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Japanese Language: Most Popular Articles

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How to Say "I love you" in Japanese
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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 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.
What is the difference between Arigatou...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - What is the difference between Arigatou gozaimasu and Arigatou gozaimashita?
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 - Celebrations
Learn how to say Happy Birthday in Japanese.
Oyasuminasai - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say good night in Japanese
Ohayou - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say good morning in Japanese.
Specificity of Japanese Verbs
Some Japanese verbs are more specific when describing actions than English verbs. While there is only one verb used for a certain action in English, there might be several different verbs 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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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.
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
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.
The Japanese Education System - School Life in...
Learn about the Japanese education system and what the life of a student is like?
What is the difference between kudasai and...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - What is the difference between kudasai and onegaishimasu?
Joyo Kanji - Joyo Kanji by Grade
Free Kanji online lessons including all of the 1006 joyo kanji characters
Japanese Baby Names for Boys and Girls
Learn Japanese - Japanese Baby Names for Boys and Girls
Konbanwa - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn simple Japanese phrases - Good evening (Konbanwa)
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.
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 Numbers - Learn How to Count in Japanese
Learn about numbers and how to count in Japanese.
All About Verbs - Part 1
Learn about Japanese verb groups (verb tense), verb conjugation and more.
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - A
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - A
Free Japanese Audio Files
Listening Japanese audio files is good practice for your pronunciations. Try to listen them repeatedly to get proper sounds.
Animal sounds in Japanese
Animal sounds in Japanese
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
Arigatou gozaimasu - Simple Japanese Phrases
Thank you very much in Japanese - Arigatou gozaimasu
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?
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.
Konnichiwa - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say good afternoon in Japanese.
What does Banzai mean in Japanese? - The...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - What does Banzai mean?
Useful Japanese Expressions
Learn useful Japanese expressions with audio files to help your pronunciation.
Lucky and unlucky numbers in Japan - Are there...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - Are there any unlucky numbers in Japan?
Hai - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn simple Japanese phrases - Responding in Agreement
All About Japanese Verbs (2)
This week we will learn about Japanese verb conjugation from my free Japanese online lessons.
Japanese Verbs
Learn basic Japanese verbs with audio files
Ogenki desu ka - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn simple Japanese phrases - How are you? (Ogenki desu ka)
Why the Firefly (Hotaru) Is Important in Japan?
In some cultures firefly (hotaru) might not have a positive reputation, but they are well liked in Japanese society.
Doyo Ushi No Hi
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All About Verbs (3)
Learn about Japanese verb groups (verb tense), verb conjugation and more.
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?
Free Hiragana Lessons - How to write hiragana
Free online Hiragana Lessons - How to write hiragana
How Would I Apologize in Japanese?
Apologizing is considered a virtue in Japan. Learn some expressions to apologize.
How to pronounce hiragana - Japanese Hiragana...
How to pronounce hiragana - Hiragana Audio Files
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.
Japanese verb conjugation - to do (suru)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to do (suru, shimasu)
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 Boys - K
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - K
Introductory Japanese Lessons (1)
The Japanese language has only 5 vowels: a, i, u, e, o. Learn how to pronounce Japanese vowels.
Word of the Day - subarashii
Learn a new Japanese word every day.
Word of the Day - oishii
Learn a new Japanese word every day.
Gomennasai - Simple Japanese Phrases
I'm sorry in Japanese - Gomennasai
Expressions of Desire
There are two ways to express desire or wish.
Free Kanji Lessons
Learn Japanese - free Japanese online kanji lessons
Body Parts
Learn basic Japanese language vocabulary for body parts with audio files.
Tanabata - The Star Festival
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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?
Popular Kanji for Tattoos - Part 1
Learn Japanese - Learn how to write the kanji characters most often used for tattoos
Animals
Here is a list of Japanese animal vocabulary with audio files to help your pronunciation.
How to Say the Months and Days in Japanese
Learn basic Japanese language vocabulary for calendar with audio files.
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.
Telling time in Japanese - How to say what time...
Telling time in Japanese - How to say what time is it in Japanese
Japanese verb conjugation - to come (kuru)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to come (kuru, kimasu)
Daijoubu - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say okay in Japanese
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
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - M
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - M
Tadaima - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn simple Japanese phrases - I'm back (Tadaima)
Japanese for beginners
free Japanese online lessons for beginners
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - S
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - S
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.
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.
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - A
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - A
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - K
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - K
Ki o tsukete - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say take care in Japanese
Japanese Phrase of the Day Lessons - Daily...
Learn useful Japanese phrases with audio files: ticket wicket elevator button japanese phrase mind exercise change trains
All About Adjectives part 1
This week we will learn about I-Adjectives and Na-Adjectives
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - S
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - S
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
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?
Utsukushii - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say beautiful in Japanese
Japanese verb conjugation - to go (iku)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to go (iku, ikimasu)
Basic Japanese Language Vocabulary with Audio...
Listen and learn basic Japanese language vocabulary
Introductory Japanese Lessons
Following is the complete list of my free online introductory Japanese lessons.
Japanese Verb Conjugations
Learn Basic Japanese verbs and their conjugation
Top 10 Most Common Japanese Surnames
Top 10 Most Common Japanese Surnames
Japanese Colors Vocabulary - Learn Japanese...
Learn basic Japanese language vocabulary for colors with audio files.
Hiragana Lessons - How to write hiragana...
Hiragana Lessons - How to write hiragana (Greetings)
How to write hiragana: sa, shi, su, se, so -...
Learn how to write the hiragana character for "sa" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - M
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - M
Expressions of Ability (1)
Ability and potential can be expressed by two different ways in Japanese.
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 verb conjugation - to sleep (neru)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to sleep (neru, nemasu)
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - T
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - T
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - H
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - H
Japanese Conception of Red - Is Red the Color...
How do the Japanese see and use the color red?
The Tanabata Festival in Japan and the Tanabata...
July 7th (or August 7th in some areas) is the Tanabata, or star festival, in Japan. People write their wishes on tanzaku (colorful small strips of papers) and hang them on bamboo trees along with other decorations.
How to introduce yourself in Japanese -...
This week we will learn vocabulary in Japanese and some grammar (nouns, omission of topic, negative form, desu)
Basic Japanese Lessons - At the Restaurant (1)
Learn Japanese language with basic Japanese lessons - Vocaburay and useful expressions from the dialgue, At the Restaurant.
Word of the Day - utsukushii
Learn a new Japanese word every day.
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.
Verbs of Change - Naru
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Dore - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say which in Japanese.
The particles "O" and "No"
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Word of the Day - abunai
Learn a new Japanese word every day.
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - R
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - R
How to write hiragana: na, ni, nu, ne, no -...
Learn how to write the hiragana character for "na" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important
Japanese verb conjugation - to return (kaeru)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to return (kaeru, kaerimasu)
Introducing People: At a Party
This week we will learn basic dialogue and English translations for introductions.
Useful Japanese Verbs
Useful Japanese Verbs. Japanese Language.
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - R
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - R
Japanese verb conjugation - to meet (au)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to meet (au, aimasu)
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - C
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - C
Word of the Day - wagamama
Learn a new Japanese word every day.
How to write hiragana: ta, chi, tsu, te, to -...
Learn how to write the hiragana character for "ta" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important
How to write hiragana: ha, hi, fu, he, ho -...
Learn how to write the hiragana character for "ha" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - N
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - N
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - Y
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - Y
All About Adjectives Part2
This week we will learn about The Use of Adjectives
Word of the Day - tanoshii
Learn a new Japanese word every day.
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - J
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - J
Japanese Baby Names for Girls - Y
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - Y
Hontou - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say really in Japanese
Japanese Number Seven
It seems that every culture has lucky numbers and unlucky numbers. Seven appears to be a universally lucky or holy number.
E - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say sorry in Japanese
Introductory Japanese Lessons (2)
What are the characteristics of Japanese grammar?
Kawaii - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say cute in Japanese
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - N
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - N
Is there any other meaning for chotto beside a...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - Is there any other meaning for chotto beside a little?
Basic Japanese Lessons
The following is the complete list of my free online basic Japanese lessons.
Yoi ichinichi o - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say have a nice day in Japanese
Word of the Day - sekai
Learn a new Japanese word every day.
Simple Japanese Phrases - I got it (Wakarimashi...
Learn simple Japanese phrases - I got it (Wakarimashita)
Which do you commonly use to write in Japanese,...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - Which do you commonly use to write in Japanese, vertically or horizontally?
Word of the Day - moto
Learn a new Japanese word every day.
Iiyo - Simple Japanese Phrases
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Japanese Baby Names for Boys - C
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - C
The Most Common Loan Words in Japanese
The Japanese language has borrowed many words from foreign countries, firstly from China.
Expressing Uncertainty
This week we will learn about Expressing Uncertainty, from your Japanese guide
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.
Japanese verb conjugation - to eat (taberu)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to eat (taberu, tabemasu)
Useful expressions for shopping in Japanese
Japanese department stores are much bigger than their North American counterparts, and you can buy almost anything there. Let's learn useful expressions for shopping.
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.
What is the difference between goro and gurai...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - What is the difference between goro and gurai?
What is the difference between kara and node in...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - What is the difference between kara and node?
What does kana mean at the end of Japanese...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - What does kana mean at the end of sentence?
Japanese verb conjugation - to see, to look...
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to see (miru, mimasu)
Word of the Day - kurai
Learn a new Japanese word every day.

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