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Posted 4/20/15
McKinsey & Company requires N1.
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Rabbit Horse
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Posted 4/20/15
ah, it should be noted that even if you pass N1, you might still have to learn the regional dialect depending on where you end up working.
the dialect is not part of the standard language, and you'll have to learn in addition to the material covered by N1
unless of course, you end up working in Tokyo or something.
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Posted 4/20/15

Ninja_Pro92 wrote:

Where have you studied your Japanese? ive been interested in learning the language and culture (not sure if i want a career for it yet or not) If you could quote me back it would definitely help me out



When I started I had to roll on a language school, the complete course for japanese was 3 years (5 begginer, 5 intermediate and 5 advanced levels)
At that time I learned using a book named (Minna no nihongo) one of the most famous books out there.

Right in the middle of university was the time I started and before finishing university I studied one semester of my career in Japan (I got a scholarship) also I took japanese lessons in Japan at that time

After that I had to start self study because there was no longer schools that teach the level I needed, and right now at my work they pay japanese lessons for me, the teacher is native japanese and she explains me the things I don`t understand by myself ^___^

I think that would be all, it you want to know the name of the school it`s CENLEX (part of Politecnico Nacional) here in Mexico, and in Japan I studied in Hokkaido university.

Hope I helped you, if you have any other question you`re welcome to ask ^__^
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Posted 4/20/15
Yay I'm an N3!

670 comprehension
580 Kun yomi
400 On yomi

On sucks....


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Posted 4/20/15
↑ (ノ〃^▽^〃)ノ おめでとうございます 
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Posted 5/22/15

RedExodus wrote:


falcoillusion982 wrote:

If you really can pass N1 you can do anything! I mean you are complete fluent in japanese. Not even all Japanese people can pass N1 it is so difficult. I have studied Japanese a lot and my skill level is about N3. I am good at kanji and can write over 1000 and read many, but I definitely wouldnt pass N1! And the kanji is not the most difficult thing about N1. I think the hardest thing is learning all the vocabulary about 7000-8000 words which is a lot.


Seems we define word count and fluency differently. The other dude was saying we need 20k+ words and that tests aren't practical for testing actual fluency(listening, speaking skills) and then I see this.

How do we define what a word is even? Would "do, doing, done, did" be different words for example?


Of course "do, doing, done, did" are not different words that is just a grammar for example する した しない しなかった しませんでした します is just a different conjugation of word する but for example the humble form 致す could be a new word. And the 8000 word list is from N1 vocabulary set I have and it contains N5 N4 N3 and N2 vocabulary too. Knowing 20 000 words is almost impossible target when learning foreign language. That is so much that you could read all newspapers like knowing nearly every word. The exact number of words needed is 7654 according to that list. But most of the words in newspapers can be compounds too and easy to learn if already knows words in that certain compound.

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