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 "Minimum Effective Dose" Of Learning Japanese One pill at a time, kids!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Hashi
    25. 9 Things Starcraft Can Teach You About Learning Japanese My life for Tofugu... er... Aiur

      | Koichi
    26. 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
    27. Why Do Japanese People Talk So Fast? Try to keep up, junior

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

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

      | Koichi
    30. 8 Things That Will Improve Your Japanese in Two Hours We all have a couple hours to spare

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

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

      | Hashi
    33. 10 Things I Wish I Knew About Japanese Learning When I Was First Starting Out herp derp derp derp herp derp

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Koichi