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

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

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

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

      | Jonathan Kirk
    5. 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
    6. "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Michael from Tofugu Japanese methods for learners climbing toward intermediate

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

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

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

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

      | Kim Ahlstrom
    11. 27 Katakana Charts: Stroke Order, Mnemonics, Practice, and More Download the chart that fits your learning style

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

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

      | Adam Shapiro
    14. New Japanese Learning Resources: May 2017 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    15. "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Dogen Japanese resources used by a phonetics expert

      | Dogen
    16. Japanese Learning Advice from Manga Translator Zack Davisson The award-winning translator of Showa offers his advice

      | Zack Davisson
    17. "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Dan from Reajer Japanese resources used by an advanced learner

      | Dan Bornstein
    18. New Japanese Learning Resources: April 2017 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    19. Otonagai: Spending Your Adult Money on Kid's Collectibles Finally, you have a name for your Pokemon card-buying compulsion

      | Chiaki Hirai
    20. New Japanese Learning Resources: March 2017 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    21. Japanese Particle MONONO: The Definitive Guide I was confused by the meaning of ものの, but then I found the perfect guide.

      | Dan Bornstein
    22. "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Koichi from Tofugu All the Resources and Techniques the Tofugu Founder Uses To Improve his Japanese Fluency

      | Koichi
    23. New Japanese Learning Resources: February 2017 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    24. Japanese Particle KANA: The Definitive Guide I wonder if there are more uses than just "I wonder...?"

      | Jack
    25. New Japanese Learning Resources: January 2017 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    26. Tsujigiri: A Japanese word you don't see in other languages And there’s bloody good reason why

      | Carla Sinclair
    27. Dajare: 13 Types of Japanese Puns And How to Use Them to Practice Japanese

      | Jack
    28. Your Step-by-Step Jikoshoukai Guide Learn the basics, practice, and create an advanced Japanese self-introduction

      | Mami Suzuki and Michael Richey
    29. The Meaning of Itadakimasu And How It Reduces Food Waste

      | Mami Suzuki
    30. How to Type in Japanese (And Fun Characters Too!) Getting the most out of your Japanese Keyboard

      | Kristen Dexter
    31. Chibi: The Japanese Word That's Cute And Offensive The origins, the offensive, and the otaku

      | Mami Suzuki
    32. How to Install a Japanese Keyboard On Apple, Windows, Computers, Phones, You name it!

      | Kristen Dexter
    33. 27 Hiragana Charts: Stroke Order, Practice, Mnemonics, and More Find the method, style, and approach that works for you.

      | Koichi
    34. 「『The Art Of、 Japanese Punctuation〜。』」!? 【】〜【】〜【】〜【】〜【】〜【】〜【】

      | Koichi and Kristen Dexter
    35. The "Hiragana Mnemonics Chart," by Tofugu Yet another hiragana chart to put on your bathroom wall

      | Koichi
    36. Tsundere: Understanding Anime’s Obsessions with the Cold/Warm Archetype Also kuudere, dandere, yandere, and every other type of ~dere

      | Mami Suzuki
    37. Tsundoku: Japan's Word for 'Books You Buy But Don't Read' I swear, I'll totally read this book soon.

      | Koichi
    38. Japanese Onomatopoeia: The Definitive Guide Everything and anything there is to know about those weird sounds you keep hearing

      | Kristen Dexter
    39. Why Do Japanese People Say Moshi Moshi on the Phone? And other ways to answer the telephone in Japanese

      | Michael Richey
    40. The Ultimate Guide to Citing Japanese Sources Everything you need to know about properly giving credit in Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    41. Japanese Fluency Is A Race To Make The Most Mistakes Will you make it to the finish line?

      | Koichi
    42. Japanese Homophones and How To Use Them Learn the meanings to all the Japanese sounds that have been confusing you

      | Mami Suzuki