Tips, Tools and Reviews for People Studying Japanese
There Is No Such Thing As
"I Know Japanese"
First of all, you've never truly "learned" Japanese.
You can get very good at it, but there is always something more to learn. I've known people who speak it fluently but can't write it. Even many Japanese natives spend years learning more characters or honing their calligraphy. It's an ongoing journey.
The Japanese language can also be different things to different people:
If you want to impress some friends by being able to order a couple items at a Japanese restaurant, all you need is to be able to string a few words together properly. If you want to be able to read The Tale of Genji without a translation, then you'll need to put in a little elbow grease.
Whatever reason you want to learn Japanese, I'm going to guess that you don't want to waste any time doing it.
That's why I made this site: I show you some things I've learned to save you time and frustration.
I have wasted many hours going about learning Japanese the wrong way. Countless buckets of sweat and hours of frustration later, I found some better ways to improve at the language.
What I Show You
You can browse by using the menu on the left, but here are just a few of the things I show you on this site:
If you have something you'd like to share about Japan or its language, I'd love to hear it.