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Grammar Listening Vocabulary
Read & Writing Hiragana Katakana Kanji

Beginner

Yookoso! Student Center


This site has grammar exercises for the textbook "Yookoso! ". The exercises are categorised by lesson and also by grammar point.


Griffith University grammar frame

Verbs, nouns, particles, interrogatives etc are explained in English.


オンライン日本語テストー文法テスト


You can study grammar with this site. Click the tab "Japanese Test" to go to the quiz page.


すしテスト


There are hiragana, katakana, 50 basic kanji, vocabulary and grammar quizzes for people who are studying toward level 4 of the JPLT.

Visualizing Japanese Grammar


66 basic Japanese grammar points are explained with Flash animation.
Intermediate

Yookoso! Student Center


This site has grammar exercises for the textbook "Yookoso! ". The exercises are categorised by lessons and also by grammar point.

オンライン日本語テストー文法テスト


You can study grammar with this site. Click the tab "Japanese Test" to go to the quiz page.
Advanced

庭三郎の現代日本語文法概説


This site has grammar explanations for Japanese learners. It is written in Japanese.

青空文庫


This is an internet library. You can read out-of-copyright and freely distributed works.

AOL オンライン文庫


You can read 32 out-of-copyright famous works by 15 authors as if you are reading a book.
Beginner

AJALT: Survival Japanese


Here you can listen to and learn survival conversation needed for sightseeing and staying with a Japanese family.

ちまたの日本語 Real world Japanese


There are several realistic conversational situations which are separated according to Japanese level.

Let's Speak Japanese on the Web! (AOTS)


You can study short situational conversations through sound, pictures and animation. The Japanese is written in romaji and the explanation is in English.
Intermediate
mangarama


This is an internet comic learning system. You learn Japanese through reading comics and listening to the script.

TBS news i


This site is the video news of TBS. You can see the script in Japanese.


ANN ニュース


This is the video news of TV Asahi. You can read summaries in Japanese.


NHK オンライン

This site is the video news of NHK. Click the video under ”HNKニュース” to enter the news page.


売薬さん


There are several realistic conversational situations which are separated according to Japanese level.

ちまたの日本語 Real world Japanese


There are several realistic conversational situations which are separated according to Japanese level.

Communicating in Japanese


This site is based on the book "Communicating in Japanese". It contains 12 chapters and each chapter begins with a self-contained scenario.
Advanced
TBS news i


This site is the video news of TBS. You can see the script in Japanese.

ANN ニュース


This is the video news of TV Asahi. You can read summaries in Japanese.

NHK オンライン


This site is the video news of NHK. Click the video under ”HNKニュース” to enter the news page.


売薬さん

There are several realistic conversational situations which are separated according to Japanese level.

Beginner
Pop jisho


You can display the meanings of words by entering the url of the page or passage that you want to read, and then placing the cursor over the words you don't understand.

kantango


When you type a Japanese word, this site shows you the kanji, hiragana, romaji and meaning. You can make your own wordlist.

Exercises Index - Japanese On-line - Monash University


The typing exercises are useful. Click "キーボード" to start.

Learning Supplements


This site is the companion site for the textbook "Japanese for Busy People". You can study counters, verbs and adjectives.
Intermediate
Flash Cards


This is a flash-card based site to study vocabulary. The vocabulary are categorized into "idioms", "life sciences", "technology", "law" etc.

Denshi Jisho


This is an online Japanese dictionary. You can find words, kanji and example sentences. You can also look up kanji by radicals.

Words from Japanese Newspapers in Order of Frequency


There are flashcards and quizzes of words you find in Japanese newspapers.

Pop jisho


You can display the meanings of words by entering the url of the page or passage that you want to read, and then placing the cursor over the words you don't understand.

kantango


When you type a Japanese word, this site shows you the kanji, hiragana, romaji and meaning. You can make your own wordlist
Advanced
Flash Cards


This is a flash-card based site to study vocabulary. The vocabulary are categorized into "idioms", "life sciences", "technology", "law" etc.

Denshi Jisho


This is an online Japanese dictionary. You can find words, kanji and example sentences. You can also look up kanji by radicals.

Words from Japanese Newspapers in Order of Frequency


There are flashcards and quizzes of words you find in Japanese newspapers.


Pop jisho

You can display the meanings of words by entering the url of the page or passage that you want to read, and then placing the cursor over the words you don't understand.


kantango

When you type a Japanese word, this site shows you the kanji, hiragana, romaji and meaning. You can make your own wordlist
Beginner
リーディング チュウ太


This site shows the reading, translation and JPLT level of kanji in sentences. Reading practice materials are included.

英辞郎 on the web


When you type a word, this site will show the meaning and several example sentences.

三省堂 web Dictionary


An online dictionary.
Intermediate
Rikai.com


You can display the readings and meanings of words by entering the url of the page or passage that you want to read, and then placing the cursor over the words you don't understand.

漢字で学ぶ日本語


This site gives a comprehensive explanation of the origin of each kanji, how the meaning has changed, how it is used now and the relation with other kanji.

あすなろ


This site is aimed at Asian science and engineering students who want to read Japanese technical papers in their own languages.

リーディング チュウ太


This site shows the reading, translation and JPLT level of kanji in sentences. Reading practice materials are included.

英辞郎 on the web


When you type a word, this site will show the meaning and several example sentences.

三省堂 web Dictionary


An online dictionary.
Advanced
毎日 jp


The Web version of the Mainichi Newspaper.

Rikai.com


You can display the readings and meanings of words by entering the url of the page or passage that you want to read, and then placing the cursor over the words you don't understand.

漢字で学ぶ日本語


This site gives a comprehensive explanation of the origin of each kanji, how the meaning has changed, how it is used now and the relation with other kanji.

リーディング チュウ太

This site shows the reading, translation and JPLT level of kanji in sentences. Reading practice materials are included.

英辞郎 on the web

When you type a word, this site will show the meaning and several example sentences.

三省堂 web Dictionary


オンライン辞書
Beginner
The Kanji SITE


This site is aimed at people who are studying toward levels 4, 3 or 2 of the JLPT. The kanji are organized according to level. Simple quizzes are included.

The Kanji Game


Click "HIRAGANA and KATAKANA GAME" to start. You study Kanji categorized according to which year they are taught in Japanese elementary schools.

Drill the Kanji


This site is aimed at people who are studying toward levels 4 to 1 of the JLPT. You can practice the kanji with an on-reading test, a kun-reading and a meaning test.

漢字練習  Kanji Practice


There are video clips showing the stroke order of 300 kanji. Also you can listen to example sentences using the kanji.


学習アニメの館


There are animated clips explaining the origin of hiragana, katakana, kanji and kanji radicals. The kanji are categorized according to which year they are taught in Japanese elementary schools.


Japanese writing tutor


There are animated clips showing the stroke order of hiragana, katakana and 180 beginners kanji.

Genki Online ひらがな・カタカナ


Here you can practice reading hiragana and katakana with a simple quiz.
Intermediate
Kanji Converter


Here you can convert kanji on websites to romaji or hiragana and see the translation.

The Kanji Game


Click "Kanji GAME" or "Compounds Game" to start. You study Kanji categorized according to which year they are taught in Japanese elementary schools.

The Kanji SITE


This site is aimed at people who are studying toward levels 4, 3 or 2 of the JLPT. The kanji are organized according to level. Simple quizzes are included.

Drill the Kanji


This site is aimed at people who are studying toward levels 4 to 1 of the JLPT. You can practice the kanji with an on-reading test, a kun-reading and a meaning test.

学習アニメの館


There are animated clips explaining the origin of hiragana, katakana, kanji and kanji radicals. The kanji are categorized according to which year they are taught in Japanese elementary schools.
Advanced
Kanji Converter


Here you can convert kanji on websites to romaji or hiragana and see the translation.

The Kanji SITE


This site is aimed at people who are studying toward levels 4, 3 or 2 of the JLPT. The kanji are organized according to level. Simple quizzes are included.

Drill the Kanji


This site is aimed at people who are studying toward levels 4 to 1 of the JLPT. You can practice the kanji with an on-reading test, a kun-reading and a meaning test.

The Kanji Game

Click "Kanji GAME" or "Compounds Game" to start. You study Kanji categorized according to which year they are taught in Japanese elementary schools.

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