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Japanese Language: Most Popular Articles

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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.
Free Japanese Audio Files
Listening Japanese audio files is good practice for your pronunciations. Try to listen them repeatedly to get proper sounds.
How to Say "I love you" in Japanese
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What is the difference between Arigatou...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - What is the difference between Arigatou gozaimasu and Arigatou gozaimashita?
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
Greetings and Daily Expressions
Learn how to say Good Morning in Japanese.
Japanese Zodiac - The Twelve Zodiac Signs
Learn about the Japanese zodiac and find out what animal you are.
Japanese Words for "Love"
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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?
Greetings for Special Occasions
Learn how to say Happy Birthday in Japanese.
Ohayou - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say good morning in Japanese.
Expressions used in Japanese Letters - How to...
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.
Oyasuminasai - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say good night in Japanese
Valentine's Day in Japan
In Japan, it is only the women who give presents (mainly chocolates) to men on Valentine's Day. Learn more about the celebrations.
The Japanese Education System
Learn about the Japanese education system and what the life of a student is like。
Learn Japanese - Where Do I Begin
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.
Japanese Body Parts Vocabulary
Learn basic Japanese language vocabulary for body parts with audio files.
Japanese Animal Vocabulary - Learn Japanese...
Here is a list of Japanese animal vocabulary with audio files to help your pronunciation.
All About Verbs - Part 1
Learn about Japanese verb groups (verb tense), verb conjugation and more.
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.
Japanese Particles - use of particle wa and ga
Learn how to use Japanese particles and the difference between particle wa and ga
Family - Japanese Vocabulary
In Japanese, the terms of family relationships differ according to whether you are talking about your own family to someone else, or the other person's family.
Konbanwa - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn simple Japanese phrases - Good evening (Konbanwa)
Hai - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn simple Japanese phrases - Responding in Agreement
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
Joyo Kanji - Joyo Kanji by Grade
Free Kanji online lessons including all of the 1006 joyo kanji characters
Japanese Numbers - Learn How to Count in Japanese
Learn about numbers and how to count in Japanese.
Greetings for Special Occasions - New Year's...
Greeting with appropriate words is important for socializing. Learn how to say Happy New Year in Japanese.
Word of the Day - subarashii
Learn a new Japanese word every day.
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - A
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - A
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.
Japanese verb conjugation - to do (suru)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to do (suru, shimasu)
Konnichiwa - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say good afternoon in Japanese.
Japanese verb conjugation - to buy (kau)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to learn (kau, kaimasu)
Talking on the Phone
The Japanese normally talk very politely on the phone unless speaking casually with a friend. Let's learn some common expressions used on the phone.
All About Verbs (3)
Learn about Japanese verb groups (verb tense), verb conjugation and more.
Japanese Baby Names for Boys and Girls
Learn Japanese - Japanese Baby Names for Boys and Girls
Japanese verb conjugation - to come (kuru)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to come (kuru, kimasu)
How to pronounce hiragana - Japanese Hiragana...
How to pronounce hiragana - Hiragana Audio Files
Japanese National Anthem - Kimigayo
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Kanji for Tattoos
Kanji tattoos seem to be popular these days. Even if you are not interested in getting a tattoo, this page will help you to find out how to write specific words, or your name, in kanji characters.
Japanese Conception of Red - Is Red the Color...
How do the Japanese see and use the color red?
All About Japanese Verbs (2)
This week we will learn about Japanese verb conjugation from my free Japanese online lessons.
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - A
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - A
Free Hiragana Lessons - How to write hiragana
Free online Hiragana Lessons - How to write hiragana
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.
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 verb conjugation - to meet (au)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to meet (au, aimasu)
Japanese Verb Conjugations
Learn Basic Japanese verbs and their conjugation
Expressions of Desire
There are two ways to express desire or wish.
The Year of the Sheep - Hitsuji doshi
2015 is the year of the sheep. Learn about the Japanese custom of sending New Year Cards as well as some expressions including the word sheep.
Utsukushii - What does the Japanese word...
Learn the meaning and pronunciation of utsukushii, the Japanese word of the day.
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - S
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - S
Japanese Verbs
Learn basic Japanese verbs with audio files
Japanese Lessons
Learn Japanese - free Japanese language online lessons including kanji, hiragana, katakana, basic lessons, grammar, expressions, audio files
How to write hiragana: a, i, u, e, o -...
Learn how to write the hiragana character for "a" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important
All About Adjectives part 1
This week we will learn about I-Adjectives and Na-Adjectives
Animal sounds in Japanese
Animal sounds in Japanese
Lucky and unlucky numbers in Japan - Are there...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - Are there any unlucky numbers in Japan?
Introductory Japanese Lessons (1)
The Japanese language has only 5 vowels: a, i, u, e, o. Learn how to pronounce Japanese vowels.
Ogenki desu ka - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn simple Japanese phrases - How are you? (Ogenki desu ka)
Useful Japanese Expressions
Learn useful Japanese expressions with audio files to help your pronunciation.
What does Banzai mean in Japanese? - The...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - What does Banzai mean?
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.
English Language Education in Japan
In Japan, English language education starts the first year of junior high school and continues at least until the third year of high school.
Word of the Day - oishii
Learn a new Japanese word every day.
The particles "O" and "No"
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How to write love in Japanese - love in...
Learn how to write love in Japanese: shii love affection patriotism compounds romance
The Sounds of Japanese
Japanese has an open-syllable sound pattern, meaning that most syllables end in a vowel.
Utsukushii - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say beautiful in Japanese
Hiragana Lessons - How to write hiragana...
Hiragana Lessons - How to write hiragana (Greetings)
Introductory Japanese Lessons (2)
What are the characteristics of Japanese grammar?
Popular Kanji for Tattoos - Part 1
Learn Japanese - Learn how to write the kanji characters most often used for tattoos
How Would I Apologize in Japanese?
Apologizing is considered a virtue in Japan. Learn some expressions to apologize.
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.
How to Say the Months and Days in Japanese
Learn basic Japanese language vocabulary for calendar with audio files.
Hiragana Lessons - Hiragana Chart
Learn how to write hiragana with online Japanese hiragana lessons
Particle - Bakari
Bakari is a Japanese particle. Learn several different usages of bakari with sample sentences.
Movie Titles in Japanese
Western movies are popular in Japan. When the titles are translated into Japanese, they are sometimes turned into totally different ones. Find out more.
What is the difference between goro and gurai...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - What is the difference between goro and gurai?
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!
Japanese verb conjugation - to sleep (neru)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to sleep (neru, nemasu)
tanoshii - What does the Japanese word tanoshii...
Learn the meaning and pronunciation of tanoshii, the Japanese word of the day.
Daijoubu - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say okay in Japanese
Japanese verb conjugation - to go (iku)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to go (iku, ikimasu)
Most Common Sentence Ending Particles in...
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.
Free Kanji Lessons
Learn Japanese - free Japanese online kanji lessons
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?
Japanese Counters
Let's learn how to count in Japanese. Every language has a different way of counting objects; the Japanese use counters.
Japanese Colors Vocabulary - Learn Japanese...
Learn basic Japanese language vocabulary for colors with audio files.
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
Japanese verb conjugation - to read (yomu)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to read (yomu, yomimasu)
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.
Giri - Moral Obligation
The most basic definition one can give giri is a debt of gratitude and a self-sacrificing pursuit of their happiness.
How to write hiragana: ka, ki, ku, ke, ko -...
Learn how to write the hiragana character for "ka" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important
Ki o tsukete - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say take care in Japanese
Japanese Writing Systems
Kanji Lessons - Japanese writing systems
Japanese verb conjugation - to return (kaeru)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to return (kaeru, kaerimasu)
All About Adjectives Part2
This week we will learn about The Use of Adjectives
Japanese verb conjugation - to listen (kiku)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to listen (kiku, kikimasu)
Expressing Emotions - Pleasure and Sadness
Learn how to express your emotions when you are happy or sad.
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - K
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - K
Basic Japanese Lessons - At the Restaurant (1)
Learn Japanese language with basic Japanese lessons - Vocaburay and useful expressions from the dialgue, At the Restaurant.
Japanese Expressions about Dating
Learn how to ask for a date 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?
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?
How to say okay in Japanese
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Most Popular Japanese Baby Names of 2014
Here is the list of the 10 most popular Japanese baby names of 2014. The names are ranked by popularity, with the most common pronunciation listed first.
Verbs of Change - Naru
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Arigatou gozaimasu - Simple Japanese Phrases
Thank you very much in Japanese - Arigatou gozaimasu
Japanese verb conjugation - to play (asobu)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to play (asobu, asobimasu)
Useful Japanese Verbs
Useful Japanese Verbs. Japanese Language.
What is "~n desu" which is sometimes used at...
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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?
Telling time in Japanese - How to say what time...
Telling time in Japanese - How to say what time is it in Japanese
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?
Learning Kanji
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Japanese Baby Names for Girls - K
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - K
Japanese verb conjugation - to have (motsu)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to have (motsu, mochimasu)
Kurai - What does the Japanese word kurai mean?
Learn the meaning and pronunciation of kurai, the Japanese word of the day.
Japanese verb conjugation - to see, to look...
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to see (miru, mimasu)
Doll's Festival and Hinamatsuri Song
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Formal introductions in Japanese
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Moto - What does the Japanese word moto mean?
Learn the meaning and pronunciation of moto, the Japanese word of the day.
Yoku - What does the Japanese word yoku mean?
Learn the meaning and pronunciation of yoku, the Japanese word of the day.
Japanese Audio Dictionary - A
Japanese Audio Dictionary - A. Japanese Language.
Japanese verb conjugation - to wait (matsu)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to wait (matsu, machimasu)
New Year's Holidays in Japan
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Expressions of Ability (1)
Ability and potential can be expressed by two different ways in Japanese.
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - S
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - S
Expressing Uncertainty
This week we will learn about Expressing Uncertainty, from your Japanese guide
Simple Japanese Phrases - I got it (Wakarimashi...
Learn simple Japanese phrases - I got it (Wakarimashita)
Tadaima - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn simple Japanese phrases - I'm back (Tadaima)
Japanese verb conjugation - to drink (nomu)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to drink (nomu, nomimasu)
How to introduce yourself in Japanese -...
This week we will learn vocabulary in Japanese and some grammar (nouns, omission of topic, negative form, desu)
Japanese for Travelers: Getting Around
Do you plan to go for a trip to Japan? Learn some useful expressions before you go.
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.
The Year of Dragon - Tatsudoshi
2012 is the year of the dragon. Japanese Language.
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
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 - R
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - R
Kanji Land - Introduction
Kanji Land is your daily kanji treat. With These daily kanji lessons, you will learn all of the 1006 kanji characters which are taught in Japanese school, from your Japanese Guide
Dore - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say which in Japanese.
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - T
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - T
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 verb conjugation - to write (kaku)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to write (kaku, kakimasu)
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - M
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - M
Writing Japanese New Year's Cards
The Japanese send New Year's cards (nengajo) rather than Christmas cards. Try sending them to surprise your Japanese friends!
First Meetings and Introductions
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