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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

rikaichan 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. Rikaichan 2.09 Rikaichan 2.08 Rikaichan 2.07 Installing in Thunderbird? Dictionary Files(install one or more) Japanese - Dutch Japanese - English (recommended) Japanese - French Japanese - German Japanese - Russian Japanese Names (recommended) More... More... Importing Entries The following is a very basic tool that will allow you to append an EDICT-like formatted file to an existing dictionary. rcxmerge_0_04.xpi To start, click Tools, then RCX Merge. Thank you! Todd Rudick, James William Breen, Electronic Dictionary Research & Development Group, Michael Raine, Josh Glover, Zork Zero, and other contributors -- Thank you for making Rikaichan possible!

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.

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

Japanese Kanji to Romaji Converter. Furigana. Pitch Accent. Paste Japanese text here: Phonetic transcription of Japanese text (furigana, kana, romaji or IPA): No Japanese text submitted Phonetic Transcription of Japanese Words – Furigana, Romaji and Pitch Accent Japanese phonetics may seem easy for people who are starting to learn Japanese. First of all, what is pitch accent? He has a perfect [ˈpərfɪkt] pronunciation.I want to perfect [pərˈfekt] my pronunciation. In the above example, if you put stress on the right syllable and pronounce the words correctly, you are better understood and sound natural. Before I go any further I would like to describe different types of phonetic transcription in Japanese, or ways to visually represent the pronunciation of Japanese words. Romaji that uses Latin alphabet,Furigana that uses Japanese alphabet kana near kanji (Japanese characters),Internation Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). For example, the phonetic transcription of the Japanese word 発音 'pronunciation' can be written as: Do you like this converter? HTML link code

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.

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

Learning Hiragana - Yoshida Institute Learning the two Japanese phonetic alphabets, hiragana and katakana, are key to learning basic Japanese. Each hiragana character represents a single vowel or consonant-vowel sound. In the chart below you can see all of the basic hiragana characters along with the closest sounding roman letters. The five vowel sounds, a (ah), i (ee), u (oo), e (eh), o (oh), are combined with the consonant sounds k, s, t, n, h, m, y, r, w to produce almost all the sounds represented by hiragana characters. The consonant-only n character appears at the end of words. Click on any of the characters in the table below to see how to write it correctly: The characters above are the ones you should teach yourself to read and write. Some of the basic hiragana characters above are also written with modifiers that change the consonant sound slightly. Once you've learned these characters, you're ready to start reading Japanese!

The Ultimate Guide to Learning Hiragana and Katakana | FluentU Japanese Can you read this message? ⓘⓜ☹ⓑcauseⓤ my♯✐in½on☼day! Well, did you do it? If so, you are ready to learn to write in Japanese! Learn to write, type and read the Japanese scripts hiragana and katakana with these recommended methods and resources. Three Japanese Alphabets First things first, Japanese uses three main scripts (or alphabets): hiragana, katakana and kanji. Kanji (漢字) are adopted Chinese characters used in modern Japanese writing. We’ll be focusing on hiragana and katakana (often referred to as kana) in this article — and for a very good reason! All hiragana and katakana characters make phonetic sounds, just like the English alphabet. Hiragana and katakana use the same sounds, but different characters. Hiragana Hiragana (ひらがな) is used mainly for grammatical purposes. 私の名前は優也です。 There are some cases where Japanese words use hiragana more often than kanji, such as かわいい (kawaii) or さようなら (sayounara). Katakana レディー・ガガ (Lady Gaga) ボン・ジョヴィ (Bon Jovi) ジョン・スミス (John Smith) ビールを飲んでみましょう!

Japanese Tips I set about learning Japanese the hard way--with a stack of manga and novels and two dictionaries. Taking a language course would have been helpful, but as a graduate student in a completely unrelated field, I had neither the time nor the money for extra classes. This is not necessarily a page for those already studying Japanese in school, for I'm sure your instructors are much better resources. Rather, this is for those who simply want to read Japanese as a hobby or in preparation for future study. Each point is accompanied by examples. (Also see my companion page Fantasy in Japanese.)

JLPT Level N5 Resources - Free vocabulary lists and MP3 sound files Products I think are awesome: If you're a bit shakey on your hiragana and katakana, try writing them over and over until they stick. If you're very shakey or don't know any yet - maybe try these kana flashcards or make your own. I didn't use these kana flashcards, but tried to invent stories about the kana to remember them. (e.g. Kana Kana charts with romaji and sounds Hiragana chart ( Katakana chart ( Kana cheatsheets (hiragana, katakana and romaji) Print them out and stick them on your wall! Vocabulary sound files I have recorded a few lists of vocabulary to aid memory. I am not Japanese so the Japanese pronunciation is probably a little off, though I tried my best. These files contain all the vocabulary needed for level N5 of the JLPT. (689 words) (13 MB) jlpt5_part1.mp3 (2.4 MB) - ああ to jlpt5_part2.mp3 (3.8 MB) - to それから jlpt5_part3.mp3 (3.7 MB) - それから to jlpt5_part4.mp3 (4.1 MB) - to Vocabulary video files Vocabulary Level N5 vocabulary list Kanji

日本語資源 - Kansaiben (関西弁) and Oosakaben (大阪弁) First Off: Is This Real Grammar? Well yes, technically this is real grammar, but for a language that isn't an official language as such. Before we continue, I would like to recommend everyone who's interested in this dialect to purchace "Colloquial Kansai Japanese" by DC Palter and Kaoru Slotsve (isbn 0804837236, Tuttle publishing, roughly US$15). The Differences There are three differences between standard Japanse (hyoujungen, 標準語) and Oosaka dialect. We start with the syntax differences: compared to standard Japanese, words are pronounced differently, according to a few 'rules' (of which the most important one is: If you hear it used by someone in the kansai region, then that's how you use it). 1. 2. ikimahen (行きまへん) is used instead of ikimasen (行きません) for "Will not go" han (はん) is used instead of san (さん), the neutral polite name suffix. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. To make matters even worse (or not!) The grammar Negation (mizenkei + nai) 日本語:おゆっ? 日本語:あら、ビデオがないんだ。