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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | John