Feedback - Suggested Improvements/Feature Request


#164

The more I use BunPro, the more I like it! The variety of example are very helpful. I really appreciate the audio features and I patiently wait for all uploads to appear. I am however having trouble playing these on the beta ios.

It would be great if BunPro evolves with more listening comprehension aspect with the grammar points. In particular, variations for male/female speakers along with dialect grammar pattern and intonations. It would be great to appreciate differences between Kanto-ben/Kansai-ben/Kyushu-ben/Tohoku-ben/etc.


#165

If this ever gets done it will most likely be a loooong time from now…


#166

We can look into browser notifications. Thank you for the suggestion.

@Ambo100 We have an overhaul planned for sometime in the nearish future to allow you to sort grammar points by textbook and such. We will put check boxes for textbooks on the list to do then.

@Anthropos888 @Kabukiman Thank you for your suggestions. We have often considered allowing community approved content but the site will need to be reworked significantly to allow that so we will need to do more planning before starting to build that.

@mgs2ss Thank you for the suggestion. This is something we can look in to implementing.

@skl We will go through and add those links.


#167

If one is going through bunpro out of order, then some review sentences require the user to input grammar they have not learned yet. Can you make it so that only sentences that require use of known grammar points are shown in reviews? For example, a sentence that requires forming the te-form of a verb should not be shown until the te-form has been added to the review queue


#168

Just curious, why would someone want to go out of order?

I thought the developer cleverly combined past grammar points into new ones to create compound phrases and help the users keep practicing. It seems to me they put alot of thought into this already. Perhaps we should be punished for not knowing fundamentals :wink:. I can’t imagine skipping around WK in this same fashion.


#169

…Because their textbook does not follow the order bunpro does?


#170

If you encounter a grammar point in the wild, you may want to start studying and reviewing it right away.


#171

This is a very valid reason, and something I often do


#172

I thought same way initially. First thing I did with BP was skip the beginning and go to the N3 grammar lists since that’s what I’m working on. However, I decided to go to the beginning within BP and work my way up (then use it as a grammar dictionary). I’m glad I did this and I see they have a method to the madness.

I think one may miss out grammar building skills by skipping around on BP but to each their own. One can easily go free-style with grammar study…I think everyone does this a bit and Anki is a great way to organize a custom platform for in the wild learning. However I think if someone doesn’t have the basics of a verb conjugation then they probably are not ready for the grammar point that uses it. The Japanese aesthetic of 芸道 comes to mind.


#173

We could do with being able to search in English. I wanted to see if there was a grammar point for ‘or’ but nothing came up.


#174

The search does need an overhaul.
For ‘or’ specifically, try , but searching for ‘or’ did bring that up.


#175

And also accepting both kanji and kana searches.


#176

@Pushindawood Regarding this:

Can you mark when resources are videos? I often skip or delay those depending on my environment, and it would be nice to know ahead of time.


#177

Hey! :grinning:

Like @s1212z says, I think the minimum requirement to learn Japanese out of order is to know all conjugations, explanatory, case marking particles, ending particles, nominalizers(の、こと), ことている,てしまう and とか.

To be honest, this is enough to start reading manga like 徒然チルドレン.

Conjugations:
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/416
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/121
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/110
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/132
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/164
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/416

Particles
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/3
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/4
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/6
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/10
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/15
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/21
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/25
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/32
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/36
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/38
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/52
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/81
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/435
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/8

Ending particles:
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/71
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/78
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/88
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/175

Conjuctions, often used to make phrases less direct:
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/88
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/131
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/141

Conditionals(remember, たら can be used as a time expression like “then/when”):
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/88
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/123
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/143
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/149

Someone doing something for someone else:
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/114
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/103
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/92

Explanatory tone:
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/17

Stating reason/cause:
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/45
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/62
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/215

Stating purpose:
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/205
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/440
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/348

Nominalizers(words changing verbs/phrases into nouns)
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/16
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/98

Expressions used to express similarty of someone/something to someone/something or conjecture
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/149
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/97
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/107
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/138
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/373
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/155
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/105
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/166

Other, important:
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/172
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/27
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/159
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/162
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/195
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/35
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/67
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/106
https://bunpro.jp/grammar_points/54


#178

Not on my computer. I’m using Firefox on a Mac.


#179

SRS improvement: the time between SRS level 8 and 9 seems to be too long. I realized that the majority of items which I get wrong are on SRS 8. I don’t have that much problems on other SRS levels. Maybe you could reduce the interval between SRS 8 and 9.

Would also be interesting if you can generate statistics about the accuracy for each SRS level. You could use this information to improve your SRS (for example, if a lot of users fail items on SRS 8 or whatever, this would be an indicator to reduce the interval on this SRS level)


#180

Is there any possibility of getting slightly larger furigana, maybe as an option? It’s a little hard to see on my phone since i’m visually impaired, everything else is big enough so zooming in isn’t great. I understand there could be many reasons why not. Very nice job on the site, and thank you for reading!


#181

And for the third time, can somebody please reduce the font size of the example sentences in the “view grammar” section during reviews?

Two sentences fill the whole screen!


#182

@Anthropos888 @pirouette
I will pass those suggestions to the programming team :+1:

@pirouette
Also, welcome on community forums :wink:
(By the way, extremally cute avatar :astonished: )


#183

Please add in options for multiple choice. Not everyone like to type in especially so many equivalent grammars.