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17 Simple Strategies to Learn Japanese Comfortably at Home

17 simple strategies to learn japanese comfortably at home

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could take a month off and spend it in Japan soaking up the language and culture?

Your Japanese ability would skyrocket and you’d have a great head start on becoming fluent.

Unfortunately, …

Learn Advanced Japanese: 10 Tips to Power Through Plateaus

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When you’re a beginner, it’s easy to see improvement.

Each day, you learn new phrases or words that you can use to accomplish tasks and express yourself.

You can look back on last week or month and easily see …

iStudy Japanese: 6 Best Free iPhone Apps for Learning Kanji

6 free iphone apps to help you learn kanji

Learning to read Japanese is no picnic.

In fact, some would argue that it’s the world’s toughest writing system to learn.

It even beats out Mandarin Chinese, due to kanji mixing and matching with kana. 

But, hey — we’re modern

Japanese Sentence Structure: A Beginner’s Guide to Forming Japanese Sentences

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I can tell you already have a pretty good body of Japanese knowledge.

Sentence structure will provide a skeleton for that body.

Until then, you’ll just be a big, boneless blob — and who wants to talk to a blob?…

Learn Japanese with the News: 8 Terrific Tips and 5 Reliable Resources

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Can you piece together this past news event?

Here are the hints:

  • March, 2011
  • Tsunami
  • Three nuclear reactors
  • Japan

Got it? It’s the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Now ask yourself: Would you have known the answer if the hints had …

8 Great Tips to Improve Your Conversational Japanese by Inferring Subjects

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Let’s indulge ourselves for a bit.

Japanese learners have it rough.

We’ve got to learn multiple character sets: hiragana, katakana, and kanji.

We’ve got words that look reassuringly familiar but actually mean something else.

And we need

5 Conversational Japanese Phrases and How to Use Them Like a Native

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Afraid of making a huge faux pas with native Japanese speakers?

Ever wonder how Japanese textbook lessons translate to the real world?

You’ve already gotten off to a solid start with some basic useful Japanese phrases to use while traveling …