When you’re learning Japanese, it’s important to have some reliable resources to help you practice between lessons. Here are five great websites to help you learn Japanese.
This Japanese learning website will help you improve through four basic skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. There are lots of fun animated videos that teach everything from basic Japanese grammar, to vocabulary and verb conjugations. You can download free eBooks to learn Hiragana and Katakana, and you can purchase additional learning tools through the online store.
This website isn’t just for kids, it’s a useful online tool for Japanese students of all ages. Learn greetings and common phrases with the aid of fun cartoon-like pictures, and download audio files to learn proper pronunciation. If you want to learn Japanese history, you can read some of the ancient Japanese folk legends. Plus, have fun and test your knowledge with interactive games and quizzes.
Tofugu is a blog with lots of great content for anyone learning Japanese. You will find easy-to-use guides with videos and graphics to help you understand the different aspects of the language, and articles on effective and creative ways to learn and practice Japanese. Plus, if you’re planning a trip to Japan to practice your language skills, you will love the travel guides that are available on this site.
This website may have less frills than some of the others, but it doesn’t make it any less resourceful. This online guide is a thorough, comprehensive Japanese learning resource. Find lessons and practice exercises on Hiragana and Katakana, and detailed sections on different aspects of Japanese grammar. The site is easy to navigate, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for and spend time studying the areas where you need additional assistance.
5. Denshi Jisho
A reliable Japanese dictionary is a necessity for anyone learning Japanese. With Denshi Jisho, you can translate words from English to Japanese (and vice versa), look up Kanji symbos, and find the translation for basic sentences.
These Japanese learning websites can supplement the work you do with your private tutor. You will discover lots of great new resources as you continue your language lessons.
Love these online resources? Here are four more Japanese websites; check them out and have fun learning!
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