(2017-04-13, 5:59 pm)SomeCallMeChris Wrote:
(2017-04-13, 5:37 pm)theadamie Wrote: I'm pretty good with kanji and vocabulary, and using words I know in conversation but I absolutely cannot retain grammar. It's like I immediately forget patterns exist the day after I study them.
Is there any app or program that I can just drill grammar patterns/conjugation with?
There are anki and memrise decks full of example sentences from various books, just search for the ones that you used. But honestly, I think the best way to retain grammar is to read a lot of long-form writing, not flashcards. That is, prose fiction and/or long essays or non-fiction books. Substantial context will help keep you on track and reinforce half-remembered grammar points until they become intuitive.
I didn't explain very well. I can generally recognize grammar I've learned but I can't remember the rules to use them in conversation. Like is it たべる+×, たべ+×, たべれらる+×? 本+の, 本+な?. And the stem combinations between verb useage, adjective usage and noun useage are completely inconsistent.
Pattern B may use verbs in the same way as pattern A, but conjugate nouns and adjectives in a totally different way.
Pattern D may use verbs and nouns the same as Pattern C but adjectives are conjugated differently.
い and な adjective rules also seem to flip around a lot.
I just want to drill and drill until I have a "feeling" of correctness instead of logical reasoning. I started studying korean 10 years ago and I don't remember rules anymore, I just know what feels correct. I can speak Korean all day without feeling stifled, or exhausted, whereas Japanese feels like I'm extremely stifled, never able to say things exactly the way I want and with constant focus that is exhausting.
My Japanese wife is my proofreader but even with writing it's like it just falls out of my head.
Is there any way to set up anki for random drilling instead of SRS? If I could do that I could just make a massive spreadsheet of grammar examples and import to anki. Like side 1 > 行く + 行かなければ成りません。 side 2> 行かなければ成りません and have column for verbs, adj, nouns etc.
Edited: 2017-04-13, 7:18 pm