How to Speak Japanese: 10 Unconventional Tips and Tricks for Becoming Fluent


Do you know why Batman is so incredibly cool?

It’s because he has that awesome utility belt with all those gadgets.

Well, I guess it’s also because he knows martial arts and has a ton of money and all. But …

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 …

Beyond Watashi: A Quick Guide to Saying “I” in Japanese


Who are Atashi, Boku and Ore? Did I forget these characters’ names?

That’s what I thought when I first started watching subtitled anime. I felt lost. Characters were using a variety of terms to refer to themselves …

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


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!


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, …

Learn Japanese in Style with 10 Awesome Apps Like Duolingo


Fast-paced games. A wide range of material. Free language lessons.

When it comes to studying Japanese, what’s not to love about Duolingo?

Yes, Duolingo is one of the most beloved language apps out there. But there are …

Tried and Tested: The 10 Best Japanese Textbooks for Learners


It’s one of the most important Japanese learning decisions you’ll ever make.

It’ll guide your learning for the foreseeable future and dictate your progress (or lack thereof).

What is it?

Just this: Which Japanese textbook should you get?

Whether you’re …