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. The Ghibli Dictionary: Learning Japanese from Ghibli Films Learn Japanese with John Lasseter's favorite anime

      | Stephen
    2. The Wonderful World of Kaomoji (☝ ՞ਊ ՞)=☞)՞ਊ ՞)(≼⓪≽⋌⋚⋛⋋≼⓪≽)

      | Koichi
    3. Why Quantity, Not Quality, Makes You Fluent In Japanese Sometimes you just have to let go to make progress.

      | Koichi
    4. How to Use a Kanji Dictionary Someday you might use one!

      | Kristen Dexter
    5. How to Find The Kanji Radical Finding the core of kanji

      | Kristen Dexter
    6. Wasei Eigo I Can't Believe It's Not English!

      | Chelsea Bernard
    7. The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Japanese Translator You've been dreaming it. Now make it real.

      | Kristen Dexter
    8. Learn Katakana: The Ultimate Guide Memorize katakana in hours or days, not weeks or months.

      | Koichi
    9. Weird Kanji Unusual Readings and their Origins

      | Kristen Dexter
    10. Gaming To Learn Japanese You're already playing games. Why not learn while you do it?!

      | Kristen Dexter
    11. Learn Hiragana: The Ultimate Guide Memorize hiragana in hours or days, not weeks or months.

      | Koichi
    12. Kobun (Classical Japanese) - Old Kana Why the "ye" in "Yebisu" is even a thing.

      | Rochelle
    13. How To Learn Japanese From Anime The Guide You've Been Waiting For

      | Koichi
    14. Kobun (Classical Japanese) & Honorifics I humbly ask that honorable you read this guide

      | Rochelle
    15. The Mindset of Japanese Arguments How Japanese people argue differently

      | Rudy Barrett
    16. Kobun (Classical Japanese) - Adjectives & Musubi Describe things eloquently (and oddly) in Japanese

      | Rochelle
    17. Japanese Syllable Structure and the Past Tense of Verbs What the language is made of

      | Linda Lombardi
    18. Kobun (Classical Japanese) and How To Use Helper Verbs What do dinosaurs, SNL, and classical Japanese have in common?

      | Rochelle
    19. Kobun (Classical Japanese) Verbs & How To Use Them Actioning in an ancient way

      | Rochelle
    20. The 7 Different Ways to Learn Kanji (As I See It) Which one is right for you?

      | Koichi
    21. An Introduction To Reading Kobun (Classical Japanese) If Shakespeare lived in Japan, this is how he would talk.

      | Rochelle
    22. How To Guess A Kanji's Stroke Order Master those strokes

      | Koichi
    23. しか、さえ、and すら: Three Japanaese Particles That Are Easily Confused Get smart. Particle smart.

      | Rochelle
    24. Learning Japanese Through Cooking (Or Any Activity That You Enjoy)

      | Rochelle
    25. Learning Japanese During Your Study Abroad Maximize your learning

      | Rebecca
    26. Sorry for Saying Thank You The Many Uses Of Sumimasen

      | Sarah W
    27. How To Gain Free Time and Be More Productive Learn Japanese and do more with your life

      | John and Koichi
    28. What I Learned About Learning Japanese From Spending 3 Weeks In Taiwan 3 weeks. 1 lesson. 1 country. Taiwan.

      | Koichi
    29. How To Be PeraPera Tips On Speaking Conversational Japanese More Fluently

      | Rachel B
    30. Staying Motivated: Tricking Your Brain I love Kanji! I love Kanji! Do you hear me brain?!

      | Koichi
    31. Keigo: The Importance of Politeness in Japanese You can't have your keigo and eat it too

      | Mami Suzuki
    32. Staying Motivated: A Habit Is Formed Offer an hour everyday to Kanji and Kanji will give you some love

      | Koichi
    33. Staying Motivated: Setting Stakes Push yourself and then Pay yourself

      | Koichi
    34. Gyaru-go The Language Of The Mysterious and Elusive Creature: The Gal

      | Rachel B
    35. The "Minimum Effective Dose" Of Learning Japanese One pill at a time, kids!

      | Koichi
    36. Kotoba Asobi Playing With Words, Japanese Style

      | Rachel B
    37. Everybody Makes Embarassing Language Mistakes I don't like your selfish

      | Mami Suzuki
    38. Japanese: The Borrower Language Where The Japanese Language Came From, Twisting Words, and Why They Do It

      | Sarah W
    39. The Japanese Particle ね How to use ね

      | Sarah W
    40. An Introduction To Basic Japanese Slang It's gonna be Super awesome!

      | Rachel B
    41. Communicating Without Talking Getting your point across to Japanese people without using words

      | Hashi
    42. Aizuchi: Does Your Listening Make Japanese People Uncomfortable? うん。うん。うん。うん。

      | Sarah W