Learn Japanese online for free with Mondly

Why learn Japanese?

Japanese is an East Asian Japonic language that developed in the 8th century in southern-central Japan, and is now spoken primarily in Japan but also around the world where significant Japanese minorities exist.
Japanese is a native language for over 125 million people, being an official or de facto language in 3 countries. The most substantial number of Japanese native speakers can be found in Japan followed by Brazil, United States, Philippines and United Kingdom. In total, there are over 128 million Japanese speakers worldwide which make Japanese the 13th most spoken language on Earth. Whatever your motivation, learning Japanese is definitely a smart choice.
So, are you ready to learn how to speak Japanese? Great! Then let’s find out how to learn Japanese online.

Learn Japanese online

Learn Japanese online with free daily lessons

If you are wondering what is the best way to learn Japanese online free of charge, you are in the right place.
Meet Mondly, the language learning app helping millions of people worldwide learn Japanese through free daily lessons. Using rapid language learning techniques, Mondly will teach you the Japanese language quickly, effectively and in a fun way. Developed and refined over years of work in the field of language learning, the app follows 4 extremely powerful principles:

1. Explore the Japanese language through common phrases, not individual words

Phrases are easier to remember because they have meaning, they paint a picture, and they tell a story. By focusing on common phrases, in just minutes you’ll start memorizing the most common Japanese words, form sentences, learn to speak Japanese phrases and take part in conversations. Before you know it, Mondly’s fun and smart Japanese lessons will improve your vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation like no other language learning method.

Teaching Japanese app
Teaching Japanese app

2. Master Japanese by listening to native speakers

We, humans, cannot rapidly learn the Japanese language by reading textbooks, but by hearing the language being used naturally in an everyday context. That’s why Mondly is working with professional native speakers to record crystal clear voices so you can enjoy flawless pronunciations and accents.

Japanese pronunciation
Japanese pronunciation

3. Practice what you’ve learned by having real conversations in Japanese

Speaking is an essential part of learning Japanese. Because immersing yourself in other cultures can be time-consuming and expensive, we have developed a technology that engages you in real conversations from the comfort of your own home. So, you can now practice a casual conversation with a native, book a hotel room or order food in a restaurant anytime, anywhere.

Japanese native speakers
Japanese native speakers

4. Lock-in the knowledge using a smart repetition system

The endless repetition of words has little benefit to learning Japanese. However, there is a magic interval between repetitions that will help you memorize new words and phrases in no time. The app knows these magic intervals for repetition and uses them to help you permanently pick up words and phrases. No wonder millions of people around the world trust Mondly to be the best way to learn Japanese for free.
Next, let’s find out how to learn Japanese online free of charge and fast with Mondly.

Japanese repetition
Japanese repetition

How to learn Japanese for free using a smart app

Japanese learning app

Mondly gets you started with a basic Japanese conversation between two people. You quickly start learning your first Japanese words by matching words with images, using words to build sentences and phrases. At the end of a 45-minute lesson you are able to reconstruct that conversation with your own voice. Explore reading, listening, writing and speaking exercises enhanced with an extensive Japanese dictionary, verb conjugator and state-of-the-art speech recognition technology - you’ll feel like having your own Japanese tutor in your pocket. In no time, you'll enjoy the benefits of learning a new language for life. It’s an incredibly effective way to learn Japanese free of charge.
At Mondly, we know that the secret to fast language acquisition is focusing on core words. These common Japanese words are the building blocks of your core vocabulary. That’s why you don't need to learn 1 million words, just the ones natives use every day. In reality, you can be fluent and articulate with a vocabulary of only 2500 words and phrases. As a result, the time and energy required to learn a second language are significantly reduced.

Japanese learning app

Did you know?

Japanese landmarkJapanese is one of the most isolated languages in the world, having little to no connection to the other major language groups of the world, not even to Chinese from which it only borrowed its characters. In other words, Japanese is unique and achieving fluency should be celebrated as a linguistic triumph. But the age of Japanese seclusion is over, especially online where 10% of the total internet users around the globe speak Japanese even though they make up less than 2% of the entire world population.
In total, the Japanese language has four types of writing systems. But there are a couple of things that make Japanese a little bit easier for the ones trying to achieve fluency in this beautiful language, some of which include: the lack of genders, no words with plurals or singular as well as the lack of conjugation in verbs and the absolute absence of articles. Feel invigorated yet? Good! Feel even better with the knowledge that there are only 48 different sounds you need to learn how to pronounce in Japanese with just 11 consonants and only five vowels.

Japanese landmark

The amazing benefits of learning Japanese with Mondly

Learn useful Japanese phrases for real situations

Our language experts have identified and selected the most common real-life situations you can find yourself in. As a result, the app breaks the learning process down into short lessons and organizes them into extremely relevant themes. Pick your topic of interest and learn words and phrases related to that topic until you master it. Introducing yourself, getting around the city, buying a ticket, renting a hotel room or shopping - it’s all covered in detail so you can learn the essentials of the Japanese language in an easy and fun way. Before you know it you will be able to have a real conversation in Japanese.

Have a conversation anytime with our Japanese language learning Chatbot

Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be able to have real conversations in Japanese from the comfort of your own home? That’s precisely why we’ve built a virtual conversational partner, a computer program so advanced that you can have an intelligent conversation with. Jump right in, and the app asks you questions, understands what you are saying and responds as a native speaker would. Afraid of getting a word wrong? Don’t worry about it. Every time you get something wrong or have difficulties with your pronunciation the app offers you instant feedback. With each conversation, you’ll come one step closer to fluency while building your confidence to speak Japanese in real life.

Enjoy the finest Speech Recognition technology and improve your Japanese pronunciation

Imagine having a Japanese teacher in your pocket ready to jump in and help you every step of the way during your language learning journey. This is essential when you want to improve and master pronunciations. That’s why Mondly has developed state-of-the-art Speech Recognition software that checks your Japanese pronunciation in real time and suggests improvements on the spot. Fast feedback is key to the accelerated learning of any language and that’s exactly what we are aiming for.

Listen to crystal-clear audio from professional Japanese native speakers

With Mondly you will learn the correct Japanese pronunciations by listening to phrases spoken by native speakers. We have worked with professional Japanese speakers all over the world to bring you a high-class audio experience that we believe is essential to learn Japanese fast. This way, the next time you’ll have a conversation with a Japanese speaker, get ready to receive compliments for your great accent and flawless pronunciation.

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