Learn Japanese - Nihongo.3Yen.com – Japanese Language First Steps | NIHONGO ICHIBAN This is the list of the 103 kanji you need to know to pass the JLPT N5 test. Click on the kanji and watch the video with the stroke order on how to write it and learn from example vocabulary. When you click the “Share” button on top of the page you can also select to print in a printer friendly view (in total 31 A4 pages). 3. Question #1: Why Are You Learning Japanese? “Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.” – Stephen Kaggwa You’d be surprised how many people decide to do something as big as learning Japanese without knowing the answer to this question. I bet you 90% of people who start studying have no idea why they’re doing it (which… ahem… happens to be the same percentage of people who end up quitting, might I add). Now, when I say these people “don’t know why they’re learning Japanese” I’m also not counting generalities. Answers like “because it’s fun” and “because it’s cool” are okay for a little while, but they won’t hold out when the going gets tough. I want to be able to talk to my Japanese grandmother in JapaneseI want to travel to Japan and walk the 88 temples of ShikokuI want to live and work in Japan, doing marketing for SonyI’m an anthropologist and want to study the Ainu peopleI want to appear on Japanese television one day as a comedian When you know what you’re working towards, you end up having more drive. ← 後前 →
12 Tips to use your Japanese IME better If you’re serious about learning Japanese, I’m sure you will eventually either want to or need to be able to type in Japanese on your computer. Typing in Japanese is done with software called an IME (Input Method Editor), which allows you to type Japanese phonetically (romaji) and have the your typing automatically converted to Japanese characters. You may have already set up your IME and have some experience using it (if not, please check out Greggman.com’s excellent guide to installing/setting up your IME). However, it’s common for foreigners to overlook some of the finer points of its usage. This article aims to provide novice IME users with an introduction to some of the intermediate and advanced features literally waiting at their fingertips, providing a basis for improved typing efficiency, problem solving and expanded usage. For this article I’ll presume that: Tip 1: Easy IME on/off toggle English Keyboards: ALT + Tilde. This is a very basic tip but one of the most important.
Hiragana Course Outline Free online study program produced by an experienced native Japanese language teacher. Suitable for the very first step of learning the Japanese language. Goal This course will assist you to gain the following abilities; Also, more than 500 commonly used words and phrases are introduced through the course. Structure The course consists of 10 lessons. Lesson Contents Each lesson consists of three sections - Reading, Writing and Typing. Reading Correct shape and sound are introduced through video contents. Full of voice recordings narrated by Japanese voice actors. Writing Detailed handwriting instructions. Specially developed original font is used to show the standard shape of letters. Printable writing practice sheets (PDF) are provided. Typing Detailed instructions on how to input Hiragana letters on personal computers. Printable keystrokes chart (PDF) is provided. Different styles of commonly used fonts are introduced. Quiz Click the thumbnail to watch sample videos. How to Study Preparation
You've got a friend in Japan! Japanese Joshi - The best darned website in town ;) Learn Japanese with YouTube: 8 Channels You Don't Wanna Miss | FluentU Japanese Well, I guess it’s time to end this blog. There’s nothing left to write about. We’ve already given you our best tips. Like how you can make the most of language exchange. And what blogs, podcasts, anime, dramas, and TV series you should check out to learn Japanese. Actually – there is one more thing. YouTube. Yes, YouTube’s great for turning your brain off. But there are also tons of channels dedicated to helping you learn Japanese. Want me to prove it? Here are 8 awesome YouTube video channels that will set you on a course to Japanese success. Tofugu If you like to walk on the wackier side of life, then Tofugu is definitely for you. Situated among these slices of Japanese life are some Japanese language learning lessons. Bobby Judo Bobby Judo has a popular YouTube channel and it’s easy to see why. Some of the videos may not be suitable for absolute beginners, but for intermediates and advanced speakers, they provide some challenging opportunities as well as a way of checking progress. GenkiJapan
Hiragana 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. 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)...
Japanese Phrases and Common Sentences Japanese Phrases *1 This may be a kind of literary/writing expression… and it’s seldom used in conversation. But never is unnatural. *2 Arigato and Arigato gozaimasu. I hope the content of this page was useful to you, and that you learned some Japanese phrases, expressions and words. Introduction - derrière le pléonasme. Par définition, le "gaijin" (外人), c'est "celui qui n'est pas Japonais".Une méthode de japonais s'adresse donc généralement aux gaijins. Alors pourquoi ce pléonasme ? S'il y a un truc que j'ai appris après mes 6 ans d'études de la langue japonaise, c'est que la spécialisation ça ne sert... qu'aux spécialistes. Le commun des mortels me regarde aujourd'hui avec admiration car je parle et écrit couramment le japonais. Ce qu'ils ne savent pas, c'est que pendant que je me spécialisais en vain, certains de mes comparses arrêtaient le japonais après une licence pour se consacrer à une deuxième langue asiatique.Donc pendant que des être prodigieux comme votre serviteur arrivent à parler 1 langue asiatique, d'autres êtres ET prodigieux ET plus malins arrivent à en parler 2, voire 3 ! Mes premiers cours seront donc consacrés à l'approche du japonais, avant même d'aborder la langue proprement dite. Je vous montrerai la voie, mais je ne ferai pas le chemin à votre place.