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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Sarah W
    20. How To Write Letters In Japanese: An Introduction Pen Pal Besties for Life

      | Koichi
    21. Learning Japanese Vocab Using Opposites Strengthen your vocab with the power of pairs

      | Koichi
    22. Creating Japanese Learning Opportunities in a Non-Japanese Speaking World Immersing yourself in Japanese outside Japan

      | Koichi
    23. How to Handle the Transition from Classroom to Self-Learning Welcome to the real world

      | John
    24. Majoring in Japanese? Here's What You Can Expect 5 reasons not to and 2 to maybe consider it

      | John
    25. The Biggest Spelling Mistakes in Japanese Nobody's perfect, even in Japanese

      | Hashi
    26. How To Survive, Get Ahead, And Then Conquer Your Japanese Language Class How to rocket to the head of the class

      | Koichi
    27. How To Look Up and Read Kanji You Don't Know Because everyone needs help sometimes

      | Koichi
    28. Japanese Reading Practice For Beginners Ease yourself in gently, like it's a hot, hot bath of language

      | Koichi
    29. How to Stay Motivated When Learning Japanese Keeping momentum for the long term

      | John
    30. Spotting The Hidden Meanings Hiding Within Animal Kanji Is that a pigeon I see in your kanji?

      | Koichi
    31. How to Kick Start Your Japanese Fluency With Pictures Visual learners listen up!

      | John
    32. How to Learn Japanese Without Really Doing Anything Nothing is never nothing, though

      | John
    33. How Romaji Can Ruin Your Day Maybe you should just learn actual Japanese?

      | Hashi
    34. Yojijukugo: The Four Kanji That Make One Idiom With 一所懸命 you will learn them all

      | Koichi
    35. Mixing It Up With Japanese Wordplay Becoming smarter and more fluent the fun way!

      | Hashi
    36. 9 Things Starcraft Can Teach You About Learning Japanese My life for Tofugu... er... Aiur

      | Koichi
    37. Your Name in Japanese - The Right and Wrong Way to Do It There are two ways to write your name in Japanese. And one of them is wrong.

      | Hashi
    38. Why Do Japanese People Talk So Fast? Try to keep up, junior

      | Koichi
    39. How To Conquer the Intermediate Japanese Plateau You've achieved a lot. But you can achieve more.

      | John
    40. 8 Things That Will Improve Your Japanese in Two Hours We all have a couple hours to spare

      | Koichi
    41. What Does It Mean To Be Fluent In Japanese? にほんごわかりますか?

      | Hashi
    42. Why People Say Japanese Is Hard to Learn and Why They're Wrong Don't believe everything you hear.

      | Hashi