards to have no text in the front so I focus on listening solely, and I set the image as a hint on the front. Then on the back, I like having the kanji with furigana (and importantly, with a Japanese font, as normally it defaults to a Chinese font) along with the image. Here's the styling:

### FRONT ###


<p style="font-size:70%;color:grey">Source of this card: {{Source}}<br>Change text with the <a href = "https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/addon-manual/">jlab addon (2110939339)</a> or <a href = "https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/course-without-addon/">without the addon</a>.</p>
<p style="font-size:70%; color:grey">Your deck version: <strong>{{Version}}</strong><br> Check for updates <a href = "https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/guide-for-beginners/">here.</a></p><br>

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<span style="font-size: 50px; " lang="ja-jp";">{{furigana:Other-Front}}</span>

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<p style="font-size:70%;color:grey">Something unclear? Ask a question related to this card using this {{QuestionLink}}.</p>
<p style="font-size:70%;color:grey">For a sloppy grammar summary, refer to <a href="https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/cheat-sheet/">Jlab's cheat sheet.</a><p></div>

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Link to anime word frequency list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ukDIWSkh_xvpppPbgs1nUR2kaEwFaWlsJgZUlb9LuTs/edit#gid=1454508950
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Thank you for your feedback and the thumbs up! The deck actually made it to #2 of Ankiweb's Japanese deck listing by now, which I totally didn't expect... I'm currently working on several ideas to add meaningful cards, the kanji deck you mentioned is also something I'd like to do. But the stock of words must be increased first.
I don't want to change the card template though, because with only kanji and kana on the cards the deck would not start completely from zero. I don't want to exclude people like myself, who want to put all focus on listening comprehension. However, it's easy to adjust everything to your needs - the instructions are linked on the cards. If you have further questions on this, feel free to drop me an email.
on 1658703257
Very good deck. I modified it a little for my liking, but it's definitely a very good course.

I finished this deck a few minutes ago and can say with a 100% certainty that this is one of the most useful Japanese learning tools out there. This deck single-handedly formed at least 60% of my current Japanese. This is, hands down, the most enjoyable, the most engaging, the most fun, the fastest, and the most efficient way to learn Japanese grammar (it's important to say that you won't acquire all the grammar covered in the course to completion, but rather it will give you a good enough understanding to be able to pick it up in speech and have an idea about how it works). And guess what? IT'S FREE. And it was made by one person. I have only respect for you, Mr. Joe, for investing so much time and effort just to allow some weebs on the internet to learn a language lol.
And this is not even the end apparently! I was so caught off guard when it said near the end that there are going to be 2000 words in the deck in the future! Dude, this is so absolutely insane! This deck is already such a good and extensive course, and yet there is MORE to come. How cool is that? I genuinely enjoyed this deck so much and I will be waiting for all the updates like I wait for Silksong.
Comment from author
Thank you for this nice review! It's not the end, I'm currently preparing the next update...
on 1658493930
Great deck!
on 1658483567
Looks cool
on 1658440659
Really helpful!
on 1658410181
Fire deck
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very helpful
on 1658250239
This is greatly focused on the grammar frequently used in anime and everything is clearly explained. The first 20 cards, you will surely hear some of it being used no matter what episode of anime you watch.
on 1657700724
The best anki deck for Japanese I've found so far
on 1657700137
I liked the course, because you explain everything. Course is very interesting and have a lot of information.
on 1657543172
This is a wonderful deck to get through the beginning phase of Japanese learning. It covers the most essential bits of Tae Kim's grammar guide and each grammar point often have multipe examples to reinforce the learning experience.

Personally I did 20 new cards a day (~100 reviews) and switched to 30 (~150 reviews) about half way in. The journey took about 3 month to finish.
on 1657396436
Well one
on 1657374441
This deck has helped me a lot, I strongly recommend it.

Thanks to the author, you are helping me like you have no idea.
on 1657215346
Great idea executed well. Really appreciative of the time that's gone into this.
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Very cringe indeed
Comment from author
I hope you recovered from this embarassing experience :D
on 1656707739
This deck leads you through the beginning stages of learning very well. Lots of good examples, and the listening provides several pronunciations of the same word. Thank you so much for making this deck!
on 1656555470
Nearly a third of the way through this deck now - it's been an absolutely fantastic resource. Really appreciate the time that's been put into making this deck, as well as the updates!
on 1656110792
Very nice example sentences with the vocabulary and the context which makes vocabulary learning much easier. Moreover, you teach useful grammar with real examples. Thank you so much !!!
on 1655636251
I've been using this deck for about a month now and I've been loving it.

Sorry to bother you but question: Can I make so the front card only shows the kanji + Kana without the voice and make so the back of the card has also the Kanji + kana setence in the front with the voice?
I kind of already learned hiragana + katakana and the romaji won't help me much and I feel like it is better for me to read for my first first before listening to the word/sentence.

And also bother me that the back of the card doesn't show the word of the front which in my opinion is not very optmal because sometimes I want to read the sentence that was in the front but the only way to is either go back to the previous card or use the "preview" option on "browse"
Comment from author
Yes: Automatic playback of audio is turned off in the deck options. How to get rid of the roumaji is explained here: https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/course-without-addon/ In short, you need to remove the field {{furigana:Jlab-ListeningFront}} from the card template.
If you have trouble with this, you can send me an email: joe at japanese-like-a-breeze.com. Others asked this question, too. So I guess it makes sense to explain this in more detail and maybe add an alternative template to my website - I'll see what I can do.
on 1655635315
It's a good deck, very good because it teaches grammar along the way.
BUT!!!! My only problem was with the cards layout, I wish I could see the front card setence and not only the back where I can see only romaji and not the whole setence in the front card. It's the only problem of this deck, i've been altering and adding the front setence in the back card as well but I stopped after 100 or so cards because it became annoying to do.

I get it that he bases his whole concept on "being able the listen and ignore reading the setence in kana/kanji" but it would be very benefitial to have both options in the back so you could passively train.
It's a big deck apparently (3k+ I think) and ignoring reading kana/kanji will only hurt in the long way.
Again just adding or completely changing the layout would hurt at all.
Comment from author before post was edited
Not sure if I fully understand what you're trying to achieve, but it might be easily possible by editing the card templates. Did you already try that? Have a look at the first item of this page: https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/course-without-addon/. If you need some help you can also send me a message using the contact form of the website ("?" to the right) or to joe at japanese-like-a-breeze.com.
on 1655422427
I make a few changes on the deck style:

1) change {{furigana:Jlab-ListeningFront}} to hidden by default and visualize if {kanjipopup} shown.
2) add {{furigana:Other-Front}} to the back

1) I found I will trend to read the ListeningFront before read the hiragana, hide the ListeningFront could force me read the hiragana first.
2) Shown original sentence along with pronanceation
on 1655408607
I think I found a mistake: the card 1600424450000, when talking about the negative past tense, shouldn't it be "instead of shizuka janai deshita" the phrase "instead of shizuka janai desu"? I know it's trying to convey the wrong version, but both examples of "wrong" (present and past) are the same.

Great deck, by the way!
Comment from author
This card refers to the colloquial, polite negative for nouns and na-adjectives. Tae Kim introduced this as "xxx janakatta desu", which is a valid statement in colloquial Japanese (i.e. not "wrong"). The point of the card is to explain that other sources introduce this differently, which sounds more formal. "janai deshita" however is wrong, have a look at https://ja.hinative.com/questions/7129826

I think this card is maybe too complicated. The forms mentioned on the card do occur in practice though and are briefly covered on the follow-up cards. I hope this makes sense now, thanks for trying the deck!
on 1655316243
Seems to be a great deck, will definitely use, but I'd like to have a question: is it possible to remove the romanized text from the cards? I've tried to do it, but when I save the deck, an error message appears right after the first card. I'm already comfortable reading hiragana and a lot of kanji, so I'd like to use the cards only having those.
Thanks in advance!
Comment from author
Yes, either with the jlab addon on desktop Anki (see here: https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/addon-manual/ ) or by editing the card template (see here: https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/course-without-addon/ )
If you need support with this, please send me an email: joe@japanese-like-a-breeze.com. Thanks for trying the deck!
on 1655136927
Well done
on 1654947209
Excellent grammar deck!
on 1654710773
Really impressive deck!

So glad to have found this one, never got bored out of studying with this, would really recommend!
on 1654211874
This is a great way to learn Japanese grammar!
on 1654146855
Amazing work!
on 1653595158
ive learned so much from this i hope it continues!
on 1653580427
really cool deck
on 1653300080
One of the best decks
on 1653239884
Really fun to learn with.
It is great for listening to conversation and learning basic words/principles and not only having stuff written.
If you don't want the romaji, and only want to read japanese letters you can always change that (I changed it for my learning style because I didn't want romaji first).
Some design things can be optimized for cards, but you can also easily change them yourself, and overall with the listening it just works well anyway.
For all Anki Decks this has been the most fun to work with so far.
on 1652919638
I am not into anime too much but the pictures and sometimes over the top voices make things easy to remember and learn
on 1652748166
This makes Anki more entertaining!
on 1652199293
Been trying lots of decks in the last year, found about this one by myself and it's a shame it's not more openly recommended like the cores, tango's of the world. One could argue that audio from anime isn't the best but still it's an amazing way to get inmersed on this world.
Really useful to do along with a grammar guide.
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One of the best resources for learning japanese. There are orher good decks for vocabulary, but not for grammar. Used together with Tae Kim's course (which is also available as Android app) make up a really great method. Much recommended.
on 1651452711
By far the best and most useful deck out there! It has N+1 vocabulary and grammar concepts, real native audio and full sentences practice reading. So yeah, pretty much everything needed for an advanced beginner.
on 1650913904
Very well made deck.
on 1650864617
very useful
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on 1650426903
A very fun way to learn. I have found that I'm able to recognize many words and structures after having done this deck for a few weeks. I only wish that were some pure gramma rule cards, to help me remember the general rules. There are explanation cards for gramma, but you are supposed to suspend them once they are read once and they don't have a backside. I did also end up editing the back-card template to embed an ichi.moe lookup which I found very helpful.
on 1650377643
چون کلمات خیلی جالبی رو انتخاب کرده بود خیلی از یاد گرفتن لذت بردم. ممنون.
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This deck is absolutely god-like. It does a great job of hammering the basics - while giving concise, easy to follow blurbs about grammar points. (without ever sounding like a textbook) The only thing that slightly holds it back are :

1. Uses romaji, which I think is a waste of time. And can end up being more confusing.
2. Doesn't have the sentence on the back of the card.

Otherwise, I would consider this deck a MUST for any beginner!
on 1649803432
Fantastic deck to use for beginners, i'm really enjoying learning with this deck highly recommend!
on 1649699146
great deck, really motivating and helpful
on 1649375624
Just finished basic grammar and I have to say your course is amazing! Your entire website is a gem and I'm looking forward to contribute (e.g. with sentence mining decks or modified kanji RTKs) one day.

Sentence mining is incredible fun & valuable, plus I'm really enjoying the phonation of anime characters. Wish you all the best and please remember, that you've created (prehaps) the most important anki deck out there!
on 1649318201
This is the perfect way to start learning Japanese, can't recommend it enough!
on 1649234227
So far it seems incredible but I do have one question. Should I only focus on the romaji and audio while doing the listening part when studying from this deck. Because of those 2 I find it really difficult to test my Kanji comprehension, since I hear and see the answers before the show answers scren
Comment from author
Only for listening comprehension, I'd recommend to use something you can easily read to help you figure out what's being said. Either roumaji or kana. However, you can also use the "listening"-deck to practice reading, in this case you should remove the roumaji and turn off automatic audio playback in the deck options. If you need help with this, you can send me an email: joe at japanese-like-a-breeze.com.
on 1648587496
Very nice.
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Best ankideck
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Very well structured
on 1647682653
Amazing dedication. Cannot find a better teacher. Exceptional
on 1647561429
Good stuff
on 1647359728
What a amazing work! Thank you so much to give it to us!
on 1646600177
I have attempted several times to complete Tae Kim's Grammar Guide. I just could never do it... it was just too boring and made a chore out of something I routinely enjoy; learning Japanese. This course, takes a natural and low key approach to tacking this obstacle, without feeling like you've studied grammar all day. This deck uses sentences from anime to tackle each grammar point in Tae Kim. There are links to Tae Kim's explanations and examples, but I found the the creator of this deck had much more easily understandable explanations. Instead of focusing on the technical (the links are there for each grammar point if your into that though), this deck is more exposure and repetition to those grammar patterns for a more natural acquisition. I've been learning for several years now, so I'm not starting from zero, but I certainly wish this deck existed back then. It would have saved me a lot of time. Even now, I founding grammar patterns I've missed or didn't understand, and I'm getting better at "hearing" spoken Japanese.
on 1646412351
Looks good and very detailed :O
on 1645700649
Just really, really good - in my opinion the fastest way to understand Japanese.
on 1645498133
This is a great deck and only been going through it for a few days and I love it. Because anime card style is used where there's actual dialogue from anime and yet still using grammar from the book it doesn't feel dry. I like how I have read the book in a while yet I feel like I better grasp the more basic concepts after reviewing the sentences. There isn't any technical jargon involved it makes it easier to concentrate on the Japanese instead of having to try and remember each grammar concept. Using this an immersion learning method I can definitely find this as a true gem. Thanks for taking the time in making this! :D
on 1645164695
this is THE deck for beginners
on 1645116923
I did Tae Kim 1 chapter a day 6 months ago whilst doing RTK. I forgot most of Tae Kim from reading and making card. It is nice to come back with more knowledge from 6 months of Japanese and with no pressure to rush the grammar rules. This deck helps beginners and former students of Tae Kim.
on 1644851154
I like so much and help me too :')thx for your time and effort I appreciate you for doing that thx
on 1644506819
Best deck ever!

I tried Duolingo and other stuff, but this is far more superior. It´s super easy to stay motivated and it gives you grammar with new words in best pace. If you watch anime, you´ll be able to see your progress daily. I already finished it and i feel sad there is no more yet.

I´m able to watch some anime i watched without subtitles understanding maybe 50%. Sometimes, there is 2min dialogue i completely understand :D :)
I´ll try Core 2000 deck now, to get more vocab.
on 1644391908
This deck makes it easy to start to acquire Japanese.
on 1644240498
Enjoying using this to brush up my listening!
on 1644057277
thank you so much!
p.s to anyone thinking of suspending any easy cards, don't! I was thinking of suspending them but I decided not to & my listening comprehension was significantly much better, it's more just hearing the grammar fundamentals at play than just understanding the words, don't think you can skimp out of listening to words you already "know", it's more about the unconscious comprehension picking everything up so you hear it instantaneously- so just repeat, repeat and repeat.
on 1643807551
Great course. I really like that how the author managed to combine the learning progress of grammar and vocabulary that geat!
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!
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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
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Absolutely recommended to everyone who want's to learn grammar with immersion!
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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 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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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!