Help with Learning Japanese: Study Guides & Speaking Tips

Japanese has become an increasingly popular field of study, with many high schools and online courses offering it as a foreign language choice for native English speakers. Here at Bright Hub Education you will find help with learning Japanese, whether you are working on a homework assignment, or taking Japanese in your spare time via a software program or online class. You'll find speaking and writing tips, as well as robust study guides designed to help you build your language acquisition skills.

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  • Learn the Proper Use of the Verbs Aru and Iru in Japanese
    When speaking, we say "there is" or "there are" for both inanimate and animate objects. In Japanese, different verbs exist to express that phrase. Learn how to use ある (aru) and いる (iru) in Japanese sentences, and when it is appropriate to use each form.
  • Practice Your Japanese Reading Skills with These Hiragana Tests
    If you want to be fluent in Japanese, you will need to know how to read the different characters. Test your students' abilities with these different Japanese hiragana reading tests and flashcards. Students will enjoy using technology to learn and getting prizes for correct answers.
  • How to Teach Japanese Greetings
    This article will brief Japanese learners on how to greet friends, strangers, and those who merit great respect. It will detail different greetings and whom they should be used with as well as the body language appropriate for Japanese greetings.
  • What Is Good Luck in Japanese?
    The concept of luck exists in almost every culture. Thus, it is no surprise that the Japanese people have their own words and expressions for luck as well. Saying good luck in Japanese can take on many forms as the ideas behind it have formed over time.
  • Japanese Verb Tenses: The Te-Form
    Learn the te-form in Japanese, an important verb tense. Also, the conjugation for u-verbs, ru-verbs, and irregular verbs are covered. The conjugations are shown with the Japanese characters (hiragana) as well as in romanji for new learners.
  • How to Form a Question in Japanese
    As with any language, we need to know how to ask a question. Making a question in Japanese is very simple. Learn how to ask formal questions, question words and informal questions in Japanese.
  • Learning How to Write Japanese
    In Japanese, there are three kinds of writing: hiragana, katakana and kanji, which are also known as Chinese characters. With so much going on, it can be hard for beginners to get a handle on written Japanese. But it's not impossible to learn to write in Japanese if you approach it in the right way.
  • NJ Star Software Review
    Writing Japanese is a complicated task to say the least. Using three types of writing systems interchangeably and at the same time makes typing up something in Japanese even more complex and time consuming. NJ Star is just one of the software programs used to allow users to type in Japanese.
  • Using Demonstratives for Locations in Japanese
    When studying Japanese, you will need to know the different demonstratives, which direct you to the location of an object. Learn the words for “this," “that" and “which" in Japanese, including the demonstratives when you know the name of the object and when you do not know the name of the object.
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