This is the best way to learn Japanese. Tae Kim's method of learning Japanese is the best method in my opinion, and much like his blog-form full guide it is perfectly organized and contains EVERYTHING you need to know in just the right order. I would give it 10 stars if I could. I am experiencing a small technical issue though. The tables for Hirgagana and Katakana are cut off on the right side... You can still see all the Hirgagana and Katakana characters, but not the English vouls on the side. If this is fixed this would be flawless.
Casual...uhh This guide is really easy to understand however I have a bit of a problem with how it started with the casual form first. The self-study learners might think that casual can be used with anyone when in fact, you can only use casual form mostly with your friends. They might have a bad habit in the future. In order to build better foundation and grasp of the language, starting with the formal (keigo) is better.
Not good as 1st material Pacing is too fast to actually allow readers to master the skills. Human Japanese would serve well for your first book (genki too though Jurassic). Great idea, average execution. Will rate ) 5 stars if app can remember last position just like in ebook readers. Remember it per chapter. Also try Tim Sensei, it seems like a hidden gem for Japanese learners.
Best grammar explanation available I've lost many hours and days trying to find a Japanese grammar explanation that wasn't "more of the same thing" again, and Tae Kim's site is the best one so far. You could not imagine of how happy I am not that I can look up any question I habe on the go (and with no internet connection involved). Thank you so much for this amazing job!!! :)
Getting better with each release This is a very good implementation of the Tae Kim book. All issues I have had with this app have been addressed. Two more requests is for it to remember what page was viewed last and go straight back to it when reopened. If you want to have the about page show on startup then please add a link to go straight to last page or have an autosaving bookmark. And number two, it should remember the scroll position also.
I wish I could use it! I have downloaded, uninstalled, and re-downloaded this app multiple times because the app will not fully open. I can pull the app up from my app list on my phone, but it stays on the first screen, the one crediting Tae Kim, and I can't move past it for some reason. I know how helpful The Guide is, so I would LOVE to be able to use it on the go!
Added by popular request :
- the app will remember opened page history, pressing back will navigate this history in reverse chronological order, pressing back when the history is empty will still close the app.
- in tablet : the width of the navigation is resizeable by dragging the dividing line between navigation & content, tapping on it will toggle between fully hiding it & resetting it to the recommended width (note : phone will still use the navigation drawer)
- don't show the +- zoom button