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Via: NihongoUp – Learning Japanese the Fun Way
NihongoUp is a Japanese reviewing tool for foreign students and native speakers alike developed by Philip Seyfi
I’ve just installed the free trial version of the AIR application from http://nihongoup.com/ and found out it has a few educational mini-games to help improve your typing speed on a Japanese keyboard, sentence structure and vocabulary.
When you start up the application, you have four choices: Katakana, Hiragana, Kanji, and Particles – all this packaged in NihongoUp learning game, which aims at keeping you motivated during the review of this most demanding language.
Hiragana and Katakana:
The game is now available for JLPT 3 & 4 levels, but according to the website JLPT 2 and JLPT 1 sentence lists for the Kanji exercises are coming soon.
Overall Impressions from Japanese Speakers
“Nihongoup does some neat things for Japanese language practice. There’s some room for improvement, which is fine because it’s an early product. t’s kind of one of those things where it’s really good that it’s simple, but has room for a little more (I think?). I do wish the sentences were easier to read (more kanji, please!), and I’d also like to see more settings for different difficulty levels within each section (faster speeds, etc).”