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I have been using Jalup for almost a year now and I cannot stress enough how much it has improved my Japanese, which I've been trying to learn for 10+ years now. While other apps taunt that you can get fluent, they usually only have beginner level content. With this app, you can go from zero to fluent in the Japanese language. You add up your knowledge like i + 1 with every sentence card you are introduced. Meaning, you learn a new thing with each card, adding up to what you have learned previously. Once you know it, you're already thinking in Japanese instead of relying on translating to your native language. Once you are on Jalup Intermediate, you actually start learning Japanese with Japanese! By the time you are there, all the explanations will be in Japanese you've already learned in the Beginner deck. It's an amazing feeling of achievement when you are learning Japanese with Japanese, but the most important thing is that you are actually being immersed entirely in the language. This is how people quickly learn Japanese while they live in Japan. They are surrounded by the Japanese language all the time. Once you're done with the Beginner deck, you will entirely immersed in Japanese to learn Japanese. Jalup really tries to do what most apps or courses are afraid to do: to have this full immersion experience without the crutches. I may be a bit overexcited to talk about this app, but you would be as well if you have achieved easily with this app what I've been trying to do for more than 10 years. I've seen people complain about the price, and while I certainly agree it's quite the expense, this easily makes up and more for a standard beginner Japanese course. That's just beginner's course, this one instead takes you all the way to the top for the price of a basic course. In the end, the expense was worth the price of admission. I would like to finish with one thing: Jalup stands for "Japanese Level Up". That's exactly what you will accomplish with this app. Give it a chance and take your Japanese to a whole new level of understanding. You too will be raving about it once you get to the Intermediate level. Thank you for creating this app.
7 people found this review helpful
I was previously using NEXT (the web version of this app), once I discovered the app I sent an email to Adshap to see about getting my purchases transferred over. He sent me a code to redeem as well as a CSV with instructions on how I could import my progress. It was a pretty painless experience. The app itself is great and I can't wait for some of the extra features to be brought over from the IOS version as well as more decks.
12 people found this review helpful
Jalup is hands down the best way to learn Japanese. It's engaging, it's supportive, and it's sustainable. I spent a year studying in Japan, and at the end of it, Jalup is the reason I know my Japanese and know it well, not school classes. Although the app is not heavily feature built, it is fit with everything you could possibly need to start your Japanese study, and with the other Jalup resources available (Blog, content recommendations, community, etc.), it is the perfect companion for fast, efficient, and enjoyable Japanese language acquisition.
6 people found this review helpful