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Learn Japanese 21st Century Style: 4 Viral Japanese Memes That’ll Boost Your Fluency

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The internet: It has the power to make silly videos go viral, to spread celebrity gossip within a matter of minutes and lets us chat with people on the other side of the world.

Whether you’ve realized it or not, …

A for Effort! 7 Fun Japanese Quizzes to Skyrocket Your Skills

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Remember when you were a kid in school and the teacher would announce, “Quiz tomorrow!”

You felt your stomach drop, right?

If you were like many of us, you knew that meant tons of studying mixed with anxiety about passing.…

The Ultimate Kanji Flashcards to Kick Your Kanji Up a Notch

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Unlike written English, which uses a mere 24 letters, kanji is made up of 2,000 commonly used characters.

As a Japanese language learner, mistakes are totally understandable, but can be nonetheless embarrassing—especially when a few missed strokes can …

Japanese Reading Practice: Cozy Up with These Fun Resources for Beginners!

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Do you remember the moment you decided to learn Japanese?

I’ve always been a fan of Japanese media, but I began and abandoned learning the language on and off for years.

I didn’t get serious until I wanted to read …

How to Learn Japanese with Anki: 5 Tips for Personalized Flashcard Learning

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Flip, flip, flip…

That’s the sound of your Japanese skills improving, one flashcard at a time.

Flashcards are a fantastic way to learn new vocabulary words, memorize complicated kanji and even remember grammar constructions.

And if you take your flashcards …

Samurai Cat, to the Internet! Watch Japanese Drama Online and Learn the Langauge (and Culture)

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Are you a drama queen?

If you’re learning a new language, maybe you should be!

Japanese learners often enjoy watching Japanese television shows as a way to study the language and culture.

But when you aren’t in Japan, or if …

Learning Japanese as a Beginner? Check Out Japanese Uncovered!

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In my wildest language-learning dreams, my best friend would sit down with me and patiently teach me Japanese from start to finish.

This friend would be encouraging and helpful; knowledgeable and thorough. They’d address all of my language-learning concerns, …