Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Welcome to the *Launch of!

Youkoso (ようこそ) Welcome!

It's our big launch for today. We're really happy and excited because we've been working hard to put together relevant & useful content for our visitors.

So far, we've created some awesome article posts on
You've got to surf through the blog to find out more of course...

We've also created our very own Learn Japanese Hiragana Writing Workbook - hiragana writing lessons made easy for beginners. (Mainly because it's the resource we wished we had when we started out learning japanese.)

> Do put your name and email in the right-most sidebar area and we'll send a copy of that to you!

And *drumroll* the latest and sparkliest new addition to our family:

We'll be coming up with more exciting articles, latest news, videos, pictures and much, much more. So please remember to subscribe to our RSS Feed on the top-right-hand-corner of the site. Thanks for stopping by! Do take your time and have a look around! ^_^
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Japanese Dictionary

Japanese can be quite challenging to some. In view of that, has provided you guys with several posts on basic Japanese writings like I love you, Merry Christmas and much more. To help you with that we've found some useful tools you can use to help you to learn Japanese.

This is a dictionary from Amazon. I picked this because of the reviews. Most of it are positive ones though, expectedly, there're some that are bad. Click on the link to read more about it and look through the reviews to see if it suits you.

Here are some of reviews by the customers:
  • Best in the class!,
April 19, 2000
By A Customer
Living in Tokyo, it`s been essential for me to have an effective translation dictionary. This one has filled the bill. True, it isn`t necessarially the best choice for beginners, but as you begin to explore Japanese more, this book will keep up with you. In my Japanese language class, this dictionary has pulled through for us when other students` dictionaries could not. The best feature is the easy-to-read Romaji (English spellings) that permit you to sound out the words without having to read Japanese. However, the Japanese is included also, meaning I`ll be able to continue learning with this book for quite some time.
  • Excellent for Beginning Japanese Language,
March 19, 2003
By Christopher Fung (San Francisco, CA United States) - See all my reviews
As a Japanese language student, I found this dictionary to be a very useful tool in the beginning stages of learning Japanese. Most likely, the beginning student will learn to associate Japanese phrases with their respective Romanizations instead of thinking in Japanese script. For this reason, this dictionary is a good tool to help transition students from thinking in romanji to the respective Japanese scripts (hiragana, katakana and kanji). I have found this dictionary quite useful when I studied the Japanese language during my first year in high school. However, after I began associating Japanese phrases and words with hiragana, I began using a dictionary that allowed me to search words in the hiragana script (a,i,u,e,o,ka,ki,ku...ra,wa,wo). It was difficult to go back to this Romanized dictionary.
As this dictionary is not exclusively Japanese to English or English to Japanese, this dictionary compromises its comprehensiveness. I have found that this dictionary doesn't include many more advanced or classical Japanese words and phrases that may be found in Japanese newspapers or official documents.
Yet, if you are a beginning Japanese student without any experience with Japanese script, this is a good start. However, if you are student who has more experience with the script, a better recommendation might be Kodansha's Furigana Japanese-English Dictionary or Kodansha's Furigana English-Japanese Dictionary.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

How to Write Your Name in Japanese - now on Slidecast!

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Creating a Bonus for our Affiliate product - Rocket Japanese

We've been wracking our brains to come up with a *BONUS* that we can create or put together for the people who are interested in purchasing Rocket Japanese through us.

We know that it's got to be useful, relevant and most of all, extremely attractive to the people who are interested in learning how to speak and write in Japanese.

Hopefully, this bonus will also be a complement to what's already being offered in the already excellent Rocket Japanese program.

Most importantly, it has to be simple and straightforward. There's already a multitude of resources all over the Internet. There's no use overwhelming and confusing our visitors. It's got to be specifically targeted to the needs of our target customers.

So here's a bunch of ideas we've come up with so far:
  1. A collection of popular Japanese music (with lyrics + romaji) / popular English music translated into Japanese - to help people learn Japanese in a much more relaxed, fun and entertaining manner. It's pretty impressive for a beginner to be able to sing a Japanese song, don't you think? :)
  2. Simple and innovative games to help you learn Japanese in a FUN environment. (Yes, to me, it's really ALL about having fun... because that's the best motivation to keep going. Otherwise, I just quickly lose interest.)
  3. A "secret bonus X" that I'm not prepared to reveal to you here yet because this is a resource that I keep to myself and usually only share with close friends.
What do you think? Do these bonuses sound attractive? Are there any other items that you would like to see on this list? If you have a good suggestion(s), we'll send you the bonus when it's done for free to show our appreciation. :)

Leave your comments! Arigatou Gozaimasu! ありがとう ございます!
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

How to Write Numbers 11 to 20 in Japanese

I saw someone ask this question on WikiAns and decided to contribute and also create a blogpost about it as well.

Knowing how to write and say the numbers 11-20 in Japanese is easy once you see the pattern. Once you "get" this, I guarantee you'll find it easy to write numbers in Japanese from now on.

So what's the Pattern?

There's a general relationship between the way you write the numbers 11-20 in English and how you write it in Japanese characters. Look at numbers mathematically and treat each number as adding the 'tens-number' with the 'ones-number'. [Note the slight difference in the number 20.]

For example:
[number] = [what it means mathematically] = [romaji] = [kanji] = [hiragana]

[11] = [10+1] = [juu ichi] = [十一] = [じゅいち]
[12] = [10+2] = [juu ni] = [十二] = [じゅうに]
[13] = [10+3] = [juu san] = [十三] = [じゅうさん]
[14] = [10+4] = [juu yon] = [十四] = [じゅうよん]
[15] = [10+5] = [juu go] = [十五] = [じゅうご]
[16] = [10+6] = [juu roku] = [十六] = [じゅうろく]
[17] = [10+7] = [juu nana] or [juu shichi] = [十七] = [じゅなな] or [じゅうしち]
[18] = [10+8] = [juu hachi] = [十八] = [じゅうはち]
[19] = [10+9] = [juu kyuu] = [十九] = [じゅうきゅう]
*[20] = [2x10] = [ni juu] =  [二十] = [にじゅう]

Do you see the pattern yet?
Learning how to write numbers in Japanese and how to say numbers in Japanese is closely related. Take the time to really understand this. You'll be glad you did. :)

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Monday, September 21, 2009

HowToWriteInJapanese Workbook Thank You Page

Arigatou Gozaimasu!

We've received your request for our Workbook. 

Please check your email now and follow the instructions inside to receive your copy of our book.

Let's have fun writing in Japanese together!

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hiragana Worksheet finally here!

This is a continuation of the previous post, How to write in Japanese - With the help of a Hiragana Table.

After trying to write out the Hiragana characters myself, I realise the untidiness of scribbling the characters across a blank paper. Therefore I've came out with the 'Hiragana Worksheet'!

Think you've got the best way of practicing Hiragana? Wait till you check my Hiragana Worksheet out.

Cool Features and Benefits:
  1. Each Hiragana character (showing it's correct stroke order) is included in the left-most square for quick and easy reference!
  2. Square boxes are drawn up to keep your writing practice neat
  3. Square boxes to help you keep track on the number of characters you've written
  4. Print as many copies as you want to practice! There's no limit.
Sample Picture of the worksheet:

Lastly, if you've found this useful, share it with your friends. Let them know how easy it is to practice Hiragana.

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