Welcome to the Starter Kit!

Here you will find a lot of basic information on Japanese. This is not a definitive guide to Japanese, but it is enough for someone who is new to Japanese.

Our Fundamentals of Japanese articles often expand on these same topics and dive into other aspects of the language. While not necessarily essential to learning Japanese, having a good grasp on the linguistics makes you more confident in your work and other aspects much easier to understand.

General Japanese Information: Part 1

Hiragana and Katakana: Part 2

Kanji: Part 3

Nouns, Inflectional Particles, and Adverbs: Part 4

Post-Positions, Conjunctions, and Functional Particles: Part 5

Verbs and Adjectives: Part 6

Syntax: Part 7