Japanese Diacritical Marks

In Japanese, diacritical marks like the dakuten and handakuten are considered markers that indicate if a sound is vocalised or plosive, respectively. Handaku-ten (“Half vocalised” = “Plosive”)半濁点・はんだくてん『○ ゚』は→ぱ、ひ→ぴ、ふ→ぷ、へ→ぺ、ほ→ぽ     ha→pa, hi→pi, fu→pu, he→pe, ho→po Daku-ten (“Vocalised” = Hum while you say the sound)濁点・だくてん『○ ゙』    は→ば、ひ→び、ふ→ぶ、へ→べ、ほ→ぼ    ha→ba, hi→bi, fu→bu, he→be, ho→bo     か→が、き→ぎ、く→ぐ、け→げ、こ→ご    ka→ga, ki→gi, ku→gu, ke→ge, ko→go     た→だ、ち→ぢ、つ→づ、て→で、と→ど    ta→da, chi→ji, tsu→dzu,Continue reading “Japanese Diacritical Marks”

What is Japanese Complete?

Japanese Complete is a tool for learning Japanese effectively and efficiently, while retaining ability long-term. How did you come to start working on Japanese Complete? The team behind the site and software is composed of avid language learners and we were simply solving a problem we all had, namely that there was no full, effective,Continue reading “What is Japanese Complete?”

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Japanese Complete: Features Video

Japanese Complete Supporter Subscriptions (83% off the yearly rate) are available for a limited time until November 30th, 2019. If you’re interested in learning Japanese or getting a subscription for a friend, get one today! Japanese Complete is a frequency-based curriculum approach based on proven fluency acquisition methods. The curriculum is a work-at-your-own-pace three+ yearContinue reading “Japanese Complete: Features Video”

Top 50 Most Frequent Japanese Verbs

This article is about the first 50 most-frequent verbs as determined by the Balanced Contemporary Corpus of Written Japanese (2011). “Balanced” refers to the utilisation of online web forums as well as television subtitles in addition to novels and newspapers. 1 言う to say, to speak. いう2 する to do. 3 ある to be (inanimate existence),Continue reading “Top 50 Most Frequent Japanese Verbs”

The Japanese Musical Mind

and how Pitch Accent will bring your Japanese to a native-sounding level. This article is about Japanese Pitch Accent. Most people exercise their eye-strength for recognizing Japanese visually (eye intelligence), let’s work on our ear intelligence! Just like in other languages, rising intonation on the last syllable indicates a question-statement, as in “Are you goingContinue reading “The Japanese Musical Mind”

Articles in English versus Particles in Japanese

Check out this image, it shows how articles in English come before the primary terms and how particles in Japanese come after the primary terms. You can see that Particles in Japanese are like Post-term Articles (P+Articles) Cover up the articles and you’re speaking Japanese, Cover up the particles and you’re speaking English. Next: ReadContinue reading “Articles in English versus Particles in Japanese”