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    Smile A list of Japanese language study websites for everyone: Beginners to advanced

    Hi minna-san,

    I decided to create a new thread for these, even though I had one before this, but I didn't like the subject title of the other thread because it didn't say the correct thing I wanted. It made it hard to tell what kind of websites I found, and sounded like they were just in Japanese. So... that's why I am reposting these. Besides, I just added a new site at the end, anyway. Oh, and I had to update old links anyway. Some sites moved.

    So...

    Here are a bunch of links for learning and having fun with Japanese that I decided I'd share with everyone. I've compiled the list below. I hope you all enjoy them! I'll add to it, if I find more sites.

    Have fun everybody!

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    Hiragana listening quiz

    http://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/user/int.../hiragana2.html

    This link does work, but not here on this page for some reason. I just checked to make sure it worked.

    If you go to the Samurai Forum here, to my thread on this same thing, that one at least works, if any of you can't get the url to work.

    http://www2.g-com.ne.jp/~japan/cgi-b...ct=ST;f=9;t=16

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    Excellent site, even though it's for kids, but who cares? It's useful! Has excellent Hiragana and Katakana charts. You can click on each character to hear the sound. There are other excellent thngs on this site too.

    http://web-jpn.org/kidsweb/say.html

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    Has a lot of listening comprehension quizzes

    http://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/user/int/...hiragana2.html

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    Has some cool games. Awesome site, has other cool language resources on it, too.

    http://japanese.about.com/bltoy.htm

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    Some cool dictation stuff.

    http://sp.cis.iwate-u.ac.jp/sp/lesson/j/

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    Another cool Japanese language site. Has interactive Hiragana and Katakana flash cards online.

    http://www.genki-online.com/

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    Fun site all in hiragana. This is a hiragana game where you have put the character that is given together correctly(The one that is spit out...you'll see if you watch it long enough., and click on the correct character below that matches it to make a word. Also, in the left hand margin, are more games to choose from. Just click to see what they are.

    http://www.nekopy.com/game/kana/f_kana.html

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    A good place to begin to learn to listen and understand Japanese.

    http://www.japanese-online.com/LANGUAGE/index.htm

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    Here is a cool page with lots of good links to reading and listening to Japanese...not romaji, but the characters. It's even got little manga stories on one site they list. Just look around to see what site is for you.

    http://www.geocities.co.jp/HeartLand/8291/index.html

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    Here is a page all in Japanese. These are stories to practice reading Japanese. They are mostly in Hiragana.
    I can't read them yet, but someone here may want this anyway.

    http://e-codomo.com/lib/kamisibai/kamisibai.htm

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    And, one last site all in hiragana. It is a website meant for kids, but that's ok, because it gives a person a good chance to practice
    reading skills to play the little games. And, you can even listen to video clips! That is in the upper left hand corner of the page.
    Just click on stuff to try the games.

    http://hirakegoma.tv/index2.html

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    I have this new link to add....

    This new site is a vocabulary list of words written in Kanji in the first column, and Hiragana in the second column. In the third, there is the English translation, and in the last, there is a photo for each word to click on to view. It's a fairly long list of words, but is only one page. But, it is still helpful to some extent. There is no romaji on this page.

    http://www.tjf.or.jp/deai/contents/t...rted_voc1.html
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    Nicked from the other thread

    http://www.mlcjapanese.co.jp/Download.htm
    First is the Meguro Language Center free downloads page. This page is awesome. I love it. My printer on the other hand doesnt (jlpt grade 1, 175 pages ).
    I'd check out the flash things, good stuff there. The hiragana and katakana worksheets are of high use for you too. Theres some good lists of verbs and adjectives probably some basic grammar notes.
    Bookmark this page. It will server you well for years

    http://www.kanji-a-day.com/
    Name says it all. One a day, every day.

    http://www.nafai.org/japanese/grammar/nafjpphrases/
    I know it says phrases but it means grammar. Good for looking up that stuff that drives you mad and isnt listed in a dictionary.

    http://www.manythings.org/japanese/
    Havent had a look through this but it seems good to me

    Could a mod sticky this? It will turn into a good resource!
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    Originally posted by Ewok
    Could a mod sticky this? It will turn into a good resource! [/B]
    Thanks Ewok-san, Yeah... I second that. Can we please have this thread as a sticky? どうもりがとうございます?I

    I have to check out your sites when I have more time, Ewok-san. Thanks for adding to my list!
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    Of course, we cannot forget Jim Breen's WWWJDIC Japanese-English Dictionary Server .

    http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/wwwjdic.html

    Excellent online J-E (and E-J) dictionary which I tend to go to when I can't find a particular word in one of my (physical) dictionaries.
    There is also a kanji look-up feature.


    I agree with making this topic a sticky. It would be beneficial to anyone who wants to find more resources without having to search through past topics.

    C.Sieg

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    Ewok-san,

    I checked out the last website in your list, and OMG, it is the best page... It has SO many sites, it's not even funny, especially if you click on the link called "A select list of Japanese language study sites." It makes my list look tiny!

    I haven't tried your page yet Tea Guy-san. It looks cool though!
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    Here's another one. The Foreigner - Japan has an excellent course in Japanese which includes kanji and kana as well as indepth explanations of basic grammar. Unfortunately it's not possible to create a direct link to the exact page but you can find it under the 'Japanese 101' tab on the left side of the main page.

    Dennis Bakker (forgot to put that in my sig, I'll fix it in a second)

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    Don't forget about http://rikai.com !

    Regards,

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    Quite surprising to me that these haven't been posted yet:

    JGram
    Nihongo Resources

    Both are extensive and very useful.

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    Bump! for those who need this list. And, Thanks for adding to this list, Leclair-san!
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    This is by far one of the best threads I have come across.

    Thanks Everyone

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    And here is a very good link WHY NOT to start learning japanese

    http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~thoureau/japanese.html



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    Originally posted by Moenstah
    And here is a very good link WHY NOT to start learning japanese

    http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~thoureau/japanese.html



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    Yes, this one is very funny! But, this should be posted in the Members lounge. This thread is for posting links that are helpful to those learning the language. どうも?@_りがとう?I ("Domo arigato" for those who don't have Japanese language fonts)

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    Thank you, guys.

    Im trying to learn Japanese on my own, and its been a pain in the rear, for me. How do you people find all these sites. Do you use search engines like Google or something. I have a link ot add to teh list if I may. Its Flash animations showing the Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji letters, step by step instructions.

    http://www.sf.airnet.ne.jp/~ts/japanese/index.html
    典o every man there comes a in his lifetime that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing unique to him and fitted to his talent; what a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the work which would be his finest hour.
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    Many thanks to all for those brilliant websites and thanks to Carolyn for starting a fantastic thread.

    Cheers,

    Matt.

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