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Listening with transcript for beginners

#1
Hi everybody!
I'm planning to sign up for JLPT 4. I feel confident in being able to learn the grammar and vocabulary (right now I master JLPT 5 points), but I really suck at listening  Sad  I can't even understand "simple" JLPT 5 listening exercises. While I try to assimilate what has been said in one sentence, the audio has said three or four more sentences, so eventually I end up lost. 

I've been looking for listening exercises like those from JLPT 5-4 exam, but I haven't found any page with exercises with transcript in order to understand what's been said. I'd really appreciate if you could help me in this. Do you know any web with listening JLPT exercises with transcript?

Also if you know some web where I could find more basic/intermediate-level listening material with text, it would be great to know!
(I'm aware of NHK easy news, but I'm not sure if the articles are JLPT4 level or they are upper-level...)

I thank you so much any help in advance!
Edited: 2018-01-09, 2:37 pm
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#2
Not sure if this helps but here:

http://justanotherjapanesejournal.blogsp...cript.html

you can find transcripts for japanese horror stories from youtube
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#3
(2018-01-09, 2:35 pm)nekowii Wrote: Also if you know some web where I could find more basic/intermediate-level listening material with text, it would be great to know!
(I'm aware of NHK easy news, but I'm not sure if the articles are JLPT4 level or they are upper-level...)
If you're willing to pay for it, https://www.satorireader.com/ is really nice. There's also Japanesepod101 (see the banners on this site) - if you're a premium member, you can download just the dialog tracks and PDFs to practice on.
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jdramas WITH j-subs, anime with j-subs, song lyrics + rikai-chan/yomi-chan will get you far!

jdrama subs are on d-addicts
anime subs are on kitsunekko
for song lyrics search song title + kashi (in kanji)
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#5
This is good: https://www.erin.ne.jp/en/
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#6
There's a wealth of audio with transcripts at https://www.lingq.com/ . You have to pay to use the features of the site but the material itself is free.
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(2018-01-09, 2:39 pm)cophnia61 Wrote: Not sure if this helps but here:

http://justanotherjapanesejournal.blogsp...cript.html

you can find transcripts for japanese horror stories from youtube

Yeah, I'm sure it will help me in the future, but right now I think the level of the stories is more advanced than mine...
Thanks anyway!

(2018-01-09, 3:01 pm)HelenF Wrote:
(2018-01-09, 2:35 pm)nekowii Wrote: Also if you know some web where I could find more basic/intermediate-level listening material with text, it would be great to know!
(I'm aware of NHK easy news, but I'm not sure if the articles are JLPT4 level or they are upper-level...)
If you're willing to pay for it, https://www.satorireader.com/ is really nice. There's also Japanesepod101 (see the banners on this site) - if you're a premium member, you can download just the dialog tracks and PDFs to practice on.

Well, at this moment I would prefer free online material, but thanks anyway!

(2018-01-09, 4:57 pm)howtwosavealif3 Wrote: jdramas WITH j-subs, anime with j-subs, song lyrics + rikai-chan/yomi-chan will get you far!

jdrama subs are on d-addicts
anime subs are on kitsunekko
for song lyrics search song title + kashi (in kanji)

I had thought also about seeing anime and jdramas with japanese subs, but do you know some anime and jdramas appropiate for someone with a level between JLPT 5-4 ?

(2018-01-10, 4:28 pm)Zarxrax Wrote: This is good: https://www.erin.ne.jp/en/

Yeah, aboslutely! This is one of the few sites I can use at my level!

(2018-01-10, 8:02 pm)Octonion Wrote: There's a wealth of audio with transcripts at https://www.lingq.com/ .  You have to pay to use the features of the site but the material itself is free.

I'll take a look! Thanks!
Edited: 2018-01-11, 9:58 am
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#8
Well you should watch drama and anime that you actually like and there's rikaisama and usually English subs available. There's also sub2srs and you could also relisten to the ep if you rip the dialogue audio with sub2srs

As long as You get something out of watching/relistening/looking up words from you the anime/drama you're good ie vocab or grammar . You can't expect yourself understand it 100% at first just because you have japanese  and English subs. I recommend learning from many eps raher than "mastering" one

Since you're at low level you could watch the ep with English subs then go through scenes that piqued your interested with rikaisama or yomichan and English subs and learn whatever you can from that ( and rinse and repeat) rather than stressing and obsessing over understanding stuff 100%. I recommend not using anki at your level because it would be more efficient just seeing the common words being useful over and over again rather than spending time making and doing anki cards. But rikaisama has a nice anki import program so It saves time with making cards
Edited: 2018-01-11, 11:58 am
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(2018-01-09, 2:35 pm)nekowii Wrote: Also if you know some web where I could find more basic/intermediate-level listening material with text, it would be great to know!

I'm not sure if the site has transcripts, but check out http://mykikitori.com/ . A nice feature is that you can listen at slow and normal speeds.


If you haven't worked through the Genki audio I'd suggest that as well; the dialogues at least are in the textbooks so you can read along. Your local library might have a copy of the text available, and the audio can be found online ( for example, on various university language lab websites.)

Edited to add: I can't believe I forgot NHK for school. http://www.nhk.or.jp/school/program/

There are a variety of videos. The site is in Japanese so it might seem overwhelming, but just start clicking around and exploring. You might be especially interested in the story telling videos ...  the text of the story is built into the video so you can read along. 

http://www.nhk.or.jp/kokugo/classic/

Good luck with your studies!
Edited: 2018-01-12, 4:51 am
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#10
Doesn't every scripted show on Japanese TV have transcripts these days? I seem to have heard it's 100% coverage, possibly mandated by law.

You even see replays of sports broadcasts with transcripts (unfortunately, they're often poorly synced...I guess they figure the deaf don't care about the sync, or something...but every time I watch the replay of a Yankee game on J-Sports, I have to put up with badly synced writing at the bottom of the screen...you'd be amazed at how annoying that can get, after three hours, in a game the Yanks are losing).
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(2018-01-13, 6:38 pm)Stansfield123 Wrote: Doesn't every scripted show on Japanese TV have transcripts these days? I seem to have heard it's 100% coverage, possibly mandated by law.

You even see replays of sports broadcasts with transcripts (unfortunately, they're often poorly synced...I guess they figure the deaf don't care about the sync, or something...but every time I watch the replay of a Yankee game on J-Sports, I have to put up with badly synced writing at the bottom of the screen...you'd be amazed at how annoying that can get, after three hours, in a game the Yanks are losing).

no idea about the law but this site saves transcripts
http://o.x0.com/m/27049

it seems they purge every week or every 2 WEEKS so i always save the html since sometimes i don't always watch my show the week it airs.
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