Hiragana and Katakana Homebrew Teacher

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Translucentbill, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. Translucentbill
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    Are there any homebrew apps to help you learn Hiragana and Katakana? If so could someone direct me in that direction?
     
  2. Sephi

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    There's a few, but I hear they aren't too good.
     
  3. Translucentbill
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    Hmm, Damn... Does anyone know of any good software that would help?
    I have a few sites bookmarked that have helped me learn a little bit so far.
     
  4. klokwerk

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    I read about an RPG style adventure for the PC where you played through and learned Japanese as you went. I can't recall the name of that one off the top of my head though.

    I've seen 1 or 2 homebrews for the DS and they are very basic and not continued by the programmer. I'd like to see a decent one, personally. I spent 5 years learning Japanese through school and university and I'm just now getting back into it. I'm a tad rusty. [​IMG]
     
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    There's one called Project JDS, i think it's available from GBAtemp Downloads. It helps you memorize the hiragana and katakana and practice strokes.
     
  6. Translucentbill
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    Hmm, damn...well if you do remember the name could you give me a PM? =P
     
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    Translucentbill, I found it. [​IMG]

    It's called Project LRNJ (Learn Japanese). You can find the website, right here.

    I also stumbled across something similar (though not as professionally handled) while searching for that one again. It can be found on this page.
     
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    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=86621
    It's pretty much straight drills, but works rather well.
    You get tested for a column of uh..."letters" and once you get a perfect score and level up the next column opens up for you to memorize. It then tests you for all previous columns plus the new ones so everything is reinforced pretty well after a while.
    Easy mode is multiple choice of 3.
    Normal mode is multiple choice of 6.
    Hard mode is manual entry using an onscreen keyboard which is what I find to be most effective.

    It offers hiragana, katakana, a good chunk of kanji, and all sorts of other goodies. You can even practice your strokes.
     
  9. OrcMonkey©

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    I am good at everything in japanese lanquage except kanji.
    dam I have to go to japanese school once a week and then I start middle school
    p.s my japanese school gives a weekfull of homework
    so I chat sometime