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. Spaced Repetition and Japanese: The Definitive Guide All the best SRS programs and how to use them

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

      | Kim Ahlstrom
    3. 27 Katakana Charts: Stroke Order, Mnemonics, Practice, and More Download the chart that fits your learning style

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Kristen Dexter
    13. 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
    14. "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Koichi from Tofugu All the Resources and Techniques the Tofugu Founder Uses To Improve his Japanese Fluency

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Kristen Dexter
    25. 27 Hiragana Charts: Stroke Order, Practice, Mnemonics, and More Find the method, style, and approach that works for you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Mami Suzuki
    35. "Interleaving" To Memorize More Japanese Let's put our Japanese sentences, radicals, kanji, and vocab all into one big pile.

      | Koichi
    36. The Language Hack Where You Learn 1,000+ Japanese Words This Week It's almost as if you already know these words

      | Koichi
    37. Your Japanese Weak Point Figure it out and fix it already

      | Koichi
    38. JET Program Japanese Study: Setting Yourself Up for Success Ready, Set, Immersion!

      | Michael Richey
    39. What Does "Japanese Fluency" Mean? A new definition for "fluency"

      | Koichi
    40. Why Reading Japanese Is So Difficult: The First Page Syndrome Why is reading in another language so damn difficult?

      | Koichi
    41. What Does Baka Mean? Japan’s Most Popular Profanity Calling something dumb, foolish, stupid, lacking, crazy, and more can be done with one magic word

      | Mami Suzuki
    42. Why English Is Hard and Japanese Is Easy And why they both make everyone else want to cry

      | Linda Lombardi