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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.
Greetings for Special Occasions - New Year's...
Greeting with appropriate words is important for socializing. Learn how to say Happy New Year in Japanese.
What is the difference between Arigatou...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - What is the difference between Arigatou gozaimasu and Arigatou gozaimashita?
Japanese Zodiac - The Twelve Zodiac Signs
Learn about the Japanese zodiac and find out what animal you are.
Greetings and Daily Expressions
Learn how to say Good Morning in Japanese.
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.
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
Oyasuminasai - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say good night in Japanese
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
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 Language Vocabulary - Family
Learn basic Japanese language vocabulary for family with audio files
Ohayou - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say good morning in Japanese.
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
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!
The Japanese Education System - School Life in...
Learn about the Japanese education system and what the life of a student is like?
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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Japanese Verbs
Learn basic Japanese verbs with audio files: japanese verbs verb groups 12356 dictionary pronunciation
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.
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.
What is the difference between kudasai and...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - What is the difference between kudasai and onegaishimasu?
Konbanwa - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn simple Japanese phrases - Good evening (Konbanwa)
Shogatsu - Japanese New Year
Shogatsu are considered the most important holidays for the Japanese.
Japanese Baby Names for Boys and Girls
Learn Japanese - Japanese Baby Names for Boys and Girls
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
All About Japanese Verbs (2)
This week we will learn about Japanese verb conjugation from my free Japanese online lessons.
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.
Happy New Year in Japanese - How to say Happy...
Learn how to say Happy New Year in Japanese: useful japanese phrases japanese phrase happy new year phrase of the day akemashite omedetou
Useful Japanese Expressions
Learn useful Japanese expressions with audio files to help your pronunciation.
Arigatou gozaimasu - Simple Japanese Phrases
Thank you very much in Japanese - Arigatou gozaimasu
All About Verbs (3)
Learn about Japanese verb groups (verb tense), verb conjugation and more.
Introducing yourself in Japanese - How to...
Learn Japanese - Introductory Japanese Lessons: english prepositions kore wa yoroshiku japanese person
Hai - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn simple Japanese phrases - Responding in Agreement
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 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
Popular Kanji for Tattoos - Part 1
Learn Japanese - Learn how to write the kanji characters most often used for tattoos
Introductory Japanese Lessons (1)
The Japanese language has only 5 vowels: a, i, u, e, o. Learn how to pronounce Japanese vowels.
How to pronounce hiragana - Japanese Hiragana...
How to pronounce hiragana - Hiragana Audio Files: ku ka ki ra ko
Top 10 Most Common Japanese Surnames
Top 10 Most Common Japanese Surnames: japanese baby names japanese names japanese equivalent satou japanese family
Telling time in Japanese - How to say what time...
Telling time in Japanese - How to say what time is it in Japanese
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
Japanese verb conjugation - to do (suru)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to do (suru, shimasu)
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
What does Banzai mean in Japanese? - The...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - What does Banzai mean?
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
Introductory Japanese Lessons
Following is the complete list of my free online introductory Japanese lessons.
Japanese verb conjugation - to come (kuru)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to come (kuru, kimasu)
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.
Konnichiwa - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say good afternoon in Japanese.
Animals
Here is a list of Japanese animal vocabulary with audio files to help your pronunciation.
Gomennasai - Simple Japanese Phrases
I'm sorry in Japanese - Gomennasai
Hiragana Lessons - Hiragana Chart
Learn how to write hiragana with online Japanese hiragana lessons
All About Adjectives part 1
This week we will learn about I-Adjectives and Na-Adjectives
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 Colors Vocabulary - Learn Japanese...
Learn basic Japanese language vocabulary for colors with audio files.
How to introduce yourself in Japanese - how to...
You will learn how to introduce yourself in Japanese and how to use san in Japanese
How to write one in Japanese - one in Japanese...
Learn how to write one in Japanese: kanji characters itsu tsu compounds pronunciation
How Would I Apologize in Japanese?
Apologizing is considered a virtue in Japan. Learn some expressions to apologize.
Free Kanji Lessons
Learn Japanese - free Japanese online kanji lessons
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
Word of the Day - oishii
Learn a new Japanese word every day.
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 verb conjugation - to go (iku)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to go (iku, ikimasu)
Basic Japanese Lessons
The following is the complete list of my free online basic Japanese lessons.
Expressions of Desire
There are two ways to express desire or wish.
Japanese for beginners
free Japanese online lessons for beginners: japanese vocabulary japanese phrases japanese lessons language and culture japanese language
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
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
Body Parts
Learn basic Japanese language vocabulary for body parts with audio files.
Tadaima - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn simple Japanese phrases - I'm back (Tadaima)
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
Daijoubu - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say okay in Japanese
Ogenki desu ka - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn simple Japanese phrases - How are you? (Ogenki desu ka)
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!
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.
Basic Japanese Language Vocabulary with Audio...
Listen and learn basic Japanese language vocabulary
Word of the Day - subarashii
Learn a new Japanese word every day.
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?
Dore - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say which in Japanese.
The particles "O" and "No"
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The Japanese Valentine's Day Tradition That...
In Japan, it is only the women who give presents (mainly chocolates) to men on Valentine's Day. Learn more about the celebrations.
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 - H
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - H: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names hayate hagane hayato
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?
Hatsuyume - First Dream
Hatsuyume is the first dream that you have in the New Year. Find out what are the auspicious dreams that are considered in Japanese society.
How to introduce yourself in Japanese - How to...
You will learn How to introduce yourself in Japanese and how to say goodbye in japanese
Japanese Verb Conjugations
Learn Basic Japanese verbs and their conjugation
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
Animal sounds in Japanese
Animal sounds in Japanese: cock a doodle doo animal vocabulary cow moo sounds of animals ushi
How to write right in Japanese - right in...
Kanji Lessons - Learn kanji character for right (migi)
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.
Free Japanese Audio Files
Free Japanese Audio Files Free Japanese Audio Files  Listening to these free Japanese audio files is
Ki o tsukete - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say take care in Japanese
Introducing People: At a Party
This week we will learn basic dialogue and English translations for introductions.
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
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
How to write love in Japanese - love in...
Learn how to write love in Japanese: shii love affection patriotism compounds romance
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 - R
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - R: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names reiji ryuu ryou
Lucky and unlucky numbers in Japan - Are there...
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - Are there any unlucky numbers in Japan?
Word of the Day - utsukushii
Learn a new Japanese word every day.
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
Utsukushii - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say beautiful in Japanese
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
How to introduce yourself in Japanese -...
This week we will learn vocabulary in Japanese and some grammar (nouns, omission of topic, negative form, desu)
How the Japanese See Red
How do the Japanese see and use the color red?
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
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 Word Order
Japanese is a subject-object-verb language. Learn word order for Japanese language.
All About Adjectives Part2
This week we will learn about The Use of Adjectives
Expressions of Ability (1)
Ability and potential can be expressed by two different ways in Japanese.
Japanese verb conjugation - to return (kaeru)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to return (kaeru, kaerimasu)
How to write rain in Japanese - rain in...
Kanji Lessons - Learn kanji character for rain (ame)
Introductory Japanese Lessons (2)
What are the characteristics of Japanese grammar?
How do you express hearsay in Japanese?
Frequently Asked Question in Japanese language - How do you express hearsay?
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.
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
Verbs of Change - Naru
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Dewa mata - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say see you in Japanese
Hinamatsuri (Doll's Festival) - Hina-ningyo
Hinamatsuri (Doll's Festival) is held on March 3rd. This is a day to pray for young girl's growth and happiness.
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - G
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - G: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names gakuto genya boys names
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.
Japanese verb conjugation - to buy (kau)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to learn (kau, kaimasu)
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?
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
Japanese Baby Names for Boys - E
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Boys - E: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names eisei eito boys names
Japanese verb conjugation - to eat (taberu)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to eat (taberu, tabemasu)
Hiragana Lessons - How to write hiragana...
Hiragana Lessons - How to write hiragana (Greetings)
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.
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.
Japanese verb conjugation - to sleep (neru)
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to sleep (neru, nemasu)
How to write sun in Japanese - sun in Japanese...
Kanji Land Lessons - Learn kanji character for sun (hi)
Basic Kanji - Japanese middle school basic joyo...
Learn joyo kanji taught at Japanese junior high school
Hiragana Lessons - Japanese Writing Systems
Hiragana Lessons - There are 46 hiragana characters for 46 different sounds.
E - Simple Japanese Phrases
Learn how to say sorry in Japanese
Japanese verb conjugation - to see, to look...
Learn Japanese verb conjugation - to see (miru, mimasu)
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
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 - R
The list of Japanese Baby Names for Girls - R: meanings of japanese names japanese baby names remika reimi reona
Conditional "~ba" form
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How to write king in Japanese - king in...
Kanji Land Lessons - Learn kanji character for king
Top 100 Most Common Kanji - 50 thru 100
Are you interested in learning Japanese writing? Are you little overwhelmed about kanji, as there are more than a thousand of them? Here is a list of 100 most frequently used kanji in Japanese newspapers.
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