Japanese N4

  • What is Japanese N4?

Japanese N4 is a great method for learners to know about beginners as well as semi-intermediate levels of Japanese vocabulary. This level can help them gauge their understanding of Japanese N5. The N4 level deals with around 300 kanji including the hiragana and katakana. N5 has more kanji with furigana while it is not the same with N4 level. The N4 level of Japanese level deals with more phonetic aspects of the language. The individuals in this level focus on the phonetic aspect and try to understand it well. The listening part of Japanese N4 level deals with the ability of a person to comprehend and understand the conversations about certain known topics or situations. Japanese N4 considers the in-depth knowledge of Japanese vocabulary. The individuals need to understand the differences in the language terminologies that have somewhat the same meaning or use. The knowledge with respect to this aspect is very important to pass the JLPT N4 level. The intensity of the audio is slow in case of N4 as seen in case of N5. But of course, as N4 is a level higher than N5 so the audio is certainly advanced to the audio in N5 level. The individuals gain the ability to speak as well as understand the words having honorific expressions by the end of N4 level.

  • Why Japanese N4?

The Japanese N4 level helps the individuals in mastering the basic Japanese that they learn in the classrooms. With the help of this level, the individuals can even broaden their knowledge about the Japanese culture and traditions. This is because the expressions that Japanese use in their way of conversation, it shows their relationship with the person they are conversing with. For those who are interested to know more about the language and take up higher levels, this N4 level works as a stepping stone for them. It increases the scope and knowledge required to take up other exams and finally get through the Japanese N1 level. The level provides retainable knowledge with respect to kanji and other vocabulary words. It creates a studying habit that is quite transferable and beneficial. Some people even take the knowledge of this level as a matter of passion and interest to learn something new. Japanese N4 level helps in gauging the current skill in Japanese that a person possesses.

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  1. Learning outcomes 
  1. The candidates are able to master the basic Japanese that they learn in the classrooms.
  2. The individuals can even broaden their knowledge about the Japanese culture and traditions.
  3. The individuals will be able to form sentences and understand certain context of difficult conversation.
  1. Syllabus for Japanese N4
Test section (test time) Composition of test items
Type of test items Purpose
Language Knowledge

(30min.)

Vocabulary 1 Kanji reading Test reading of words written in kanji
2 Orthography Test kanji for words written in hiragana
3 Contextually-defined expressions Test words whose meaning is defined by context
4 Paraphrases Test words and expressions with similar meaning
5 Usage Test usage of words in sentences
Language Knowledge

・   Reading

(60min.)

Grammar 1 Sentential grammar 1 (selecting grammar form) Test judgment on grammar formats that suit sentences
2 Sentential grammar 2 (sentence composition) Test sentence composition that is syntactically accurate and makes sense
3 Text grammar Test judgment on suitability of sentences for text flow
Reading 4 Comprehension (short passages) Test understanding of contents by reading easy original text of approximately 100-200 characters regarding topics and situations involving study, everyday life and work
5 Comprehension (mid-size passages) Test understanding of contents by reading easy original text of approximately 450 characters regarding topics and situations in everyday life
6 Information retrieval Test ability to retrieve necessary information from original materials such as notices (approximately 400 characters)
Listening (35min.) 1 Task-based comprehension Test understanding of contents by listening to coherent text (test ability to extract necessary information to resolve specific issues and understand appropriate action to take)
2 Comprehension of key points Test understanding of contents by listening to coherent text (test ability to narrow down points based on necessary information presented in advance)
3 Verbal expressions Test ability to select appropriate verbal expressions by listening to circumstances while looking at illustrations
4 Quick response Test ability to select appropriate responses by listening to short utterances such as questions

 

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