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Whether you just want to learn a few Japanese words and phrases, or you want to go further, we’ve got the answers to all your Japanese language questions! We're talking great tools, great tips, audio lessons, and the inside word on how to speak Japanese confidently and understand Japanese quickly and effectively...

Right here you‘ll find tons of Japanese language resources that will really help you learn Japanese. From understanding how Japanese grammar works, to a whole range of really helpful Japanese words and phrases, these fantastic Japanese lessons will make sure that you can get your point across when you're traveling in a Japanese speaking country.

How to Perfect Your Japanese Pronunciation with Rocket Record

You can sound like you ARE a native Japanese speaker when you use Rocket Record, the pronunciation tool from Rocket Japanese!

Here’s the transcript from one of our Interactive Audio Lessons:

さやか さん、 こんにち は。
さやか さん、 こんにち は。

Sayaka san, konnichiwa!
Hello, Sayaka!
ケニー さん、 こんにち は。
ケニー さん、 こんにち は。

Kenī san, konnichiwa!
Hello, Kenny!
おげんき です か?

O genki desu ka?
How are you?
げんき です。 ありがとう。 あなた は ?

Genki desu, arigatō, anata wa?
I'm good, thank you, and you?
わたし も げんき です。 ありがとう。

Watashi mo genki desu, arigatō.
I'm good too, thank you.

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Kenny さやか さん、 こんにち は。
さやか さん、 こんにち は。

Sayaka san, konnichiwa!
Hello, Sayaka!
Sayaka ケニー さん、 こんにち は。
ケニー さん、 こんにち は。

Kenī san, konnichiwa!
Hello, Kenny!
  おげんき です か?

O genki desu ka?
How are you?
Kenny げんき です。 ありがとう。 あなた は ?

Genki desu, arigatō, anata wa?
I'm good, thank you, and you?
Sayaka わたし も げんき です。 ありがとう。

Watashi mo genki desu, arigatō.
I'm good too, thank you.

Note the blue triangle icons beside each Japanese phrase. Just click the icon to access Rocket Record.

Rocket Record allows you to listen to the way native speakers say hundreds of Japanese words and phrases. Then you can record yourself and accurately compare your speech with that of the native speaker.

It really is a fantastic way to learn Japanese by increasing the amount of Japanese words and phrases you know, and at the same time massively improving your pronunciation and accent. Rocket Record is great for your confidence!

Virtually every Japanese word and phrase in these lessons uses our Rocket Record voice comparison technology to get your pronunciation sounding as close as possible to a native Japanese speaker.

Try out Rocket Record in these pronunciation lessons!

How to Understand Spoken Japanese with Testing

Most of our Japanese lessons take advantage of Testing, our exclusive testing tool. Testing has three testing components, Hear It Say It!, Write It!, and Know It! Plus the multi-choice Quiz.

1. Hear it Say it!

Training your ear for Japanese can be one of the things that Japanese learners find the hardest to master. That’s why we came up with Hear It Say It!

Here’s how Hear lt Say It! works. A randomly selected audio track from within each lesson is played. After listening to the track you’re prompted to record yourself saying the word, compare the way you say it to the Japanese speaker, and rate how well you understand what the speaker was saying. A very powerful tool to tune your ear to spoken Japanese!

Have a go with Hear It Say It! Here

2. Write it!

It's one thing being able to pronounce Japanese words correctly, it's quite another figuring out how those sounds turn into written words.

Write It! is the self-testing tool that lets you find out how well developed your Japanese ear really is. Just listen to the native speaker saying a word or phrase, then try to write it correctly in the space provided. There's a special character keyboard available if you need it, so you can get it exactly right.

When you're done click reveal, and you get to see how well you did, and get a rating for that word or phrase.

Test your writing skills with Write It! here:

3. Know it!

Now, all the training in the world won’t help you if someone is talking to you in Japanese and your mind freezes when it’s your turn to speak! That’s why we developed Know It! The self-testing tool that really puts you on the spot!

Know It! pulls randomly selected English words and phrases out of each lesson and prompts you to record yourself saying the Japanese translation, compare yourself to the Japanese speaker, and then rate how well you did! You really need to know your stuff for this one but the benefits are huge in maximizing how quickly you can come up with the right thing to say when someone is speaking Japanese to you!

For a real challenge try out Know It!:

Test out your Japanese skills with Testing in these lessons:

Learn Japanese Words

Now you know how to use Rocket Record and Testing you can start learning Japanese with some basic Japanese lessons.

These Japanese word lessons from Rocket Japanese will help you to learn tons of basic Japanese words and improve your Japanese pronunciation. We’ve also included some useful vocabulary lists to help you learn Japanese for real-world situations!

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Learn Japanese Phrases

Once you’ve built up your vocabulary by learning some basic Japanese words, it’s time to move on to learning key Japanese phrases with some more of our Japanese lessons

Are you planning on traveling to a Japanese speaking country on vacation or business? Or perhaps you need to speak Japanese closer to home... Whatever the reason you can learn simple Japanese phrases for with these Japanese lessons from Rocket Japanese.

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Rocket Japanese has in-depth, step by step instructions on how Japanese actually works in English, as well as valuable cultural tips with our Language and Culture lessons. With Rocket Japanese's Language & Culture lessons you will not only discover the mechanics of Japanese, but also access audio tracks of hundreds of common Japanese words and phrases that go with the lessons.




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Rocket Japanese has writing lessons, with embedded videos, that teach you how to write the native script the way native Japanese do!




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Rocket Record allows you to record yourself saying any of the thousands of Japanese words and phrases in Rocket Japanese. You will not only gain the huge benefits of speaking out loud but also be able to improve your pronunciation and accent with our voice recognition tool, Rocket Record.




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Improve your active recall of Japanese words and phrases using FlashCards. With a FlashCard set for every lesson, you will be mastering Japanese before you know it!

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Rocket Japanese has 25 Advanced Learning Technique articles that will give you cutting edge learning techniques, tips and tricks that will dramatically cut the amount of time you need to study.

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The Phrase Finder lets you find Japanese words and phrases within different contexts throughout the course, so you can better understand which situations you should be using them in.

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Who am I?

Hola, my name’s Sayaka Matsuura, and I’m the host of Rocket Japanese. I come from the beautiful city of Osaka, which means Japanese is my native language. That also means that I know just how hard it can be to learn a new language, because I’ve been there learning English. Together with my English speaking colleague, Kenny, I want to help you to speak and understand Japanese while cutting your learning time in half.

I’ve travelled the world over and have found that languages are a great way to meet people and discover new things. I really want to make your Japanese learning experience rewarding and fun!

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