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  • Asher

    Onomatopoeia Deck (Official release) April-08-2024

    AsherApr 2024

    Hi all! As you may have guessed by this title, this is an announcement post about the onomatopoeia deck that we have just released here on Bunpro. You can find the deck under the Non-JLPT category in our deck library. Click here to visit the deck page directly. onomatopoeia-deck1280×720 106 KB An onomatopoeia deck has been a long-standing request that we have had from users, and we feel that we finally have a big enough library of vocabulary that we could offer something that was quite comprehensive. Okay, let’s get stuck into the meat of this post. Making an Onomatopoeia Deck As many of you would already know, onomatopoeia is one of the hardest areas of Japanese to study. This is primarly due to the vast range of combinations that really only differ in very small ways. However, native Japanese speakers usually don’t have any difficulty at all with these words, despite their vast numbers and similarities. The reason for this is something that is often overloooked when studying Japanese, but can be extremely helpful. This feature is called sound significance. Sound significance? Sound significance is exactly as the name states. The significance or ‘meaning’ of any sound. In Japanese, all sounds have a meaning. A very brief guide on the subject can be found here on Tofugu. As a TLDR, here is an example. Which one of these sounds is more open, か or き? … か, right? How about which one is lower pitched, ち or こ? … that would be こ. This ‘feeling’ that sounds have is sound significance. For our deck, we have chosen to start by introducing a set of very common onomatopoeia words, as well as some common animal sounds etc, before we dive directly into sound significance. A brief set of words then introduces all the sounds, and what they tend to signify. Sometimes direct translations of onomatopoeia to English can be quite poor, so we recommend using and attempting to memorize the very brief descriptions in the chapter headings to give you a better mental image of what each sound means. As an example of the limitation of english, let’s pretend that a word is translated as ‘complete’. However, is it complete and solid? complete and brimming to the point of bursting? complete and precise or finely detailed? complete in terms of being all used up? If you learn the sound meanings, which type of ‘complete’ will become clear. Additional Onomatopoeia There is an almost ridiculous amount of onomatopoeia in Japanese. In our deck, we have included over 800, but we will continue to update the deck with any categories of words that we are currently missing, or with more examples of words that fit in already existing groups. Example Sentences With onomatopoeia moreso than other types of words, it is absolutely essential to see many examples of how they are used to be able to truly understand what the underlying meanings or the ‘feelings’ of the words are when compared to similar words. That is why we have put the creation of example sentences for all entries in our onomatopoeia deck at top priority. While many of the entries already have example sentences written by native speakers, we are going to endeavor to have a full set of example sentences for all entries within the deck within 2 weeks. This will be taking priority over our usual vocab sentence creation order, as we feel that the difficulty of the topic as a whole to students warrants it. Enjoy! We hope that our approach to the topic and the creation of this deck will help you all get a solid grasp of onomatopoeia. We may continue to make slight adjustments to chapter titles etc over the coming weeks if we can think of descriptions that are easier to grasp or understand. Once you’ve mastered the topic, you’ll definitely have a lot more fun with Japanese as these funny little words start to really make the language spring to life! Thank you all again for encouraging us to create new and engaging material that break down the barriers to learning Japanese one by one. Hope everyone is having a fantastic week!
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  • Jake

    New Daily Goal System & Learn Queue

    JakeMar 2024

    Hey All! It has been a little while since our last update. However, we have been super busy working behind the scenes on the new Daily Goal System that we teased here, a bit over a month ago. What is the Daily Goal System? Daily Goal is our answer to the two questions many learners on Bunpro have: "How much should I be learning each day?" and "What should I learn next?" The new Learn button will now let you build a queue, where you combine and study a set amount of items daily from any Deck(s). quicklinks-dropdown1147×717 81.6 KB Read on to see how you can make use of this new system! Wait a minute, there are Decks on Bunpro? image1419×579 101 KB For those unaware, we have had a long-running beta for Vocab and Decks inside of Bunpro. These are now fully released, and you can check them out here! image1417×883 108 KB Decks is a new system that allows us to better organize and scale content on Bunpro. There is a Deck equivalent for all previous methods of study on Bunpro, and you’ll be able to find Textbook and JLPT Decks to replace the old Textbook system and/or the old targeted JLPT system. In addition to just replacement Grammar Decks, we also added: New Textbook Decks Extra Content, Like Kansai Dialect Decks Vocab Decks Mixed Learning Decks Use the new Decks home page to quickly browse Grammar, Vocab, and Textbook Decks, or search for a specific Deck and choose whatever Decks you like! Some more Deck-tails: An additional change to Decks is that now, each Deck groups its content within units. If you set the Deck sorting order to ‘Default’ you will see the following: image667×605 31.5 KB Each unit is collapsible, and made up of the content related to that unit. For textbook-based Decks, you will see them broken down into their relevant chapters. image489×568 22.6 KB Note: Textbook based decks are currently undergoing an overhaul to check for accuracy and completeness. Not all have migrated to the new unit based system yet. Learn Button & Learn Queue In the past, the Learn button on your dashboard and ‘Learn’ link in the navbar acted differently depending on whether you were using a textbook, studying Decks or using the default Bunpro path. Furthermore it was impossible to easily mix and match a variety of Decks and study a little from each, each day. Now the Learn button and navbar link will always do one thing and one thing only: get the next relevant material from your Learn Queue. Daily Goal System The new Daily Goal system represents the number of new items you aim to learn from each specific Deck, each day. You can add any number of Decks to your Learn Queue, order them however you like and also set a daily goal number and individual batch size per Deck. For example, you can set up your Daily Goal to study 10 items of Genki II Vocab a day, together with 3 Grammar Points each day. It will look like this: image987×790 66.7 KB Then, when you click on the Learn button or navbar link, Bunpro will calculate which Deck is next and get the relevant content based on your settings. It goes top-down from your first until your last Deck inside of your Queue. Each time you press the Learn button anywhere on Bunpro, you’ll start a new session from your next Deck. image932×613 53.1 KB If you are feeling up for learning more on any given day, clicking the Learn button will let you start an Extra Study session. image927×844 102 KB This will have you choose a Deck that you want to learn more content from, and go past your goal for that day. We won’t ever prevent you from learning as much as you want, but we do encourage you to take steps to avoid burnout! Setting Your Daily Goal Use the three dot menu to the right of any deck in the dropdown to open the settings for that Deck. Inside the Deck settings, you have the option to set your Daily Goal and Batch Size along with other Deck based settings. How to Add & Manage Decks Just use the ‘Learn Queue Settings’ button at the bottom of your Learn Button… …and you’ll be able to reorder, delete or add new Decks from there! image937×845 44.8 KB Extra Features No Daily Goal (setting your Daily Goal to zero) We also built in a system where you can add a Deck but set the Daily Goal to zero. This Deck will still show up in your Learn Queue but will be skipped as part of the Daily Goal System. This is particularly useful for users who want to add a Deck that they don’t regularly study from, but still want it close on hand. Progress & Deck Setting Access Your progress and settings for each Deck in your queue are now accessible behind the three dot ellipse menu inside of the Learn dropdown. Reminders When going into Extra Study, we provide a gentle reminder if you have reviews due or if you’ve unstudied Decks. Ultimately you’ll always have control over what you study, but this is a way for us to help you have a more effective Bunpro experience. image797×668 65.4 KB image850×746 67.1 KB Confetti When completing your Daily Goal or removing a completed Deck from your Learn Queue you will get a little explosion of theme-relevant confetti. This one is really cool so we don’t want to spoil it. Post below a picture of how it looks if you’ve found it! Usually for a large update like this, we would put it into Beta before it goes live, but due to technical constraints surrounding completely switching to Decks, a Beta wasn’t possible. We know large updates to core features like this can sometimes be scary, but all of the above implementations were taken directly from feedback collected from both new and experienced Bunpro users. We are running a script behind-the-scenes to automatically add the relevant Deck(s) to your learn queue based off of what you were studying before the change to make for a smooth transition. If there’s any hiccups with this, please reach out! As always, we welcome any and all questions, comments and/or suggestions. We are always striving to make Bunpro as user-friendly and intuitive as possible, and we hope this is just another step towards reaching that goal. Thank you! The Bunpro Team
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  • Jake

    Profile Sharing

    JakeFeb 2024

    Hey everyone! A few weeks ago we shined some light on a little project that had been getting worked on behind the scenes - the Teacher Dashboard. Today we’ve released a new feature related to this called Profile Sharing! Based on feedback and requested features from you all as well as discussions internally about our past experiences with tutoring, you can now instantly create a snapshot of your recent performance on Bunpro to share with whomever you want. Some potential ways you can use this: You can quickly show a new tutor where you are and what you have recently learned. You can share ongoing progress with your current tutor or teacher. You can quickly cover troubled grammar and recently missed sentences. You can go over upcoming content before adding it to your queue on Bunpro. You can compare your progress with a friend’s Let’s take a quick peek at what it looks like: First, go under Profile > Settings > Share to find where the shareable link is located. Or you can just click here. Screen Shot 2024-02-01 at 12.31.37 PM1966×864 44.7 KB To help keep your information private, the link created will expire after 7 days, at which time it can be refreshed. If for any reason you need to block access to the previous link, you can disable it and generate a new one. The new one will be unique, and the old one will no longer work. Screen Shot 2024-02-01 at 12.31.52 PM1980×842 148 KB Moving back to the design of the feature, it has all of the important information pulled from your account & dashboard. While there aren’t any major changes here for the user, the benefit is allowing anyone to get a great overview of how you’ve been performing recently. share1920×5064 406 KB The goal is that eventually the two parties become linked via the Teacher Dashboard so you don’t need to share your link all the time. However, we know that it sometimes takes trying many different instructors to find one you truly gel with, so the Profile Sharing feature is a great way to bridge the gap temporarily. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if there are additional data points you would like to be able to share. We hope you enjoy this new feature!
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  • Jake

    Teacher Dashboard Release & New Landing Pages

    JakeJan 2024

    Hey everyone! Over the years the team has come up with lots of ideas for new features, types of content and even small side-projects. After discussing those ideas and exploring any interesting aspects of them further, we either earmark them for further consideration or put them into cold storage to maybe be reexplored again one day. As is natural in most companies, very, very few of the ideas see the light of day. One idea that emerged and took shape was Bunpro for Teachers. The idea behind this project was built around a couple key factors: Users have asked us both publicly and privately how they could share their Bunpro progress with their teacher/tutor to get the best in-class experience. Our own shared experience taking language classes in college/university and feeling that there was room for improvement. Lastly, many teachers have told us that they recommend Bunpro to their students. While simply having students use Bunpro is good, the insights the teacher dashboard can give makes the learning process so much better. While learning languages has evolved as technology has progressed, we understand that physical textbooks still play a large and crucial role for students all across the world. This is why we’ve always put emphasis on supporting users in choosing to learn in any way the want. Our goal isn’t to replace textbooks, but to make it easy to use Bunpro alongside a textbook to help reinforce what you are learning. For those of you who currently use your preferred textbook and Bunpro at the same time, you already understand how powerful this synergy is. Let’s take a look at the project! Background We initially released the secret teacher dashboard alpha almost 2 years ago, to test if it was feasible as well as whether or not the insights were actionable and relevant. At that juncture, we realized we still had a lot we wanted to do content wise (both in terms of quality and quantity) before we officially released something for teachers. We ended up putting this project on the back burner, collecting feedback and data before eventually overhauling it completely. Bunpro for Teachers is certainly still in its infancy but we’re really excited about the potential it has to help both teachers and students. Teacher Dashboard 2.0 Teachers get access to a new Teacher Dashboard where they can create, manage and monitor their courses/classes. They are provided with a link to their course that they can then send to students in their class. Each course can have a deck that it follows (textbook or Bunpro based). However, students still have the ability to freely learn anything they like on Bunpro. Insights While the course level dashboard gives instructors real time insights for all the students in the class, teachers also have the ability to quickly see how individual students are holding up. This information on their students’ progress can be a powerful tool for teachers, allowing them to more accurately access what material needs extra focus, making it possible for the teacher to speed up or slow down their lesson plans depending on how their students are doing. There are many more aspects of the project that we are proud of and feel will be very beneficial to teachers but since they don’t particularly pertain to those reading this right now, we’ll leave them aside. More Info If you would like to see more about it, including a walk through video you can checkout the Landing page we put together specifically for teachers. If you are currently enrolled in a class of any type and feel like your teacher could benefit from this project, we would love it if you would please share the teacher landing page with your instructor! Alternatively, you can send us a private message here on the forums or shoot us an email. New marketing pages While the teacher landing page really put our teeny tiny marketing brains to their limit, we also used this opportunity to redo the static pages of our website with the latest Bunpro branding and colors. Introducing the revamped Landing, About, Pricing, News, Contact and Careers pages! Lastly, a big, big special thanks to all our lovely users that answered the call and provided us with testimonials! They have been converted into HTML, and are now on the new Testimonials page. We greatly appreciate all the responses, and whether your testimonial was used on the new landing pages or not, know that we will be using your kind words as pure inspiration to make a big dent in 2024 too! That’s all, thanks for reading! TL;DR - Bunpro will be (eventually) coming to a classroom near you!
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  • Asher

    Update! N1, A1, and A2 Vocab Sentences (Jan 12th, 2024)

    AsherJan 2024

    Hi all! Hope that the beginning of 2024 is treating you well! Today I would like to announce the release of a heck of a lot of new vocab example sentences! N1, A1, A2 As always, all words have 8 sentences, each with increasing difficulty and a focus on using the grammar from the level that they appear in. N1 - 3000 words x 8 sentences = 24,000 A1 - 1000 words x 8 sentences = 8,000 A2 - 1000 words x 8 sentences = 8,000 Total added = 40,000 new sentences! A1 and A2 Now that we have added sentences for all the N-level words, we are moving onto the additional lists (A-lists). At the moment we have around 15 of these lists, so there will be lots more example sentences to come! Each additional list has 1000 words, and covers a very wide range of topics. All of these sentences have been written by native speakers with a focus on using the target word within a context that you would see it in real life. Although not available as decks just yet, the additional lists will be getting their own decks in the not too distant future! Celebration! With this absolutely massive addition of sentences that we have been working on behind the scenes, we are proud to announce that (site wide) we have over 100,000 example sentences now! Although we are not stopping any time soon, this is a great little marker to have hit in the short time that we have been doing vocab. Furigana Check As adding furigana is the only automated step in the sentence creation process, please note that we will be checking all of these sentences over the next few weeks and fixing any mistakes that are in the furigana! Please have patience while we perform this quality assurance step. Thanks again for being a great community and always giving all of us on the team plenty of reasons to be passionate about the work that we do. We hope that this update gives you all boatloads of new interesting content to work on as the vocab feature continues to develop further!
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  • Jake

    Yearly Recap 2023

    JakeDec 2023

    While it feels like just yesterday we made the previous thread, the second annual Bunpro Year End Recap is here! Your 2023 Recap It can be easy to get caught up in all your reviews and miss the forest for the trees. Whether you study numerous hours every day, or a few hours a week, the fact that you’ve stuck with learning Japanese is a feat in and of itself. We hope that with this recap you’re able to truly see the great progress you made this year in Bunpro! Some food for thought: Think about any aspect of your learning that you struggled with at the beginning of the year. Whether it was a tough grammar point or struggling to follow an episode of your favorite show in Japanese, it may be worthwhile to revisit those before the end of the year to show yourself just how far you’ve come in such a short time! Note: Unfortunately as Vocab is still in beta, those stats will not be able to be shown in the recap. We’re very happy to say that since it will be taken out of beta in 2024, vocab will show up in the next yearly recap! It was a ton of fun seeing all of the charts that were posted in the yearly recap thread last year, as well as reading what your thoughts on the year were + your future goals, so please continue to do that again this year! From all of us here at Bunpro, thanks for making 2023 such an exciting year for us. All throughout the year we saw people writing about how Bunpro has helped transform their studies and it brought us big smiles every single time. With a million apps and websites vying for your attention, thank you for continueing to use and support us with such passion and enthusiasm year after year. See you all next year! 良いお年を! The Bunpro Team
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  • Jake

    Lifetime Sale, A Year in Review and 2024

    JakeDec 2023

    Some things are meant to go together: Hot chocolate & marshmallows , Nara deer & bowing for biscuits and Bunpro & an annual December Lifetime Sale! From now through the 7th of January 2024, all lifetime subscriptions will be on sale for $120 (down from their usual price of $150). As always, if you are currently subscribed and decide to upgrade, you will be prorated for any unused time on your current subscription. We’d like to split this post into three categories - Past, Present, and Future. Let’s start by taking a look at an overview of additions and adjustments we made to the site in 2023! Changes and Additions in 2023 Content N3 vocabulary fixes (Both furigana and English translations) N3 Vocab cloze All grammar explanations on site have been finished N5 and N4 alternate answers update Introduction of grammar hints in Japanese N1 grammar explanations part 2 Vocab N5 and N4 sentence improvisations N1 grammar explanations (+ tooltips) part 1 Vocab Hints N2 vocabulary fixes (furigana) Added furigana to all the structure sections of the website. All sentences on the site fixed to use one consistent style of formatting and punctuation. Nuance of all example sentences on the website either fixed or removed if the information was irrelevant. Male audio added for everything up to N3 grammar. Website Color/Themes Update New Review system New Dashboard New Grammar/Vocab page revamp (blog style) Review Queue Order menu, Reading Review Type Support for Nuance, Separated Grammar/Vocab Default Hint settings Mobile Inclusion of many of the features the website offers including Cram Decks New Review settings A full Interface overhaul to bring it inline with the website design. Quite a busy year overall we’d have to say! Our theme this year was 快適(かいてき), as a lot of the work this year revolved around making the platform as comfortable for users as possible. Things such as implementing new review styles, updates to improve accessibility, and features such as when reviews become due (among others) to making using Bunpro more pleasant all around. The great news is that our few major, time-consuming updates this year will set us up for faster changes next year. While the list above is as comprehensive as possible, there are a lot of tweaks behind the scenes that get made on a weekly basis - small bugs, QoL features requested by you all, broad changes to content to unify style and formatting and so on. As is tradition now, last year we laid out for you what we had on our horizons for 2023 to get you excited as a Bunpro user - let’s see how we did! Looking back on our goals for 2023 from one year ago: Bunpro Grammar Write Ups for N1 Done! Continuing to expand on the grammar we cover, hopefully getting to N0 grammar and slang this year. In progress - See our list of grammar we are planning on adding here Enhancements to review and ghost review creation, letting you get more practice in the areas you really need it. Done! Conjugation practice tool Hopefully in 2024 A big overhaul to vocab, this includes but isn’t limited to: Translations for vocab example sentences, more data points for vocab, including pitch accent and frequency. Done! Fill in the blank vocab reviews! Ongoing (N2 & N1 left) Private deck creation so you can make your own deck + ability to share them with others. Early 2024 Other dialect decks (hopefully!) 2024 Expanding upon and improving the mobile app, including (hopefully an offline mode) Great progress made, but still ongoing Overhaul of reviews on Bunpro Done! As seen above, for the most part we hit a lot of our goals that we laid out last year! However through internal dialogue and lots of great community feedback, some priorities needed to get shifted around and thus some items got slated for 2024. Bunpro continues to evolve year after year and while we do put a lot of effort into our next goals, we allow wiggle-room depending on various factors. With all of the past and present behind us, it’s time now to look ahead to 2024 and see what’s in store for you all! Our Goals for 2024 Release 75-100 new grammar points from our list, including some N0 content. Full overhaul of decks including but not limited to: adjustments to the content in existing decks and a “Bunpro order”, ability to create and share your own decks. A better search Finishing and releasing N2 and N1 vocab sentences, translations and fill in the blank/reading reviews. New Reading Passages and an update to existing ones (rewriting to reflect and obey the new grammar ordering). A full release of the mobile app. Maybe even a full offline mode! While we have been teasing it for a long time, maybe 2024 will actually be the year of the Bunpro Merch store. With all the requests we get to add kanji info to the site, we might begin to explore what that looks like. Start adding the additional vocab lists as studyable decks with cloze translations, aiming for at least 5 new decks of 1000 words each translated in 2024, each with 8 example sentences. Add tense/similar information for ever single grammar review on the website (almost done!) Rerecording of all female audio on the website with a far better microphone! (N5 will be finished very soon!) Have already begun the beta production of a relatively large scale project that will integrate students even more with their external teachers and forms of study… More info coming! Japanese/English hints for N3, N2, and possibly even N1 vocab! And that’s it! Another year in the books for Bunpro! We sound like a broken record at this point but so much of what we do is shaped by your feedback, both positive and negative. Bunpro would not be anywhere close to the site it is today without all of you, so thank you for everything you do! All of us here at the team hope that no matter how you spend the holidays, you have an enjoyable time. See you in 2024!
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  • Jake

    BunsGiving + Black Friday

    JakeNov 2023

    Happy BunsGiving 2023! BunsGiving is back with an added Black Friday bonus this year! Whether you celebrate it as Thanksgiving, 勤労感謝の日, or as just another day in late November, what better time of the year than now to show someone how much you care by giving them the Gift of Grammar™! Why spread the Gift of Grammar™? Over the years, we have had users reach out about gifting Bunpro subscriptions to friends and family. While this has always unofficially been a thing, with the success of BunsGiving last year, we thought we would make it an official time of the year here! Starting today, through next Monday, all gifted subscriptions are 20% off! Share the joy of tackling new grammar, smashing a tall stack of reviews, exorcizing pesky ghosts, and seeing your JLPT progress bars slowly fill up. Not to mention the pure joy of synonym hell, the fear of losing motivation to study daily to keep your streak, or yet another color update!! Bunpro truly has something for everyone. So if there is someone you would like to support or encourage, whether it is a friend, a family member, or even that someone special , a Bunpro subscription is the perfect gift for any occasion. How can I gift a subscription? The process is super easy! With “BunsGiving” as the title of your message, contact us at [email protected] or here in the forums, with the following information: How much subscription time you’d like to gift. The email address or Bunpro username you want to send the gift to When you’d like the gift delivered (by default we will apply it right away) Lastly, if you would like to include a message to the person you are gifting it to, please let us know. Alternatively, you can gift it anonymously as well. We will send you an invoice for the subscription time you wish to gift that you can pay for via PayPal. Once we have a transaction ID, we will apply it to their account. The sale prices are as follows: Length Price 1 month $5 → $4 1 year $50 → $40 Lifetime $150 → $120 If you’d like to gift a different amount of time, let us know and we’ll make it work! Black Friday Bonus This year, maybe that special someone in need of a little grammar TLC is you. So from today through Black Friday, you can give yourself the Gift of Grammar™ directly with a discounted lifetime membership ($120). See your subscription page for details. Annual Lifetime Sale The BunsGiving Sale on subscriptions is separate from the upcoming annual sale on lifetime memberships ($120) that will begin in late December. As always, the Bunpro team is eternally grateful for the continued support and feedback everyone provides. You are what we are thankful for this BunsGiving Season. いつもありがとうございます。
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  • Jake

    New Landing Testimonials

    JakeNov 2023

    Hi everyone! This is just a quick announcement to let you all know that we are planning on updating the testimonials that currently reside on our landing page (the landing page itself will also get some TLC!). One of the biggest reasons Bunpro has grown so steadily over the last few years has been due to users consistently recommending us to other Japanese learners. Starting any language journey can be extremely overwhelming, so new learners put great emphasis on taking advice from people who have already been through the same struggles that they are about to face themselves. This leads to the main point of this post. We would like to add new testimonials from users that are currently using the site to our landing page. We believe that highlighting your experience will help new users, checking out Bunpro for the first time, have a better idea about what we offer and encourage them to try it out. Your testimonial could be about a wide variety of things, whether you managed to attain a certain JLPT certificate with the help of Bunpro, are able to more confidently digest native content, have been able to start enjoying reading books or manga, have become comfortable talking to your Japanese friends, or even if you just love a specific aspect of what the site does, we would be thrilled to be able to share your experience using Bunpro with the rest of the world. If you’d like to be a part of this, please click here (or send us an email at [email protected]) and let us know in a couple sentences how Bunpro has helped you achieve your personal learning goals. Thanks as always to the best community out there! Naturally, you will be able to request the removal of your testimonial from the website at any stage should you choose to do so for whatever reason. Also, while we may not be able to use all the testimonials we receive, rest assured the team will read them all for further encouragement in what we do every day!
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  • Daru

    10/16 Major Update - Grammar/Vocab Page 3.0

    DaruOct 2023

    Hello everyone! How’s your part of the world treating you? Here at Bunpro we’re very excited to finally release an update we’ve had in the oven for quite a bit - Grammar/Vocab Page 3.0! What is the Grammar / Vocab Page? It’s the page that contains all the information related to the content you’re seeing or studying. You typically see it when you click anything that points to a specific Grammar Point or Vocab. image1490×1186 82.7 KB Read on to find out what’s new! Update Overview & New Features New Single-Page Style The Grammar/Vocab Page now flows as a single, friction-less page. You can still jump between the different sections like always, but now you can also see everything by simply scrolling. This design also offers a lot more breathing room to read through the information and clearly defines each section, making for an easier reading experience. With this new structure we’ve also added new hotkeys! Use Details Examples and Resources (D, E, R) to navigate the three main sections of the page. We also changed the position of each section, so now the very first thing you’ll see is the Structure and Write-Up! Details was moved below the Write-Up. See it in action down below! Collapsible Header When scrolling, the main header will now compress into a smaller version so you always know what you’re studying. It also allows you to access the Share and Bookmark features easier! We believe that this is especially helpful during Reviews, since it keep the information of what you’re studying visible at all times. The Sidebar The Your Progress section has evolved into the Sidebar. It will now accompany you as you read through the page, having access to Progress Settings at any time. This is a much more ergonomic way of managing what you’re studying, while also providing feedback on your progress. On mobile, it’ll be available as a drawer at the press of a button! image584×979 31 KB Improved Notes & Synonyms Experience One complaint we received a lot with the previous design was how much space the Notes field took up. Which was great if you were an avid note-taker, but if you weren’t, it just got in the way. In Grammar/Vocab 3.0, the Note’s section won’t show up unless you’ve added a note. If you want to add a note, use Add Note button at the bottom of the Sidebar. It will show up as the first section in the page. This makes them easy to reach during Reviews and your studies! Vocab’s Synonyms will also work this way! The section was also redesigned to take up less space in general. Better Ghost Control You can now see which sentences have Ghost reviews attached to them, and how far into exorcising them you are. You can also create Ghosts for a sentence if you’d like some extra practice on it. image430×577 17.8 KB Community Preview The Ask button has evolved to the Community Discussion section! You’ll now be able to see the latest posts in the forums for each Grammar Point, as seen here. image1472×1034 113 KB A More Responsive Design When opened on a mobile device, the Grammar/Vocab Page Layout will now be displayed as a full-width design. This allows us to use the space much more efficiently, compressing items less and making them easier to read. Check it out: Also, if you’re on a small laptop, the Sidebar will also compress itself a little to make sure you can still use it! image707×953 27 KB And a couple of extras! You’ll see smaller changes and improvements in this release too. Keep your eyes peeled for them! In this post we’ve just highlighted the main updates. Thank you everyone! This update was made possible thanks to our incredible community and team. Every suggestion, critique, and word of encouragement is carefully read, considered and deeply appreciated. If you have any feedback regarding the changes mentioned in this update, please let us know below! We truly thank you, and hope this update helps you reach your learning goals! Thank you for reading this far, and remember, do your reviews! Until next time.
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