Slower Voice lesson option
I would love to have the normal and slow speed when learning new words. That way you can hear what it should sound like truly as when speaking the normal or faster speed you can't always quite hear it.
Kanji breakdown for area names
I like how you break down the kanji into bits to help learn the meaning. It has helped me a lot with learning kanji. (BTW-loved your Nihongo Shark Anki decks). Could you do the same for names in the early phase (i.e. Ueno, Shinjuku, Harajuku)? I am having a hard time remembering /reading the kanji associated with the names. An added bonus would be to add info or the flavor of the area to help with recall. i.e. Ueno - up/above-uppercrust fine museums/cultural sites, etc. And/Or a link to the etymology (i.e. Shinjuku - new inn...)
Using NS article for why we teach sentences with dropped particles
We have a quick TL note in an early lesson, but this would be really nice to fully elaborate on. Can also write a Lesson Card on this too.
Japanese keigo: honorific & humble language_0255_P2C
Intro to what these are, and maybe a few examples of the irregulars, like いらっしゃる or 召し上がる or whatever. Also point out that "Polite" is 敬語. It doesn't have to be 尊敬語／謙譲語, which are technical terms._/76715/lectures/1139304
How To Inquire About An Allergy or Diet Requirement
Inquiring about allergies in Japan is a fine art - particularly nut allergies, due to all the different words that encompass the concept of "Nuts", and how sometimes 植物油 (vegetable oil) can be a catch-all that also somehow includes peanuts. It's a simple but somewhat extensive topic that I'm sure would be of value to a lot of travelers.
Thanks to Learn Japanese Pod
Heard about the site from Alex at Learn Japanese Pod, and the interview with Niko. Doing a trial week, and just signed up for a year. This is a great learning tool. I spent 4 months in Tokyo with a host family in college 12 years ago, and I'm solidifying my old rudimentary language gains and already advancing. The non-text-book style is so much more useful for daily language. Thank you, NativShark team!!
JPN Internet Slang
How do native speakers use slang on the internet? I know 'wwww' is what would be LOL or LMAO for us - but what else is out there? Especially among the 'young generation'. Signed, a 25 y old who doesnt want to sound like a grandpa on the JPN internet.
I wish there was a section in the extra credit or reading and writing area where you can practice making sentences. Maybe you can have an auto generator to form sentences in English with the vocabulary that has learned in previous chapters. I am discovering that I am retaining words. Just don't know how to put them together.