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Learn Japanese with confidence

With Mango Languages’ Japanese language course, learn Japanese at home and on the go with our desktop, Android, and iOS apps. Wherever your adventure takes you, whether to the Sagano Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, or a dip in the hot springs at the base of Mount Fuji, you won’t get lost with our Japanese language course.

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Speak Japanese like a local

Our linguists crafted our comprehensive Japanese language course alongside native-speaker instructors to ensure that every conversation is culturally relevant and grammatically correct. With each bite-sized lesson, you’ll increase your language proficiency and cultural understanding and will be able to create your own phrases using the new language structures that you learn.

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Learn Japanese language and culture with Mango Languages' easy-to-digest units, which introduce you to Japanese vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture. Our interactive words and phrases, local insights, and memory-building exercises help you understand, apply, and practice what you learn.

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Say hello in Japanese

Prepare for business trips, family vacations, or study abroad with practical, conversation-based lessons for just about any situation. Charm potential clients by practicing simple greetings and small talk, or learn how to handle Japanese currency for your shopping spree in Tokyo. Whether you’re wondering how to ask for directions to the Osaka Castle, or hoping to order some maguro nigiri in Japanese at your favorite sushi spot back home, Mango’s Japanese course will help you achieve your language goals.

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Discover Japanese phrases you may already know

We believe that learning Japanese should be fun — that’s why we created our specialty courses for a quick dip into unique interests! Did you know that if you speak English, you already speak some Japanese? Learn to identify and use the many English words (like hamburger and fries) that are hidden throughout the Japanese language with our English Loanwords (Japanese) specialty course. Or learn Japanese words designed to mimic certain sounds with our Mimetic Words (Japanese) specialty course.

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Experience Japanese culture at home and abroad

Learn more about Japan’s rich cultural heritage, from its political history to the arts. Discover the influence that samurai traditions still have on modern Japanese culture, from the virtue of reserved self-expression to the unique swimming styles popular in Japan. Avoid common misunderstandings by studying the cultural insights built into each Mango lesson. Prepare to immerse yourself in Japanese culture whether viewing the cherry blossoms at Shinjuku Gyoen park in Tokyo or practicing a tea ceremony with your friends.

Explore free Japanese resources

Download our Japanese course outline and check out our other free resources for learning Japanese. Follow @MangoLanguages on your social channels for more tips and tricks on learning a new language.

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Mango Languages' Japanese course outline

Each chapter in our Japanese course aligns your learning to a set of conversational and grammar goals.

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Puni Puni Japan

Complement your conversation skills with funny Japanese video tutorials for children and for those still young at heart.

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Saidaiji Eyō [Naked Festival]: Everything You Need to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

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NHK News Web

Read news articles in beginner Japanese to stay current and to improve your vocabulary and reading skills.

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Yomiuri Online

Check out articles in Japanese for more advanced speakers, by The Yomiuri Shimbun. Or peruse the English version of the website to gain local insight into Japanese news and culture.

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