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Japanese: Helpful Resources!

Hello! So I am currently studying Japanese at school and through my Japanese teacher I have been able to find a variety of resources that I would like to share with you. These resources, along with Duolingo, have really helped me understand not only the Japanese language, but the culture too!

  1. General Online Dictionary: http://www.romajidesu.com/

  2. Kanji Online Dictionary: https://jisho.org/

  3. Imiwa Dictionary App: http://www.imiwaapp.com/

  4. Quizlet - An awesome website for creating or finding flashcards for any topic (not just language): http://www.quizlet.com

  5. Memrise - A language website which provides flashcard decks for a variety of languages: https://www.memrise.com/courses/english/?q=Japanese

  6. TinyCards: This is a something you have probably seen DuoLingo advertise. TinyCards is really good revision because DuoLingo provides some flashcard decks themselves, allowing you to go over what you have covered on DuoLingo. Doing DuoLingo TinyCards also gives you a bit of DuoLingo XP! https://tinycards.duolingo.com/

  7. PuniPuni - An adorable Japanese website which provides a bunch of information, tips and advice. Really good for beginners: http://www.punipunijapan.com/

  8. Lonely Planet - Japanese Phrasebook & Audio CD: https://shop.lonelyplanet.com/products/japanese-phrasebook-audio-cd-3

  9. Lonely Planet - Japanese Phrasebook & Dictionary: https://shop.lonelyplanet.com/products/japanese-phrasebook-9

  10. Pocket Kenkyusha Japanese Dictionary: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/pocket-kenkyusha-japanese-dictionary-9780198607489?cc=au&lang=en&

  11. Jblog 1, 2 & 3 - Manten Series Textbooks: http://www.mantenresources.com.au/teachers/our-resources/jblog-textbooks/

Bonus:

  1. Setting games, apps etc. in Japanese really helps immerse yourself in the language and you tend to pick up on a lot of things.

  2. Looking at Japanese websites also helps immerse yourself in the language. For example, on the Japanese McDonald's page, you can practice reading and understanding your Katakana: http://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/

UPDATE: Here are some more sources I have found and others have suggested!

  1. LingoDeer (Similar to DuoLingo): https://www.lingodeer.com/

  2. Fofugu - Provides a variety of information about Japan, from culture to language: http://www.tofugu.com/

September 17, 2018

24 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katycatz

Wow! This such a thorough list of resources. Thank you for sharing.

September 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Axhul

ありがとうございます。

September 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaveFromIowaUSA

Some good stuff on www.tofugu.com too

September 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/draxle3

Agreed. I believe it was Tofugu who also made the program Wanikani which uses the spaced repetition system to help people learn kanji radicals, the top 2100? kanji used in Japanese, as well as roughly 6000 vocabulary words.

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StevenCNOrozco

Thanks.

September 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrandonTheLegend

Yoooooo, thanks for this. I really like the general dictionary website, been looking for one forever. ありがとう!!

September 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Faisane

A nice list. I'm especially happy about the Quizlet shoutout - all my Japanese (including about a thousand Duolingo sentences) is on there, and their new "Learn" function is something I use daily.

September 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZOKLA.19

こんにちは、私たちとこの情報を共有してくれてありがとう、良い研究とありがとう

September 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nanase4367

ありがとう!

September 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.BlaBla.

I appreciate this immensely, and will most definitely be using the resources! ありがとう!!!!

September 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MintWish

I've used Memrise before and didn't enjoy it, but these others may help, as I have used Quizlet for school.

September 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ordoshsen

I'll just add that if you want an offline dictionary for android (imiwa is iOS only), the best I have found is takoboto. You might miss a few things in it (like which jlpt level vocab/kanji is), but it's the best I have found

September 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Faisane

That was the recommendation of one of my fellow students too, so now I'll definitely have to check it out.

September 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pedroivnf

本当にありがとうございます

September 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Flower-Dance

Wow thanks!

September 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Quang_Khai_2003

Thank you very much :3

September 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LondonMerza

You are awesome! Thank you very much! I shall use them soon :0)

September 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/okenki

Thank you so much for sharing, this is very useful!

September 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/saralnh

sick thanks!

September 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-..FooFoo..-

Thank you very much

September 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jflet10

Thank you so much for sharing these resources. They will be so helpful!

September 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KyoSohma211324

this is very helpful

September 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Butterstroke

Jisho is also an amazing site to see kanji strokes. Defiantly will be checking out PuniPuni as I haven't heard of them before.

September 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kindrxd

Thanks~

September 21, 2018
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