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: October 2017 This month's best tools to help you to learn Japanese

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Jonathan Kirk
    10. 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
    11. "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Michael from Tofugu Japanese methods for learners climbing toward intermediate

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

      | Kristen Dexter and Michael Richey
    13. Using the Keyword Mnemonic Method to Learn Japanese Vocabulary The only brain cheat that's not really cheating

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

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

      | Kim Ahlstrom
    16. 27 Katakana Charts: Stroke Order, Mnemonics, Practice, and More Download the chart that fits your learning style

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Kristen Dexter
    26. 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
    27. "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Koichi from Tofugu All the Resources and Techniques the Tofugu Founder Uses To Improve his Japanese Fluency

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Kristen Dexter
    38. 27 Hiragana Charts: Stroke Order, Practice, Mnemonics, and More Find the method, style, and approach that works for you.

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

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

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

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

      | Koichi