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Learn Hiragana and Katakana with Busuu's app

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.

Speed tips: how to learn Japanese, fast

Achieve your goals by learning Japanese online in 10 minutes a day

1. Start with 10 minutes

Begin learning – perhaps one of the Japanese alphabets, Hiragana – on our app for free and try your first Japanese lesson. Research shows that learning Japanese in small, 10-minute chunks is best.

Organise your time when learning Japanese online with a Study Plan

2. Track your progress

Learn to speak Japanese in record time by keeping a record of your progress. With our Study Plan, you can track things like Fluency Score and the Japanese words you’ve learned against your goals.

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3. Don't rely on romaji

Learning romaji – the Roman alphabetisation of the Japanese language – instead of the Japanese writing systems may seem like a good idea at first. But it's only a temporary solution – and it's not the best way to learn Japanese! We recommend starting with hiragana or katakana – it's more doable than you think! 

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