Learn Japanese

I’m by no means an expert or qualified Japanese teacher, but here are some of my favorite places, tips, and tricks for learning Japanese since I began my journey back in January of 2017.

First off, you’ll need to learn Hiragana and Katakana. What is Hiragana? – click here. What is Katakana? – click here


Learn Hiragana: The Ultimate Guide by Tofugu

Basic Hiragana 1: Memrise

27 Downloadable Hiragana Charts by Tofugu

Hiragana Listening Quiz – (so important not to neglect both listening and speaking practice!)

Hiragana Listening/Writing Practice (YouTube)


Learn Katakana: The Ultimate Guide by Tofugu

Katakana – Tae Kim‘s Guide to Learning Japanese


While you’re familiarizing yourself with hiragana and katakana, you’ll want to begin learning vocabulary words, preferably in hiragana and katakana, but a bit of Kanji will do you well, too.

Start Building Your Vocabulary

“Increase Your Inventory of Japanese Words and Vocabulary”

The 100 Most Important Japanese Vocabulary Words by Tofugu

Learn Hiragana Using Vocabulary – Memrise