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日本語能力試験2級合格!!

Posted by meronpan on February 24, 2009

Very happy, had to share… just checked my scores and I passed the JLPT Level 2 exam!

gomen, no clue where this pic is from...

Thought I was just barely gonna make it (passing is 60%) but somehow I managed to get about 75%.  Kanji/vocab was worse than I thought, but the reading/grammar was better than expected.  Next up, level 1! woooooooo!

*ahem* yeah, don’t mind me… now back to your regularly scheduled blog… ^^;

… /glee!

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27 Responses to “日本語能力試験2級合格!!”

  1. James said

    Congrats !

    You just won the right to give me a figure as a gift :o

    How lucky ! :p

    ;)

  2. Congrats! How did you start learning Japanese? I want to start, but am not sure where to start…

    • meronpan said

      thanks ^_^ I guess technically it started when my mom gave me a book to learn hiragana when I was younger. I learned hiragana and katakana by the time I was in highschool but didn’t know what anything meant… so I could read things aloud but didn’t have any idea what it meant ^^;;

      In college I finally decided to get serious and ended up taking 3 years of japanese courses. That was the true beginning I suppose. I highly recommend college courses if you can fit them into your schedule/they’re offered because generally they’re everyday which greatly increases (at least for me) retention.

      Following college… I’ve spent probably about ~7 years reading manga… unfortunately I didn’t really learn much new grammar, but what this did do was keep my skills fresh (well, except for writing ^^;) and up my reading speed. At one point I imported a Japanese PS2 and started playing Japanese games. FFXII was really hard to understand at the time… vaan spoke soooo fast! and the text during animate cutscenes would just flash by… even with some years of manga reading experience i could barely catch any of it.

      Perhaps another big leap in my ability occurred when I started playing visual novels on the PS2. I have a dictionary for the ds that lets you write in characters and it will recognize them and look up the word (definitions are in english mostly, but sometimes only japanese – the program is actually for japanese people ^^;) – anyhow, i’d keep that by my side and look up words as I played through the games. That, combined with the character voices – having the text on screen read aloud by the seijyuu really helped and i think acclimated me for the faster speaking characters (or felt like it did ^^;).

      ack, got a little sidetracked. at any rate, if you can’t find any classes to take, in the meantime i highly recommend learning hiragana and katakana. as danny has been pimping their site lately, iknow.co.jp is a great resource! any serious student of japanese will eventually have to read so it never hurts to get hiragana and katakana out of the way.

      i’d recommend my own series of posts, but unfortunately i’ve only finished 3 so far ^^;; They do have some trivia and akiba-kei themed examples thou :P

  3. ELTboy said

    Ometedou Gozaimasu!!!

    Really hope I could achieve that someday!

  4. Rin said

    Congrates!!!!!
    Man….I really need to study up on my Japanese as I’m going to Japan again…

  5. Blowfish said

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch!
    Youre the man!

  6. enrius said

    Hi meronpan, been lurking awhile here at your blog, and so far it’s been a pleasant experience with your interesting blog. Congratz on you passing JLPT level 2! Just wanna ask something, where do you check the results? I wanna check mine as well. :-)

    • meronpan said

      allo, always nice to hear a new voice, glad you’re enjoying my babblings ^^;

      Thanks! Did you happen to take the test in the US? Not sure if this site works unless you did… https://www.jflalc.org/jlpt/

      Hmmm and now looking through the site, I can’t even find the place where you create your account… which you need to access your scores… I had my account from some years ago when I created it to first sign up for the test so dunno if it works if you don’t have an account already…

      Well at any rate, that was the site ^^; Good luck!

  7. lovelyduckie said

    I admire you quite a bit for learning Japanese. It’s not that it’s impossible for me to learn other languages…it’s just very hard for my mind to grasp a 2nd language for some reason. Spanish was always the subject I struggled with in school. But when the subtitles on my shows mess up I do find myself still understanding what they’re saying half the time. Maybe that’s a sign that learning Japanese might be more hopeful for me then Spanish.

    • meronpan said

      you should give it a try! Wouldn’t hurt to just learn hiragana & katakana ^_^

      the iknow site that danny choo has been pimping is pretty awesome, especially since it’s free. And hey, if you learn hiragana & katakana, you’ll be able to read all the sound effects in manga! (err do they leave those in or translate them? ^^;)

  8. rangerroh said

    Congrats on passing the JLPT 2 exam. You are now one step closer to becoming a F.O.B….LOL I thought JLPT 3 was hard enough for me but dang! JLPT 2 exam…….. Kowaiiiiiii~

    Anyway Congrats again. ^^

  9. Hi. I’m new here. First of all Congratulation to your Passing in Level 2 ^.^

    I got my result yesterday too and I had passed my Level 3 ^.^

    From your post’s photos, you seemed to be in Japan. Is that true?

  10. Q said

    Congrats on your pass!

    It will be a long journey for me, but I have to take it slowly as it isn’t easy to pick up a language when one get’s older. Oh well I still have plenty of time :P

  11. phossil said

    Omedetou gozaimasu!!
    Congrats on your score!! wow, did you imagine that this day was to arrive someday??

    • meronpan said

      domo~ ^_^ i knew i’d pass some day, given that my goal is to become completely fluent ^^; happy that i passed on my first try though, didn’t want to get stuck on anything less than level 1 ^^;;

  12. 通りすがり said

    合格おめでとう!!

  13. 合格おめでとうございます

    俺は二級のレベルをまだ上達しませんでした、でも来年絶対に挑戦します!

    Impressive, how you`re able to command such a mastery of the Japanese language. I`ve been here in Japan for three weeks trying to learn the language and have gotten nowhere.

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