The Japanese Cheat Sheet Pack is a set of nine, double-sided cheat sheets for topics relevant Japanese learners including grammar, kanji, keigo and more. The cheat sheets include succinct explanations and examples and cover a broad range of subjects.
- The “Basic Japanese” cheat sheet (formerly the “Ultimate Japanese Cheat Sheet”) is free.
- Covers lots of different topics.
- Extremely concise.
- $25 for the whole pack might be too much for some.
- Not a substitute for a full learning regimen.
- Dense cheat sheets can be overwhelming.
NihonShock’s “Ultimate Japanese Cheat Sheet” has been a great resource for Japanese learners for a few years now.
Recently, NihonShock renamed the Ultimate Japanese Cheat Sheet and introduced an additional eight cheat sheets. Front and back, that’s a total of 18 pages of cheat sheets.
Unlike the “Ultimate Japanese Cheat Sheet,” which was only avialable as a download the Japanese Cheat Sheet Pack is an actual, physical product. The cheat sheets come printed in color and laminated, so you don’t have to worry about spilling something and ruining them.
From Beginner to Advanced
The nice thing about the NihonShock cheat sheets is that you can make use of them at all different levels. A beginner can use them to gain familiarity with the material, an intermediate learner can use them to study, and even advanced learners can just use them as a point of reference.
The cheat sheets cover a ton of topics from the very basics to things like kanji, counters, different grammar things, and even keigo.
The cheat sheets are all extremely dense — they contain a ton of information and don’t waste a single inch. This is both good and bad. You definitely get your money’s worth from them, but it can also be kind of overwhelming. The pack comes with a legend and some notes to help you understand and decipher the cheat sheets.
NihonShock’s cheat sheets have been, and continue to be a valuable resource for Japanese learners. Download the free cheat sheet and if you like it, spring for the other eight.