Japanese Language and Usage Beta - Stack Exchange. Japanese Lessons at NHK WORLD. Denshi Jisho - Online Japanese dictionary. Genki Hiragana Resources. Best Learning Study Japanese iPhone Apps. S 100 Best Resources For Learning Japanese. [box type="tick"]Check out Tofugu’s new Japanese Resources Guide!
It has the best Japanese resources and reviews for each! It’s also more updated (though has fewer resources) than this article. [/box] Way back in the day, I published a list of my 10 favorite (free) Japanese learning resources, which is great, but not as great as 100 Japanese learning resources. With a list this big, you’ll be able to procrastinate to your heart’s content, which is probably why you’re reading this blog and not learning Japanese instead. This list has been broken up by category, that way you can find the things you’re most interested in quickly and easily (without having to scroll through the entire list). ) are “Tofugu approved,” which mostly just means they’ll give you a warm and fuzzy feeling when using them (oh, and I would use the resource myself). Categories: I know it’s a long list, but hopefully it will help you find what you’re looking for more effectively. The Best Japanese Textbooks 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Japanese Cheat Sheet.
After 2 months of planning and composition (okay, so I did procrastinate quite a bit), I now understand how Moses felt when he descended Mount Sinai with the holy tablets.
Behold, Nihonshock’s newly revised and much improved Japanese cheat sheet! This is a “cheat sheet” for the Japanese language. It is an attempt to condense and organize as many of the basic elements of the language onto one sheet of paper as possible. How do I use it? The intended use of this document is for you to download it, print it on two sides of one sheet of paper and keep it wherever you need it (in your Japanese textbook, on your desk, in your pocket, etc).
It’s possible to keep the cheat sheet on your computer, but it won’t be anywhere near as handy or portable as a printed version, and you’ll need to do quite a bit of scrolling and zooming because of the small font size. What information is inside? Page 1 Page 2 Who is this for? This document will be most useful for beginner to intermediate Japanese learners. Hiragana & Katakana. How to Become Fluent in Japanese. Speedanki: Kanji Flash Cards with JLPT Vocabulary. The JLPT Study Page. AJATT: All Japanese All The Time. 日本語資源 - Nihongoresources.com. Where do the kana come from The simple answer to this question is: "from kanji".
While kanji are used as semantic symbols in modern Japanese, this hasn't always been the case, as kanji were quite often used purely for phonetic purpose, using whatever kanji was available to get the sound of the what was written down across without paying attention to the meaning of the actual kanji used. Through this use a "standard" set of kanji became used to mimic Japanese phonetics, and it is from this set that hiragana and katana were derived.
Hiragana was derived from the cursive forms of kanji, and was used predominantly by women, while katakana was derived from lifing kanji compounds out of their kanji and using them as phonetic characters instead. This script was deemed unsuited for women and was used by men, as well as in the clergy (which at the time of course constisted only of men anyway) あ行 The あ column syllable derivations come from 安, 以, 宇, 衣 and 於 for あ, い, う, え and お respectively. か行 さ行 た行 な行. Japanese studying made for you! V10 Japan.