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Ever feel like no one around you understands what it's like to want to learn Japanese? Our friendly students are always helping each other out, whether it's with a language-related question or a question about planning a trip to Japan.

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The entire NativShark team is in our Discord community! We're ready to answer your questions, whether they're about language learning, mindset, or the NativShark platform itself. No questions? We'd still love to have a nice, casual chat or celebrate your learning progress together.

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Practice your Japanese

You can use our language-help channels when you have specific questions. We also have channels where you can practice using your target language while getting corrections and explanations. We are very appreciative that everyone is both kind and helpful in these channels.

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Komi Can't Communicate
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Bananarama

I'm about to finish Phase 1 of Nativshark, and just tested out of first-year Japanese at university! Thanks to the Nativshark team for making this amazing platform!

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Kasper | カスパー

I genuinely feel like NativShark is setting a new standard for how language learning should be... It's just a really amazing system

Kasper | カスパー
Kasper | カスパー
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Seltox | セルトックス

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.

Seltox | セルトックス
Seltox | セルトックス
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ThatOneGuyJoeii

Officially at one year of studying Japanese. Really proud of myself, only missed one day the whole year. ... Thank you to everyone who has helped me on my journey over this last year!

ThatOneGuyJoeii
ThatOneGuyJoeii
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steele | スティル

The thing i'm enjoying the most rn about the lessons are the notes about living in Japan. ... I'm already grateful for the warm atmosphere that the lessons are giving off as it pertains to learning how to navigate Japan through language.

steele | スティル
steele | スティル
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Danny | ダニー

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!

Danny | ダニー
Danny | ダニー
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Justin | ジェステン

A little over 14 hours of effort and I already have Japanese I'm comfortable using around my family. ❤️ these little hits afforded by Milestones!

Justin | ジェステン
Justin | ジェステン
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David | デーベッド

You all are doing such a great job with the platform already and I want you to know it's very much appreciated! Thanks to NS I can now finally start watching anime in japanese and not be completely lost xD

David | デーベッド
David | デーベッド
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Laura | ラウラ

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!

Laura | ラウラ
Laura | ラウラ
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MrWalrusGumboot | スコット

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!

MrWalrusGumboot | スコット
MrWalrusGumboot | スコット
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River | リー (they/them)

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

River | リー (they/them)
River | リー (they/them)
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phoebe | フィービー

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 🐢

phoebe | フィービー
phoebe | フィービー
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