Japanese Vocabulary

Improve your Japanese vocabulary with these free audio lessons from Rocket Japanese! These Japanese vocabulary lessons are essential for your next trip to Japan or for making the conversation flow when talking to Japanese people!

If you want to travel in Japanese, you need to know what to say at the airport in Japanese. This online Japanese audio lesson will teach you some important words and phrases you’ll need at a Japanese airport.

You’ll learn how to find the departure hall, how to ask for a window seat, and how to know when your flight is boarding; all you need to know to get you on the plane in Japanese.

This Rocket Japanese lesson on how to pronounce countries in Japanese will prepare you for these questions, and help you ask them in return and understand the answer!

Discover common Japanese menu items so you’ll be able to recognize them next time you’re dining Japanese-style. I’ve also included some common Japanese phrases that may come in useful when listening or speaking to the waiter.

This lesson teaches you how to say different holidays in Japanese. We’ll go over some important Japanese holidays and several others that you might find just as important as the people in Japan do.

You’re tired of traveling and need a place to sleep, but how do you ask for a hotel in Japanese? In this Japanese audio lesson you’ll learn how to find suitable accommodation in Japanese. You’ll learn how to ask for different types of Japanese hotel, or perhaps you’d prefer a hostel?

Once you’ve got a recommendation for good accommodation in Japan, you’ll also find out how to find transport to get there.

Going shopping in Japan? Don’t miss this free shopping in Japan lesson! You’ll learn how to find your way around a shopping centre, ask for what you want, and how to pay in Japanese. Need a smaller size? Looking for an ATM? No problem.

After this free lesson you’ll avoid potential embarrassment and frustration by recognizing signs in Japanese! Knowing these useful Japanese words will ensure you’ll never walk into the wrong restroom, light up in a no-smoking area, or have your car towed from a no-parking spot.

Everyone has their favorite sport and most countries tend to have favorite national sports. America is the home of baseball for example.

And, like most of the world, Japanese are particularly fond of football. There are an endless number of sports to talk about in Japanese but in this lesson, we’ll go over the most common ones. Let's begin this lesson on sports in Japanese!

This lesson is about a group of words that are sure to come in handy – tools in Japanese – whether or not you're handy! These words are sure to be useful if you're traveling to Japan, but they'll be especially vital if you're living there.

Need to know how to navigate a computer in Japanese or use the phone in Japan? Today’s free lesson is for you! If you want to know how to connect, send or download and more, check out these essential Japanese words for using everyday technology.

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