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Japanese is a "high-context" language. If you don't know the situation, you won't know what is natural to say.
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Studying how I thought was best is what led to me starting and ultimately failing to learn Japanese like 3 times over the last decade. Letting someone else control the whole thing is what let me finally start succeeding, and it's ultimately what I personally find to be NativShark’s greatest strength.
Today I had a language exchange with a Japanese speaker and we used a mixture of English and Japanese. I felt so much more confident when he complimented my pronunciation, but the hardest part of it was putting together a sentence in real-time without the luxury of texting and being able to think about it. It was a good experience, though!
Finished part one of Bookworm. That‘s 72 chapters, 1.946 iPad-sized pages, ~10% of the entire series done, 215 custom flashcards (so far) and 1 day and 18 hours logged on Nativshark (first 14 chapters were before the immersion tracker). I’m really proud of myself for sticking to one chapter a day since February almost every day even with starting a new job. Making numbers go up has never been more fun!
Just want to say you guys (and the wider team) are awesome! It’s so nice to see you taking on suggestions from the community and integrating them so quickly and effectively. The progress made in the year I’ve been a member has been huge. I’ve tried just about every learning tool out there, and NS [NativShark] is my first recommendation to anyone interested in learning Japanese. Just wanted to express my appreciation, thank you!
One big reason I got so interested and involved with NativShark was the early transparency about being mindful of not burning out and readjusting expectations, to me it really set the tone as a company, product and group of people that I could put my trust in
Hit my first 1-0-0 on NS the other day! 🦈 💯 though I did miss a few days and want to be spending more time on it per day, I’m so glad to have found fun structured learning that keeps me consistent. without NS I’m sure I would’ve given up like 2 months ago lol have got a looong ways to go but slow and steady 🐢
Watch as concepts build upon one another, taking you to an advanced level. Keep tabs on your progress along the way, see what you've studied recently, what's coming up today, and your overall study stats.
We teach the entire Japanese language from scratch. You can go from zero knowledge to making friends, enjoying media, and getting professional certifications.
Building a daily study habit is a core pillar of success in reaching your language goals.
Every day you log into NativShark and complete all your reviews, it will count as a day towards your study streak.
After studying for a day, your match will be lit.
Keep it up for 3 days, and you'll move that flame over to a candle.
Studying for a whole 7 days buys you an oil lamp to replace your candle.
28 days of consecutive study means you're ready to carry this torch to your next streak.
Get your streak up to 60 days, and you're ready to start your kindling fire.
After about 24 weeks or 5.724137 moon cycles, you'll notice your kindling fire is now a comfy campfire.
Your campfire turns into a bonfire. Very cozy. Very toasty.
Your toasty bonfire turns into a toasty volcano.
You're relaxing on your volcano when you see a comet in the sky. That is the comet that you earned from keeping a streak of 730 days, two full years. That's quite the streak. Good work.
Your comet reaches the sun and melts into it. You've kept up your streak for 1,095 days, or 3 years. Feel free to stare at the sun on your screen. Can't recommend doing so with the real-life version, even with sunglasses.
Your sun turns into a supernova. You kept up your daily studies for so long that you out-studied the lifespan of your sun. Impressive.
Your supernova moves onto the next phase of its life and turns into a black hole. We knew you really absorbed information, but enough to spawn a black hole? With dedication of this level, there's nothing you can't do.
For those who find such things motivating, we've got some fun rewards along the way to mark your progress.
If, however, you're not a fan, you can disable the streak. What's important is forming the habit. How you find motivation is up to you, and we're here to support you along the way!