Learning Japanese

Quick facts and usefull resources

An Introduction

The reasons why to learn Japanese are a lot, I like how Lindsay summurizes those reasons in 9 reasons. Obviousely every one has his or her own reasons to learn a languages, but watching the video could help you to see if the reasons mentioned could also be enough to motivate you on long term in your japanese learning trip.


Quick facts

Native Speakers: 125,000,000
Language Family: Japonic
Writing System: Hiragana, Katagana and Kanji

Reading Time


Japanese Ammo with Misa

personally I am using the channel of Misa for learning Japanese, she explains really well and she speaks fluently english. One of the things I really like about her channel is her explanation in parallel to the text highlighted in different colors which gives an extremely visuel help to follow the content, especially for people still struggling about reading.

Minato-jf.jp website

I know this page from a language Conference which I visited in Berlin in 2018, It was organized in russian house of culture and there has been a lot of stands each representing a country and its language. I got the information about this site from the japanese stand, then I went to their website and I found it a real tresor for someone who wants to learn japanese whatever level they want to start with. The video channel in youtube has no videos for learning languages at the time of this writing but it contains an explication of how to create an account on the website, log into the it and start learning Japanese for FREE!

Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com

This YouTube video channel contains tons of Japanese lessons and they have always some combined vides running live in YouTube, with the stuff repeated again and again, some Japanese expressions stick in my head even if I was an absolute beginner. Morover I like the way Lisa actually teaches Japanese and how she presents the the live in Japan and Japanese culture in a very funny way. On this channel you will also find a lot of videos made in the street where people are interviewed about different topics.

Steve Kaufmann – lingosteve

https://www.lingq.com is a website that offers classes for around 30 languages including Japanese, It is   It has a lot of features. You have a lot of content like stories, while reading you can mark words you already know just with one klick and also the words that you don´t know. the result is a neat visual result which helps you to follow your progress and learn new vocabolary. Morover if you install their youtube extension in your browser you could even import the content that you like from YouTube and learn your preferred language with the content you like the most. The following video is from the owner of the website, he is very active and makes regular videos on his channel and he shares almost everything about his language learning experience. I don´t need to mention that, if he managed to learn 16 languages untill a fluent level, it could be really very usefull to watch his videos and expecially Japanese related ones as this post is about Japanese. 

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