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

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

      | Mami Suzuki
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. New Japanese Learning Resources: July 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

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

      | Mami Suzuki
    7. 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
    8. New Japanese Learning Resources: May & June 2018 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    17. 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
    18. New Japanese Learning Resources: The Best of 2017 The year's best tools to help you learn Japanese!

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

      | Kristen Dexter
    20. 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
    21. New Japanese Learning Resources: November 2017 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    22. 12 Ways to Answer Your Own Questions About Japanese No teacher? No problem.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Jonathan Kirk
    34. 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
    35. "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Michael from Tofugu Japanese methods for learners climbing toward intermediate

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

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    37. Spaced Repetition and Japanese: The Definitive Guide All the best SRS programs and how to use them

      | Koichi
    38. Using the Keyword Mnemonic Method to Learn Japanese Vocabulary The only brain cheat that's not really cheating

      | Koichi
    39. How Kim Ahlstrom, Creator of Jisho.org, Uses Dictionaries to Learn Japanese The best Japanese dictionaries according to a dictionary maniac

      | Kim Ahlstrom
    40. 27 Katakana Charts: Stroke Order, Mnemonics, Practice, and More Download the chart that fits your learning style

      | Michael Richey
    41. "What I Use To Study Japanese" - James from ALT Insider 5 ways James uses SRS to achieve fluency

      | James Winovich
    42. "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Adam from Jalup NEXT The creator of Jalup NEXT shares his secrets

      | Adam Shapiro