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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Hashi
    22. 9 Things Starcraft Can Teach You About Learning Japanese My life for Tofugu... er... Aiur

      | Koichi
    23. 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
    24. Why Do Japanese People Talk So Fast? Try to keep up, junior

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

      | John
    26. Practicing Japanese To Insanity Get Fluent the Crazy Way

      | Koichi
    27. 8 Things That Will Improve Your Japanese in Two Hours We all have a couple hours to spare

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

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

      | Hashi
    30. 10 Things I Wish I Knew About Japanese Learning When I Was First Starting Out herp derp derp derp herp derp

      | Koichi
    31. Hentaigana: How Japanese Went from Illegible to Legible in 100 Years Very pretty text becomes readable text

      | Hashi
    32. How Little Epiphanies Add Up to Big Gains Level up your Japanese

      | Koichi
    33. The Kana, They Are A-Changin' The post-war attempts to change kana forever

      | Hashi
    34. Yamato Kotoba: The REAL Japanese Language The language of the ancients

      | Koichi
    35. Goroawase: Japanese Numbers Wordplay How To Remember Japanese Telephone Numbers

      | Koichi
    36. Download Japanese Books for Free with Aozora Bunko! Tons of Japanese reading material absolutely free

      | Hashi
    37. Babigo: A Fun Japanese Language Game! The Japanese version of Ubbi Dubbi.

      | Hashi
    38. Want To Learn Japanese? Maybe You Should JFDI Seriously

      | Koichi
    39. Studying With Japanese Drama: The Step-By-Step Guide Turn your addiction into knowledge

      | Koichi
    40. The Best Paid Services for Your Japanese Language Learning Use your money wisely

      | Koichi
    41. The Ultimate Kanji Test: Kanji Kentei You don't have what it takes, trust us.

      | Koichi
    42. Using “Jerry Seinfeld’s Secret To Productivity” To Learn Kanji What's the deal with kanji?

      | Koichi