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Welcome to Japanese Complete

Study Japanese Online, Learn Japanese like a Pro

Japanese Complete is the best way to learn Japanese online. Using a curriculum crafted by bilingual and polylingual language experts, we teach Japanese according to scientific research and a frequency analysis of Japanese in the wild. We start with grammar fundamentals and our Particles-First Approach. Start learning kanji the best way with Kanji in English Context, helping you master the way kanji masks work quickly and effectively. Our online Japanese study software focuses on thorough grammar explanations, plentiful examples, and drills and quizzes that make sure you learn and retain what you're studying.

Don't just learn Japanese, Master it! Develop your language anticipation and learn to think in Japanese with a working mental model that simplifies language acquisition.

We guarantee you'll be making faster progress with our program than with any other for establishing a solid foundation for thinking in Japanese.

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Listen along to lessons, practice drawing kanji, learn the Hiragana through a helpful song from 715 CE, and master your understanding by learning particles with our unique approach of explanations, examples, and drills that won't be found elsewhere.

Etymological origins for the kanji for thread, yarn.

Kanji: Eytmology and Creativity

Yes, Japanese Complete covers kanji in an innovative way. Focusing on the 777 most frequent kanji, Japanese Complete teaches kanji in the most efficient ordering ever devised, as backed by the 2011 Balanced Corpus.

Learn Kanji based on their etymological origins and the earliest known forms, writings, and meanings. Engage your creative mind with imaginative mnemonics to help retain kanji knowledge, meanings, and stroke sequences long-term.

Above, the kanji for thread 「糸」 has its etymological origins tied to a pictograph of twisted threads, string, or yarn. Almost like a double helix that constitutes the incredible structure of DNA, the kanji for string, yarn, thread 「糸」 morphed slowly into its modern variant from simple pictographs. Roughly 3-4% of kanji are simple pictographs.

Macro shot of cherry blossoms in full bloom.

Five Factors of Fluency

Grammar Situation Learn how simple Japanese grammar can be with a revised approach to teaching Japanese grammar from the most consistent elements usable, up to the most complex.

Language Anticipation Develop an ability to anticipate grammar successfully with a working mental model and a language intuition that comes from thorough explanations and drills to retain what you learn longterm.

Pitch, Flow, Cadence, Rhythm Learn about how to speak fluidly and fluently, with pitch accent training and helpful resources to help one master audible listening practice.

Mouth Shape/Lip Readability Over time and with exposure one will be able to learn how to mimic shapes accurately with their face and sound producing bits. It's important to have a clear working knowledge of the language, its grammatical features, and the expected intonation patterns. Lip Shape and Readability constitute the finishing touches of finesse for language delivery in communication. Pitch Accent and Pitch Contour constitute a prominent part of Japanese, and our curriculum is here to help you unlock those secrets as well.

Finally, engage with vocabulary specifically chosen via frequency analysis of usage of Japanese words in the wild. Don't waste time learning jargon and archaisms that are not relevant, but proceed with confidence that what you learn will be useful right away, and build on a solid foundation that will last a life-time with our methods that, when followed, guarantee long-term recall.

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Our Impressive Features

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Tips, Advice, Strategies

Get leading-edge tips and strategies for mastering Japanese not available elsewhere. With a beautifully reduced way to think about Japanese and its grammar, Japanese Complete offers learning strategies not available yet in mainstream textbooks.

Advice on learning Japanese and on how to retain what is learned comes from years of language learning experience and mastery with our polylingual development team.

Strategies on how to break down sentences are complemented with thorough language explanations to help you lay the most solid foundation possible for the Japanese language.

Tips on making the most of your language learning sessions, your down-time, and your learning schedule.

Story Time in 2.5 different languages!

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Learn Japanese through real stories that have
  • Japanese,
  • JPC-English -- a student language specially crafted for Japanese Complete,
  • and English translations.
Click to listen along to the different lines of dialogue and learn to sing their intonations by heart when you listen along. Bake two muffins in one oven by learning useful expressions as well as how to pronounce Japanese accurately.

Kanji Masking for Rapid Acquisition

Kanji are not easy to master, unless you have the best techniques available. For Japanese Complete we have crafted a special new method known as Kanji Masking™ to help learners become adept at kanji with celerity.

Learn the kanji like never before with Kanji Masking™ and our helpful etymological and mnemonic lessons.

Just as if you were to mask some parts of your English words with Emoji, Japanese Complete has Kanji Masking™ to help learners acquire the kanji by recognition in record time.

Kanji in English Context™

She hurt her ankle and f足元t when she got out of the car. Luckily her wrist and h手元ds were alright even though she fell on the hard concrete.

It is nice to know where your p人ople came fr元m.

The king has a cr冠wn with a recognizable sh形pe.

The cr冠wning star on the holiday tr木e looks best when placed on a p杉ne tr木e.

Social Language Learning for Japanese with Misofluent

Social Language Learning with Misofluent

Learn Japanese Socially! Create compositions using our innovative sentence formulae and have a teacher check your work. A master of the Japanese language will record audio and pitch-contour data will be shown according to the melody of the sentence. This helps in listening along and repeating after you hear a master speak with proper intonation.

Learn Socially with Misofluent!

Above, we can see user たくみ [Takumi] submitted a composition and a master of the Japanese language added native Japanese text and recorded audio for the composition. Friends can react with different reactions of which Takumi is notified. You can submit an unlimited number of compositions and work through different sentence formulae you learn through the gold-standard curriculum alongside Misofluent.

Social Language Learning for Japanese with Misofluent

Melody lines for the pitch contour make it easy to understand how to pronounce the audio yourself. If you close your lips and hum along to the melody of the sentence before reading it aloud, it can help for nailing the pronunciation, intonation, and pitch contour perfectly.

Value of this Program

To accomplish 3 years of study in a rich Japanese curriculum, the cost can be anywhere from $3000 to $60,000.
That's a lot of money to master a language.

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With Japanese complete you can subscribe on a monthly basis, have access to an amazing textbook, and have access to online drills that will take your skills to the next level very fast. Japanese Complete is adding more resources all the time, and the value of the program is increasing with new content.

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Master Japanese through iteration and review. Test your understanding after each section, improving your internal mental model and your language anticipation.

Benefits of Membership

Access to the Latest Curriculum

  • Get an intuition for Japanese.
  • Master the secrets of the language.
  • Build a solid foundation with thorough explanations for the particles and more.
  • New Lessons released regularly.
  • Listen along with audio lessons and audio stories. Have each page read out loud to you for maximum absorption. 🎶
  • Develop the skill to learn to think and reason in Japanese.
  • Quizzes/drills for every chapter! Imprint that brain concrete! Retain what you learn.
  • Access the platform without obstruction from multiple devices, home computer, tablet, or mobile.
  • Learn Japanese with insights that maximize your understanding in minimal time.