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Japanese Lesson Table Of Contents

FREE JAPANESE LEARNING RESOURCES

Free Japanese Learning Resources

Moving this to the top because I think it gets completely overlooked at the bottom. Just a compilation of about 20 free Japanese learning websites, most of which I used in my journey, some that other users have recommended.

MY LESSONS ↓↓

BASICS 1

Pronunciation

Writing Systems

Basics 1 part 1:
man, woman, I, am, a, boy, girl

Basics 1 part 2:
he, is, she, an, apple, and, eat

Basics 1 part 3:
eats, the, bread, drink, drinks, water

BASICS 2

Basics 2 part 1:
boys, girls, we, read, newspaper, men, women

Basics 2 part 2:
you, are, milk, sandwich, rice, they, child

Basics 2 part 3:
reads, book, menu, it, children, have, has

PHRASES

Phrases part 1:
hello, bye, thanks, you, yes, no, please

Phrases part 2:
please, fine, morning, night, sorry

Phrases part 3:
welcome, not, speak, english

FOOD

Food part 1:
fish, orange, wine, coffee, egg

Food part 2:
chicken, plate, sugar, lunch, breakfast, cheese

Food part 3:
fruit, pasta, juice, beer, beef, soup

Food part 4:
tomato, strawberry, lemon, food, oil, dinner

Food part 5:
salt, meat, meal, tea, pork, vegetarian, itadakimasu, gochisousama

ANIMALS

Animals part 1:
cat, dog, horse, bird, elephant, duck, turtle

Animals part 2:
crab, spider, animal, bear, mouse

POSSESSIVES

Possessives part 1:
his, her, my, our, your, their

This and That

Jibun

Possessives part 2:
Yours, ours, mine, thing

"OBJECTIVE CASE PRONOUNS"
... but not really ...

"Dewa arimasen" - "Ja nai"

The Particle "Ni"

-Te Form AKA Command Form

CLOTHING

Clothing part 1
Wear (shoulders to waist), wear (waist down), shirt, skirt, dress, shoes, coat

Clothing part 2
Pants, clothes, suit, hat, wear (on head), few/some/several

VERBS

Continuing Action Form

Verbs Part 1
Walk, Write, Swim, See

Verbs Part 2
Cook, Sleep, Run, suru, kuru

Verbs Part 3
Want, like, pay, go, play, use, love, fall, rain

Verbs Part 4
Touch, hear, listen, say, と as a quotation particle

Verbs Part 5 Tell, make, find, work, support, need, know, take, design, show

COLORS

Colors Part 1
Red, orange, white, black, blue, yellow, green.

Colors Part 2
Gray, Color, Brown, Colorful, Pink, Purple

INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES

Interrogative sentences part 1
the particle "Ka" and basic interrogative sentences

Interrogative sentences part 2
When, who, what

Interrogative Sentences part 3
Why, Which, Where

Interrogative Sentences part 4
Whose, how, question, answer

COMPOUND SENTENCES

Compound Sentences part 1
If, Because, But

Compound Sentences part 2
When, whenever, while, or

PREPOSITIONS

Prepositions part 1
From, in, on, at, of, between, by

Prepositions part 2
For, about, without, with, to, like, as

Prepositions part 3
After, out, under, off, during, among, behind

Prepositions part 4
towards, near, over, except, against

DATE AND TIME

Date and Time Part 1
Today, Tomorrow, Tonight, Night, Morning, Afternoon, Time

Date and Time Part 2
Calendar, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Day

Date and Time Part 3
Saturday, Sunday, year, age, week, month, hour

Date and Time Part 4
Date, January, February, March, April, May, June

Date and Time Part 5
July, August, September, October, November, December, Seasons

Date and Time Part 6, 7, and 8
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, generation, century, birthday, moment, evening, decade, second, period, a bit, minute, until

FAMILY

Family Part 1
Mother, Father, Son, Daughter, Brother, Sister

Family Part 2
Siblings, Husband, Wife, Spouses, Aunt, Uncle, Marriage

Family Part 3
Grandmother, Family, Grandfather, parents, name

JOBS

Jobs Part 1
Student, Doctor, Work, Author, Job, Model, Staff

Jobs Part 2
Director, Career, Police, Artist, Secretary, Workers, Lawyer (BONUS: Inu No Omawari san)

Jobs Part 3
professional, judge, writer, police officer, guard, actor, captain, as (i.e. in the role of)

Jobs Part 4
Cook, Soldiers, Boss, Profession, Farmer, Architect, Engineer, Waiter, Waitress

ADJECTIVES

Adjectives Part 1
Little, tired, bilingual, same, next, general, real

Adjectives Part 2
local, special, open, own, personal, main, private

Adjectives Part 3
clean, dirty, different, left, human, recent, legal

Adjectives Part 4
Important, Professional, Living, Future, Possible, Popular

Adjectives Part 5
Official, Final, Whole, Necessary, Military, Independent, Responsible

Adjectives Part 6
Excellent, perfect, beautiful, modern, positive, normal, minimum

Adjectives Part 7
Traditional, wrong, historical, cultural, interesting, religious, serious

Adjectives Part 8
Famous, negative, efficient, expensive, familiar, impossible, alive

Adjectives Part 9
Convenient, opposite, afraid, sad, frequent, wooden

PRESENT TENSE VERBS 2

PT Verbs 2 Part 1
sign, open, think, change, return, call, save

PT Verbs 2 Part 2
Look, live, come, study, offers, give, offer

PT Verbs 2 Part 3
needs, try, includes, ask, present, works, talk.

PT Verbs 2 Part 4
Mark, feel, make, show, remember, stop, wish, feeling good, feeling bad

PT Verbs 2 Part 5
Hope, searches, fail, include, pass, believe.

BONUS LESSONS

Christmas Part 1

Christmas Part 2

April 7, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StarFreedom2

Thanks for listing this. If there is not already a Japanese course on Duolingo, I hope one will be developed. Where I live, I meet many Japanese immigrants and their kids, and I would love to practice with them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

:) I'm glad I can be of help. These lessons are sort of a supplement until a real course can be created.


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

I am afraid your lessons may be lost in the future since this is just a forum, isn't there a way to post all these nice lessons on a separate site and just paste the link here? You could make a free blog or something, much better than this forum I believe.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

I DO have a Japanese blog on tumblr... but otherwise, yeah eventually these lessons may be lost to time. This tree is kept alive by word of mouth and my occasional updates pretty much.


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

ありがとう ! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

どういたしまして。


[deactivated user]

    Are you going to continue this?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

    Yes I am. I just got moved positions at work... and I guess the department I'm now in is HELLA behind... so I'm working up to 10 hour days on the week days... and generally full days on the weekends as well. So I'm really tired. Looks like we're getting caught up though (we're still 10 days behind ;A;) and I'll have help here at home soon so I'm not completely bogged down with chores and such... but until then I'm sort of on hiatus. :/


    [deactivated user]

      Well thank you for your effort and hard work! You have really helped me in the language, and besides a few sources, you are one of my favourites for 日本語. Take your time and keep up good the work, and rest well!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

      WOW! :D Thank you so much! Yes I will get back to these as soon as I can.


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

      Good on you, I'm very glad that you're doing this and I hope that you've applied to create the course.

      EDIT: By the way, I've given you some lingots to get you up to 200.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

      :) Yes I did apply to create a course. Thank you for the lingots.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

      Thank you for taking on this project for everyone. Enjoy the lingots! :)


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

      Yippee! Thanks so much for setting this up. So much easier to find a specific lesson by coming here than by scrolling through the "next lesson" links!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

      ^_^ Good glad it's already being useful!


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

      Nice- I like how you're recreating the Duolingo tree with typed lessons :D Looking forward to more of your lessons!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/m.tastic

      I'm using this as a companion to the JP for EN speakers course. Thank you for explaining the grammar and such! It really helps :)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

      ^_^ I'm glad it's helping you out!! :D I was hoping someone might use it along with the ENG for JP tree.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Purpleunicorn1

      Why isn't this a course on duolingo


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

      Because, in part, Duo hasn't figured out how to tackle the challenges of teaching Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji all at once... that and the English for Japanese speaker's course isn't done yet. ^_^


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

      Also, Japanese is very unique, in that it is a very contextual language; one sentence can mean multiple things, and there are multiple ways to express one sentence. For example 手を伸ばす can 'I raise my hand', 'I raise a hand', 'I raise the hand', 'I raise my hands', 'I raise the hands', 'You raise your hand', 'You raise a hand', etc. and the same for third person and plural. Secondly, there is informal and formal Japanese, as well as honorific and vulgar. There are many verbs that mean one verb based on their formality, ex: 食う、食べる、召し上がる、いただく all can mean 'eat'. Also, the copula です can be added to almost anything. To state request such as 'listen (to me)' are very numerous: 聞け, 聞いて, 聞きなさい, 聞いてくれ, 聞いてください, 聞いてもらえますか?聞いていただけますか?, お聞きください, お聞きなさいませ. With three writing systems, 猫、ネコ、and ねこ all mean 'cat', but in different writing form. Many hiragana phrases have kanji as well, like ありがとうございます becomes 有り難う御座います. It's a very tricky process, since there are so many ways to be right, yet equally as many ways to be wrong.


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

      It's coming out on May 15th this year. (Maybe.)


      [deactivated user]

        This is exacly what i was looking for!! これは、あなたのおかげで非常に多くの人々が日本を知っているだろう多くの人々のための偉大な使用です!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

        ありがとうございます。


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Himawari34

        こんにちは! I wanted to make a post on the list of lessons created by users (soon I hope) and I just want to let you know that I will include the link of this lesson page and username there ^^ please reply if you give the permission to do so


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

        That's fine. I don't mind. :)


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Himawari34

        ありがとうございます! ^^


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chibi-Anime

        こんにちは!友達になれますか?;3


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

        はい友達になります。


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

        Your lessons are very helpful to me!!! Thank you :-))


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

        Wow this is soooo helpful, thanks!


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

        Wow! I can't wait to look at this!


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

        could you please add a course of japanese numbers?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

        The numbers lesson is about 10 lesson bubbles down.
        I'm pretty much just translating the reverse tree lessons in the order they're in. But yes, numbers will be covered!


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

        i love this! here, take 20 or so lingots haha


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

        This is AWESOME!!!! Thanks!:)


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/natpat124

        I hope that you will add more duolingo style lessons c: this is good. you get a lingot


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

        I'll be going for as long as I can. My goal is to go until either I've translated the entire tree, or Duo makes a course. Whichever comes first.


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

        Great that you contributed as you did! How come that Japanese is not proposed on Duolingo? With the existence of the incubator, maybe you could launch the project, that would be fantastic!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

        Japanese isn't on Duolingo because the English for Japanese speaker's course isn't quite finished yet and they have some hurdles to jump in figuring out how to teach the 3 writing systems to English speakers. It'll come eventually. :)


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

        Can you give me an advice on learning the writing system? I tried to learn some characters on Memrise, but I forget them very quickly! Is there a nice site or something that can help, or is using the pencil and paper the only efficient way to learn them?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

        That's what worked for me was pencil and paper. ... Mostly it's repetition repetition repetition. Keep going over your flashcards. Try to write as many characters as you can remember during your day. Try to read anything you find. I won't lie it can be pretty tough to start with. I'm only now starting to gain any sort of real reading speed. :) But you can do it!


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

        Great to know, thank you! btw, starting with only spoken Japanese would already be great!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

        I think that's how we all start, really. I learned how to speak before I learned how to write. (... and I learned how to read before I learned how to understand spoken Japanese...)


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

        Yes, I agree. Starting with only spoken Japanese would be great. It can be written in romaji. I've taken other courses that were set up that way. The kanji, hiragana, and katakana are in the lessons for interest


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EdwardFangirl1

        May I learn Japanese as well?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

        By all means. Anyone is allowed to use this set to learn. :) It's free for everyone to use.


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EdwardFangirl1

        Thank you!! Im new to duolingo and im very intressted in Japanese! Can we be friends?


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

        ^_^ Sure of course!


        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EdwardFangirl1

        Hello, EnvyFangirl1!


        [deactivated user]

          Hi, you can call me Skittles or Envy-Chan


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EdwardFangirl1

          Ok Envy-Chan! What do I do now?


          [deactivated user]

            We can start on the first lesson


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

            these are great :D thank you


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

            I really appreciate the time, effort, and dedication involved in putting this together for all of us. ありがとうございます!


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

            <3 thank you for the lovely message


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

            As someone who is currently studying the Japanese language in school, I'll gladly help contribute to the course if need be. I think 漢字 would be a good think to try to incorporate as it can get messy if one doesn't understand at least some simple kanji to some degree. ^^ Let me know if I can help in any way.


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

            Sure. I usually put the kanji right in with the lessons actually. :) But any suggestions you may have are welcome.


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

            Still updating to this day! :D Keep up the great work!


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

            https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/ja/en/status It seems that the "Japanese for English Speakers" has finally made it into the incubation process! Just posting this in case you or anyone else hasn't noticed or is interested!


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

            I have just found your course... That seems amazing, really respect for your work and a huge thank you, friend! ( :


            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demon-Kiyomi

            Thank you. Some of the links are no-longer working and I'm trying to archive them on my Japanese tumblr blog. x_x I've been a little busy this last month or so so there's only six lessons archived on Kitsune No Nihongo


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

            Hello!
            I was wondering if i could copy this down in a notebook?


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

            This is very helpful while I am learning Japanese here! Thank you!

            Learn a language in just 5 minutes a day. For free.