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How to Learn Japanese in a Month (Protip: It Takes a Lot of Hard Work)


You’ve probably seen blog titles like this before.

“Get Fluent in an Hour!”

“Learn 5,000,000 Kanji in Two Days!”

“Absorb the Knowledge of an Ancient God in 10 Easy Steps!”

These wild promises are pretty ridiculous.

Mostly because there’s

Learn How to Think in Japanese with These Awesome Tips, Tricks and Translation Ideas


Your thoughts make you who you are.

Your deepest, darkest desires. Your dreams and goals. Your fears and anxieties.

And they’re literally with you all of the time.

It’s the little voice that helps you remember your keys before you …

What Parts of Japanese Are Easy to Learn? 15 Areas Where Learners Catch a Break

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No language is easy. Not really.

That said, the difficulties of learning a particular language are often exaggerated.

Whenever I mention that I study Japanese, most people look horrified as the victims on “American Horror Story.”

“That must be …

The Winner’s Guide to Online Japanese Lessons

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You’re a winner.

You know you need take your Japanese to the next level.

And since you’re a winner, you already know that you need some help from native speakers to do that.

So what’s keeping you from fitting

Be an Early Bird: Why and How to Learn Japanese Grammar ASAP

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日本人みたい!(にほんじんみたい!) — You’re like a Japanese person!

That’s what Japanese tourists said to me the last time I was in Bangkok.

And it’s common for me to hear stuff like that when I talk in Japanese.

My spoken Japanese is

5 Surprising Benefits of Learning Japanese

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What comes to mind when you think of Japan?

Animemanga, samurai and ninja?

Geisha, karate, sushi, teriyaki and game shows?

Or perhaps you’re thinking of Harajuku (oh, Gwen…), kawaii, Hello Kitty or those infamous unmentionable vending …

Start Smart: 7 Tips to Kick-start Your Japanese Learning

It’s that time of year again.

We’re all writing our New Year’s resolution list, and many of us have “learn a new language” on it.

I know I do. Since you’re here, I’ll bet you’ve got “learn Japanese” on yours.…