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    Default JLPT- what should you know?

    What do you need to know in order to pass the first level of the test?

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    Default Re: JLPT- what should you know?

    first as in easiest or hardest?

    third result on google came up with this The JLPT Study Page

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    Easiest. Thanks for the link!

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    You need to know that the "N" in "N5" stands for both "Nihongo" and "New". It is essential knowledge.
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    I'm just wondering if I should sign up for the December 5th test for the heck of it just in case I pass it and have something on paper to show for my efforts at the interview.

    Provided I get one, that is.

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    You probably wouldn't have anything on paper by the time you went for your interview, for what that's worth. They take awhile to send out the scores.

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    Do you think it's worth it anyhow?

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    If you're asking for my personal opinion, I think taking the test is definitely worth it. For you personally, the practice and the standardized confirmation of your current level of Japanese is invaluable.

    As far as passing the test and getting the certificate goes, I think level 1 (hardest) is the only one that is really worth anything as qualification of Japanese ability. Which is not to say that you are not capable of using Japanese until you have passed level 1; but from the perspective of Japanese companies and the like, level 1 certification is the standard, and the lower levels are not really recognized. This is my take on it, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawnchair View Post
    If you're asking for my personal opinion, I think taking the test is definitely worth it. For you personally, the practice and the standardized confirmation of your current level of Japanese is invaluable.

    As far as passing the test and getting the certificate goes, I think level 1 (hardest) is the only one that is really worth anything as qualification of Japanese ability. Which is not to say that you are not capable of using Japanese until you have passed level 1; but from the perspective of Japanese companies and the like, level 1 certification is the standard, and the lower levels are not really recognized. This is my take on it, anyway.
    Thanks.

    I figure it's only $40 anyway, so what the heck.

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    if you wanna learn JLPT first lesson then you have to know first all three scripts of japanese language and grammar..

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    I find this site helpful. It is up to date with the new levels now too.

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    For grammar points, I really like going to these two sites:

    Tae Kim's Guide to Japanese
    (Very good explanations &examples. However, I highly recommend you at least have a good grip on hiragana & katakana in order to keep up.)
    Japanese Grammar Guide | Tae Kim's Guide to Learning Japanese and

    Imabi
    (very thorough; also, it uses romanji if you need it)
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