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Welcome to r/LearnJapanese, the hub on Reddit for learners of the Japanese Language.#### Description ###New to Japanese? New to the sub? Read the Wiki!

To submit a translation request, visit here instead.

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Welcome to /r/LearnJapanese, the hub on Reddit for learners of the Japanese Language.

This is a summary. Please read the full list of rules here.


1. If you are new to learning Japanese, read the Starter's Guide. Check to see if your question has been addressed before posting by searching or reading the wiki. Not doing so falls under 'Low effort' (see rule 6).

2. State your question clearly in your post title.

3. Consider the OP's skill level when answering a question. Use furigana if you think they won't understand your kanji usage.

4. Do not guess or attempt to answer questions beyond your own knowledge. Remember that answers you receive are never guaranteed to be 100% correct.

6. Trolling, immature, or hostile behavior will result in a warning or ban.

7. The following will result in post removal:

  • Asking "How do I learn Japanese?" or "What should I learn next?" and other duplicate enquiries without reading the wiki pages
  • Translation requests (asking for help with your own translation is fine except for tests and exams)
  • Requests for, or links to copyrighted content
  • "Low-effort" posts (e.g. Memes/image macros, some random Japanese you took a picture of)

8. The following types of questions should be posted to the pinned daily question thread:

  • Any question for beginner or JLPT N5 level material (e.g. Genki I, Tango N5, etc)
  • Quick/short questions that could be addressed by a single answer.
  • Tech support questions/requests
  • Hand-writing feedback request
  • General questions about onyomi/kunyomi reading and memorization

9. The following types of post/questions should be posted to the pinned "Welcome" thread:

  • Self-introduction
  • Looking for a Study Buddy
  • Study Plan


Whether you're a beginner or an expert in the Japanese Language, our index of resources might come in handy. Check them out here!


To create furigana in your posts, use the following syntax:

[漢字](#fg "かんじ")

will display 漢字

The quotation marks are not optional. Read more here.

Related Subreddits

  • /r/Japan
  • /r/SpeakJapanese
  • /r/JapaneseResources
  • /r/JapaneseInTheWild
  • /r/NHKEasyNews
  • /r/WriteStreakJP

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