Earlier this year, two brothers launched a Japanese Twitter quiz bot called GameGogakuen. Now their accompanying Discord server has added a helpful quiz arcade for Japanese learners looking to fortify their Japanese grammar ability.
Remember the Dictionaries of Japanese Grammar, the grammar resources we love the most? GameGogakuen converted example sentences from the Basic and Intermediate books into 6,000+ questions you can use to quiz yourself in the Discord chat app. And the best part: this quiz requires you to type in your answers (something else we love).
Dictionaries of Japanese Grammar + forced answer input is a language learning combo we can't help but get excited about.
Playing the game is simple. Join the GameGogakuen Discord server, and sign in with your account (if you don't have one, you can make one for free). Under the Public Quiz Arcade, click the channel
#dbjg for basic grammar questions or
#dijg for intermediate grammar questions. Type
gg!start to begin a round of ten questions or
gg!survival to get an endless barrage of questions.
You're given a sentence in English and the Japanese translation, minus one piece of grammar. The bot asks you to type in the missing grammar that will make the Japanese sentence correspond to the English translation. You have sixty seconds to answer, and you can answer as many times as your fingers can type in the time allotted.
And you don't have to play alone. Other Japanese language learners can join, which will hopefully help self-learners feel less lonely.
If you're familiar with 80% of the grammar in either book, this is a great way to reinforce what you know and learn what you don't. Dictionaries of Japanese Grammar + forced answer input is a language learning combo we can't help but get excited about.