How to use Quora to practice Japanese

Quora, for those of you who may not know, is a website where users can ask and answer all kinds of questions. It’s a community of shared knowledge, not much unlike Wikipedia, and there are lots of questions being asked and answered every day. Recently, Quora introduced Japanese language support, which means there’s been a sudden, massive influx of Japanese users […]

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REVIEW: Kanji in Context

Kanji in Context

Context. It’s the reason I’m so bad at retelling funny stories. (Seriously–you just had to be there.) But when it comes to language learning, while it’s important to have guidance, the context in which you learn new information has a major impact on your ability to recall that information later. Let’s take flash cards, a common learning aid, for example. […]

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Learn Japanese – A 6-Step Study Plan

So, you want to learn Japanese. Great decision! But where do you start? How do you get there? What do you do when the going gets rough? I thought it might be useful to create something that I wish had existed when I started learning Japanese almost a decade ago, and this guide is the result. It’s a multi-tiered approach that […]

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