Category: Learn Japanese

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My Favorite Japanese YouTube Channels for Active Listening Practice

My Favorite Japanese YouTube Channels for Active Listening Practice

Watching videos is a great form of active listening practice, because you are fully engaged in the activity. YouTube is one of the top social networks ...
How to Start (And Keep) A Japanese Journal

How to Start (And Keep) A Japanese Journal

Learning how to write in Japanese is one skill that most Japanese learners never develop. I don’t know if it’s because kanji is such a huge hurdle to ...
Vocab Will Make Or Break Your Japanese Learning Career

Vocab Will Make Or Break Your Japanese Learning Career

I’m not going to spend time preaching to you. If you’re reading this, I’m going to assume you already know why vocabulary is important. So instead, I’ ...
“I Have No One to Practice Speaking Japanese With”

“I Have No One to Practice Speaking Japanese With”

This is a “Japanese Language-Learning Myth” that you invoke to keep yourself from learning Japanese. In this series, I try to fill in the excuses that ...
Should I study Japanese dialects?

Should I study Japanese dialects?

The short answer? Yes. You never know where a Japanese speaker might be from. Avoid potentially awkward situations by making sure you study Japanese d ...
Here’s What I Found Scouring The Internet For Japanese Writing Resources

Here’s What I Found Scouring The Internet For Japanese Writing Resources

My honest attempt at trying to find Japanese writing resources to help you practice on your own. I couldn’t find much, which was disappointing, but he ...
How To Remember The Kanji Without Losing Your Mind

How To Remember The Kanji Without Losing Your Mind

Kanji is by far one of the biggest challenges we face when learning Japanese. But it doesn’t have to be an obstacle. There is one very simple and very ...
No, You Will Not Be “Fluent in 3 Months”

No, You Will Not Be “Fluent in 3 Months”

A few years ago, a guy named “Benny” popped up in the Japanese language learning community saying that he would be learning Japanese. He claimed he co ...
All Japanese All the Time: The System That Rocked My World

All Japanese All the Time: The System That Rocked My World

It wasn’t until I wrote this post that I understood how deeply this person has influenced me and my Japanese language learning. I owe great thanks to ...
You Need to Learn to Write Kanji by Hand If You’re One of These 3 People

You Need to Learn to Write Kanji by Hand If You’re One of These 3 People

“Oh, I didn’t learn how to write the kanji. It’s not something I’ll ever have to do in real life anyway. No one writes Japanese with their hands anymo ...
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