Learn Japanese: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners
Learning Japanese may seem intimidating at first. Words seem strange and reading an alphabet you’ve never even heard of can feel like an impossible task.
However, I can tell you from experience that learning Japanese is highly rewarding if you persevere.
Believe it or not, Japanese is one of the most popular languages to learn among Westerners— many people have some exposure to Japan’s culture, and develop an interest in learning how to speak Japanese as a result.
And rightfully so: Japanese is a wonderful language that provides access to one of the safest places in the world to live, numerous career opportunities, and a wealth of culture and entertainment.
In this article, I’ll show you how to learn Japanese and provide you with a roadmap so you can get your foot in the door and succeed at learning the language.
This language requires a true commitment to learning, but if you stick with it and practice regularly, Japanese will become an invaluable part of your life.
Here’s What We’ll Cover In This Article
- Why Should I Learn Japanese?
- What Are The Key Features Of Japanese?
- What Do I Need to Know About Japanese Culture?
- Is Japanese Hard To Learn?
- How Can I Get To Grips With The Japanese Writing System?
- What Pitfalls Do I Need To Avoid As A Beginner Learner?
- What’s The Best Way To Learn Japanese?
- What Are The Best Resources For Learning Japanese?
I’ll start by telling you about the fundamental aspects of the Japanese language and its culture. Then I’ll look at one of the major challenges faced by all beginner Japanese learners – the writing system. Finally, I’ll finish with my recommended action steps to so you know how to learn Japanese quickly.
Because this post covers everything you need to know as a beginner, it’s quite long! I’ve also prepared a special PDF version of the post so you can download it and read it anywhere, anytime.
Ok, now let’s get started!