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    150 Kanji
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How to learn Japanese?How to use this Web site?

1. If you are a total beginner to the Japanese language, please read a brief introduction to the Japanese language. Beginners are recommended to start with Hiragana (ひらがな), which is the most important component of the Japanese writing system. After that, you can study Katakana (カタカナ)or go straight to the beginner's course. You may also read How to Type Japanese to learn how to input Japanese Kana and Kanji in computer.
2. All audio materials are recorded by native Japanese speakers. Please listen carefully. If you want to build your vocabulary, you are recommended to use our picture dictionary, which features over 800 useful Japanese words. Just click and listen.
3. Kanji may be the stumbling block for many Japanese learners. But we have made a series of detailed Kanji lessons, teaching you how to write, use and pronounce them. We have even designed mnemonics for every individual Kanji in order to help you remember. Try it out now.
4. If you have any questions, please feel free to use the form below to contact us. If you find our site useful, please share it with your friends.

~ We teach you every Hiragana character
~ Full pronunciation demonstration recorded by native Japanese speakers
~ Effective mnemonics to help you remember
~ You may start from Lesson 1 or click the pictures below to choose your lessons

~ Native Japanese speakers show you the correct pronunciation
~ Original mnemonics
~ You may start from Lesson 1 or click the pictures below to choose your lessons

~ 800+ useful Japanese words. Your vocabulary booster!
~ Native speakers' pronunciation demonstration of every single word
~ Full illustration

~ 150+ basic Japanese Kanji divided into different categories
~ Native speakers' pronunciation demonstration
~ Original
mnemonics and free copybook for every Kanji
~ Beginners are recommended to start with "Kanji for numbers"

Lesson What will you learn?
  • how to introduce yourself
  • how to say "nice to meet you"
  • how to say "I, he, she"
  • how to say "I like"
  • how to say "there is a lot of"
  • this is / that is
  • this isn't / that isn't
  • an introduction to Japanese verbs
  • yes / no
  • basic adjectives
  • how to say "I think"
  • how to say "...than..."
  • particles "よ" and "ね"
  • Japanese verb conjugations
  • Japanese verb conjugations
  • Adjective conjugations

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