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Good luck everyone!

Planning for the JLPT? Learn about the new JLPT test levels N1, N2, N3, N4, and N5. The JLPT is a goal for many students of the Japanese language - whether for university entrance, a job in Japan, or just personal motivation.

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Good luck everyone!

Postby daraconn3460 » November 29th, 2012 10:04 pm

To everyone else who's doing the JLPT this Sunday, I wish you all the best of luck. It's time for all that study to finally pay off, and on Sunday afternoon we can all enjoy a well-deserved rest.

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Re: Good luck everyone!

Postby dominicashmole1350 » December 2nd, 2012 6:43 am

Yeah - thanks. Good luck to you too! I'm trying for N5 - just finally got around to doing an entire past paper, and very glad I did! Some bits only make sense after a bit of pondering.

For example, in the listening section I was completely thrown until I realised the first dialog they played was for the Example question! I was going "What's this got to do with this picture? Help!"

Also, I've only just understood the format of the grammar questions with the four three blanks and one star. First time round I didn't realise that all four of the answers go somewhere in the four blanks. Call me dense if you like, but maybe in the last-minute panic my brain is a little slow.

Anyway, as you say - good luck everyone!

And jPod: How about a new N5 prep course? :)

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Re: Good luck everyone!

Postby ericf » December 2nd, 2012 10:58 am

ありがとう。
また、N2を受けますが、今年こそ合格します。
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Re: Good luck everyone!

Postby community.japanese » December 2nd, 2012 4:29 pm

Kon'nichiwa, everyone!
Hope everyone who took JLPT is happy by now!
Please let us know how your exam went and if there's anything you want to clarify! :D

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Re: Good luck everyone!

Postby dominicashmole1350 » December 3rd, 2012 3:28 am

N5 felt pretty tough. Harder than the published sample paper by quite a way. Oh well...

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Re: Good luck everyone!

Postby mwbeale6642 » December 3rd, 2012 6:42 am

dominicashmole> I hope you did OK, despite finding it hard. When I did N5, I thought it was the hardest exam I'd ever done. It felt like more of an achievement to me than getting my PhD. However you did, keep the faith, study hard, have fun, listen to Jpod101, 頑張ってください。

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Re: Good luck everyone!

Postby daraconn3460 » December 3rd, 2012 9:34 pm

Not very happy unfortunately. I was trying for N2, even though it's above my level. I thought with a lot of hard work and a little luck I might pass.

Well I worked hard, but the luck wasn't with me on the day. A very discouraging paper. But I'll study some more and try again next year.

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Re: Good luck everyone!

Postby dominicashmole1350 » December 4th, 2012 2:02 am

Martin: thanks for the encouragement. :-)
I can always have another go next year if need be.
Learning Japanese does seem to be a large task!

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Re: Good luck everyone!

Postby ericf » December 4th, 2012 6:36 am

Yes, it was hard for me too. I have a horrid feeling I'll be doing it again...
We'll see in March I guess.
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Re: Good luck everyone!

Postby community.japanese » December 4th, 2012 12:49 pm

Thank you for comments, everyone!!
It seems many of you felt the exam was difficult...? Well, fingers crossed :wink:
Hope the exam encouraged you to study more, not let you down :kokoro:

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Re: Good luck everyone!

Postby daraconn3460 » December 4th, 2012 10:52 pm

励ましていただきありがとうございます、奈津子先生。

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Re: Good luck everyone!

Postby appletrain1719 » December 5th, 2012 1:18 pm

We thought N5 was hard, too, but I'm very grateful to have found the review materials on J-pod just a few days before hand. We took the advice on what to study and definitely got more right answers than we would have otherwise. It was "just" N5 but I do not remember a more panic-inducing test experience.

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Re: Good luck everyone!

Postby kristinwold » December 7th, 2012 6:18 am

I took N3 for the second time. I passed last year, but I wanted to try for a higher score before tackling the ominous N2. I thought the reading section was easier. Most people seemed to finish before time was up, opposed to last year. Listening is always hard for me and I guessed on all of the last 7 questions. I also noticed that quite a few vocabulary words were ones that my White Rabbit Flash Cards categorized as N2. Does anyone else have observations about N3?

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Re: Good luck everyone!

Postby community.japanese » December 7th, 2012 2:59 pm

daraconn3460-san,
どういたしまして :wink:

appletrain1719-san,
Glad to know our lessons were helpful! :D

kristinwold-san,
We all hope you'll get higher score this time :D

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Re: Good luck everyone!

Postby dominicashmole1350 » February 1st, 2013 8:33 am

Happy to say that I did in fact pass! :-) How did that happen?
I think they must have seriously scaled the marks up a bit - perhaps they set a bit of a tough test.
Anyway, thanks to jPod for all the great study support. I am now "able to understand some basic Japanese" :-)


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