A Guide to Japanese - 10 facts, 20 key phrases and the alphabet

Facts about the Japanese language

Japanese language facts

10 revealing facts about Japanese. Get your head around tongue twisters and jokes.
It's also available in Japanese with audio.

Japanese words and phrases

Get started with 20 audio phrases and learn how to say a range of useful phrases from 'Hello' to 'Pleased to meet you'.

A list of useful phrases in Japanese
Details on the Japanese alphabet

Japanese alphabet

Why Japanese has three different alphabets and how they are combined.

Japanese challenge

Try your hand at this quiz and see if you can avoid social embarrassment.

Japanese soap opera
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Facts, key phrases and the alphabet in many world languages

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