Japanese

    You may start out skimming the surface of the Japanese language, but at some point going deeper will pay dividends. Whether that's focusing on on'yomi/kun'yomi, rendaku, or the real-life use of です, the deeper you go with the fundamental components of Japanese, the more benefits you gain from study time. Start fortifying your foundation with our articles below. Each one you read is another step toward fluency.
    1. 時/時間: Counting Time and Hours Your time is valuable... so use it to read about time

      | Mami Suzuki
    2. 分: Counting Minutes and Edo Period Silver Currency When someone asks how many minutes it took to boil the egg you brought for lunch, you'll need this counter.

      | Mami Suzuki
    3. New Japanese Learning Resources: October 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Michael Richey
    4. 回: Repetitive Actions, Regular Events The times, they are a-being counted

      | Mami Suzuki
    5. 階: Floors of a Building When the elevator operator in Japan asks you what floor you want, how will you answer her if you don't read this article?

      | Mami Suzuki
    6. 人: Counting People and Smart Animals "This counter counts PEEEOPLE!" shouted Charlton Heston as he was carried away on a stretcher

      | Mami Suzuki
    7. 羽: Counting Birds, Bats, and Bun-Buns 🦅 🦇 🐇 ... one of these things is not like the others

      | Mami Suzuki
    8. 冊: Counting Books This one's easy, the counter even looks like a book

      | Mami Suzuki
    9. New Japanese Learning Resources: September 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    10. 本: Counting Long, Skinny Things 11 categories of long, skinny things that are worth counting

      | Mami Suzuki and Koichi
    11. 匹: Counting Animals, Bugs, and Wild Children Learn the difference between counting orcs and elves, you racist nerd.

      | Mami Suzuki
    12. 台: Counting Machines, Furniture, & Whole Cakes Finally, you can count that pile of window unit air conditioners in your basement

      | Mami Suzuki
    13. 枚: Counting Everything Flat Counting flat things, round things, cloth, roles, sections, food orders, and so much more

      | Mami Suzuki and Koichi
    14. 頭: Counting Those Big, Professional Animals That show "Dogs with Jobs"... all those dogs on that show are counted with this counter

      | Mami Suzuki
    15. 個: Counting (Almost) Everything and Anything Like the counter 〜つ but slightly less useful (only slightly)

      | Mami Suzuki
    16. 〜つ: Counting Everything and Anything When you don't know what counter to use...

      | Mami Suzuki
    17. Getting Started with Japanese Counters What they are, how to use them, and grammatical aspects

      | Mami Suzuki and Koichi
    18. 350 Japanese Counters Grouped by Usefulness Divided into 2 Absolutely Must-Know, 17 Must-Know, 47 Common, and so on

      | Mami Suzuki
    19. New Japanese Learning Resources: August 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    20. Ganbaru: Fight! Do Your Best! Never Say Die! Meanings, history, example sentences, and what Japanese people think when they hear it.

      | Mami Suzuki
    21. Japanese Name Enders: More than Mr. and Ms. When and how to use さん, くん, and more you've never heard of

      | Michael Richey and Mami Suzuki
    22. Rendaku: Why Hito-Bito isn't Hito-Hito What your Japanese teacher doesn't want you to know (because they don't actually know)

      | Kristen Dexter
    23. New Japanese Learning Resources: July 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    24. Japanese Numbers and How to Count ALL of Them Counting that's not as easy as 1, 2, 3

      | Mami Suzuki
    25. The Meaning of Genki: Going Way Beyond "O Genki Desu Ka? Hai, Genki Desu." Start using the word "genki" the way the Japanese use it.

      | Mami Suzuki, Michael Richey, and Koichi
    26. New Japanese Learning Resources: May & June 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    27. Chotto: A Little Word with a Lot of Ambiguity Seven meanings, one word, all cop

      | Mami Suzuki
    28. How to Make a Reservation in Japanese Make that reservation in Japanese, reservation-free

      | Mami Suzuki
    29. A Guide to Japanese Pronunciation: Sounds, Words, and Sentences Who knew glottal fricatives and voiced alveolar nasal stops could be so rewarding?

      | Kristen Dexter
    30. Getting Into 込む Compound Verbs It’s time for you to 覚え込む some Japanese grammar

      | Koichi and Mami Suzuki
    31. New Japanese Learning Resources: April 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    32. Transitive and Intransitive Verbs in Japanese and How To Use Them Never mix them up again!

      | Kristen Dexter
    33. New Japanese Learning Resources: March 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    34. New Japanese Learning Resources: January–February 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    35. The Best Japanese Textbooks, Reference Books, and Dictionaries for Beginners Minna, Busy People, Genki, From Zero. It’s like a Japanese textbook Justice League in here

      | Michael Richey and Kristen Dexter
    36. New Japanese Learning Resources: The Best of 2017 The year's best tools to help you learn Japanese!

      | Kristen Dexter
    37. New Japanese Learning Resources: December 2017 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    38. What Makes a Good Japanese Translator? Japanese translation advice from the guy who worked on Vagrant Story, Phoenix Wright, and multiple Final Fantasies.

      | Michael Richey
    39. New Japanese Learning Resources: November 2017 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    40. 12 Ways to Answer Your Own Questions About Japanese No teacher? No problem.

      | Michael Richey
    41. Aisekiya Izakaya: Practicing Your Japanese For Cheap at Japan's Random Group Date Restaurant Free food, free drinks, and free language partners

      | Kanae Nakamine
    42. "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Matthew Chozick How a TV star in Japan studies Japanese

      | Matthew Chozick