Japanese – Where to Start

“I’ve always wanted to learn Japanese but I don’t know where to start.” When starting to learn Japanese I will always recommend learning hiragana (ひらがな) and katakana (カタカナ) straight away. Why? Because it is invaluable if you go to Japan (for reading and speaking), and most study guides will use these. They are the most basic foundation of the Japanese language. They are two of the Japanese alphabets and although there are 46 characters in each of these, it is not that difficult or scary to learn them! It can be done relatively quickly! When I started learning Japanese I… Read More…

About J-Talk Online

Welcome to J-Talk Online, my name is Niffer. The aim of this blog is to help people of all levels studying Japanese. Similar to Tae Tim’s Guide to Grammar, and the JLPT Boot Camp, I would like to help people by providing good study materials, resources and motivation to continue studying. I would say I’d be a good person to turn to in terms of tips for studying because I have done a lot of self-study as well as studying at private schools and University in Japan (over 7 years in total). But I am very well aware of the… Read More…