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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Koichi
    13. What Does Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu Mean? It's the double rainbow of Japanese

      | Koichi
    14. The 100+ Most Important Japanese Words The minimum amount of Japanese you should learn before traveling to Japan.

      | Koichi
    15. When Learning Japanese, It’s All About The Little Victories Every day is something to celebrate

      | Koichi
    16. Japanese Words That Make It Into English Dictionaries Samurai, Futon, and delish Sushi

      | Koichi
    17. Using Japanese Kids' Newspapers to Study for the JLPT: A 5-Step Method Don't say Japanese kids never did nothin' for ya

      | Nick
    18. Why It's Okay To Forget Kanji What were we talking about, again?

      | Koichi
    19. How To Trick Yourself Into Good (Japanese) Study Habits If you don't trick your brain, it'll fight you the whole way

      | Koichi
    20. Using Kid’s Songs to Learn Japanese Because who isn't a kid on the inside?

      | David
    21. 10 Reasons a Japanese Girlfriend Won't Help Your Japanese Don't assume learning will just happen

      | Nick
    22. When You Feel Like You Don't Want to Stop, Stop. It doesn't feel right, but you'll be happy you did

      | Koichi
    23. Should you Learn Japanese from a Native Speaker or a Foreigner? Who do you choose?

      | Koichi
    24. Learn Japanese Vocabulary Faster Becoming A Nintendo DS Kanji Sonomama Master

      | Brett Fyfield
    25. Question: How Should You Learn Kanji? We asked the experts

      | Koichi
    26. The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Learning Kanji Don't do what I did

      | Koichi
    27. The History Of Kanji Where did kanji come from, anyway?

      | Koichi
    28. How To Pronounce The Japanese "R" Sound RRRrrrRRRrrrrRRRRrrr

      | Koichi
    29. Rosetta Stone Japanese: Is It Worth It? Is it worth the money?

      | Koichi
    30. Is Learning Japanese Not Popular Anymore? And what does the future hold?

      | Koichi
    31. Japanese Language Cheatsheet For Travelers Going to Japan but don't want to really learn Japanese? Use a cheatsheet.

      | Koichi
    32. How Not To Find A Japanese Language Partner Don't scare your language partners away

      | Koichi
    33. Strange Katakana Words Words you may have trouble deciphering

      | Gakuranman
    34. Japanese Particles Cheatsheet Should I be using は or が…?

      | Koichi
    35. Furigana: How To Use The Little Kana That Live Above Your Kanji In the end, you should probably just learn kanji

      | Koichi
    36. Shiritori, The Japanese Game That Will Improve Your Japanese Good for a long Japanese car ride.

      | Koichi
    37. Listen to Japanese Podcasts via iTunes Hone your skills and your ears

      | Koichi
    38. Studying Japanese Over The Summer Three full months of Japanese study

      | Koichi
    39. 6 Reasons Why Kanji is Necessary Why you should learn kanji even if "you don't wannnnna"

      | Koichi
    40. Talk Like A Samurai Katajikenai for reading this.

      | Koichi and Mami Suzuki
    41. Using Twitter to Practice Japanese Tweet Tweet ピチピチ

      | Koichi
    42. Japanese Online Translators: They Laugh at You I hope you wanted to call your teacher "cheese butt" cause you just did

      | Erin