A for Effort! 7 Fun Japanese Quizzes to Skyrocket Your Skills
We can learn so much by preparing for a quiz, while taking it and even after it’s over.
In fact, quizzes are excellent resources for Japanese learners. There’s absolutely no reason to dread taking them—and they can be loads of fun!
There are lots of free, effective and game-like resources for finding the perfect Japanese quiz.
Let’s check some out!
- Transparent Language
- Nihongo Pro
- All the Tests
- Digital Dialects
- English-Japanese Vocabulary Quizzes
- And One More Thing...
The Japanese quizzes from Transparent Language test you on materials presented in their learning program. However, you don’t have to enroll to access them!
The quizzes cover beginner conversational topics, so even without taking the course, any learner would benefit from taking them and wouldn’t have trouble passing.
Plus, the quizzes are useful resources for gaining additional language practice and checking proficiency, as they’re multiple-choice and the results are generated instantly.
Something else extremely helpful is that if you chose an incorrect answer, the quiz reveals the correct one after it’s been graded. It’s always useful to see correct answers—they help us learn from our mistakes!
The quizzes cover basic vocabulary, Japanese greetings, numbers and simple conversational topics.
Best of all, they’re fast, fun and super effective for checking your Japanese proficiency!
If you’re looking for daily Japanese practice that doesn’t require an enormous chunk of time, Nihongo Pro’s got you covered.
One of the best features of Nihongo Pro is that there are new quizzes featured daily!
With a resource like this, it’s basically impossible to run out of quizzes. Plus, there’s a high chance that Nihongo Pro has a quiz on any topic you’re trying to master.
Their Japanese quizzes test all skill levels and of course, cover a variety of topics.
They feature grammar points and structures, vocabulary building, Kanji, idioms, cultural notes and much more.
There are even quizzes that help beginners navigate virtual classrooms by teaching phrases that occur between teacher and student.
These quizzes are fast and fun. And if you’re stuck on an answer, don’t worry!
Each quiz offers “lifelines” to help learners with their responses.
There are three lifelines for each quiz, and each of these three hints is designed to help you figure out the correct answer. Quizzes are also graded on the spot so learners can see exactly where they stand or how they’ve improved.
All the Tests
These Japanese quizzes are super fun and really short. Taking them is like having a snack—a small bite of goodness that might make you smile.
The quizzes cover various topics, from basic vocabulary to cultural events.
Some test the sounds that characters make when spoken. Others present vocabulary words in a group and ask what they all have in common.
The variety of these quizzes make them interesting and feel less like a test and more like a trivia. So whether you have two hours to spare or 10 minutes, these quizzes are easy to take and quite honestly, addicting.
Adjectives, verbs, vocabulary, oh my!
Japanistry provides free quizzes for Japanese learners on many important topics, like the essential ones mentioned above.
And the fact that these quizzes are specially designed for beginners makes them the perfect supplement to an online course, program or even a live class.
Not only do they offer quizzes on critical topics like vocabulary and grammar, but there are also quizzes on Kanji and Katakana available.
These short multiple-choice quizzes are fast and fun. They’re useful for targeting specific topics that might need some solid review or practice. You can take the quizzes more than once, so if one topic is particularly challenging, review a bit and then take the quiz again.
Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, Digital Dialects has a Japanese quiz for you.
But there are more than quizzes available on this site—they also offer insight into the language, commentary on the difficulty of learning Japanese and tips for reading and writing Kanji.
The quiz topics include verbs, vocabulary, days and months, Kanji, greetings and much more.
A unique (but insanely awesome) feature of these quizzes is that some of them are in a game format. Thus, taking these quizzes feels more like playing on your phone.
Finally, all of them have easy-to-follow directions, provide correct answers and are designed to improve language skills.
English-Japanese Vocabulary Quizzes
English-Japanese Vocabulary Quizzes is the go-to spot for grabbing tons of vocabulary practice. They cover so many topics and provide quiz results instantly.
The quizzes are divided by topics—and the subjects are extensive.
You can quiz yourself on basic subjects like food, family, conversational phrases, jobs, colors and more.
Or you can dive a little deeper into subjects like biology, medical terminology, academic vocabulary, occupational phrases and other advanced topics.
If you’re wanting to build a specialized vocabulary, English-Japanese Vocabulary Quizzes is the place to be. They’re also beneficial to anyone entering an educational or employment environment that utilizes industry-specific words and phrases.
I want to mention one last resource to check out: FluentU. This program isn’t just about quizzes—although it has adaptive ones that are enhanced by video and audio features. It’s also about immersion through videos, which means you can learn naturally, and be aided in your learning journey through the quizzes and other learning tools.
FluentU takes authentic videos—like music videos, movie trailers, news and inspiring talks—and turns them into personalized language learning lessons.
We all know that the best way to learn a language is to practice. Practice translates into progress and progress leads to increased Japanese skills (and eventually, fluency).
Tracking, measuring, and improving your language progress with quizzes is an effective (and fun!) method for leveling up and gaining confidence in your growing skills.
So have fun, practice often, take a quiz or two and watch your Japanese language abilities flourish!
And One More Thing...
If you love learning Japanese with authentic materials, then I should also tell you more about FluentU.
FluentU naturally and gradually eases you into learning Japanese language and culture. You'll learn real Japanese as it's spoken in real life.
FluentU has a broad range of contemporary videos as you'll see below:
FluentU makes these native Japanese videos approachable through interactive transcripts. Tap on any word to look it up instantly.
All definitions have multiple examples, and they're written for Japanese learners like you. Tap to add words you'd like to review to a vocab list.
And FluentU has a learn mode which turns every video into a language learning lesson. You can always swipe left or right to see more examples.
The best part? FluentU keeps track of your vocabulary, and gives you extra practice with difficult words. It'll even remind you when it’s time to review what you’ve learned. You'll have a 100% personalized experience.
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