[Course Forum] Sou Matome N3 / N2 / N1 日本語総まとめ漢字!by Tonbo

皆さん、こんにちは。トンボです。よろしくお願いします。最近僕とって、日本語が一番大事な事の一つに成ったから、毎日開いたら、勉強してばかりいますけど、一緒に勉強しましょうか?

I have created a course for all Kanji covered in Sou Matome Kanji books, including the N3, N2, and N1 volumes. Features include:

  1. Focus on Kanji Recognition and Reading:
    Kanji prompt Kana Test, English is not tested. I think having 2 cards for 1 vocabulary item is a waste of time.

  2. Organization and Ease of Use:
    Lessons follow the structure of Sou Matome books, which is, daily lessons that stretch over 6 weeks (42 lessons) for N3, and 8 (56 lessons) weeks for each of N2 and N1.

  3. Elimination of Redudency:
    The books are cross-referenced against themselves and each other, Over 1000 duplicates removed, such as (お)寺, 寺, お寺, I left only お寺. Spreadsheets are available if someone needs them.

  4. Elimination of Confusion:
    Kanji with multiple meaning/reading will include a hint in parenthesis, for instance: 角(horn), 角(corner), 角(square) are つの, かど,かく respectively, however items like this are rare.

  5. Coverage:
    Learn to recognize the majority of regulary used Kanji, List contains roughly 1850 Kanji in 4512 Vocabulary items, the original books themselves cover 1700 Kanji in 4350 items however… and finally.

Bonus feature: Almost every lesson has a bizarre word or two at the end of it, they must qualify the following criteria:
A. They are regular use Kanji, but the books missed them.
B. They have appeared in Japanese newspaper before.
Both these conditions make the Kanji fair game for native materials to use.
While not particularly useful, the goal of these words is to familiarize you with the Kanji, Example of these words include:
闇 やみ Darkness, very popular word in fantasy anime, reading, etc…
技 わざ Skill, regular vocabulary of almost any video game.
顎 あご Chin, body part.
Etc… And this brings the books coverage from 1700 to 1850 Kanji.
Thank you for reading!

If you find any errors, or have any ideas or suggestions, please let me know.

Edit:
やはり。。。僕はバカですよ、何か忘れちゃったから。コースのURLだった、本当にすみません、どうぞ~

Edit 2: Added “course-forum” Tag, updated progress.
Edit 3: Adding new course to this topic:


New course is available! Shin Megami Tensei - Persona 5

Course is far from complete now, but I am sure listing it here will motivate me to work (or play :wink:) even harder.
Hoping to add chunks of 300 words per week.

Vocabulary list follows non-omission non-repetition style, the first occurrence of every Kanji will be covered, even the easy ones, in order of their in-game appearance.
I will also cover vocabulary from settings menu, tutorials, skills and items description, in addition to story.

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From now on I will be checking each vocabulary word in this course against my dictionaries as I study them, I use Rikaikun and zKanji.

My progress so far…

N3 Week 1 (Lessons 01-07) Completed [ 09th / Dec / 2016 ]
N3 Week 2 (Lessons 08-14) Completed [16th / Dec / 2016 ]
N3 Week 3 (Lessons 15-21) Completed [ 23rd / Dec / 2016 ]
N3 Week 4 (Lessons 22-28) Completed [ 30th / Dec / 2016 ]
N3 Week 5 (Lessons 29-35) Completed [ 06th / Jan / 2017 ]
N3 Week 6 (Lessons 36-42) Completed [ 13th / Jan / 2017 ]

N2 Week 1 (Lessons 44-49) Completed [ 20th / Jan / 2017 ]
N2 Week 2 (Lessons 50-56) Completed [ 27th / Jan / 2017 ]

Hello,

thank you very much for the course.

I want to prepare the N1 but i’ve alwayas been a litte lacking in vocabulary so I’ll start to do all the N3 and N2 before.

BTW I found what I think is a mistake in day 4 W1 of N3 level : the usual kanji for いく is 行く, in the course is spelled as 逝く is it voluntary for the meaning of departed ?

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@Pietro_Dolcini28

Hello and welcome to my course, I hope it proves to be beneficial to your studies.

Regarding your question, the Japanese language is known for its numerous “Homophones”, words that are pronounced the same way but have different meaning and Kanji.

逝く is intransitive verb that means to die, or pass away, but can also carry meaning similar to 行く (refers to movement or action conducted), they are both pronounced いく。

Example sentence:
祖父は若くして逝ってしまった。
My grandfather died while he was still young.

thank you, I know the homonims but 逝くis a N1 kanji, why is it introduced in
the N3 preparation book?

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@Pietro_Dolcini28
Actually, 逝く is not introduced not even in the N1 Sou Matome book, for example, you won’t find it in this course:


However I know for a fact that it used in native materials quite often, please refer to the bonus section of course features in the description.

Hello, still me with a question :slight_smile:

I found the word 古本文庫本, as far as I can see its two words on one single card.
Is there a way to split this in two ?

BTW for the verb しぼる you selected the kanji 搾る which is not the first choice in my dictionnary. Is there a special reason for this choice ?

Pietro

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@Pietro_Dolcini28

Thank you for the feedback, acknowledged.

Level 22: 古本文庫本 has been split into 古本 and 文庫本, available alternative readings for 古本 added.

[Edit] Removed irrelevant information.

I found the しぼる with the 搾る kanji in the Level 20 (last one of the series)

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@Pietro_Dolcini28

My apologies, I have misread your previous post.

絞る - [しぼる] is available on level 117.

N3 Week 5 Day 4 (Lesson 32)
Removed いいえ、結構です。There is already 結構 in the same lesson.
Added alternative readings for 昨日, 昨夜

N3 Week 5 Day 7 (Lesson 35)
Added alternative readings for 紅葉
Now both こうよう and もみじ are accepted as correct answers.

N3 Week 6 Day 2 (Lesson 37)
Clarified keyword for 名
名 -> 名 (counter for people)
Answer めい

N3 Week 6 Day 3 (Lesson 38)
Fixed 1対2 ⇒ (1たい2)
To ~対~ ⇒ たい
Added additional meanings: opposite, versus, to (a score of).

N3 Week 6 Day 6 (Lesson 41)
Fixed 専門 English meaning, changed from Expert ⇒ Specialty
Removed 法の改正, there is already 法改正 in the same lesson.

Hello,

I had a doubt and confirmed the reading with my wife

着替える => has currently きかえる but the correct one should be きがえる with the tenten

Sorry but I did not note the lesson number.

Thank you !

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Thank you for your contribution, acknowledged.
N3 Week 1 Day 6 (Lesson 6)
Fixed 着替える -> きがえる to be primary reading.
Kept きかえる as alternatively accepted reading.

Update:

  • Finished Studying N3 Week 6 (Lessons 36-42) All items double-checked and verified to be accurate.
  • Updated First Comment on this post to reflect most recent progress.
  • Deleting my own superfluous comments.
  • Merging change log posts instead of deleting them.

New course is available! Shin Megami Tensei - Persona 5

Course is far from complete now, but I am sure listing it here will motivate me to work (or play ;)) even harder.
Hoping to add chunks of 300 words per week.

Vocabulary list follows non-omission non-repetition style, the first occurrence of every Kanji will be covered, even the easy ones, in order of their in-game appearance.
I will also cover vocabulary from settings menu, tutorials, skills and items description, in addition to story.

N2 Week 1 Day 1 (Lesson 43)
Fixed 安静「あんせい」English meaning
Quietly ⇒ Rest, Quiet, Repose.

N2 Week 1 Day 2 (Lesson 44)
Added alternative readings for 内、喫煙所、御

N2 Week 1 Day 3 (Lesson 45)
Added alternative reading for 流行
Now both はやり and りゅうこう are accepted as correct answers.
Clarified English meaning of several items.

N2 Week 1 Day 5 (Lesson 47)
Fixed English meaning of several items
Added alternative readings for 側, now both がわ and そば are accepted as correct answers.

N2 Week 1 Day 6 (Lesson 48)
Added alternative readings for 包む, now both つつむ and くるむ are accepted as correct answers.
Fixed 匿す「かくす」⇒匿う「かくまう」(To shield, to shelter, to hide)

Update:

  • Finished Studying N2 Week 1 (Lessons 34-49) All items double-checked and verified to be accurate.
  • Updated First Comment on this post to reflect most recent progress.

SMT Persona 5 Course:

  • Finished studying first 300 words, reviewing over weekend.
  • Added new 300 items, course now has 600 words.

N2 Week 2 Day 2 (Lesson 51)

  • Clarified English keywords
  • Fixed 残高照会 incorrect reading
    ざんたかしょうかい ⇒ ざんだかしょうかい

N2 Week 2 Day 3 (Lesson 52)

  • Fixed 十円玉 reading, incorrect reading
    じゅうえんたま⇒じゅうえんだま

  • Removed 未「み」prefix meaning (Not yet - ) standalone entry.

  • Fixed 年老いた「としおいた」meaning (Aged)
    Deinflected to 年老いる「としおいる」meaning (To grow old)

  • Clarified English meaning for 体温計「たいおんけい」
    (Thermometer) -> (Medical thermometer)
    Regular thermometer is 寒暖計「かんだんけい」

N2 Week 2 Day 4 (Lesson 53)

  • Added alternative readings for 巻、目標
  • Fixed 巻き戻す「まきもどす」- To rewind

N2 Week 2 Day 5 (Lesson 54)

  • Fixed 地帯「ちたい」English meaning
    Region ⇒ Area, zone
  • Added alternative reading for 帯
    Now both おび and たい are accepted as correct answers.

N2 Week 2 Day 7 (Lesson 56)

  • Added alternative readings for 鈍い
    Now both にぶい and のろい are accepted as correct answers.

Update:

  • Finished Studying N2 Week 2 (Lessons 50-56) All items double-checked and verified to be accurate.
  • Updated First Comment on this post to reflect most recent progress.

SMT Persona 5 Course:

  • Finished studying 2nd 300 words, reviewing over weekend.
  • I have gathered around 850 vocabulary form the game now, seems I forgot to turn on アニメ字幕 and now going back over some cut scenes collecting the words I missed. Upgrading course from 600 to 900 words tomorrow morning.
  • I think I am around only 20-30 minutes into game (maybe) if I was playing in English.

[ Edit ] UPDATE


  • 300 more new items added, course now contains 900 words, game shows no sign of recycling any vocabulary yet, crunch continues.