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Learn To Speak Japanese

Learning Japanese will most certainly lead to some solid benefits, especially in the world of business. Japanese continues to rise in influence with over 130 million native speakers. It is also identified as a critical language by many government agencies, including the U.S. State Department.

Initially, learning Japanese may seem somewhat daunting. Kanji, the written script for Japanese, is a bit complex. However, you may be surprised that learning and beginning to speak Japanese words comes fairly quickly. Most characters in Japanese have only one correct pronunciation, and this simplifies things for many beginner learners.

Like English, Japanese has five vowels. And there are only 14 consonants, each one having only one possible pronunciation. As the alphabet has a limited number of combinations, you’ll be able to quickly learn all the variations of sounds that can occur.

How Rosetta Stone Can Help

With over 25 years of language learning expertise, Rosetta Stone has unsurpassed knowledge of designing the most effective programs to help you build skills and confidence when speaking a new language. Our Dynamic Immersion® method uses interactive and contextual lessons blended with Extended Learning features which guide you in your journey to learn Japanese. This method is effective because it teaches you more than just basic vocabulary, and gives you confidence using your Japanese language skills in real-world situations.

A variety of speaking-focused lessons are highly structured and designed to teach patterns in Japanese through 5 different levels. Instant feedback will be given on your pronunciation using our patented TruAccent™ speech-recognition engine which is integrated into every lesson. These immediate corrections to your pronunciation will be the key to your success of speaking Japanese confidently.

And if you’re seeking a program with the best mobile app to learn Japanese, or any new language, we have you covered there as well. The Rosetta Stone mobile app has a nearly-perfect 4.7 rating in the app store and makes learning fun and practical. Everything is available at your fingertips, anytime, anywhere, making getting in daily practice a breeze. You won’t have to choose between the mobile app or desktop as both come with your subscription, and are always in sync, allowing you to easily switch between devices. With Rosetta Stone and daily practice, you’ll be speaking Japanese in no time.

Try Our Award-Winning App

Surround yourself with Japanese whenever, wherever with the Rosetta Stone app .

Download a unit and knock it out on the train or a flight. Select a 5-10 minute lesson and sneak it in while you wait in line or for your ride to show up. And explore dynamic features, like Seek and Speak, where you can point at an object in the real world and get a translation .

The best part? You don’t have to choose between app or desktop. Both come with your subscription and sync, so you can switch between devices seamlessly.

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I am trying out Rosetta Stone, to see if it will help out with the correct grammar and conversation (as well as learning how to read and write the language). Within a week, I can already master the sentence structure and start learning the grammar with particles. The local community is so excited to see that I am starting to learn their language. Out of all the language learning tools out there, I 100% recommend Rosetta Stone!

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