Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (2022)

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Version 11
Sequence 1600440080000
Source Code Geass S2
Audio
Image
RemarksFront This is the last card of deck version 8.
RemarksBack But as for me, [I] don't have this memory.kioku: memory; recollection; remembrance
QuestionLink link
References
Other-Front でも  私[わたし] に は この  記[き] 憶[おく] が ない
Other-Back
Jlab-Kanji でも私にはこの記憶がない
Jlab-KanjiSpaced でも 私 に は この 記憶 が ない
Jlab-Hiragana でも わたし に は この きおく が ない
Jlab-KanjiCloze でも 私 に は この 記憶 が ない
Jlab-Lemma でも 私 に は この 記憶 が ない
Jlab-HiraganaCloze でも わたし に は この きおく が ない
Jlab-Translation
Jlab-DictionaryLookup
Jlab-Metadata
Jlab-Remarks
Jlab-ListeningFront demo watashi ni ha kono kioku ga nai
Jlab-ListeningBack demo watashi ni ha kono kioku ga nai
Jlab-ClozeFront demo watashi ni ha kono kioku ga nai
Jlab-ClozeBack demo watashi ni ha kono kioku ga nai
Tags JLAB-B
Version 11
Sequence 1600422040000
Source The World God Only Knows S3 (jp eng)
Audio
Image
RemarksFront
RemarksBack [I] head towards the library.toshokan: library
QuestionLink link
References http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/grammar/verbparticles#The_directional_particleTae Kim, p. 53
Other-Front 僕[ぼく] は  図[と] 書[しょ] 館[かん] へ  向[む]かう
Other-Back
Jlab-Kanji 僕は図書館へ向かう
Jlab-KanjiSpaced 僕 は 図書館 へ 向かう
Jlab-Hiragana ぼく は としょかん へ むかう
Jlab-KanjiCloze 僕 は 図書館 へ 向かう
Jlab-Lemma 僕 は 図書館 へ 向かう
Jlab-HiraganaCloze ぼく は としょかん へ むかう
Jlab-Translation
Jlab-DictionaryLookup
Jlab-Metadata
Jlab-Remarks
Jlab-ListeningFront boku ha toshokan he mukau
Jlab-ListeningBack boku ha toshokan he mukau
Jlab-ClozeFront boku ha toshokan he mukau
Jlab-ClozeBack boku ha toshokan he mukau
Tags JLAB-B
Version 11
Sequence 1600430440000
Source blood c the last dark (jp eng)
Audio
Image
RemarksFront
RemarksBack Why [do you] know me?It's important to keep in mind that "-te iru" describes not only ongoing actions, but also ongoing states. States often do not directly translate to the English progressive forms. This is covered on the following cards, also refer to Tae Kim's explanation."To know" refers to the ongoing state of knowing something. So in Japanese, the term "shitte iru" is quite common, while in English you'd rather not say "I'm knowing this".Note how similar the te-forms of suru - shite and shiru - shitte sound, it's easy to mix them up when listening to something.
QuestionLink link
References http://www.guidetojapanese.org/enduring.html#part2
Other-Front なぜ  私[わたし] を  知[し]って いる
Other-Back
Jlab-Kanji なぜ私を知っている
Jlab-KanjiSpaced なぜ 私 を 知って いる
Jlab-Hiragana なぜ わたし を しって いる
Jlab-KanjiCloze なぜ 私 を 知って いる
Jlab-Lemma なぜ 私 を 知る いる
Jlab-HiraganaCloze なぜ わたし を しって いる
Jlab-Translation
Jlab-DictionaryLookup
Jlab-Metadata
Jlab-Remarks
Jlab-ListeningFront naze watashi wo shitte iru
Jlab-ListeningBack naze watashi wo shitte iru
Jlab-ClozeFront naze watashi wo shitte iru
Jlab-ClozeBack naze watashi wo shitte iru
Tags JLAB-B

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Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (6) on 1664809810

This is the perfect deck to begin learning Japanese. This along with Japanese media consumption is perfect. I still have not finished but I notice big progress in my Japanese.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (7) on 1664648248

Thank you. I've started a few weeks ago; so far so good.
By the way, 1600422870000 - it seems she's saying あたし, not わたし in 私一人ぼっちじゃないもの

Comment from author

you're right, I added a remark to the card - thank you!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (8) on 1663794324

Great basic Japanese course!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (9) on 1663691855

Ya estudié Hiragana, Katakana y 2500 kanjis. El siguiente paso era aprender gramática básica antes de pasar al vocabulario. No puedo creer la suerte que tuve de encontrarme con este Deck tan completo y DIVERTIDO por sobre todas las cosas. Nunca me gustó la gramática en los idiomas, pero con este curso lo estoy pasando genial. Good Job!

Comment from author

Congratulations to learning so many characters in advance and thank you for your feedback!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (10) on 1663684126

great

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (11) on 1663430200

Good explanation of grammar rules.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (12) on 1663413103

The author did a really good job

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (13) on 1663276171

[japanesedecks.blogspot.com] Is it just me or is this BlogSpot thing not working? I have just finished the beginner deck, what should I do now?

My response to the author: You have my gratitude for clearing this up for me so quickly. Great PR is hard to come by these days, Also regarding Japanese have you thought of adding a simple explanation of the "intonation" of spoken words such as heiban atamadaka ect? Japanese say that a basic understanding of this will make immersion learning straightforward, like reading Kanji to find the difference between homophones.

Comment from author before post was edited

The decks blog has nothing to do with the jlab project, it is maintained by someone else. The operator removed the blog, but the associated mediafire folder is still up. There's also another folder with subs2srs decks available:

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/p17g5uk4phb41/User_Uploaded_Anki_Decks
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/h3c999hbd9r6m/subs2srs_decks

Congratulations to finishing the deck by the way, I hope it helps you to get started with subs2srs decks.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (14) on 1663163337

The deck looks good, but the cards are not ordered from easy to hard... The first cards are already hard (tetsudatte kureru ka). I don't understand, maybe it's just my settings but I cannot fix that. (NB: I don't use the addon because I'm on Qt6)

EDIT: Thank you so much, your answer solved the problem!

Comment from author before post was edited

Please have a look at this page: https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/troubleshooting-deck/
If this does not help, send me an email to: joe@japanese-like-a-breeze.com

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (15) on 1662782042

very good, thanks so much. this is must-have course for begginers

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (16) on 1662583284

Very good

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (17) on 1662583069

Nicely done

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (18) on 1662468295

A good starting course with a main focus on listening and learning new words.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (19) on 1662434652

Been using this card for almost a year now and this helps me understand Anime without even watching the subtitle. The author of this card is responsive through emails with regards to correcting some typos in a card. Keep up the good work! I've stop sending emails since I've been busy with work but I did not stop learning japanese using this card though!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (20) on 1662027061

good

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (21) on 1661943004

Eazy to UNDERSTAND!!!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (22) on 1661756341

Amazing samples and overall structure. Stellar work!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (23) on 1661593598

With people like an author of this course - we should don't worry too much about brightness of future for that planet (meow, fact)

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (24) on 1661243345

hello when I import this it just create a new deck, how do I update so that the new words are added in the previous deck ? please help

Comment from author

Did you rename the deck? Fixing this is a bit tricky. Please reach out to joe@japanese-like-a-breeze.com, I help you fix this and add a guide to my website lateron.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (25) on 1661194343

Well explained, super easy to learn deck

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (26) on 1661153771

This deck will probably change how people learn Japanese from now on. It sure has done for me. I've struggled with many methods: I've studied Genki I and II, I did Core 2k halfway, I did RTK, and more. But it is pretty boring and especially Genki was difficult and cumbersome to review. I lost motivation and stopped practicing, and I had to restart from scratch after not studying for a year. Now with this deck I feel like things have changed. I'm learning so much vocabulary every day, while reviewing and learning grammar, and training my ears to listen to native audio instead of the artificial Core 2k audio. I see this deck as the bridge between a complete beginner and being able to learn from immersing in anime, YouTube and movies, and mining vocabulary from there. This deck still needs to expand a bit until reaching there, as you need a few thousand known words to start immersing without it being a painful experience, but I am very sure it will reach to that point. If you check the Patreon, it is actually stated that the goal is creating a deck with the 10k most common words. We have to be patient as high quality decks like this one take a lot of work to expand. I also want to support this gargantuan effort of the creator by donating a bit a month through Patreon, as much as I can permit being a student.

Idea for the future: cover additional grammar points covered by other resources. Check Jo-Mako's compilation of grammar points. https://sites.google.com/view/jo-mako/resources/grammar-list

Thank you so much, your second anonymous patron.

Comment from author

Thank you for the review, I'm happy to read this! You tried many different resources and didn't give up - I think this is probably the most important thing to do. Personally, my experience was similar with the resources you listed.

Initially, my goal was to cover only 1-2k words plus grammar. But since people seem to like this format very much, I'll just continue (1k words are currently in the deck). By now, my vision for this project is not only to create sentence cards with words, but also to make the transition to "real" immersion as painless as possible. I'm currently trying different ideas to achieve this, one thing was just added to the deck (video recommendations).

(Video) Free Japanese course based on anime & Tae Kim's guide

Thanks for joining the patreon and for posting the list of grammar points, I'll consider that.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (27) on 1661152209

I'm doing 30% of it. I wish I've been through this on day 1.

Amazing work!

คอมเมนต์เผื่อคนไทยด้วยกัน
ถ้าคุณฟังเมะไม่ออก คุณใช้เด็คนี้เลย สุดยอดมาก ผมฟังผ่าน ๆ ไม่ได้ตั้งใจจำ วันละห้าสิบคำ+ แล้วไปดูเมะ มันยังพอจับบางประโยคได้เลย เด็คนี้สุดยอดจริง ๆ

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (28) on 1660944019

Amazing course. You can really feel the passion the author has in teaching the student in each of the cards. Been learning this language for a while and this is the first deck I am actually excited to go through each day.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (29) on 1660861110

Really good one. It made me stop being afraid to start

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (30) on 1660806321

Do I like it? I LOVE IT! Can't appreciate your effort enough!
Thanks a lot for the effort to put it all together! Very very helpful!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (31) on 1660716509

Amazing course! It's exactly what I needed. Many thanks to the creator.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (32) on 1660632008

Well paced

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (33) on 1660463505

I hate to just repeat everyone (and it really is everyone) but this is simply the best beginner deck available. I can't believe how effortless and smooth it feels to progress through this deck. You never feel overly challenged or frustrated, yet you're picking it all up at a very fast pace.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (34) on 1660240580

Really helpful, I am a beginner started learning 3 months back with book, but study like this I made more progress

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (35) on 1660228404

A really great way to work through Tae Kim. Much thanks to the author for putting the work in to make this deck!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (36) on 1660025785

JUST FINISHED: omg this deck is amazing, it provides grammar points WITH easy to understand context. I really couldn't be bothered reading through all of taekims but this deck helped me get through it while making reviews fun and simple! My understanding of grammar has improved so much thank you:)

Comment from author

Congratulations for finishing the deck, doing 2k flashcards takes some time. Thank you for using it and for updating the review! The deck keeps getting updated by the way, the next version is ready soon

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (37) on 1659941400

A truly amazing deck in every way. I was desperately wanting to improve my listening skills for spoken Japanese in anime and this is literally perfect. Many audio resources have relatively slow and perfectly pronounced Japanese. This deck throws in fast and slow samples, and often has weird pronunciations you'll need to master listening for. It also has you learning vocab and grammar simultaneously in a relatively painless way. The multiple examples are really great as well. I had at least a partial understanding of most of these grammar points, but I can honestly notice a gradual increase in my comprehension when watching anime thanks to this deck, and I'm not even halfway through yet. Good stuff!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (38) on 1659522549

Всё подробно объясняется, благодаря этому курсу понял много затруднительной для меня грамматики

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (39) on 1659501427

Really usefull

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (40) on 1659404250

For some reason, the back of the card for the part 2 half of the deck is not showing the definition if I try to study it alone? It works normally if I study the whole deck though.

Comment from author

Part 1 and 2 contain the same sentences. The idea here is to do part 1 first, then practice reading with part 2 with sentences you're guaranteed to understand. That's also why part 2 does not have the definitions on the back, I assume people already know them. However, you can easily add them by editing the card template, the basic process is explained here: https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/course-without-addon/. The field you're interested in is {{RemarksBack}}. If you need further help, please send me an email: joe@japanese-like-a-breeze.com

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (41) on 1659333798

This course provides a good foundation to learn Japanese passively I've been using it for months and have learned so much

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (42) on 1658975432

GOD

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (43) on 1658772956

Incredible. This is the new best deck of Japanese in Anki for beginners. The evolution of Core 2k. You learn vocabulary + grammar + listening skills from real anime. I'm half way through and enjoying this so much.

The dream here would be for this deck to reach about 2k of the highest frequency words in anime (link at end of review), the point which what most people say it's sufficient to start immersion by watching anime and other native Japanese media to continue learning. Like the review below me, I am so eager to see the new updates of this deck.

Personally, I style my listening cards to have no text in the front so I focus on listening solely, and I set the image as a hint on the front. Then on the back, I like having the kanji with furigana (and importantly, with a Japanese font, as normally it defaults to a Chinese font) along with the image. Here's the styling:

### FRONT ###

{{Audio}}<br>
<br><br>
{{hint:Image}}<br><br>

{{RemarksFront}}
<br>
<p style="font-size:70%;color:grey">Source of this card: {{Source}}<br>Change text with the <a href = "https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/addon-manual/">jlab addon (2110939339)</a> or <a href = "https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/course-without-addon/">without the addon</a>.</p>
<p style="font-size:70%; color:grey">Your deck version: <strong>{{Version}}</strong><br> Check for updates <a href = "https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/guide-for-beginners/">here.</a></p><br>

### BACK ###

{{Audio}}<br>
{{Image}}
<br><br>
<span style="font-size: 50px; " lang="ja-jp";">{{furigana:Other-Front}}</span>
<br><br>

<div style="text-align: left;">{{RemarksBack}}<br>
{{Jlab-Remarks}}<br>
References:<br>
{{References}}<br>
{{Other-Back}}<br>
<p style="font-size:70%;color:grey">Something unclear? Ask a question related to this card using this {{QuestionLink}}.</p>
<p style="font-size:70%;color:grey">For a sloppy grammar summary, refer to <a href="https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/cheat-sheet/">Jlab's cheat sheet.</a><p></div>

### STYLING ###

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font-family: arial;
font-size: 20px;
max-width: 800px;
text-align: center;
margin-left: auto;
margin-right: auto;
color: black;
background-color: #faf9f5;
}
.kanjipopup {
font-family: Noto Sans JP;
font-size: 50px;
text-align: center;
color: black;
background-color: #faf9f5;

}
.kanjipopup ruby rt { visibility: visible; }
.kanjipopup ruby:active rt { visibility: visible; }
.kanjipopup ruby:hover rt { visibility: visible; }

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Link to anime word frequency list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ukDIWSkh_xvpppPbgs1nUR2kaEwFaWlsJgZUlb9LuTs/edit#gid=1454508950

Comment from author before post was edited

Thank you for your feedback and the thumbs up! The deck actually made it to #2 of Ankiweb's Japanese deck listing by now, which I totally didn't expect... I'm currently working on several ideas to add meaningful cards, the kanji deck you mentioned is also something I'd like to do. But the stock of words must be increased first.
I don't want to change the card template though, because with only kanji and kana on the cards the deck would not start completely from zero. I don't want to exclude people like myself, who want to put all focus on listening comprehension. However, it's easy to adjust everything to your needs - the instructions are linked on the cards. If you have further questions on this, feel free to drop me an email.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (44) on 1658703257

Very good deck. I modified it a little for my liking, but it's definitely a very good course.

EDIT:
I finished this deck a few minutes ago and can say with a 100% certainty that this is one of the most useful Japanese learning tools out there. This deck single-handedly formed at least 60% of my current Japanese. This is, hands down, the most enjoyable, the most engaging, the most fun, the fastest, and the most efficient way to learn Japanese grammar (it's important to say that you won't acquire all the grammar covered in the course to completion, but rather it will give you a good enough understanding to be able to pick it up in speech and have an idea about how it works). And guess what? IT'S FREE. And it was made by one person. I have only respect for you, Mr. Joe, for investing so much time and effort just to allow some weebs on the internet to learn a language lol.
And this is not even the end apparently! I was so caught off guard when it said near the end that there are going to be 2000 words in the deck in the future! Dude, this is so absolutely insane! This deck is already such a good and extensive course, and yet there is MORE to come. How cool is that? I genuinely enjoyed this deck so much and I will be waiting for all the updates like I wait for Silksong.

Comment from author

Thank you for this nice review! It's not the end, I'm currently preparing the next update...

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (45) on 1658493930

Great deck!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (46) on 1658483567

Looks cool

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (47) on 1658440659

Really helpful!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (48) on 1658410181

Fire deck

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (49) on 1658277770

very helpful

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (50) on 1658250239

This is greatly focused on the grammar frequently used in anime and everything is clearly explained. The first 20 cards, you will surely hear some of it being used no matter what episode of anime you watch.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (51) on 1657700724

The best anki deck for Japanese I've found so far

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (52) on 1657700137

I liked the course, because you explain everything. Course is very interesting and have a lot of information.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (53) on 1657543172

This is a wonderful deck to get through the beginning phase of Japanese learning. It covers the most essential bits of Tae Kim's grammar guide and each grammar point often have multipe examples to reinforce the learning experience.

Personally I did 20 new cards a day (~100 reviews) and switched to 30 (~150 reviews) about half way in. The journey took about 3 month to finish.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (54) on 1657396436

Well one

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (55) on 1657374441

This deck has helped me a lot, I strongly recommend it.

Thanks to the author, you are helping me like you have no idea.

(Video) Tae Kim's Guide to Japanese Grammar: An Honest Review!!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (56) on 1657215346

Great idea executed well. Really appreciative of the time that's gone into this.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (57) on 1657072691

ありがとう

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (58) on 1657048183

Very cringe indeed

Comment from author

I hope you recovered from this embarassing experience :D

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (59) on 1656707739

This deck leads you through the beginning stages of learning very well. Lots of good examples, and the listening provides several pronunciations of the same word. Thank you so much for making this deck!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (60) on 1656555470

Nearly a third of the way through this deck now - it's been an absolutely fantastic resource. Really appreciate the time that's been put into making this deck, as well as the updates!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (61) on 1656110792

Very nice example sentences with the vocabulary and the context which makes vocabulary learning much easier. Moreover, you teach useful grammar with real examples. Thank you so much !!!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (62) on 1655636251

I've been using this deck for about a month now and I've been loving it.

Sorry to bother you but question: Can I make so the front card only shows the kanji + Kana without the voice and make so the back of the card has also the Kanji + kana setence in the front with the voice?
I kind of already learned hiragana + katakana and the romaji won't help me much and I feel like it is better for me to read for my first first before listening to the word/sentence.

And also bother me that the back of the card doesn't show the word of the front which in my opinion is not very optmal because sometimes I want to read the sentence that was in the front but the only way to is either go back to the previous card or use the "preview" option on "browse"

Comment from author

Yes: Automatic playback of audio is turned off in the deck options. How to get rid of the roumaji is explained here: https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/course-without-addon/ In short, you need to remove the field {{furigana:Jlab-ListeningFront}} from the card template.
If you have trouble with this, you can send me an email: joe at japanese-like-a-breeze.com. Others asked this question, too. So I guess it makes sense to explain this in more detail and maybe add an alternative template to my website - I'll see what I can do.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (63) on 1655635315

It's a good deck, very good because it teaches grammar along the way.
BUT!!!! My only problem was with the cards layout, I wish I could see the front card setence and not only the back where I can see only romaji and not the whole setence in the front card. It's the only problem of this deck, i've been altering and adding the front setence in the back card as well but I stopped after 100 or so cards because it became annoying to do.

I get it that he bases his whole concept on "being able the listen and ignore reading the setence in kana/kanji" but it would be very benefitial to have both options in the back so you could passively train.
It's a big deck apparently (3k+ I think) and ignoring reading kana/kanji will only hurt in the long way.
Again just adding or completely changing the layout would hurt at all.

Comment from author before post was edited

Not sure if I fully understand what you're trying to achieve, but it might be easily possible by editing the card templates. Did you already try that? Have a look at the first item of this page: https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/course-without-addon/. If you need some help you can also send me a message using the contact form of the website ("?" to the right) or to joe at japanese-like-a-breeze.com.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (64) on 1655422427

I make a few changes on the deck style:

1) change {{furigana:Jlab-ListeningFront}} to hidden by default and visualize if {kanjipopup} shown.
2) add {{furigana:Other-Front}} to the back

Reasons:
1) I found I will trend to read the ListeningFront before read the hiragana, hide the ListeningFront could force me read the hiragana first.
2) Shown original sentence along with pronanceation

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (65) on 1655408607

I think I found a mistake: the card 1600424450000, when talking about the negative past tense, shouldn't it be "instead of shizuka janai deshita" the phrase "instead of shizuka janai desu"? I know it's trying to convey the wrong version, but both examples of "wrong" (present and past) are the same.

Great deck, by the way!

Comment from author

This card refers to the colloquial, polite negative for nouns and na-adjectives. Tae Kim introduced this as "xxx janakatta desu", which is a valid statement in colloquial Japanese (i.e. not "wrong"). The point of the card is to explain that other sources introduce this differently, which sounds more formal. "janai deshita" however is wrong, have a look at https://ja.hinative.com/questions/7129826

I think this card is maybe too complicated. The forms mentioned on the card do occur in practice though and are briefly covered on the follow-up cards. I hope this makes sense now, thanks for trying the deck!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (66) on 1655316243

Seems to be a great deck, will definitely use, but I'd like to have a question: is it possible to remove the romanized text from the cards? I've tried to do it, but when I save the deck, an error message appears right after the first card. I'm already comfortable reading hiragana and a lot of kanji, so I'd like to use the cards only having those.
Thanks in advance!

Comment from author

Yes, either with the jlab addon on desktop Anki (see here: https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/addon-manual/ ) or by editing the card template (see here: https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/course-without-addon/ )
If you need support with this, please send me an email: joe@japanese-like-a-breeze.com. Thanks for trying the deck!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (67) on 1655136927

Well done

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (68) on 1654947209

Excellent grammar deck!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (69) on 1654710773

Really impressive deck!

So glad to have found this one, never got bored out of studying with this, would really recommend!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (70) on 1654211874

This is a great way to learn Japanese grammar!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (71) on 1654146855

Amazing work!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (72) on 1653595158

ive learned so much from this i hope it continues!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (73) on 1653580427

really cool deck

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (74) on 1653300080

One of the best decks

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (75) on 1653239884

Really fun to learn with.
It is great for listening to conversation and learning basic words/principles and not only having stuff written.
If you don't want the romaji, and only want to read japanese letters you can always change that (I changed it for my learning style because I didn't want romaji first).
Some design things can be optimized for cards, but you can also easily change them yourself, and overall with the listening it just works well anyway.
For all Anki Decks this has been the most fun to work with so far.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (76) on 1652919638

I am not into anime too much but the pictures and sometimes over the top voices make things easy to remember and learn

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (77) on 1652748166

This makes Anki more entertaining!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (78) on 1652199293

Been trying lots of decks in the last year, found about this one by myself and it's a shame it's not more openly recommended like the cores, tango's of the world. One could argue that audio from anime isn't the best but still it's an amazing way to get inmersed on this world.
Really useful to do along with a grammar guide.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (79) on 1652075487

Awesome!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (80) on 1651768445

One of the best resources for learning japanese. There are orher good decks for vocabulary, but not for grammar. Used together with Tae Kim's course (which is also available as Android app) make up a really great method. Much recommended.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (81) on 1651452711

By far the best and most useful deck out there! It has N+1 vocabulary and grammar concepts, real native audio and full sentences practice reading. So yeah, pretty much everything needed for an advanced beginner.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (82) on 1650913904

Very well made deck.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (83) on 1650864617

very useful

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (84) on 1650800111

cool.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (85) on 1650426903

A very fun way to learn. I have found that I'm able to recognize many words and structures after having done this deck for a few weeks. I only wish that were some pure gramma rule cards, to help me remember the general rules. There are explanation cards for gramma, but you are supposed to suspend them once they are read once and they don't have a backside. I did also end up editing the back-card template to embed an ichi.moe lookup which I found very helpful.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (86) on 1650377643

چون کلمات خیلی جالبی رو انتخاب کرده بود خیلی از یاد گرفتن لذت بردم. ممنون.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (87) on 1650221049

good

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (88) on 1649945117

This deck is absolutely god-like. It does a great job of hammering the basics - while giving concise, easy to follow blurbs about grammar points. (without ever sounding like a textbook) The only thing that slightly holds it back are :

1. Uses romaji, which I think is a waste of time. And can end up being more confusing.
2. Doesn't have the sentence on the back of the card.

(Video) Learning Tae Kim's Japanese Grammar Guide With ANKI Part 1

Otherwise, I would consider this deck a MUST for any beginner!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (89) on 1649803432

Fantastic deck to use for beginners, i'm really enjoying learning with this deck highly recommend!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (90) on 1649699146

great deck, really motivating and helpful

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (91) on 1649375624

Just finished basic grammar and I have to say your course is amazing! Your entire website is a gem and I'm looking forward to contribute (e.g. with sentence mining decks or modified kanji RTKs) one day.

Sentence mining is incredible fun & valuable, plus I'm really enjoying the phonation of anime characters. Wish you all the best and please remember, that you've created (prehaps) the most important anki deck out there!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (92) on 1649318201

This is the perfect way to start learning Japanese, can't recommend it enough!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (93) on 1649234227

So far it seems incredible but I do have one question. Should I only focus on the romaji and audio while doing the listening part when studying from this deck. Because of those 2 I find it really difficult to test my Kanji comprehension, since I hear and see the answers before the show answers scren

Comment from author

Only for listening comprehension, I'd recommend to use something you can easily read to help you figure out what's being said. Either roumaji or kana. However, you can also use the "listening"-deck to practice reading, in this case you should remove the roumaji and turn off automatic audio playback in the deck options. If you need help with this, you can send me an email: joe at japanese-like-a-breeze.com.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (94) on 1648587496

Very nice.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (95) on 1648352957

Best ankideck

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (96) on 1647947473

Amazing!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (97) on 1647854030

Very well structured

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (98) on 1647682653

Amazing dedication. Cannot find a better teacher. Exceptional

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (99) on 1647561429

Good stuff

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (100) on 1647359728

What a amazing work! Thank you so much to give it to us!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (101) on 1646600177

I have attempted several times to complete Tae Kim's Grammar Guide. I just could never do it... it was just too boring and made a chore out of something I routinely enjoy; learning Japanese. This course, takes a natural and low key approach to tacking this obstacle, without feeling like you've studied grammar all day. This deck uses sentences from anime to tackle each grammar point in Tae Kim. There are links to Tae Kim's explanations and examples, but I found the the creator of this deck had much more easily understandable explanations. Instead of focusing on the technical (the links are there for each grammar point if your into that though), this deck is more exposure and repetition to those grammar patterns for a more natural acquisition. I've been learning for several years now, so I'm not starting from zero, but I certainly wish this deck existed back then. It would have saved me a lot of time. Even now, I founding grammar patterns I've missed or didn't understand, and I'm getting better at "hearing" spoken Japanese.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (102) on 1646412351

Looks good and very detailed :O

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (103) on 1645700649

Just really, really good - in my opinion the fastest way to understand Japanese.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (104) on 1645498133

This is a great deck and only been going through it for a few days and I love it. Because anime card style is used where there's actual dialogue from anime and yet still using grammar from the book it doesn't feel dry. I like how I have read the book in a while yet I feel like I better grasp the more basic concepts after reviewing the sentences. There isn't any technical jargon involved it makes it easier to concentrate on the Japanese instead of having to try and remember each grammar concept. Using this an immersion learning method I can definitely find this as a true gem. Thanks for taking the time in making this! :D

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (105) on 1645164695

this is THE deck for beginners

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (106) on 1645116923

I did Tae Kim 1 chapter a day 6 months ago whilst doing RTK. I forgot most of Tae Kim from reading and making card. It is nice to come back with more knowledge from 6 months of Japanese and with no pressure to rush the grammar rules. This deck helps beginners and former students of Tae Kim.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (107) on 1644851154

I like so much and help me too :')thx for your time and effort I appreciate you for doing that thx

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (108) on 1644506819

Best deck ever!

I tried Duolingo and other stuff, but this is far more superior. It´s super easy to stay motivated and it gives you grammar with new words in best pace. If you watch anime, you´ll be able to see your progress daily. I already finished it and i feel sad there is no more yet.

I´m able to watch some anime i watched without subtitles understanding maybe 50%. Sometimes, there is 2min dialogue i completely understand :D :)
I´ll try Core 2000 deck now, to get more vocab.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (109) on 1644391908

This deck makes it easy to start to acquire Japanese.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (110) on 1644240498

Enjoying using this to brush up my listening!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (111) on 1644057277

thank you so much!
p.s to anyone thinking of suspending any easy cards, don't! I was thinking of suspending them but I decided not to & my listening comprehension was significantly much better, it's more just hearing the grammar fundamentals at play than just understanding the words, don't think you can skimp out of listening to words you already "know", it's more about the unconscious comprehension picking everything up so you hear it instantaneously- so just repeat, repeat and repeat.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (112) on 1643807551

Great course. I really like that how the author managed to combine the learning progress of grammar and vocabulary that geat!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (113) on 1642690749

Best beginner's deck imho!
Thank you so much for this! 😍🔥👍🏼👍🏼

Maybe you can upload the Jlab’s Sloppy Grammar Cheat Sheet, because there is nothing here yet. 🙏🏼

Comment from author

The cheat sheet is actually not completed yet, I just took some notes while creating the course. I moved this to the very bottom of my todo-list in favor of other things. You're the first one to ask about this by the way, so I'll move it up again ;). Thanks for the thumbs up, I'm glad the deck helps you!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (114) on 1642527949

tried reading tae kim's book a few months ago but i couldn't stick to it since it was boring. this deck really saved me because i was trying to find a good source for grammar, thanks for your hard work.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (115) on 1641059924

Doing it right now, it's pretty good. Watched an anime recently and was able to pick up 夢じゃなかったそぇ solely because of this.

Would recommend.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (116) on 1640785185

Amazing deck! Thanks so much for making this. Also, this might be a dumb question, but how would you update the deck version? I'm not really familiar with Anki.

Comment from author

You can simply download and import the deck again. This will update all the old cards e.g. with corrections I made and add new ones. This is not a dumb question btw., I will add a remark to the manual. Thanks for the thumbs up!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (117) on 1640784342

Good pacing with motivational notes

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (118) on 1640471440

This is a great resource. I like looking at the pictures. Not only do I learn Japanese, I also get to know new cute animes.
Thank you for your work.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (119) on 1639912074

Very fun to learn using this deck

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (120) on 1639151001

Very easy and good explanations about what is going on in the dialogue.

there are a few cards that don't have their translation on them , and instead talk about the concepts of what we are learning. while i understand that the translation is not the point of those cards, it would have been nice to have it just so i could verify that my translation was correct.

Comment from author

I forgot to include the translation on some cards, sorry for that! I'll check them again in a future update. If it bothers you too much on a card, feel free to send me an "add translation" with the question link on the back. Thanks!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (121) on 1639129736

What an undertaking it must have been to make this course.
The most useful deck I have ever come across for learning a language.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (122) on 1638605969

just beautiful

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (123) on 1637357302

This is a real highlight!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (124) on 1637317808

Fun and easy to step in

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (125) on 1637280736

Who doesn't like to learn Japanese with Anime?

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (126) on 1637066411

This course is just awesome. Granted, you have to be persistent, but it works very well for me. Arigatou gozaimasu

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (127) on 1636488274

Absolutely recommended to everyone who want's to learn grammar with immersion!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (128) on 1636451195

good

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (129) on 1635804433

I just started reading Tae Kim's book but it was too dry for me, so i found this deck. this is definitley the best one yet. really nice quality with the use of the deck along with the addon. i only find it strange that some words are sometimes written in kana and other times in kanji. i always tend to mix them up because i think they must be different words, even though they're not. I don't know if it's a japanese thing or a thing with this deck. But that won't let me stop from using this deck, because it's just so good for teaching me the grammar. thanks for the hard work you're putting in this project :)

Comment from author

I think the kanji/kana-spelling is a thing with the subtitles the deck is created from. I am using them as they were created by subbers and did not change the kana/kanji typography. It's also something I noticed when studying with anime decks myself sometimes. I hope it does not confuse you too much. Thanks for the thumbs up!

(Video) Real Japanese Structure vs Tae Kim - Structural Review of Tae Kim's Japanese Grammar | Lesson 77
Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (130) on 1635745514

It is the best anime learning deck I have ever seen. At first, I was disappointed with the front rōmaji letter. Later I found out your manual instruction to remove the Rōmaji letter. I am so satisfied with this deck. Thanks for your hard work to create this amazing deck for us.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (131) on 1635328203

Its a very nice deck to train your listening skills and trying to understand the sentence. The effort of making this deck is extermly high and i really appreciate the taking effort.
You did a really good job making this deck, thank you for sharing!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (132) on 1634927926

Great deck thank you!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (133) on 1634359903

Love this deck mate!!!

I'm wondering if there's an easy way for me to hide the romaji text on all cards at once?

I always tend to look at the Romaji first and I think It would be good for me to only display the Japanese text.

Comment from author

Yes, you can easily remove the roumaji on all cards at once. I added instructions with pictures to the manual, just remove the respective field on the card templates (sorry, took a while): https://www.japanese-like-a-breeze.com/course-without-addon/ . Thanks for the thumbs up!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (134) on 1633801679

It's much easier for me to learn in this form than the guide itself I think. Thank you!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (135) on 1632958837

Best deck I've found and use as a beginner.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (136) on 1632864572

The best deck I've found so far, as a beginner. Keep up the good work.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (137) on 1632796650

ありがとうございました。

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (138) on 1632287360

Just today I finished version 5 of the deck, I was going to comment that it's great (and it is) and today you uploaded version 6 haha, awesome, thanks for making the tae kim guide not boring.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (139) on 1632282732

An amazing anki deck. It is profoundly helpful and useful. Highly recommended

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (140) on 1632254469

Very good explanations and plentiful contexts

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (141) on 1631457982

Great deck to get started

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (142) on 1631402382

Great, great, great deck! I think that this deck is the answer for all of the people interested in learning for anime, manga, and dramas. One question, though. How do I change it so that I'm learning the card in Japanese only, with furigana on hover, but still have the English meaning for an answer? Also, I hope you can take this to around 2,000-3,500 words someday. That's where frequency for anime and manga decks starts to drop below like 10 for a lot of lists. How many words are currently in the deck, if I might ask?

Comment from author

Thanks for your feedback! Version 6 contains 833 words and concludes the grammar part. I'll continue with words from an anime-based frequency list afterwards. My goal is to cover at least 2k words.

Thanks a lot for sending some css and information on hidden furigana, I added this to version 6. The front of the cards now by default has kanji text with furigana that's shown on hover/tap, pretty cool...

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (143) on 1630694820

Awesome! Thank you!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (144) on 1629655506

Great course to take while studying Tae Kim's book!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (145) on 1629502259

If you have interest in mass immersion methods want a jump start, this deck is for you. It will also come with challenges of consuming real materials like how the meaning/structure is not clear cut like textbooks, different kinds of voices but I'd say it's better to know it now than later.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (146) on 1629312736

Great for beginner.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (147) on 1629164843

nice way to learn

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (148) on 1629117328

This is my absolute favorite Japanese deck! I tried the other popular decks (Core 2k, Tango, JP1K, etc) all they just felt like a boring grind. I wasn't having fun, and I found it really difficult to retain the information. This, on the other hand, is easy, fun, and is ACTUALLY helping me learn. Thank you so much for this deck! I'm recommending this to everyone as an intro to learning Japanese.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (149) on 1629087383

It's the best, I totally recommend it. It's not the most efficient, but it made me stick to it. I'm also doing RTK for kanji, but your course is what gave me the foundation with words in anime context, so it wasn't as boring as anki , and your page is full of resources that makes me feel excited about keeping learning Japanese. You should do something similar to learn English but with American series, it would be the best, I struggled to learn English even though my native language is Spanish. But this make Japanese so Easy. Thanks, again, and keep it up.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (150) on 1628737544

Even with some level of experience in learning the language prior to using the deck, it has still helped me in a way that improves the already built up foundation that I had and making it more concrete.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (151) on 1628191155

Been using the deck for a few days and really like the concept. Cards are very well made, very easy to edit (I personally got rid of the romaji) and the add-on makes studying the cards all the more efficient.

Great work! Hope you see it through and finish the deck. It would be a truly great resource for beginners.

Comment from author

Thanks for your comment! The next update will finish the grammar part with another 150 cards. I skipped a few uncommon things, but the deck then covers about 250 out of 300 pages of Tae Kim's book. My plan is to add more words afterwards, since the deck teaches only a little more than 800 at the moment.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (152) on 1627484752

Excellent desk

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (153) on 1627215948

I'm an idiot. This deck is extremely good, and I usually don't rate things.. Simple [Previous knowledge + 1 new item] system keeps you moving. Explanations where necessary for context or changes of meaning through tone. Cards from different origins enabling you to separate each card in your mind.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (154) on 1626804062

Thanks for incredible deck!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (155) on 1625767986

Fantastic deck. It's a lot of fun encountering cards from scenes you recognize. My only complaint is that many cards don't have an answer to check, so I'm sometimes not sure if I got them right or not.

Comment from author

I'll add translations everywhere in the next update. Or are you missing something else? Feel free to use the question links on the cards if you're missing something. Or send me an email: joe at japanese-like-a-breeze dot com. Thanks for your help!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (156) on 1625425639

very good!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (157) on 1623596894

Just started and love it so far. I can see how much effort you've put into this amazing project. I have always been super lazy when it comes to Japanese grammar but this motivates me a lot.
ありがとうございます。楽しみです。

Comment from author

Thanks for your comment! It's indeed a lot of work but getting feedback like this keeps me motivated. Being a little bit lazy about grammar btw. also is a virtue, I hope I could make this clear by the comments inside the deck ;).

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (158) on 1623420471

Core2000 become boring for me after I started this deck. Very interesting! Even can help with text pasing if need.

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (159) on 1614606209

Really great deck. Hope you can update for more Tae Kim grammar points

Comment from author

Thanks a lot for your feedback. I just added an update with ~300 new cards two weeks ago, did you already finish this? I'll cover the entire book, but that takes a while, sorry!

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (160) on 1612552542

The best grammar deck.

(Video) How To Use Tae Kim's Guide to Learning Japanese Android APPS

Japanese course based on Tae Kim's grammar guide & anime (161) on 1608071289

This deck and the whole project itself is amazing. Unbelievable how much work is put into this.
Thank you!

FAQs

Is Tae Kim's grammar guide good? ›

It's fairly complete and does a decent job of explaining grammar concepts in a way anyone can understand. That said, Tae Kim's guide may not be ideal for curious learners who are seeking more in-depth explanations. The grammar explanations tend to be quite simple, often providing a one-to-one direct translation.

Is Tae Kim's Guide free? ›

Here you will find a wealth of information that will help you learn Japanese, all for free. This site has two guides to aid you on your way to full Japanese fluency with no compromises.

Should I learn Kanji or grammar first? ›

A lot of a beginner's time when using a textbook is spent looking up kanji and vocabulary. This takes your focus away from the grammar you're trying to learn and makes progression slow and frustrating. Learning (some) kanji and vocabulary first makes learning grammar a lot faster and, more importantly, easier.

How can I learn Japanese grammar effectively? ›

Use the grammar structure often through writing

The more you say it, even if you just speak to yourself, the more it will become cemented in your memory. The more you write in Japanese, the more you can engrain new grammar structures into your long-term memory.

Is Tae Kims grammar guide good Reddit? ›

Despite the name, it's not for pure beginners. So using Tae Kim is useful (and free) to get over that beginners hump in order to get to much better resources. It's good.

Which app is best for learning Japanese? ›

What Is the Best App for Learning Japanese?
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Is duolingo good to learn Japanese? ›

Duolingo is an excellent free resource for learning languages, especially if you consider yourself a beginner who is looking to immerse yourself quickly in Japanese.

How long does it take to learn Japanese? ›

According to the US Department of State, Japanese is one of the hardest languages for English natives to learn. It doesn't have many similarities in structure to English. They estimate it takes 88 weeks of learning, or 2200 hours, to reach fluency.

How many kanji should I learn a day? ›

1. How many kanji will I learn each day? Some simple math will show that you need to learn at least 23 kanji every day to complete your mission on schedule (2,042 kanji ÷ 90 days = 22.7).

Why is Japanese grammar so hard? ›

The Japanese language is considered one of the most difficult to learn by many English speakers. With three separate writing systems, an opposite sentence structure to English, and a complicated hierarchy of politeness, it's decidedly complex.

Can I learn Japanese by myself? ›

I'm living proof that with all the resources online today, it is easier than ever to learn Japanese on your own. Whether you're looking to teach yourself Japanese at home or just need some extra tips to help you advance, read on. The art of teaching yourself is easily learned.

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The truth is that achieving a high level in Japanese (or any language for that matter) takes time. You can't expect instant results or fluency in a matter of weeks. But it's also important to remember that learning a new language is a process. You get the results incrementally as you progress, not all at once!

How much Japanese can I learn in a year? ›

You can become fluent in a year. As in, incredibly fluent. But the majority of people simply do not have the time, let alone mental ability (as in, they'd burn out from over study) and funds to do this. Basic conversations are easy and 18 months is a long time.

What is the hardest language to learn? ›

As mentioned before, Mandarin is unanimously considered the most difficult language to master in the world! Spoken by over a billion people in the world, the language can be extremely difficult for people whose native languages use the Latin writing system.

Which Japanese language should I learn first? ›

You are advised to start with hiragana, which is the most common and popular writing system for the Japanese language. After, you should proceed to learn katakana and kanji. The next things you need to practice are pronunciation and vocabulary.

What is Imabi? ›

Imabi is a thorough website that teaches Japanese vocabulary and grammar through text-based lessons. There are over 400 lessons that cover beginner to advanced topics, including over 30 lessons that teach classical Japanese.

How can I learn Japanese fast and free? ›

How to Learn Japanese Online for FREE
  1. Duolingo.
  2. JapanesePod101.
  3. NHK World Easy Japanese.
  4. Japan Foundation's Marugoto course.
  5. Learn Japanese Free.com.
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What is the easiest language to learn? ›

15 of the easiest languages to learn for English speakers - ranked
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  • French. ...
  • Swedish.
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How can I learn kanji for free? ›

Top 10 free resources to learn Japanese
  1. Kanji and Vocabulary. Anki. If you're a dedicated learner and have the time and determination to spend perfecting your reviewing habits and environment, Anki is by far your best choice. ...
  2. Grammar. Tae Kim's Guide to Japanese Grammar. ...
  3. Dictionary. Tangorin. ...
  4. Practice. italki.

Is Japanese easier than Korean? ›

This makes learning Korean much easier than Japanese. Japanese has 46 letters in its alphabet. Meanwhile, Korean only has 24. If you're looking for which is easier to learn between Korean or Japanese, Korean wins this round too.

Can you learn Japanese while sleeping? ›

yes you can. Listening to a language while asleep can help supercharge your vocabulary. With the Learn Japanese While Sleeping Audiobook, you'll absorb over 430 Japanese words and phrases effortlessly. And of course — learn words passively — in your sleep.

How many hours a day should I study Japanese? ›

For the past 5 years of studying Japanese, I can say that 2 hours a day is more than enough to get you where you want. To give you a perspective on the matter, I would only study around one hour a day—every other day. If by 'fluent' you mean to hold a conversation, then around a couple of years.

How many words do you need to be fluent in Japanese? ›

Generally speaking, you need to know about 3,000 – 5,000 Japanese words to be fluent in the language. But it can't just be any words, as you could simply learn the names of people, places, and Pokémon to hit one or two thousand.

How much Japanese can you learn in 2 years? ›

In 2-3 years of standard study you can get to the point where you'll function fairly OK in most everyday conversations. You'll sound very much like a foreigner but you won't drown. It'll be a good base to achieve where living in Japan will then greatly improve your ability further.

Is 10 kanji a day good? ›

If you learn 10 kanji a day, you can learn all of them in 200 days (just under 7 months) If you learn 5 kanji a day, you can learn all of them in 400 days (just over 13 months) If you learn just 2 kanji a day, you can learn all of them in 1000 days (less than 3 years)

What is lazy kanji? ›

Then Khatzumoto-sempai came up with something that sounded like just the thing for me, Lazy Kanji, which turns the process of memorizing kanji into something more like repeatedly dialing a telephone number until it's memorized.

How long does it take to memorize 2000 kanji? ›

Most people who want to learn the 2000 Jouyou Kanji take around 1-1.5 years if they are going at a steady pace. The timing is similar for N1 kanji lists. This of course depends on a lot of factors so let's take a look at how fast you could learn the kanji and get it out of the way!

Is Japanese harder than Chinese? ›

Japanese is slightly easier to learn. But, Chinese is much more widely spoken. Both languages have their pros and cons.

What is the hardest Japanese word to pronounce? ›

Top 10 Hardest Words to Pronounce in Japanese
  • 侵略。 – invasion.
  • 便利。 – Convenient.
  • 出力。 – Output power.
  • 店員。 – Clerk.
  • 旅行。 – Traveling.
  • 暖かくなかった。 – Was not warm.
  • 駐車場。 – Parking lot.
  • おっちょこちょい。 – Clumsy.
14 Apr 2016

Where do I begin Japanese? ›

You need to start with hiragana in order to learn the basics of how Japanese sounds, and how the structure of the letters works. By learning hiragana first, you will understand how words are put together, and how they are said.

How can I learn Japanese in one day? ›

How to Learn Japanese in 5 Minutes a Day: Tips for Beginners - YouTube

What are the basic Japanese words? ›

Basic Phrases
  • Hai. Yes. はい。
  • Iie. No. いいえ。
  • O-negai shimasu. Please. おねがいします。
  • Arigatō. Thank you. ありがとう。
  • Dōitashimashite. You're welcome. どういたしまして。
  • Sumimasen. Excuse me. すみません。
  • Gomennasai. I am sorry. ごめんなさい。
  • Ohayō gozaimasu. Good morning. おはようございます。

How much Japanese can you learn in 3 months? ›

In fact, learning in 3 months may be enough for you to have basic conversations in Japanese and even read some texts. Indeed, there is no language that you cannot learn in 3 months. The only thing that is not guaranteed in 3 months is your fluency.

Do Japanese speak fast? ›

Well, you'll be happy to know that a few smart people (Pellegrino, Coupé, and Marsico) did a study on this and more, showing that Japanese speech really is faster.
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The Speedy Speech Of Japanese.
LanguageJapanese
Information Density0.49 (Slowest!)
Syllabic Rate7.84 (Fastest!)
Information Rate0.74 (Slowest!)
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1 May 2012

Can you learn Japanese without writing? ›

Well, the truth is that you can learn Japanese without kanji. You can just concentrate on learning hiragana and katakana. This is because as long as you have a good understanding of hiragana and katakana, you can communicate to an extent in Japanese.

Can I learn Japanese in 7 days? ›

You cannot efficiently communicate in Japanese in less than 7 days. However, you can definitely learn kana (katana + hiragana) in that period. If you know kana, you can read quite a bit, you just might not know what you are reading, but you will be able to reproduce the sounds.

Can you learn Japanese in 10 days? ›

While it may not be possible to become fluent in Japanese in just ten days, it IS possible to learn the basics of speaking in a short period of time and move on to becoming fluent. Don't be discouraged. You can and will learn Japanese much faster than you expect.

Can I learn Japanese by watching anime? ›

The good news is, it's possible! You can absolutely use anime to boost your Japanese studies, to a degree. While it'd be unwise and difficult to attempt to learn Japanese entirely from anime, there's no reason you can't leverage a love of anime to help you learn Japanese if you're smart about it.

How much money do you need to live comfortably in Japan? ›

In more rural areas you can certainly find such apartments, but in any city you should expect to pay 50,000 yen or more. The average rent for a studio apartment in Tokyo is about 90,000 yen!
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Cost of Living Expenses.
Food¥38,257
Other expenses¥6,576
Excess entertainment expenses​¥12,934
Total expenditures¥148,351
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8 Mar 2021

Is learning Japanese worth it? ›

Is learning Japanese worth it for education? Yes, of course. In Asia, Japan is the preferable place for education. Students from different countries around the world come to Japan for higher education.

Can you learn Japanese without kanji? ›

The short answer is: yes, you can speak fluent Japanese and understand Japanese people without ever studying a single kanji. In fact, if you focus your studies on hearing comprehension, it\'s likely that you will achieve fluency of speech much faster than somebody who chooses to focus on kanji.

When should I learn kanji? ›

Learning Kanji As You Go

In most academic settings when learning Japanese, you'll learn kanji as you learn the language. This is how I started in my first-year Japanese classes in university. We learned katakana, then hiragana, then started with simple kanji. You can do this too as you learn online or on your own.

What is the hardest language to learn? ›

As mentioned before, Mandarin is unanimously considered the most difficult language to master in the world! Spoken by over a billion people in the world, the language can be extremely difficult for people whose native languages use the Latin writing system.

Do you need to know kanji to speak Japanese? ›

You don't need kanji to speak Japanese, but I would suggest that not learning kanji would make learning the vocabulary harder. You don't strictly need to know kanji to write understandable Japanese. However, if you do write entirely in kana it will make your writing incredibly difficult for other people to read.

How can I memorize kanji fast? ›

Best Japanese Kanji Learning Method
  1. Rote Memorization. The best way to learn any language is through repetition. ...
  2. Mnemonics. ...
  3. Learn 常用漢字 (Jouyou Kanji) ...
  4. Study the Kanji of Words that You Most Commonly Use. ...
  5. Learn Radicals. ...
  6. Learn the Kanji of Words on Your Vocabulary List. ...
  7. Read Japanese Reading Material. ...
  8. Use a Dictionary.

How do you not forget kanji? ›

  1. don't try to shove 2000 kanji down your throat all at once, take it a few at a time as you go.
  2. don't memorize kanji alone outside the context of words, they're not useful on their own, just memorize the kanji spellings of words as you learn more words. remembering words is far more important than remembering kanji.
16 Oct 2021

Is kanji difficult to learn? ›

Even kanji, the boogeyman of the Japanese language, is actually pretty easy. Technology has not only made it a lot easier to learn kanji (through spaced repetition systems), but a lot easier to read and write kanji too. You no longer have to memorize the stroke order of each kanji; now, you can just type it in!

What does Ara Ara mean? ›

Ara ara (あら あら) is a Japanese expression that is mainly used by older females and means “My my”, “Oh dear”, or “Oh me, oh my”.

What is the cutest Japanese word? ›

We can't think of Japan without associating it with the word kawaii! Not only is kawaii (かわいい) an adjective to describe something that is 'cute', 'lovely', or 'adorable', but it is also part of a bigger culture in Japan.

What is the most beautiful Japanese word? ›

These 12 beautiful Japanese words you have to know, for me, sum up how incredible the language is.
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12 Beautiful Japanese Words You Have to Know
  1. Shinrinyoku (森林浴) ...
  2. Ikigai (生きがい) ...
  3. Itadakimasu (いただきます) ...
  4. Natsukashii (懐かしい) ...
  5. Wabi-Sabi (侘寂) ...
  6. Kanbina (甘美な) ...
  7. Mono-no-aware (物の哀れ) ...
  8. Furusato (ふるさと)

What is the number 1 language in the world? ›

1. English (1,132 million speakers) Like Latin or Greek at the time, English is the universal language of today. It is the default language in international business, tourism, technology, and much more.

What is the world's easiest language? ›

15 of the easiest languages to learn for English speakers - ranked
  • Frisian. Frisian is thought to be one of the languages most closely related to English, and therefore also the easiest for English-speakers to pick up. ...
  • Dutch. ...
  • Norwegian. ...
  • Spanish. ...
  • Portuguese. ...
  • Italian. ...
  • French. ...
  • Swedish.
24 Oct 2021

Is Korean or Japanese easier? ›

Unlike other East-Asian languages, Korean isn't a tonal language. This means, that the meaning of the word doesn't change, regardless of what your accent is like. This makes learning Korean much easier than Japanese.

Is it OK to skip kanji? ›

The RTK books contain some characters that are just a complete waste of time for a beginner. This is why I recommend skipping any kanji that you feel you don't need to know. RTK also includes the stroke order of each character. This gives you writing practice which I highly recommend you do.

Is it easier to speak or read Japanese? ›

Speaking is easier and more encouraging than reading

Furthermore, it may take you several years before achieving your aim. You will also need to learn numerous characters before you can read the Japanese scripts correctly. These enormous time and effort requirements can be highly discouraging if you are not careful.

Can I learn Japanese without writing? ›

Well, the truth is that you can learn Japanese without kanji. You can just concentrate on learning hiragana and katakana. This is because as long as you have a good understanding of hiragana and katakana, you can communicate to an extent in Japanese.

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