Jim Breen's Japanese Page Introduction Welcome to my Japanese Page. As many readers of this page will know, I have an on-going interest in Japan, its people and language. This has led to a number of activities bringing together Japanese and my professional activities in computing and telecommunications. TUFS Language Modules The Distribution and Number of the Speakers of Japanese Japanese is spoken by approximately 126 million people within Japan. This includes some 800 thousand people whose mother tongues are languages other than Japanese, such as Korean and Chinese. Externally, Japanese is spoken by Japanese descendants in Hawaii, North and South Americas, as well as the people in Taiwan, Korea and Micronesia, who were educated in Japanese during the Japanese occupancy in the former half of the 20th century. The Japanese we learn here Our module deals with the Japanese spoken in Metropolitan Tokyo and its outskirts.
polarcloud.com About Rikaichan is a popup Japanese-English/German/French/Russian dictionary tool for Firefox, Thunderbird and Seamonkey. Features Simple to use, just hover the mouse on top of a Japanese word. Automatically de-inflects verbs and adjectives. Yojijukugo v.4.0 2005-2012 「あ」 合縁奇縁・相縁機縁 （あいえんきえん） [aienkien] (n) uncanny relationship formed by a quirk of fate; a couple strangely but happily united 相碁井目 （あいごせいもく） [aigoseimoku] (exp,n) In every game or play, differences in skill between individuals can be substantial.
Japanese Lessons - Ramblings of DarkMirage Introduction So, one day I was feeling bored and I decided to start a series of Japanese lessons targeted at the anime fans. These lessons are not meant to actually teach the language, but rather to give you a better understanding of how Japanese works and the various headaches faced by translators when they work on your favourite shows every week. I intend to keep this updated regularly, so keep checking back Kunyomi or Onyomi kanji reading You can't really be 100% sure, but lately I do guess right of most of the time with characters I know well. When you look them up afterwards, it helps you remember them very easily if you guessed them right. If you think about looking up a difficult English word, it's not always easy to know how to pronounce it (which parts are stressed in particular) just by reading it, so it's not just Japanese that's tricky like that. I think teaching yourself kanji like that will create a lot of headaches later down the line. A lot of difficult characters contain radicals that are characters themselves.
100 top resources to learn Japanese 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.
Examples of Japanese Onomatopoeia From longtime reader K (who also contributed the awesome screenshots that made up the Goldmine of Engrish), I’ve received a huge list of Japanese Onomatopoeic words and their corresponding meanings. Whether or not you’re into Japanese, it’s very interesting to see how sounds change between languages, and what two languages are further apart than English and Japanese? For example, frogs say “gero gero” instead of “ribbit”, and dogs bark “wan wan”. These words all come from indexes in the back of the English translation of an old manga (Japanese comic book) from the nineties, called “Fushigi Yuugi” (“Mysterious Play”). At K’s insistence, I’ve watched a couple episodes of the anime, and it’s pretty good Japanese practice because the characters seem to speak pretty rapidly, it feels really good hearing them rattle off a long sentence and understanding exactly what it means. Here are the words, arranged into alphabetical order!!
Gakuu - Learn Real Japanese Here you can find the best resources for how to learn Japanese! This is a specially compiled page of links with an emphasis on unique learning materials, websites and applications, the majority of which are entirely free. Use them together with Gakuu’s material to enhance your learning experience. 日本語資源 - Nihongoresources.com The free online lessons Can't stress they're free enough. These lessons are geared towards the serious learner, there is no cutting corners here. The online lessons teach you Japanese the way it's taught in universities, only for free.
Student's Handbook - Japanese Language Learning Resources · Tangorin Japanese Dictionary Yahoo!辞書 → dic.yahoo.co.jp A Japanese Language 「国語辞書」, English-Japanese 「英和辞書」 and Japanese-English 「和英辞書」 dictionary and Thesaurus 「類語辞書」. All in one place. nciku Japanese Dictionary → japanese.nciku.com A Japanese<->English dictionary with kanji handwriting tool, stroke order animations, example sentences, custom vocabulary lists and memorization test memorization tests. One of very few easy to use dictionaries not based on Jim Breen's JMdict. Denshi Jisho → jisho.org Denshi Jisho is an easy-to-use and powerful online Japanese dictionary. Reading Tutor Homepage This is a reading support system for learners of Japanese, made up of several useful items, with a dictionary tool as the key component. Other items include a 'Toolbox', a 'Reading Resource Bank', 'Website Links', and a 'Grammar Quiz' section. You can display the site in Japanese, English, German or Dutch.There are dictionary tools for the following: Japanese-Japanese, Japanese-English, Japanese-German, Japanese-Dutch, Japanese-Slovene, Japanese-Spanish.You can check the degree of difficulty for words and kanji.You can locate grammar structures in sentences and display explanation screens for them.Lots of reading materials are gathered here.You can check your grammar knowledge.You can make your own word book. How to... Let's try using the dictionary tool. Enter a sentence you want to look up in the box, then click on the Japanese to English ('JP->EN') dictionary button.
Visualizing Japanese Grammar Table of Contents Unit 1: Sentence types Unit 2: Word order Unit 3: Simple noun phrases