7 tips for learning to speak Japanese fluently
1. Don’t rush the basics
For some learners, the three Japanese writing systems can be intimidating. But, if you focus on learning to speak and skip the reading and writing, you’ll be missing out on a big piece of learning the language! Besides, getting started with hiragana, katakana, and kanji is really quite doable.
2. Find media you love
Find Japanese-language movies, TV shows, music, books, manga, or radio you love, and then return to them again and again. Doing this will help you learn how the language is used and spoken. Plus, going over the same material will give you a great marker of your progress as you understand more over time!
3. Practise with native speakers
If you want to master how to speak in Japanese, accent and all, nothing beats communicating with native speakers. There are native Japanese speakers all over the world, so it’s worth trying to find friendly native speakers near you who are willing to chat! And, of course, you can get feedback from native speakers directly when you learn Japanese with Busuu.