Welcome! 楽しい Japanese is a site dedicated to making the learning of the Japanese language a fun and enjoyable experience for you. You will find here various games and lessons which will help you in the four key areas of reading, writing, listening & speaking Japanese. So, whether you are starting from the beginning by learning the hiragana and katakana, or wish to practice reading and writing your kanji, increase your vocabulary, or brush up on your grammar, there are a number of helpful tools and resources here that you can use.
Japanese - English Dictionary
The site also contains a complete Japanese to English dictionary featuring powerful search functionality, so you can easily find the meaning of a Japanese word, or find Japanese words based on an English meaning. You can browse the dictionary as well, which is great way of learning new words, and gives you another method of finding a word you are not sure how to pronounce or spell. Don't know the dictionary form of a word? Don't worry because all common conjugations of words are indexed and searchable in the dictionary. There are also stroke order diagrams for all the hiragana, katakana, and for over 6000 kanji, making writing nearly any word in the Japanese vocabulary a simple matter.
The most important thing when learning a language is to get plenty of practice, and to help you with that there are a number of fun mini-games and tools available here so that you can very quickly memorise new vocabulary and learn to draw the hiragana, katakana and kanji. Reading tasks focus on building up your speed in recognising Japanese words and characters, writing tasks teach you the correct stroke order for characters, and help you to visualise the characters you are writing. Listening and speaking tasks help to build your conversational and fluency skills. Grammar lessons will soon be available, and with continued practice you will very quickly be confident enough to converse freely with native speakers.
Not sure which textbook to buy? We are building up a library of Japanese learning resources that can be reviewed and commented so that you can easily find the resources that best suit your learning requirements and methods.
Please enjoy your visit, we hope this site can be of great benefit to you in your studies!