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    Default JLPT practice tests

    They have "sample questions" on the jlpt website for each level. Are those whole practice tests? Seems too short to be full tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotty View Post
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    I'm looking into N3 however...
    maybe do level 2 dec '11

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    Default Re: JLPT practice tests

    Ah I see, there should be some level 3 on that site?

    Yep, shitloads:

    Nihongo Den 日本語デン: その他: Past JLPT Level 3 Exam Papers
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    Now I think of Magneto forming metal dildos to ram up his own ass. And then I picture Gandalf whispering to butterflies to go get him some dildos so he at least has something to do on that tower.

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    not level 3. N3.

    They can't have shitloads of past level n3 exams because they've never issued one before. This is why I'm asking about the material on the jlpt website.

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    Haha I try and do you a favour!

    There hasn't been an N3 test yet, so there won't be full papers. I've heard they're pretty much exactly the same as the old level 3.

    I just looked at 2kyu, that looks much the same as a full paper.
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    Now I think of Magneto forming metal dildos to ram up his own ass. And then I picture Gandalf whispering to butterflies to go get him some dildos so he at least has something to do on that tower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindflux View Post
    not level 3. N3.

    They can't have shitloads of past level n3 exams because they've never issued one before. This is why I'm asking about the material on the jlpt website.
    Then I guess the best answer to your original post is "no".
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    N3 is supposed to be half way in between old 3 and old 2.

    There are 5 levels now.

    old 3 matches up with N4.

    I did some old 3 practice tests and got over 90%

    Did the practice questions for N3 and got like 60%...

    Maybe I should just start studying for 2...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindflux View Post
    N3 is supposed to be half way in between old 3 and old 2.

    There are 5 levels now.

    old 3 matches up with N4.

    I did some old 3 practice tests and got over 90%

    Did the practice questions for N3 and got like 60%...

    Maybe I should just start studying for 2...
    Same thing with me. I think I'll just go at it blind, no practice tests and no studying. But N3 based on the questions on the JLPT website is harder than I thought it would be.

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    They test your ability to recognize grammar patterns that nobody ever uses. Studying is good.
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    Man I hate the JLPT
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotty View Post
    sean bean and viggo mortensen are like aint no thang yo we just shank this bitch and gandalf says YOU CANT CUT A BITCH MADE OF FIRE MOTHERFUCKER put that shit away and fuckin CHEESE IT bitches

    Quote Originally Posted by matt360 View Post
    Now I think of Magneto forming metal dildos to ram up his own ass. And then I picture Gandalf whispering to butterflies to go get him some dildos so he at least has something to do on that tower.

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    learning Japanese is fun.
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    If only there were some other way to learn kanji that aren't in use and grammar points that the Japanese themselves don't use.

    Ah it's all so incovenient.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotty View Post
    sean bean and viggo mortensen are like aint no thang yo we just shank this bitch and gandalf says YOU CANT CUT A BITCH MADE OF FIRE MOTHERFUCKER put that shit away and fuckin CHEESE IT bitches

    Quote Originally Posted by matt360 View Post
    Now I think of Magneto forming metal dildos to ram up his own ass. And then I picture Gandalf whispering to butterflies to go get him some dildos so he at least has something to do on that tower.

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    Is it as inconvenient as humanly possible? If so, Gezora should force his superiors to take the JLPT if they don't let him take his vacation.
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    I agree with the person who said that the n3 is harder than they expected. I did he sample n4 on the jlpt page and it was so easy. Then I tried the n3 and only did the first 20 questions because it was so hard and I got frustrated. I mostly guessed and got 55% right but that is because I could read slowly and take my time. On the real test, I would bomb it in a big way.

    I think it is unfortunate that the new test is set up so that the old 3 is equivalent to the new n4. I think people will subliminally/subconsciously equate the new n3 and the old 3 as being roughly equivalent. So even though the n3 is much, much harder than the old 3, I don't think it is going to get much respect so there is probably no point in taking it. I am not going to even bother taking the n3. I am just going to wait until I am ready for the n2.

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    Don't be surprised when the N2 is much, much harder than the N3. Or when the N1 is much, much harder than the N2... ... ...
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    The n3 seemed much closer in difficulty to the n2 than it did to the n4. The sample questions for the n3 do not seem to me to be a midway point between the n2 and n4. But maybe the actual n3 will be more in the middle of the two. But if the real n3 is like the sample questions, then you might as well study a little more and take the n2.

    Can't wait until July 4 to find out what the n3 is really like from people who take it. I am so excited to hear about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontreadonme View Post
    The n3 seemed much closer in difficulty to the n2 than it did to the n4.
    It's not. I did N4 with no problems, easy. I did N3 and I had significant trouble. A lot of the words I recognized but didn't know well or at all but I could get a good idea of the meaning from the context. The grammar tripped me up here and there but was mostly ok. It seemed overall like a couple months of study would have me well set to pass with ease.

    I looked at the N2 questions and was basically entirely clueless. Didn't know most of the grammar, didn't or only vaguely knew lots of the kanjis. I was lucky when I could make an educated guess.

    So, in short, N2 is way more difficult than N3
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    So do you think that the n3 is pretty much midway between the n4 and n2 or do you think it is closer to the n4 end of the spectrum?

    What are you going to do? Are you going to wait until you are ready for the n2 or are you going to take the n3?

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    N1 is the level that matters, so why is there so much debate over whether to gradually step up or to hold out until the N2?
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