Resources for Japanese Studying

Fortunately there is a lot of resources for Japanese studying. Being a lot means also that there is resources to be buried by the overwhelming amount of mediocre resources as well. We've tried to collect only the truly worth using resources for Japanese studying such as educational websites, and reliable books to learn from. You can filter through the different types we've registed as resources.

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Anki - Flashcard program

Very popular in the Japanese language learning community which is accessible on PC, their website and on smartphone. All that share the vocabulary you've selected to download. The user practice through flashcards.

"Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it's a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn." -

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ALC - Japanese Online Dictonary

What is supposedly for Japanese people who needs assistnace with English translation for words and phrases. This doesn't mean that people who learn Japanese can't use it as well since it transates both ways. You can type in both English or Japanese and you'll get the result of both languages. image

guidetojapanese - Website for learning Japanese Grammar

An essential website for beginners of Japanese grammar. Covering both grammar that are intended for the beginner and the more notice learner.

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Memrise - Website for Vocabulary Practicing

"We make learning languages and vocab so full of joy and life, you’ll laugh out loud." - memrise

Often comes up in context together with the program anki as option for a good tool for learning Japanese vocabulary. Memrise provides users to create "courses" where you play through them with a vocabulary quiz type of system. Similar to Anki, it does intellentgly calculate which words you are having problems with and makes you review them. Memrise exist for both smartphones and on the web. The design for the website is clean and gives you images for easier memorization. image

Jisho - Simplistic English-Japanese Dictionary is a well known English-Japanese online dictionary. The dictionary proves examples, words and kanji readings and meanings.

What makes so good is the websites simplicity and easy to-use website design, and the high website load speed. Example of great resources the dictionary provides is the kanji dictonary which gives you meanings, readings and stroke order.

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Genki II - Educational textbook for starters and beginners, Second Book

The next book in the series of the Genki books. Continues directly from the previous one were it introduces more vocabulary and grammar.with exercises. Book used in many universities and hobby learners.

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Genki I - Educational textbook for starters and beginners, First Book

Famous textbook made for beginners of the Japanese language that takes you through the fundamentals of the Japanese language, introducing basic kanji and basic grammar with many examples and exercise. Book used in many universities and hobby learners.