New Grammar! - December 25, 2019

Now that all N2 grammar points are in and accompanied by 12 examples sentences and 12 review questions, we have shifted our focus to adding grammar points that appear in textbooks, but do not yet appear on Bunpro.

Newly added grammar points include breakdowns, 12 example sentences and 12 review questions, external links and textbook page numbers. Audio for each sentence will be added soon!


March 18, 2019

どれ - Genki I Chapter 2, Page 62・Bunpro N5, Lesson 6

どの - Genki I Chapter 2, Page 63・Bunpro N5, Lesson 8

だれ - Genki I Chapter 2, Page 64・Bunpro N5, Lesson 3

たくさん - Genki I Chapter 4, Page 112 ・Bunpro N5, Lesson 8

好き - Genki I Chapter 5, Page 134 ・Bunpro N5, Lesson 3

嫌い - Genki I Chapter 5, Page 134・Bunpro N5, Lesson 6

何か・何も - Genki I Chapter 8, Page 196・Bunpro N5, Lesson 9

Adjective + の(は) - Genki I Chapter 10, Page 233・Bunpro N5, Lesson 8

の Pronoun “one” - Genki I Chapter 10, Page 233・Bunpro N5, Lesson 9

かに・にも - Genki I Chapter 10, Page 235・Bunpro N5, Lesson 10


March 30, 2019

あげる - Genki II Chapter 14, Page 56・Bunpro N5, Lesson 8

くれる - Genki II Chapter 14, Page 56 ・Bunpro N5, Lesson 9

もらう - Genki II Chapter 14, Page 57 ・Bunpro N5, Lesson 10

Number + しか〜ない - Genki II Chapter 14, Page 58・Bunpro N4, Lesson 10

お〜する - Genki II Chapter 20, Page 189・Bunpro N4, Lesson 9

Question-word + か - Genki II Chapter 20, Page 192・Bunpro N4, Lesson 6

~にする・~くする - Genki II Chapter 21, Page 216・Bunpro N4, Lesson 3

かた - Genki II Chapter 23, Page 260・Bunpro N4, Lesson 2


April 18, 2019

でできる・からできる - Tobira Chapter 1, Page 17・Bunpro N4, Lesson 5

Particle(s) + の - Tobira Chapter 1, Page 18・Bunpro N3, Lesson 1

が見られる - Tobira Chapter 2, Page 46・Bunpro N4, Lesson 6

また ~ も - Tobira Chapter 2, Page 47・Bunpro N3, Lesson 6

Counter + か - Tobira Chapter 2, Page 48・Bunpro N4, Lesson 8

N1, Lesson 1 is also now available!


April 26, 2019

と同じくらい - Tobira Chapter 3・Bunpro N3, Lesson 5

Noun+型 - Tobira Chapter 3・Bunpro N3, Lesson 8

てくれない・てもらえない - Tobira Chapter 3・Bunpro N4, Lesson 7

んだけど - Tobira Chapter 4・Bunpro N4, Lesson 5

それで - Tobira Chapter 4・Bunpro N4, Lesson 10


May 4, 2019

毎~のように - Tobira Chapter 4・Bunpro N4, Lesson 4

ことなの - Tobira Chapter 4・Bunpro N3, Lesson 9

と言える - Tobira Chapter 4・Bunpro N3, Lesson 3

ように - Tobira Chapter 4・Bunpro N4, Lesson 6

Verb[stem] + 合う - Tobira Chapter 4・Bunpro N3, Lesson 2


May 12, 2019

The sixth batch of new grammar is here! It consists of 5 grammar points from Tobira:

のはXの方だ - Tobira Chapter 5・Bunpro N3, Lesson 9

Number + は - Tobira Chapter 5・Bunpro N4, Lesson 7

化する - Tobira Chapter 5・Bunpro N4, Lesson 10

~は~となっている - Tobira Chapter 6・Bunpro N3, Lesson 6

らしい ② - Tobira Chapter 6・Bunpro N4, Lesson 8

:cherry_blossom: ::tulip::hibiscus: Happy Mother’s Day! :hibiscus::tulip::cherry_blossom: Cheers!


June 3, 2019

This batch consists of six grammar points from Tobira:

ように祈る - Tobira Chapter 6・Bunpro N4, Lesson 9

傾向がある - Tobira Chapter 7・Bunpro N2, Lesson 1

にあたる - Tobira Chapter 7・Bunpro N3, Lesson 5

- Tobira Chapter 8・Bunpro N3, Lesson 10

関係がある - Tobira Chapter 8・Bunpro N3, Lesson 3

せっかく - Tobira Chapter 9・Bunpro N3, Lesson 10


June 27, 2019

This new batch consists of five grammar points from Tobira:

という理由で - Tobira Chapter 9・Bunpro N3, Lesson 10

かというと① - Tobira Chapter 10・Bunpro N3, Lesson 6

かというと② - Tobira Chapter 10・Bunpro N3, Lesson 9

言うまでもない① - Tobira Chapter 10・Bunpro N3, Lesson 7

という点から考えると - Tobira Chapter 10・Bunpro N2, Lesson 2


August 9, 2019

New grammar is finally here! This new batch consists of ten grammar points from Tobira:

言うまでもない - Tobira Chapter 10・Bunpro N3, Lesson 8

と並んで - Tobira Chapter 11・Bunpro N4, Lesson 9

- Tobira Chapter 11・Bunpro N2, Lesson 4

同士 - Tobira Chapter 11・Bunpro N3, Lesson 10

に至るまで - Tobira Chapter 11・Bunpro N1, Lesson 1

~ずつ - Tobira Chapter 11・Bunpro N3, Lesson 4

- Tobira Chapter 11・Bunpro N4, Lesson 10

- Tobira Chapter 11・Bunpro N4, Lesson 5

でいうと - Tobira Chapter 11・Bunpro N3, Lesson 7

少なくない - Tobira Chapter 11・Bunpro N4, Lesson 8


August 21, 2019

This batch consists of five grammar points from Tobira:

ずっと - Tobira Chapter 12・Bunpro N4, Lesson 7

ずっと ② - Tobira Chapter 12・Bunpro N3, Lesson 4

でもある - Tobira Chapter 12・Bunpro N3, Lesson 9

(filler) - Tobira Chapter 12・Bunpro N3, Lesson 5

(casual よ) - Tobira Chapter 12・Bunpro N3, Lesson 7


August 29, 2019

Five new grammar points from Tobira:

さ- Interjection - Tobira Chapter 12・Bunpro N3, Lesson 3

なし - Tobira Chapter 12・Bunpro N3, Lesson 8

() - Tobira Chapter 12・Bunpro N3, Lesson 9

()む② - Tobira Chapter 12・Bunpro N3, Lesson 10

第一(だいいち) - Tobira Chapter 12・Bunpro N3, Lesson 7


September 19, 2019

()かす - Tobira Chapter 12・Bunpro N2, Lesson 10

(かんが)えられない - Tobira Chapter 12・Bunpro N3, Lesson 9

とされている - Tobira Chapter 12・Bunpro N4, Lesson 10

もまた - Tobira Chapter 13・Bunpro N2, Lesson 5

だいたい - Tobira Chapter 13・Bunpro N4, Lesson 8


October 11, 2019

New grammar is here! This new batch consists of five grammar points from Tobira:

がけに - Tobira Chapter 13・Bunpro N2, Lesson 4

だんだん - Tobira Chapter 13・Bunpro N4, Lesson 2

~(の)姿すがた - Tobira Chapter 13・Bunpro N3, Lesson 2

だい - Tobira Chapter 13・Bunpro N4, Lesson 3

ちゃんと・きちんと - Tobira Chapter 14・Bunpro N3, Lesson 3


November 24, 2019

New grammar is here! This new batch consists of six grammar points from Tobira:

可也かなり - Tobira Chapter 14・Bunpro N3, Lesson 4

しかしながら - Tobira Chapter 14・Bunpro N2, Lesson 3

いまだに - Tobira Chapter 14・Bunpro N2, Lesson 10

左右さゆうする - Tobira Chapter 14・Bunpro N3, Lesson 10

一応いちおう - Tobira Chapter 14・Bunpro N2, Lesson 1

一応いちおう - Tobira Chapter 14・Bunpro N2, Lesson 2


December 25, 2019

The LAST five grammar points from Tobira is finally here! That’s right, the Tobira Path is finally complete!

なにからなにまで - Tobira Chapter 15・Bunpro N2, Lesson 7

たった(の) - Tobira Chapter 15・Bunpro N2, Lesson 10

なにより - Tobira Chapter 15・Bunpro N2, Lesson 9

あと - Tobira Chapter 15・Bunpro N2, Lesson 2

のうち(で) - Tobira Chapter 15・Bunpro N2, Lesson 6


In addition to adding new grammar points, we are doubling our efforts on polishing Bunpro and improving the way we take care of and respond to your feedback. Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback, bug reports, suggestions and support!

Cheers!

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But but but but but… I was done with N5 and now I am not. :sob:

Awesome job! :sunglasses:

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Nice. I am really happy with Bunpro :slight_smile: Can’t wait for more additions in other levels too.

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All the hype! :smiley:

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I’m not sure how, in two years of studying, I never learnt どれ (only どちら) :joy:

It’s always good to see new grammar, thank you!

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:point_up_2:

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@MissDagger You are never done studying Japanese! :japanese_ogre: Muwahahaha :japanese_ogre: But, seriously, if you come across a grammar point in the wild or in your textbook that you do not fully understand, our goal is to provide you with the resources that you need to learn more about it and the tools you need to study it, review it and ultimately reproduce it yourself. Thanks for the kind words! Cheers!

@miragedenver, @conan, @Ambo100 and @nanda Thank you all for your kind words and support! More additions are on the way. Cheers!

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Thanks guys. I think it’s really important to go back to N5 occasionally. Having lived in Japan for the best part of 2 years and having studied Japanese for about 5 years, I still occasionally come across something that I would describe as a ‘light bulb moment’ when I realise something I should have realised a long time ago.

Any news on the N1 stuff? I should be ready to get started on it fairly soon, so an indication of when it’s expected would be much appreciated. Obviously I’m not asking for an exact date or anything, but an idea would be great.

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I think they mentioned late April on the WK thread. But I can’t remember.

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That’s great if true and fits in just perfectly. Won’t be taking my N1 this time but possibly next time or the time after depending on how quickly I can get through it. One of my Japanese teachers says that the N2 stuff is used in everyday life, whereas N1 stuff is hardly ever used :joy::joy:
So yeah probably July 2020 but this December if I really get my head down!

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But, but, but, I’m been good. :angel:

I can already tell you that my studying on BP have helped me in my iTalki lessons, being able to use the て-form and many other grammar points I’ve learned here. ^____^

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Yeah I run into N2 a lot while reading. If N3 could be thought of the basis of speech, I’d say N2 is the basis of literature.

I haven’t read much yet but I’ve read 11 books in Japanese so far, but when I looked at the N1 grammar lists on Japanesetest4you and 日本語の森, I barely recognized anything but a handful of grammar points…

Bunpro is going to be a god send for its SRS…cause I’m not sure how much is going to be reinforced with just reading.

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Do you happen to have a link to that WaniKani thread?

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I’ll do you one better and link where they said April.


“Once N2 is fleshed out, we will be able to devote our time to N1 and future grammar with the hope of having something available to you by this April. Cheers!”

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That makes sense… I try to read in Japanese but I find I zone out super easily - I can read a whole page and not know what I’ve read.

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March 30, 2019

The second batch of new grammar is here! The newly added grammar consists of 8 grammar points from Genki II (2) and are as follows:

あげる - Genki II Chapter 14, Page 56・Bunpro N5, Lesson 8

くれる - Genki II Chapter 14, Page 56 ・Bunpro N5, Lesson 9

もらう - Genki II Chapter 14, Page 57 ・Bunpro N5, Lesson 10

Number + しか〜ない - Genki II Chapter 14, Page 58・Bunpro N4, Lesson 10

お〜する - Genki II Chapter 20, Page 189・Bunpro N4, Lesson 9

Question-word + か - Genki II Chapter 20, Page 192・Bunpro N4, Lesson 6

~にする・~くする - Genki II Chapter 21, Page 216・Bunpro N4, Lesson 3

かた - Genki II Chapter 23, Page 260・Bunpro N4, Lesson 2

We will be getting these new grammar points integrated into the Minna No Nihongo paths very soon.

Cheers!

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Excellent - I’m loving the paths feature and since I’m a Genki user, this update is right up my alley (even if twice now I’ve been within one lesson of polishing off N5, only for the goal line to move!). Thanks, Bunpro!

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What!?
I literally added the last lesson yesterday. You did this on purpose!! :rofl:

I have a suggestion for clearing up あげる・くれる・もらう though:

  • あげる = To give AWAY from speaker (外へ)
  • くれる = To give TOWARDS speaker (内へ)
  • もらう = To receive

Seeing くれる translated as “receive” in the English hints is extremely misleading/confusing, because くれる does not mean “to receive,” it means “to give” (in your direction).
This is why ~てくれてありがとう translates to, “thank you for giving me the favor of _____.”

 


Edit:
Thanks again for all the effort you’ve put into this site!!
Grammar’s never felt more approachable, and it’s easier than ever to remember it all. I can’t even guess how much grammar I learned in my first year of Japanese classes that fell straight out of memory, all because there was no incentive to use it frequently, and I couldn’t actually read Japanese yet… Now though, all of the early grammar feels like second nature, and the rarer grammar isn’t even hard, it’s just… rarer.

文プロ takes care of it all, though :wink:

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Another option for くれる is be given. Either way, I agree with you that translating くれる as “to receive” is downright wrong.

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Nice! Thanks for this. I’m about an N2 but still run into N5 problems all the time (grammar accuracy is my number 1 weakness in Japanese) so it does help to review regularly :smiley:

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