Whether you just want to learn a few Japanese words and phrases or learn to speak fluently, we’ve got the answers to all your Japanese language questions!
We're talking great tools and tips, audio lessons, and the inside word on how to speak Japanese confidently, quickly, and effectively. Rocket Japanese has it all!
Right here you can practice your first Japanese conversation and listen to an interactive audio lesson. As a next step, sign up for our completely free, lifetime trial to unlock ten full Japanese lessons. Learn Japanese online with Rocket Japanese and get your point across when traveling to Japan!
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Rocket Record lets you perfect your Japanese pronunciation. Just listen to the native speaker audio and then use the microphone icon to record yourself. Once you’re done, you’ll get a score out of 100 on your pronunciation and can listen to your own audio playback. (Use a headset mic for best results.) Problems? Click here!
Try it here with the transcript from one of our Audio Lessons:
さやか さん、 こんにちは。
ケニー さん、 こんにちは。
おげんき です か？
Ogenki 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) am 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) am good too, thank you.
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 vocabulary you know, and at the same time massively improving your Japanese 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.
Most of our Japanese lessons take advantage of the testing section, which contains our exclusive testing tools. Testing has three testing components: Hear It! Say It!, Draw It!, and Know It! all scientifically designed to enhance your recall and understanding of spoken and written Japanese.
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 It! 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:
It's one thing being able to speak Japanese, but a whole other thing learning to write and read it!
Draw It! is the self-testing tool that lets you put your kanji skills to the test and practice your writing. Just click PLAY to see an animation of the stroke order for each kanji character. Then, click DRAW and trace over the shadow in the right stroke order. A hint will appear after a few attempts to help you out, in case you get stuck.
Test your writing skills with Draw It! here:
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!:
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 improve your pronunciation with this free lesson from Rocket Japanese:
Sayaka Matsuura: Rocket Japanese
Reinforce your learning from this lesson with the Rocket Reinforcement activities!