Links for Studying Japanese Online There are so many resources on the Internet for studying Japanese! These are the best ones I've found so far, and I hope you find something helpful in this list. Some quick notes first: Everything listed here is free to use unless otherwise noted. Real-Time Online Lessons JOI (Japanese Online Institution) - An online school offering affordable real-time online lessons focusing on speaking, listening, reading, and grammar. Software JWPce - Japanese word processor for Windows. Web-based Language Tools rikaichan - A Firefox add-on that gives you mouseover popups for Japanese words. Textbooks Genki - A good textbook for introductory students. Reference Books A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar (.jp) - A great book for grammar. Study Books Note: These books are in Japanese only, and only available on order from Japan (as far as I know). 完全マスター2級 日本語能力試験文法問題対策 - JLPT level 2 grammar study book affectionately known to me as 完全マスター. General Reference and Introduction Grammar Vocabulary Kana Kanji Humor
NIHONGO eな - Portal for Learning Japanese - Digital Dialects (Learn Japanese) This is a site with various games for studying vocabulary and kanji. It’s very easy to use. I have plans to visit all kinds of places in Japan. Does Japanese have different dialects? Yes, there are various regional dialects and the vocabulary and pronunciation varies significantly! List of articles What's New! Brand new iOS and Android versions of the website are now available! Let’s study Japanese! MARUGOTO Plus Elementary 2 (A2) Apps and sites to enjoy Japanese culture Learn beginner and intermediate Japanese grammar so you know it well.（2017.11.30） Learn beginner and intermediate Japanese grammar so you know it well.（2017.11.30） 日本語 Copyright 2010 The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai
Learn Japanese | Tae Kim's Guide to Learning Japanese Japanese-to-English SFX Sound Effects Translations @ The JADED Network We currently have 1,999 SFX's ...and 1,329 Contextual, Manga-Referenced Examples!ようこそ！ Welcome to SFX.TJN, the free online dictionary for Japanese-to-English SFX translations! This resource was created so that understanding and translating special sound effects (aka SFX's) in Japanese manga can become an easier experience.You can start by searching for a SFX by its first katakana character using the navigation at the left.
How to Learn Japanese: A Beginner’s Quick and Dirty Guide | Unillogue Wanna learn Japanese huh? Maybe you want to live in Japan some day, you’re a business man, or you simply really like Japanese culture (and watch heaping fistloads of anime). Well, I’ve been in your shoes before and they smelled faintly of a soy sauce laden man who desperately wanted advice on how to learn Japanese. Basically, if I could go back in time and advise myself, here are the suggestions I would make. Romaji The english version of the Japanese alphabet. Hiragana and Katakana First off I’d recommend learning Hiragana and Katakana with Memrise.com. Kanji Ahh, yes. I’d go the Heisig way and learn with the book “Remembering the Kanji: A Complete Course on How Not to Forget the Meaning and Writing of Japanese Characters”. When I first started out, I used RTK with Anki SRS but then switched over to Textfugu. Japanese grammar greatly differs from English, or any romance language for that matter. Kim Tae’s Guide to Japanese Grammar. Pros: Cons: Uses Kanji without any furigana Textfugu.
100 top resources to learn Japanese 741 Flares6250116×741 Flares We find ourselves often giving recommendations of products to learn Japanese with, and we thought it’d be useful to compile a list for your reference. We have included a number of our own products, only where we are convinced that they are deserving of their place in the list, and we have included paid and free study resources without discrimination. The list is broken up by category and each item is clearly marked as to what JLPT level it targets. Everything on this list deserves your attention, but resources we’re particularly fond of, the kind we’d use ourselves, are additionally marked with a little star. Japanese textbooks Our very own textbook. Probably the most popular Japanese textbook, published by The Japan Times, is well worth its reputation. You can think of this textbook as Genki III. Another good intermediate-advanced textbook. Our free 14-day hiragana & katakana course. As long as you get the kana-version, this can be a pretty good textbook. Print
Talking about hobbies in Japanese | Rocket Japanese As hard as you try, without helpful feedback your Japanese pronunciation is never going to be the same as a native speaker’s. If you've found it difficult to perfect the way you say Japanese words and phrases, this lesson will help you. Using the blue Rocket Record buttons you can record the way you say each word or phrase, and compare it with the way a Japanese native speaker does. That’s right, with Rocket Japanese voice mapping technology you can record your voice as many times as you need until your pronunciation matches the Japanese speaker! And when you are ready test yourself using My Level and really power up your learning and recall. So, tell me what do you like to do? Here are some more useful expressions… That’s it for this lesson. Sayaka Matsuura Rocket Japanese
Free Japanese Lessons - Hiragana - The Japanese Alphabet (Hiragana Chart) - Learn to speak the Japanese language online for free! Want audio on this lesson? Register for our Members Area and get audio for Hiragana - The Japanese Alphabet. It's FREE! The first step to learning the Japanese language is to learn the alphabet. Or, at least, to learn the sounds that exist in the language. There are 5 vowels in Japanese. Here is a Printable Hiragana Chart (PDF - get Adobe Acrobat Reader). Exceptions: 1. Click here if you'd like to know why these two exceptions exist. Note: You probably noticed in the chart above that there are 2 characters pronounced "zu" and 2 characters pronounced "ji". Some people wonder why "yi", "ye", "wi", "wu", and "we" are missing. For more help on the subject of Kana (Hiragana and Katakana)...
Basic Colors in Japanese The Japanese word for "color" is 色 iro Click on the for a sound file of the word or download all the files for this page here Colors are used grammatically in two ways, as nouns and as adjectives. The actual color names as nouns are listed in the second column. The examples in the third column show how to use the colors as nouns and how to make them into adjectives. In Japanese, the word for "Black & White" is "White & Black" - 白黒 shiro kuro In Japan, traffic light signals are said to be RED 赤 aka, BLUE 青 ao (not green), and YELLOW 黄 ki Once I was driving my Japanese friend around in America.
TextFugu Online Japanese Textbook Teaching reading IS rocket science - Louisa Moats Before you start reading, and before you start writing, you’re going to learn how to pronounce nearly all the “sounds” of the Japanese language. If you can’t pronounce anything, you won’t be able to read or write anything either. If you learn how to pronounce something while you’re learning to read and write it, you’ll run into overload. By learning pronunciation first (without knowing how to read or write anything) you’re essentially breaking the process up into smaller pieces and ultimately saving yourself a lot of time. In order to learn the pronunciation, though, we’re going to use hiragana. So, let’s get going, eh? 前 →
Part 1 | Kanji Drill | Characters Read this page briefly and spend most of your time on the drill exercise for quick memorization. 人 : ジン、ニン、ひと Reading of the Kanji is shown above. Onyomi is in Katakana, Kunyomi is in Hiragana. Click button to see the stroke order animation. 日 : ジツ、ニチ、か、ひ The reading which will be learned in the higher levels is colored in gray. Kanji symbols in [ ] will be learned in the higher levels. Notes Each day of the week is related to one of 7 planets and stars in the solar system - 日<sun>, 月<moon>, 火星<Mars>, 水星<Mercury>, 木星<Jupiter>, 金星<Venus> and 土星<Saturn>. 月 : ガツ、ゲツ、つき 火 : カ、ひ、ほ 水 : スイ、みず 木 : ボク、モク、き、こ 金 : キン、コン、かな、かね 土 : ト、ド、つち 今 : キン、コン、いま 何 : カ、なに、なん Writing Practice Handwriting practice improves your character recognition ability. It is recommended to do the writing practice to get familiar with the shape of letters. Printable writing practice sheet is available at Kanji Writing Practice page. Reading of Kanji Most Kanji symbols have two ways of reading - onyomi and kunyomi. Onyomi Kunyomi Drill Exercise
International Mevlana Foundation Mevlevi Order & Sema The discipline of Mevlevi Order was established by Mevlevi’s son Sultan Veled, his disciple Chalabi Husameddin, and his grandson Ulu Arif Chalabi in order to pass on his teachings to future generations. Ever since then, the “order” has been presided over by a Makam Chalabi (Chief Master) elected from among Mevlana’s offspring. The Mausoleum and the Mevlevihane are both regarded as “cult” by Mevlevi followers. This initial “House”, located around the Mausoleum, has been named Asitane-i Aliyye, where “Makam” Chalabis (chief masters) have dwelled. The Mevlevihanes have been divided into two kinds: “Asitanes, which are authorized to give education for up to a 1001 days and secondly, Zaviyes”, which are relatively smaller and have no network for education. The education in Islamic Mysticism was a harder task than the Medrese (theological university) education. The Mevlevi life is based on “adab and erkan” (discipline and rules of conduct). Sema (Ayin-i Sherif)
Genki – Self-study Room Self-study Room offers a variety of online materials to support your learning with Genki textbooks. *external links (Notice)If your computer is experiencing difficulties reading the scripts on this site, change the text code to “Japanese (Shift_JIS)” or “Automatic”. Culture Note Video Clips for Culture Note Video clips related to “Culture Note” columns in the Dialogue & Grammar section of Genki. Hiragana & Katakana Basic Charts By clicking each hiragana or katakana in the charts, you can see its stroke order and hear how it is pronounced. Hiragana Chart Katakana Chart Flash Cards In each set of exercises, 15 hiragana/katakana are shown one by one. Hiragana 1(a-so) Katakana 1(a-so) Hiragana 2(ta-ho) Katakana 2(ta-ho) Hiragana 3(ma-n) Katakana 3(ma-n) Listening Quiz Choose the character from the three options that represents the sound of hiragana/katakana you listen to. Hiragana Listening Quiz Katakana Listening Quiz Concentration Game Usagi-Chan’s Genki Resource Page Kanji Kanji Reading Practice KanjiAlive