Category Archives: Learn Japanese

Why I favor online textbooks like Tae Kim’s GuideToJapanese over mainstream textbooks

Lots of reasons. Here are some reasons that I mentioned to a student I started tutoring back in 2015.

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Yasuke Tips: A more in-depth look at how to use Erin.ne.jp to improve all areas of your Japanese, no matter your Japanese level

Erin.ne.jp is super useful and free. It doesn’t get much better than that for a japanese teacher (japanese tutor) looking for online resources. Which is why I already wrote about it being a great Japanese teaching resource (especially for immersion lessons). This Yasuke Tip will show you how to get all of the juice out […]

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Yasuke Adventure in Japanese : How to ask Japanese if they understood in very polite Japanese

As a way of increasing the depth of our Japanese knowledge Yasuke Tips has suggested using Yahoo ChieBukuro. The following is an example search.

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Yasuke Tip: Using Yahoo’s 知恵袋 to get a deeper understanding of Japanese

Let’s say you want to know the difference between two similar Japanese words. For example, 新し と 新たな. You can google “新しと新たなの違いは” and get good results. But you can also try Yahoo’s ChieBukuro (Knowledge Bag) to dig deeper. Here’s how.

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One sweet and succulent dictionary! – an interview with Gregory of the Tangorin dictionary app

Hope you made room for dessert because today you’re in for a treat! We’re chatting it up with Gregory Bobin, creator of Tangorin Japanese dictionary! JapanTree: What motivated you to start your Tangorin project? Gregory: The faculty at my university declined my offer to digitize and open source the kanji learning materials they were distributing […]

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Kanji Link

Found a really interesting site a while back Called kanji-link It has a great introduction to kanji http://www.kanji-link.com/en/kanji/intro/ And thought I’d share it. The introduction explains how 75% of the kanji fall under just ~30 radicals! The chart explaining that looks great too. If you’re a teacher its great since its easy to use in […]

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A visual journey through the breakdown radicals of 1700+ kanji

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