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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | David
    9. 10 Reasons a Japanese Girlfriend Won't Help Your Japanese Don't assume learning will just happen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Koichi
    27. 6 Reasons Why Kanji is Necessary Why you should learn kanji even if "you don't wannnnna"

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

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

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

      | Erin
    31. Japanese Grammar: At the Same Time A grammar breakdown

      | Koichi
    32. Studying Japanese with a Nintendo DS Get your game on and learn something at the same time

      | Koichi
    33. Beginning Japanese: All Your First Steps Get off on the right foot

      | Koichi
    34. Ways To Say "Desu" Learn your way around the greatest copula in Japanese

      | Koichi