Introductory

If you're new to learning Japanese, start with our introductory level. You'll learn the two writing systems, Hiragana and Katakana. You will learn proper Japanese pronunciation. You will learn how to read them as well as how to write each character. You'll also learn simple greetings and how to ask questions.


Lesson

Katakana: An Epilogue

When trying to spell out foreign words, Japanese uses some special combinations of Katakana. Your name in Japanese might use some of these!

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Practice a Last Few Katakana Words

A last few katakana words. They were good times. Are you ready for the next level yet?

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Quiz: Special Katakana Compounds

Test yourself on the vocab you learned in the last lesson.

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Katakana Final Exam

You've made it! You've learned all the Katakana and it's now time to prove your knowledge. Get to it!

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Saying Hello!

Time to learn some words that you can use everyday! This lesson teaches you how to say hi. Try saying these phrases to everyone you know!

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Practicing How to Say Hello

Practice the words and structures from the lesson, "Saying Hello."

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Saying Goodbye.

You've just had a good time with your friends. How should you bid them farewell, until you see them next time?

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Learning How to Say Goodbye

Practice the words and structures in the lesson "Saying Goodbye."

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I...am...John! ~は~です。

We learn how to make our first sentences in Japanese! The pattern ~は~です is very handy, so get it down pat!

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Using the Pattern ~は~です。

Practice the words and structures from the lesson "I...am...John."

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Polite Name Calling: ~さん

Whenever you say another person's name, always remember to put さん on the end. We are also learning a little more about は and です.

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What Did You Call Me?

Practice the vocabulary and structures in the lesson "Polite Name Calling."

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