JapaneseTab

Learn Japanese with every new tab

#3 Product of the DayFebruary 23, 2019

Features

- 23,000+ words

- Romaji + audio to learn pronunciation

- Includes kanji, hiragana, katakana

- Customize background with 8 Japanese colour swatches

Check us out:

Me (Developer): https://github.com/Anupya/

Michelle (Design): http://bit.ly/michellegao

Discussion
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16 Reviews5.0/5
Konnichiwa ProductHunt ~ I am currently learning Japanese and wanted an extension like this. So why not make it myself, right? I'm a 3rd year Computer Science student at University of Waterloo and I'm passionate about web + mobile development and AI. If you have any suggestions/feedback, do not hesitate to leave them in the comments below. Sayounara! Anupya
new feature: you can now click on the eye icon on the bottom left to hide/display the top visited websites list 👁
due to popular demand... the Firefox version is out! Please check it out and give it some love here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US...
new feature: audio is now included! click on the play button on the top right of the kanji to hear it.
new feature: you can now customize whether you want kanji/hiragana on top or toggle romaji on/off. just click on the menu button on the top left.
I love it ^_^ added to my chrome and started using it. Thanks a lot. I wish to see example sentences as well. Is that possible? Thank you!
@ozguozdn thank you for the feedback! i might work on this for next release
@ozguozdn @anupya I think it also makes a big difference if there is a link to dictionary site like https://jisho.org/ so it is easy quickly check the exact word usage and examples. Thank you @anupya for creating this great app.
Hi Anupya! Good job, definitely. I’m a Japanese learner myself and got interested on your product. Would you mind to tell more about the words source and how do you randomize them? From my experience only reading random new words every day/time you don’t actually learn that word for a long-term. So, it would be awesome if you could add some strategy of spaced learning, where the same word comes several times to the learner in different intervals, offering the learning some sort of test to check the knowledge.
@rogeriotaques Hey there! I initially tried to find an API of sorts that would give me random common English/Japanese words but unfortunately I had no luck. So I just picked up 1800+ common words, put them in an array and randomly sent one to Jisho API with every new tab. Then the hiragana I get from that API is converted to all other writings with wanakana.js. Unfortunately, I am not convinced yet to implement a strategy of spaced learning. This is a very casual way to learn Japanese and I'm not sure I want to integrate a whole learning curriculum in a new tab page. However, if you have examples of this being done and being successful, please do share it with me. Thank you for taking the time to write a comment here!
@anupya thanks for making time to reply. I know how you feel about spaced learning, basically, I felt the same myself before trying it. Among all the methods I've tried to learn Japanese online, spaced learning was one which worked better. https://www.producthunt.com/post... does it very well.
As someone who's struggling to make time to learn Japanese, this is incredibly helpful. Thanks so much!
@stevepdp dou itashimashite ~
Awesome! Can you add an option to remove the recently/frequently visited tabs, focusing just on the Japanese? And if you're going to make a settings screen anyway, maybe put the color option there as well :)
@doney Hello! That is a good idea, I can definitely add that option for the next release. Also, I don't think I have a settings screen??? What you see on the new tab is what you get :) You can click on the extension icon for an infographic on what exactly you're seeing
@doney hey there, you should be able to hide the frequently visited tabs now. click on the eye icon on the bottom left of the screen :)