Hey man, I get it. You want to learn Japanese for free, and you wanna learn it now!
Luckily for you, you’ve got a super tool called “the internet” at your disposal.
YouTube is where I recommend you go if you want to hear native Japanese speakers pronounce stuff. But if you’re looking for stuff to read in Japanese, then you’re in the right place.
Lots of blogs have lots of Japanese words. Kind of like these ones:
mina-san, dōmo ohisashiburi desu!
Hello everyone, I haven’t seen you all in a long time!
The Best Way to Read Japanese
There’s a reason why Manga is so hugely popular in Japan (even adults read it). Do you know why? It has something to do with the way people learned things when they were kinds. I’m talking about…
The Pictures of course!
If you didn’t already know, during a normal Japanese conversation, certain words that we would normally say in English are omitted instead. That’s because the Japanese language is highly contextual. You better be paying attention, or else you’ll miss what the speaker says, or doesn’t say.
So by reading Japanese with lots of pictures, it helps us to know what’s going on in a scene even when the characters leave things out. Hey, the way I see it, if millions of Japanese learn to read by using pictures like the ones in Manga, then why not us too?
Comic, Part 2
Check out Cat’s House part 2 (The first one can be read by clicking here).
Toshi: stupid cat…
Background: licking the window
Toshi’s Neighbor: Haha! What a dummy!
Arrow: Neighbor’s apartment.
Do you still like to learn through pictures? If you’re a fan of Pinterest or Instagram, then that’s a big yes!