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NIHONGO eな - Portal for Learning Japanese -

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

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Mamelon Mamelon (マメロン) is a free Japanese font with rounded edge design, created by the designer who brought you “Makinas“. The kanji characters were modified based on Makinas kanji, by making it rounded and then pair up with self-made kana characters. It has a total of 6600 glyphs including large collection of kanji characters, making this font a useful font to apply on many different design needs. Usage Permission Japanese Stories Go to Tom Ray's home page. Go to the Tierra home page. I have translated these texts as my own way of studying Japanese. I have made them available on my web page primarily for other people studying Japanese (and also for Japanese people studying English), but also for those in the West who may not be familiar with these stories. However, these stories have, of course, already been translated. A web search on Japanese Children's Stories can show you how to get the English editions.

Create your own Japanese word search puzzles I have discovered an offline tool to create your own Japanese word search puzzles. In the past I recommended creating your own word search (シークワーズ) puzzles using the online tool here (crosswords too). The benefits of this would be for the development of word recognition abilities. Preferably done with already-mastered words, and possibly done as time-limited fluency exercises, rapid reading tasks, as noted in the aforelinked post. I had recommended the online tool because when I last looked for offline programs for generating these puzzles, the few I found did not work with Japanese.

Pigmo 01 Pigmo 01 (ピグモ01) is a unique, artistic Japanese font that you can download for free and use it on your commercial works. This font was derived from Pigmo 00, the hiragana, katakana and alphanumeric characters are brand new while sharing the same kanji character designs. This font supports up to JIS Level 2 kanji characters (6,355 characters). Usage Permission Free for personal and non-commercial, commercial works Embodied Japanese Cognition: Thinking and Acting in Japanese “Learning a language means learning to think with it and to act with it in one and the same operation.” – M.A.K. Halliday, Language and Education (Collected Works, Volume 9) While reading an old essay written by renowned linguist M.A.K. Halliday, I stumbled across references to a scholar of language learning from the 19th century, named François Gouin. Gouin is somewhat obscure, but in some circles is known as inventor of the Series Method. Gouin’s aim was to combine thought and action in the second language, focusing on sentences, and particularly the verbs in the sentences, arranged in a series of steps describing an action or a set of actions.

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. 'An,' meaning safety, named Japan's kanji of the year for 2015 The kanji an, which denotes safety or peace, best symbolizes the national mood in 2015, a Kyoto-based kanji promotion organization said Tuesday. The character reflects the claims and counterclaims that rang out nationwide when the Abe administration steamrolled security bills through the Diet this summer. There were major protests over the legislation, which will fundamentally expand the range of missions the Self-Defense Forces can take part in overseas.

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.

Japanese Reading Practice For Beginners Of course, there are plenty of resource out there to help intermediate and advanced learners of Japanese to practice their reading. They can use any Japanese book, manga, blog, or website and study away to their heart’s content. For beginners, though, finding Japanese things to read that are at or around your level is a pain. Either you study what’s in your textbook (limited and often times boring) or you don’t get to study reading it much at all.

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. Bureau of Tourism, Gunma Prefectural Government Only 100 kilometers away from Tokyo,the shape of soaring crane appears in the heart of Japan. Gunma Prefecture is located right at the center of the Japanese islands. The shape of the prefecture resembles a crane flapping its widely spread wings so much, as it is referred to as “Gunma Prefecture with the shape of a soaring crane” in a local card game which is popular among residents of the prefecture.

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

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