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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Koichi
    19. 6 Reasons Why Kanji is Necessary Why you should learn kanji even if "you don't wannnnna"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Koichi