Ready to learn the basics of Japanese? We'll teach you the first two writing systems, Hiragana and Katakana. We'll also introduce some simple vocabulary and your very first sentence grammar!
When trying to spell out foreign words, Japanese uses some special combinations of Katakana. Your name in Japanese might use some of these!Read Lesson
A last few katakana words. They were good times. Are you ready for the next level yet?
Test yourself on the vocab you learned in the last lesson.
You've made it! You've learned all the Katakana and it's now time to prove your knowledge. Get to it!
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!Read Lesson
Practice the words and structures from the lesson, "Saying Hello."
You've just had a good time with your friends. How should you bid them farewell, until you see them next time?Read Lesson
Practice the words and structures in the lesson "Saying Goodbye."
We learn how to make our first sentences in Japanese! The pattern ～は～です is very handy, so get it down pat!Read Lesson
Practice the words and structures from the lesson "I...am...John."
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.Read Lesson
Practice the vocabulary and structures in the lesson "Polite Name Calling."