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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Mami Suzuki and Koichi
    8. 350 Japanese Counters Grouped by Usefulness Divided into 2 Absolutely Must-Know, 17 Must-Know, 47 Common, and so on

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

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

      | Mami Suzuki
    11. 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
    12. 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
    13. New Japanese Learning Resources: July 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

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

      | Mami Suzuki
    15. 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
    16. New Japanese Learning Resources: May & June 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    25. 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
    26. New Japanese Learning Resources: The Best of 2017 The year's best tools to help you learn Japanese!

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

      | Kristen Dexter
    28. 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
    29. New Japanese Learning Resources: November 2017 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    30. 12 Ways to Answer Your Own Questions About Japanese No teacher? No problem.

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

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

      | Matthew Chozick
    33. New Japanese Learning Resources: October 2017 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    34. "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Loretta "Kemushichan" Tips for speaking Japanese fluently

      | Loretta "KemushiChan"
    35. New Japanese Learning Resources: September 2017 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    36. New Japanese Learning Resources: August 2017 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    37. Japanese Sentences and the Best Ways to Study with Them Graduate from Japanese vocabulary drills and move forward

      | Koichi
    38. On'yomi And Kun'yomi in Kanji: What's the Difference? Understanding one of the most difficult aspects of kanji

      | Kristen Dexter
    39. Japanese Grammar KOTOKARA: The Definitive Guide Understanding the Japanese conjunction made of two particles (and when it's appropriate)

      | Koichi and Dan Bornstein
    40. New Japanese Learning Resources: July 2017 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    41. "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Jonathan Kirk from Kanshudo A kanji expert's strategy for learning to read Japanese

      | Jonathan Kirk
    42. Learn Kanji with Radicals and Mnemonics: The Definitive Guide WaniKani's secret sauce revealed, so you can build your own superfast kanji learning system

      | Koichi and Kristen Dexter