Frequently Asked Questions

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General Questions

Is NativShark a “get-fluent-quick” scheme?

Can I see a general outline of the learning system?

How much does it cost?

Account & Subscription Settings

What are the different subscription levels?

Can I cancel or pause a subscription?

How do I change my profile pic?

The Pace Slider

How does the pace slider work?

Can I change the slider's setting at any time?

Will the pace slider block me from learning more?

Can I turn off the pace slider?

What if I miss a day?

Content Organization

What are the 4 phases?

Which phase is right for me?

What is +1 iteration?

Will NativShark prepare me for the JLPT?

Kanji & Vocabulary

How do you teach kanji?

How much vocab do you teach?

How do you determine what vocabulary is "useful" or "common"?


Who writes the lessons?

Do the lessons contain audio?

Why don't you slow down the audio?

What are "formality markers"?

Why is stuff color coded in lessons?

Are there plans for Japanese-Japanese localization?


What types of flashcards do you have?

What are "smart flashcards"?