@DoubleEmMartin Thank you for your comment! Incorporating listening, shadowing and even speaking into Bunpro is something that we would love to experiment with! Having an audio-only review mode is something that is definitely feasible and it is something that we can look into. Thank you for your suggestion. If you have any other suggestions or insight on how we can tune Bunpro to improve your studies, please do not hesitate to let us know. Cheers!
@Pushindawood I’d like a way to remove individual Ghost reviews. I try to be strict with myself so an item drops in the SRS if there was any uncertainty. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that I always want or need the resulting Ghost review. (I know I can change it in settings, but I don’t want to change it across the board.)
An alternative approach would be that when you get a review wrong there can be a button/checkbox/whatever to indicate whether a Ghost review will be added. For each wrong review, you can have it selected initially based on the user’s settings, but this would allow all users to decide at a more fine grained level if they want the extra reviews for a particular sentence.
I think it would be good to include synonyms for grammar points that have Kanji readings.
I recently learned ‘お陰で’ on Wanikani and I couldn’t find the grammar point on Bunpro unless I searched ‘おかげで’. In fairness though, Jisho says that it is usually written in Kana alone.
I think that’s more a WaniKani problem than a Bunpro problem.
True, there are many, many words on WK that are primarily written in Kana. Sometimes though, the Kanji form of a grammar point can give a bit of help regarding the meaning.
- please show Japanese AND English translation (below, smaller font size). As for now, it’s impossible to distinguish between many grammar points if ONLY the one or the other is shown (example: searching for “verb” or “passive” gives me lot’s of results with just the name “verb” and no other information. Impossible to find the requested grammar point.
- feature suggestion: is it possible to use the grammar search by URL? Example:
Would open the grammar page and trigger the search to look for the string in the URL. With this I could easily open your grammar search from an ANKI card or any website by using a button/link
- Give the option to play the audio / automatically play the audio for the sentence when correct. - Scratch that thought, I noticed that if you disable the Bunny mode, then it also plays the audio
Add the question words to the learning list would be nice, however I’m not sure if it is considered pure grammar but according to Imabi there are subtle differences in the usage as I just learned.
** Who - だれ → だれですか → だれだ（よ）
** What - なに → なにですか → なんだ（よ）
** When - いつ → いつですか → いつ
** Where - どこ → どこですか → どこだ（よ）
** Why - どうして → どうしてですか → どうしてだ（よ）
@Anthropos888 Thank you for your feedback! Showing both the Japanese and the English translation(s) within the same tile is what we originally had in mind and plan to implement in the near future. We wanted to get everyone a more viable search and reference tool as quickly as we could and decided that getting the code to show textbook and JLPT information up and running was a priority. We hope to have search results that display both English and Japanese to you soon. Thank you for your patience.
We currently have the ability to search grammar by URL. You can use
grammar_points?query= ( https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points?query=だ for example). Currently it is a little on the slow side, but we have an update prepared for the near future. Cheers!
@Andulien Thank you for your feedback and suggestions. We will look into expanding on points that require a little more explanation of their subtle differences and nuances. We will also consider adding question words and words with question markers. Cheers!
Indeed, the URL is working! Good job, saves me a lot of time when I want to look up grammar from my Anki cards. The site speed is slow, but acceptable
Another set that seems to be missing is:
And if you decide to add question words, then obviously also:
Since you added the other ones like ここ and これ these above should not be missed.
One more Edit, I’m also missing ます and its forms:
V + ます ＆ ません ＆ ました ＆ ませんでした
Thank you for the suggestions! I have added those to the “to do list” too.
I just added a few more to my previous post.
The polite/honorific/humble speech lessons will be revamped soon
For に it would be nice to also have either a separat lesson or included in one of the others for:
N1 (person) に N2 をあげます ＆ かします ＆ おしえます etc.
N1 (person) に N2 を もらいます
Is there a reason why 全然 has been added as the only demonstrative word? Maybe add the other ones somewhere too?
よく ・ 英語がよくわかります。
The following two I only found in their negativ form in the grammar section or to combine two sentences for but not being used like:
あまり - 英語があまりわかりますせん。
とても - これはとても有名な映画です。
I also did not see が as object marker, or did I miss it?
First off thanks to you and the team for creating this site. It’s absolutely the most useful thing for my japanese learning right now. I’ve needed somethings to help me consolidate my grammar knowledge and this is it.
You mentioned upthread about wanting to incorporate speaking into bunpro. I’ve been experimenting with the Japanese dictation on my iPhone and it works remarkably well. I can speak most answers into bunpro although it struggles with things like 「んです」because you can’t really say that without whatever came before.
My thought was could you implement a ‘hard’ mode where you have to write or dictate the whole sentence after being given the English? ‘Hard’ mode could come with volcabulary and ‘super-hard’ mode without vocabulary at all. Maybe a middling hard mode that leaves out Vocab that has reached guru level in wanikani.
An easier mode would be to offer up the option to write the whole sentence in the current answer box. If you do that currently, and you get the answer correct, bunpro doesn’t mark the answer right or wrong it just stops, which is so nearly a feature not a bug.
Other features I’d like to see, which others have mentioned:
Conjugation, I still suck at verbs and adjectives and would love to drill these SRS style and nowhere seems to offer this yet.
Multiple grammar points per question.
Thanks for all the good work.
@elynchbell Thank you for the great suggestions! Incorporating shadowing in Bunpro is definitely something that we want to experiment with in the future and we hope that we can find a fun and interactive way for you do so! Verb conjugations and other fundamental grammar drills are also something that we hope to add to Bunpro soon. Stay tuned. Cheers!
Should be fixed by now
Place に N が ある / いる
Explaning what/who is at a specific place. Here used as question and answer:
N は Place に ある / いる
This one picks the Noun of the previous point and describes where it is. Here the Noun is already known to the speaker and listener.
Also would it make sense to add the following, since you already have ある / いる?
N が わかります
For の there is also the usage to show position of something:
N1 (Persion/Thing/Place) の N2 (Position)
Are you planning to add counters at some point, or are they considered purely as vocab?
Number (Timecounter) に一回 V
Show the number of times something happens / takes place.
Unless I missed this, I am completely missing the explanation for the negative い-Adjective.
I don’t think I’ve seen here the grammar point for no replacing a noun.
Adj の(の as a replacement for a noun)
The added ‘limit search by textbook’ is a great addition, so thanks for that.
I’d also like to be able to leave the search bar blank or enter some wild card character to pull up ALL grammar points in a specific textbook.