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12 Must-visit Websites to Learn Japanese Grammar Online

12 must-visit websites to learn japanese grammar online

Lemony Snicket loved grammar.

“Grammar is the greatest joy in life,” he said.

Moliere believed that grammar could control even kings.

When looked at it this way, grammar might seem like a kind of super weapon.

Well, let me tell …

A Foolproof Guide to Finding Japanese Song Lyrics (Plus: Discovering Your Genre)

a foolproof guide to finding japanese song lyrics

Hey, music lovers.

Could you take off the headphones for a second?

Just a second.

Cool. So what were you listening to just now?

Metallica? Rage Against the Machine? Imagine Dragons? Taylor Swift?

Doesn’t matter.

Here’s where we combine your

The 15 Best Books to Learn Japanese for Any Skill Level

the 15 best books to learn japanese for any skill level

Alright, you hooligan.

Enough with all-fun, no-work Japanese resources like manga, anime and Internet browsing.

Sure, they can help—but to learn Japanese fundamentals you’ll need a good old-fashioned textbook.

Textbooks teach you the language in its most correct …

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

10 Awesome Japanese Dictionary Apps to Read and Define Anything

10 must-have japanese dictionary apps

Two tourists and a German Shepard walk into Ueno Park.

Where’s the punchline? There isn’t one, expect for the fact that neither tourist can determine if the sign at the park entrance “犬の出入禁止” (いぬの でいり きんし) reads, “No Dogs Allowed.”…

5 Great Japanese Kids’ Cartoons to Level Up Your Japanese

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Tuning into popular TV shows and anime programs seems like a natural way to improve Japanese language skills.

However, jumping in head first can be overwhelming.

You may have tried watching something, only to catch the gist of a few …

Learn Japanese Through Anime: 8 Genres You Should Know

learn japanese from anime 8 genres you should know

Learn Japanese by watching anime.

It’s one of the most appealing methods to learn Japanese (up there with language exchanges, movies and manga),  and the dream of every おたく (nerd, geek) striving to study the language.

Sure, you’ll …