Reading and Understanding Hiragana

Reading and Understanding Hiragana

At first glance, Japanese letters appear intimidating. After all, there are three Japanese writing systems. Not only are there the curvy hiragana and blocky katakana alphabets, there are also the Chinese characters known as kanji. I have good news for you: hiragana is actually quite straightforward!  Learning how to read Japanese begins with learning how …

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A Foundation in Japanese Pronunciation

A Foundation in Japanese Pronunciation

Social media is flooded with any number of jokes about English spelling and pronunciation. Who hasn’t seen memes lamenting phrases like the grammatically correct “English can be understood through tough, thorough thought”? Who hasn’t noticed how baffling the pronunciations of words such as “colonel” and “phlegm” and “timbre” are?  By comparison, Japanese pronunciation is a …

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A Beginner Friendly Japanese Phrasebook

A Beginner-Friendly Japanese Phrasebook

Japan has only grown in popularity over the years. It’s famous for being an excellent travel destination, and anime merchandise can be found all over your average mall. Consequently, the demand for accessible Japanese language tools has also grown. If you don’t know where to start and are looking for some Japanese phrases you can …

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Language Educators Share Tips and Tactics on Becoming Bilingual

6 Language Educators Share Their Tips & Tactics On How to Become Bilingual

Becoming bilingual can change your life. Having a second language under your belt massively widens your field of opportunity, giving you the chance to meet new people and experience the world through a dazzling array of unique perspectives. And it’s never too late to start learning. Wherever you are in life, you can start your …

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