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Frequently asked questions


You can find some commonly asked questions about this site below.

1. How do I choose the correct answer for grammar questions that look like this: そんな人、 _______  _______ …★… _______ ない。

In this type of grammar question, you need to rearrange the words that are given in answer choices 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the correct order. Please look at the photo below to see how it is done.

JLPT Listening Test

2. Why are there no answers and only numbers in some listening tests?

There are two types of JLPT listening tests: the first type has given answers for you to choose the correct one from and the second type doesn’t. You have to listen to both the dialog and the answer choices. For upper levels (JLPT N3 to N1), most questions are the second type so you’ll need to really focus on listening to choose the correct answers. In an official test, you’ll only see blank pages for this type of listening questions since nothing will be printed there.

3. Why are there gaps in some listening tests where I can’t hear any voice at all?

In some listening tests, you’ll notice that there’s always a short gap (about 20 seconds) before the actual dialog starts. This gap is created so that you have enough time to read the answers and know beforehand what to expect in the main dialog.

4. Where is the old search form?

You might notice that the old search form has been replaced with Google custom search form. Due to some problems, the old search form can no longer be used on the site. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this might cause.

5. Why are some tests empty?

Some tests in this site requires Adobe flash player, so you won’t be able to view them if you’re browsing using your mobile device, or your browser doesn’t have flash installed. If you’re using smartphone or tablet please click on the link that says “Take this test on mobile device”, and a new window will open where you’ll be able to do the test. If you’re using PC and don’t have flash installed, please follow this link: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

6. How do I batch download all the flashcards?

I’m sorry, but there’s no option to batch download the flashcards at the moment.

7. Why is offline PDF version not available for all the tests?

It takes time to create PDF file for all the tests, so please be patient.

If you have any question please don’t hesitate to contact me.