To celebrate the New Year, you can now learn Japanese for free on busuu.com!
Japanese is the mother tongue of over 130 million people and the 10th most spoken language in the world.
It’s easy to learn too (it doesn’t use genders, articles or plurals)! To make it even easier, we offer our content in the Latin alphabet in addition to the Japanese script. As usual, you can listen to the pronunciation of the vocabulary words. Premium Members also have access to the audio of our key phrases and dialogues. This, in combination with the Latin transcription, will sharpen your understanding of the Japanese pronunciation.
When starting to learn Japanese, it’s best to start with Hiragana, which is a basic Japanese alphabet that represents a specific sound. Each sound does not have any meaning by itself. On busuu.com we teach Hiragana to introduce you to the Japanese language. Learning Hiragana alongside with the Latin transcription, you will be able to have a perfect conversation in Japanese.
It’s really easy to start learning Japanese:
1. Go to ‘Add a new language‘ in your course menu.
2. Add ‘Japanese‘ to the languages you learn.
3. Click on the new Japanese tree in your garden to start learning.
Short explanation for non-natives:
The modern Japanese script is called Kanji, it’s a logographic form of writing, meaning that it does not use letters but symbols that represent ideas and concepts. Each Kanji has a specific meaning.
We’re excited to start 2012 with the launch of Japanese. That means we now offer 11 languages in total! Are you as excited as us? Start learning now and upgrade to Premium with our 15% new year discount to learn even faster!