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Hiragana & Katakana

Want to build a foundation in the Japanese alphabet? Try our app’s Hiragana and Katakana courses. Learn to read in Japanese and write letters in the Hiragana and Katakana alphabets. Then progress to our Complete Japanese course.

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Complete Japanese

Learn to write, read and speak the language with our Complete Japanese course. Whether you’re starting out as a beginner or at a more advanced level, expect to master everything from basic Japanese vocabulary to Japanese grammar.

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Japanese for Travel

If you’re thinking of visiting Japan, you might like our Japanese for Travel course. Prepare for your adventures by learning all the basic Japanese phrases you’ll need to get by as a traveller – from asking for directions to ordering food.

Why is Busuu the best place to learn Japanese online?

Practice with Japanese speakers

Remember more and grow your confidence with feedback from native Japanese speakers in the Busuu Community. You can practice speaking and get tips on fluency, knowing you’ve got the pronunciation and emphasis just right.

Learn relevant, real-world language

With some help from manga, our lessons go beyond basic vocabulary into Japanese media, reading, and etiquette. Move through the course to learn something new every day and connect with Japanese culture. Soon, you’ll have everything you need to speak like a local.

See quick, effective progress

Fluency is within reach with Busuu’s bite-sized lessons, suitable for all levels. Start by learning important words and useful phrases, then graduate to learning alphabets and writing systems. Stay on track and quickly memorize tricky words with our AI-powered Vocabulary and Grammar Review.

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Speak Japanese with confidence

1. Get started

Try all Busuu’s bite-sized lessons. Enjoy unlimited practice, with feedback from native Japanese speakers and helpful visuals for full immersion into Japanese culture.

2. Make powerful progress

Enjoy lots of ways to reinforce your skills. Fun challenges encourage you to translate, practice pronunciation, and answer questions in Japanese, so you’re prepared for real-life interactions.

3. Achieve your goals

Build up to advanced learning as our courses cover the three Japanese writing systems, Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji, and encourage you to read, write and speak to reinforce everything you learn. Take your Japanese mastery into the world and travel, work, or just enjoy Japanese media – no dub necessary!

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