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How to use ~san, ~kun and ~chan in Japanese
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - How do you use ~san, ~kun and ~chan?
I love you in Japanese
Learn how to say, I love you in Japanese.: history of valentine valentine s day bull history misunderstanding koi
Greetings for Special Occasions
How to say Happy Birthday. Japanese Language.
What is the difference between Arigatou...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - What is the difference between Arigatou gozaimasu and Arigatou gozaimashita?
Greetings and Daily Expressions
Learn how to say Good Morning in Japanese.
Free Japanese Lessons - Learn Japanese
Learn Japanese - free Japanese language online lessons including kanji, hiragana, katakana, basic lessons, grammar, expressions, audio files, phrase of the day
Learn to Speak Japanese
You want to learn Japanese, but don't know where to start? This page directs you to where you should begin in order to speak Japanese.
Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn Japanese - This is a collection of easy Japanese phrases. The Japanese writings for each phrase is included for your reading and writing practice
Japanese Baby Names for Boys and Girls
Learn Japanese - Japanese Baby Names for Boys and Girls
Japanese Writing for Beginners
Writing might be one of the most difficult, but also fun, parts of learning Japanese. There are three types of scripts in Japanese: kanji, hiragana and katakana.
Top 100 Most Common Kanji - 1 thru 50
Are you interested in learning Japanese writing? Are you little overwhelmed by kanji, as there are more than a thousand of them? Here is a list of 100 most frequently used kanji in Japanese newspapers.
Joyo Kanji - Joyo Kanji by Grade
Free Kanji online lessons including all of the 1006 joyo kanji characters
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - A
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - A: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names akinari akiya aoto
Japanese Greetings
Learning greetings is a great way to start communicating people in their language. Please listen the audio carefully, and mimic what you hear rather than reading words.
Oyasuminasai - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say good night in Japanese
Japanese Language Vocabulary - Family
Learn basic Japanese language vocabulary for family with audio files
Kanji for Beginners - Joyo Kanji taught at...
Learn Joyo Kanji taught at Grade Grade 1: lesson archives kanji characters kanji character japanese schools grade 1
The Japanese Education System - School Life in...
Learn about the Japanese education system and what the life of a student is like?
Japanese Verbs
Learn basic Japanese verbs with audio files: japanese verbs verb groups 12356 dictionary pronunciation
Free Hiragana Lessons - How to write hiragana
Free online Hiragana Lessons - How to write hiragana
Ohayou - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say good morning in Japanese.
All About Japanese Verbs (2)
This week we will learn about Japanese verb conjugation from my free Japanese online lessons.
All About Verbs - Part 1
Learn about Japanese verb groups (verb tense), verb conjugation and more.
How to write hiragana: a, i, u, e, o -...
Learn how to write the hiragana character for "i" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important
Japanese Zodiac - The Twelve Zodiac Signs
Learn about the Japanese zodiac and find out what animal you are.
Konbanwa - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn simple Japanese phrases - Good evening (Konbanwa)
Useful Japanese Expressions
Learn useful Japanese expressions with audio files to help your pronunciation.
Japanese Particles - use of particle wa and ga
Learn how to use Japanese particles and the difference between particle wa and ga
Japanese Words for "Love"
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Expressions Used in Letters
The difference between written language and conversational language in Japanese is much greater than in English. Learn some set expressions (opening and closing words, preliminary greetings, final greetings used in formal Japanese letters.
All About Verbs (3)
Learn about Japanese verb groups (verb tense), verb conjugation and more.
Japanese Numbers - Learn How to Count in Japanese
Learn about numbers and how to count in Japanese.
Introducing yourself in Japanese - How to...
Learn Japanese - Introductory Japanese Lessons: english prepositions kore wa yoroshiku japanese person
Telling time in Japanese - How to say what time...
Telling time in Japanese - How to say what time is it in Japanese
How to pronounce hiragana - Japanese Hiragana...
How to pronounce hiragana - Hiragana Audio Files: ku ka ki ra ko
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - A
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - A: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names aemi akie ako
Introductory Japanese Lessons (1)
The Japanese language has only 5 vowels: a, i, u, e, o. Learn how to pronounce Japanese vowels.
The particles "O" and "No"
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What is the difference between kudasai and...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - What is the difference between kudasai and onegaishimasu?
Arigatou gozaimasu - Simple Japanese Phrases
Thank you very much in Japanese - Arigatou gozaimasu
Popular Kanji for Tattoos - Part 1
Learn Japanese - Learn how to write the kanji characters most often used for tattoos
Top 10 Most Common Japanese Surnames
Top 10 Most Common Japanese Surnames: japanese baby names japanese names japanese equivalent satou japanese family
Gomennasai - Simple Japanese Phrases
I'm sorry in Japanese - Gomennasai
Hiragana Lessons - Hiragana Chart
Learn how to write hiragana with online Japanese hiragana lessons
Basic Japanese Lessons
The following is the complete list of my free online basic Japanese lessons.
Free Kanji Lessons
Learn Japanese - free Japanese online kanji lessons
Japanese Colors Vocabulary - Learn Japanese...
Learn basic Japanese language vocabulary for colors with audio files.
Konnichiwa - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say good afternoon in Japanese.
Introductory Japanese Lessons
Following is the complete list of my free online introductory Japanese lessons.
Animals
Here is a list of Japanese animal vocabulary with audio files to help your pronunciation.
Japanese verb conjugation - to do (suru)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to do (suru, shimasu)
All About Adjectives part 1
This week we will learn about I-Adjectives and Na-Adjectives
Introducing People: At a Party
This week we will learn basic dialogue and English translations for introductions.
What does Banzai mean in Japanese? - The...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - What does Banzai mean?
How to introduce yourself in Japanese - how to...
You will learn how to introduce yourself in Japanese and how to use san in Japanese
When do you use Sumimasen as I am sorry And...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - When do you use sumimasen as I am sorry?
Trends in Japanese Baby Names
How to write your name in Japanese and the meaning of japanese names, learn about trends in Japanese baby names
How to introduce yourself in Japanese - How to...
You will learn How to introduce yourself in Japanese and how to say goodbye in japanese
Dore - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say which in Japanese.
Hai - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn simple Japanese phrases - Responding in Agreement
Japanese Counters
Let's learn how to count in Japanese. Every language has a different way of counting objects; the Japanese use counters.
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - M
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - M: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names maeka mamiko manaka
How Would I Apologize in Japanese?
Apologizing is considered a virtue in Japan. Learn some expressions to apologize.
Joyo Kanji - Joyo Kanji taught at Grade 2
Learn the Joyo Kanji taught in Grade 2: lesson archives kanji characters kanji character japanese schools 163
Japanese verb conjugation - to come (kuru)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to come (kuru, kimasu)
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - K
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - K: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names katsuma kaisei kaishi
Japanese Verb Conjugations
Learn Basic Japanese verbs and their conjugation
Japanese verb conjugation - to go (iku)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to go (iku, ikimasu)
Japanese for beginners
free Japanese online lessons for beginners: japanese vocabulary japanese phrases japanese lessons language and culture japanese language
Particles: Ni
Particles are probably one of the most difficult and confusing aspects of Japanese sentences. The Particle ni has quite a few different functions such as indirect object marker, location, direction, time, and so on.
Basic Japanese Language Vocabulary with Audio...
Listen and learn basic Japanese language vocabulary
Japanese Baby Names
Learn Japanese - Find out what a baby's name means and how to chose and write a name in Japanese
Japanese Tattoos - Kanji for Tattoos
Learn Japanese - Learn how to write your name in Japanese and look for kanji symbol for tattoos
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - K
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - K: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names kaoruko katsuki kanae
Ogenki desu ka - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn simple Japanese phrases - How are you? (Ogenki desu ka)
Kanji reading - What is On-reading and...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - I saw the different writing style for the hiragana ki and sa from your site. Are they both correct?
How to write hiragana: ka, ki, ku, ke, ko -...
Learn how to write the hiragana character for "ki" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important
Expressions of Desire
There are two ways to express desire or wish.
Introductory Japanese Lessons (2)
What are the characteristics of Japanese grammar?
Tadaima - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn simple Japanese phrases - I'm back (Tadaima)
Is Japanese hard to learn?
If looked at from a linguistic point of view, Japanese is considered one of the easier languages for a beginner to learn.
How to write one in Japanese - one in Japanese...
Learn how to write one in Japanese: kanji characters itsu tsu compounds pronunciation
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - S
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - S: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names japanese saaya sakie sachiyo
How to introduce yourself in Japanese -...
This week we will learn vocabulary in Japanese and some grammar (nouns, omission of topic, negative form, desu)
Useful Japanese Adjectives
Here is the list of Useful Japanese Adjectives. Learn basic Japanese adjectives and their pronunciation.
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - S
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - S: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names sakito sachio sakuya
How many kanji are there? - How many kanji do I...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - How many kanji do I need to learn to read Japanese?
Hiragana Lessons - Japanese Writing Systems
Hiragana Lessons - There are 46 hiragana characters for 46 different sounds.
Haruki Murakami at Edinburgh International Book...
The renowned Japanese author, Haruki Murakami, recently had an open talk session at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The event was held to commemorate the release of the English translation this month of his novel, “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage.”
All About Radicals (1) - Japanese Language
A radical is a common sub-element found in different kanji characters. Radicals express the general nature of the kanji characters. If you memorize some of the important radicals, they will help you to figure out the meanings of many kanji!
Expressions of Ability (1)
Ability and potential can be expressed by two different ways in Japanese.
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - M
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - M: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names mamio makishi mahito
Lucky and unlucky numbers in Japan - Are there...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - Are there any unlucky numbers in Japan?
Free Japanese Audio Files
Free Japanese Audio Files Free Japanese Audio Files  Listening to these free Japanese audio files is
Word of the Day - oishii
Learn a new Japanese word every day.
Body Parts
Learn basic Japanese language vocabulary for body parts with audio files.
Daijoubu - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say okay in Japanese
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - H
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - H: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names hayate hagane hayato
Verbs of Change - Naru
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All About Adjectives Part2
This week we will learn about The Use of Adjectives
Word of the Day - subarashii
Learn a new Japanese word every day.
Introductory Japanese Lessons (3)
Learn about three different Japanese scripts: kanji hiragana and katakana.
Useful Japanese expressions when visiting...
Japanese seem to have many formal phrases for certain actions. Learn some common expressions you are likely to use when visiting Japanese homes.
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - T
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - T: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names taigo tadanori taisei
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - B
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - B: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names bungo boys names boys and girls
E - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say sorry in Japanese
Hiragana Lessons - How to write hiragana...
Hiragana Lessons - How to write hiragana (Greetings)
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - R
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - R: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names reiji ryuu ryou
Sentence Ending Particles (1)
In Japanese, there are many particles that are added to the end of a sentence. They express the speaker's emotions, doubt, emphasis, caution, hesitation, wonder, admiration, and so on.
How do you express hearsay in Japanese?
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - How do you express hearsay?
How to write hiragana: sa, shi, su, se, so -...
Learn how to write the hiragana character for "shi" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important
Kanji Onreading and Kunreading - How do you...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - I saw the different writing style for the hiragana ki and sa from your site. Are they both correct?
Sentence Ending Particles (2)
In Japanese, there are many particles that are added to the end of a sentence. They express the speaker's emotions, doubt, emphasis, caution, hesitation, wonder, admiration, and so on.
Animal sounds in Japanese
Animal sounds in Japanese: cock a doodle doo animal vocabulary cow moo sounds of animals ushi
How to write love in Japanese - love in...
Learn how to write love in Japanese: shii love affection patriotism compounds romance
How to write right in Japanese - right in...
Kanji Lessons - Learn kanji character for right (migi)
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - R
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - R: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names remika reimi reona
Japanese verb conjugation - to return (kaeru)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to return (kaeru, kaerimasu)
Japanese Word Order
Japanese is a subject-object-verb language. Learn word order for Japanese language.
Japanese Verbs Conjugation
Learn Basic Japanese verbs and thier conjugation: japanese verbs verbs conjugation verb groups narau kakaru
Particles: De
Particles are probably one of the most difficult and confusing aspects of Japanese sentences. The functions of particle de include place of action, means, materials, and so on.
Top 10 Online English Japanese Dictionaries
On-line dictionaries are very handy and the best thing is they are free.
Basic Japanese Lessons - At the Restaurant (1)
Learn Japanese language with basic Japanese lessons - Vocaburay and useful expressions from the dialgue, At the Restaurant.
Calendar
Learn basic Japanese language vocabulary for calendar with audio files.
"Ue o Muite Arukou" by Kyuu Sakamoto –...
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What is the difference between kara and node in...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - What is the difference between kara and node?
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - C
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - C: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names chihaya chion boys names
Ki o tsukete - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say take care in Japanese
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - J
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - J: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names boys names junji boys and girls
Free Katakana Lessons
Learn how to write Katakana with free online Japanese Katakana Lessons
Basic Kanji - Japanese middle school basic joyo...
Learn joyo kanji taught at Japanese junior high school
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - D
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - D: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names daiki boys names daigo
Personal Pronouns
A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. The use of Japanese personal pronouns is quite different from English.
Kawaii - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say cute in Japanese
Japanese verb conjugation - to buy (kau)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to learn (kau, kaimasu)
Free Japanese Language Videos
Here is a list of instructional language videos to improve your comprehension. There is also a variety of audio files available on my Japanese Listening Practice page.
How the Japanese See Red
How do the Japanese see and use the color red?
Dewa mata - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say see you in Japanese
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - N
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - N: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names naoto boys and girls naruto
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - H
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - H: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names hanayo hamano haruko
How to write rain in Japanese - rain in...
Kanji Lessons - Learn kanji character for rain (ame)
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - Y
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - Y: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names yasue yoshie yoshimi
Thanks in Japanese - How to say thanks in...
Learn simple Japanese phrases - Thanks (Arigatou): japanese phrases formal situations arigatou gozaimasu expressions
Joyo Kanji - Joyo Kanji taught at Grade 3
Learn Joyo kanji taught at Grade 3: lesson archives kanji characters kanji character japanese schools grade 3
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - C
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - C: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names chikage chinami chinatsu
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - Y
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - Y: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names yawara yoshikazu yoshihiro
Japanese verb conjugation - to see, to look...
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to see (miru, mimasu)
What is ~n desu which is sometimes used at the...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - What is ~n desu which is sometimes used at the end of a sentence?
Japanese verb conjugation - to meet (au)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to meet (au, aimasu)
Expressing Uncertainty
This week we will learn about Expressing Uncertainty, from your Japanese guide
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