Help with vocabulary

Asked 5 years ago


I'm new to this place and it's really exciting to start my Nihongo lessons after a long time. 

I learned all of Hiragana and Katakana when I was in 9th grade and don't remember a bit of it now. I practised A - O of Hiragana today and feels nice have learned 5 letters and 5 words with combinations of these letters.

If y'all can suggest some easy ways to learn some vocabulary, I'd be able to speak a bit of Japanese soon.

Know someone who might be able to answer this question?

2 Answers


Hello and welcome to the Nihongo Master community! 

It's great that you've started your lessons to remember hiragana and katakana. They are the most important building blocks in starting Japanese! Once you have mastered hiragana and katakana, then it will be time to start learning more vocabulary. Our lessons will introduce new words all the time as you progress. It's important that you use romaji as little as possible, since it can actually hurt the learning process! If you realllly want to get started learning additional vocabulary, you can check out our community study lists.  Users create all kinds of lists like beginner vocab, adjectives, words from anime, and more. Then you can add those words to your drills so you'll be learning more vocab at the same time as learning your new lessons! 

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any more questions :) 

Taylor A.
Answered 5 years ago


Each time I'm trying to learn new words, I write them down in my notebook and draw a picture next to it. Then while I'm playing a game of doing my homework, I recheck my notebook every 30 minutes to see if I still know all the words.

Answered 5 years ago