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This is an elementary course in the Japanese language. Please read the Introduction first.

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Description: This is the starting point for beginners. You will learn how to read Hiragana and Katakana, which are the two Japanese alphabets.

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Description: You will learn how Japanese sentences are formed, how to introduce yourself and be able to read and converse to an elementary level.

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Description: Here you will learn how to read kanji. Refer to this section to accompany your study.

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Description: This guide will help you prepare for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

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Description: You will find the master list for Grammar, Phrases, Vocabulary. Also, useful external links for software, background reading, and other methods of proficiency certification.


Japanese:Table of Contents
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  1. Japanese:Phrases
  2. Japanese:Lesson E01
  3. Japanese:Kana
  4. Japanese:Basic Japanese sounds
  5. Japanese:Romaji
  6. Japanese:Advanced Topics
  7. Japanese:Parts of Speech
  8. Vocabulary Lists


Contributor's Guide
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Contributors: Antimobius, GoodStuff, Mkn, Ran, Xepo,