Learn Japanese


"Teaches you Japanese so much faster than with regular learning methods — in only 17 minutes per day!"
 
Fast and highly efficient learning method:
You can have your first conversation after 3 hours and become fluent after 50 hours – for PCs, smartphones and tablets!
 
 
This is where the Japanese course differs from other languages:
Learn as little as 17 minutes per day.
You'll never forget Japanese again in your life with the unique long-term memory learning method.
With the novel superlearning technology, you'll learn 32% faster and can focus better.
The course is designed to teach you Japanese on autopilot.
The learning methods will make learning Japanese addictive, every single day.

The most important words in Japanese:



 
Hello!
こんにちは!
konnichiwa!
Bye!
バイバイ!
baibai!
yes
はい
hai
no
いいえ
iie
thank you
ありがとうございます
arigatou gozai masu
please
どうぞ
douzo
Excuse me, ...
すみません、
sumimasen,
 
one
ichi
two
ni
three
san
four
yon / shi
five
go
six
roku
seven
nana / shichi
 
eight
hachi
nine
kyū
ten
how much?
どれくらい?
dore kurai?
to get to know someone
誰かと知り合う
dareka to shiriau
holiday
休暇
kyūka
name
名前
namae
 
Good morning!
おはようございます
ohayou gozai masu
Good evening!
こんばんは
konbanwa
upstairs
上に
ueni
downstairs
下に
shitani
young
若い
wakai
old
古い
furui
eleven
十一
jū ichi
 
twelve
十二
jū ni
thirteen
十三
jū san
fourteen
十四
jū yon / jū shi
fifteen
十五
jū go
sixteen
十六
jū roku
seventeen
十七
jū nana / jū shichi
eighteen
十八
jū hachi
 
 
 
Efficient learning methods:

By using the unique long-term memory learning method you will learn Japanese quickly and communicate fluently in Japanese.
 
A variety of daily tasks and a large selection of learning methods will motivate you to continue learning every day.
 
The insider learning community of 17 Minute Languages is where you can exchange ideas with other Japanese learners and make new friends with like-minded people.
 
This is included in the Japanese course:

  • With the Japanese course for beginners, you will acquire a basic vocabulary of over 1,300 words and quickly reach the A1/A2 level of the Common European Framework.
    When you choose the complete package in Japanese, you will learn over 5000 words and reach level C1/C2.
  • You will learn the words in context using numerous idioms and dialogue texts within whole sentences.
  • All vocabulary and texts were recorded in our recording studios by Japanese native speakers:
    This will help you memorise clear, accent-free pronunciation and correct intonation from the beginning.
  • A practical grammar guide, that offers you new exercises every day and builds your language knowledge.
  • The verb trainer and the sentence construction trainer will teach you how to form sentences and communicate fluently.
Multimedia software:

  • For Windows, Linux, macOS, iPhones, Android smartphones, iPad as well as Android tablets.
  • Already more than 540.000 language courses sold.
  • Latest version: The basic course Japanese was completely revised in 2020.
  • 31 days money-back guarantee:
    Try the language course for yourself, if you are not completely satisfied, we will refund you 100% of the purchase price.
 

Speed up learning Japanese:


Are you looking for a language course that you can use on all your devices and which will teach you the new language not only in a fun but really effective way?
 
This language course will always present you with all contents at the optimal time, according to your learning level.
 
If you choose the basic course, you will learn 1300 words and reach the A2 level.
With the complete package it is whole 5000 words and you even achieve the level C2.
 
In the daily tasks you will first read and hear the vocabulary.
The repetition takes place alternately by fading in and uncovering the translation or by Multiple Choice.
You repeat new words so often in the following days that you never forget them again.
In this way you memorize the translation, the correct pronunciation and the spelling of the words in a playful way.
 
But words alone do not form a language, so you will get suitable texts for reading and listening for the vocabulary.
By a sentence building trainer you practice beyond that to form whole sentences.
 
This course comes with a integrated verb trainer.
This trainer helps you to quickly learn how to build verb forms correctly.
 
And to make it as easy as possible for you, all content is automatically presented to you in such a way that you always continue learning at the optimal point.
Whether you learn three minutes or one hour a day is up to you.
 
In addition, there are many elements that motivate you to continue learning:
For example, there is a sophisticated scoring system for each word you learn.
The longer you learn during the day, the more points you get per word.
And if you learn several days without interruption, you will be rewarded extra.
 
After each course unit, you can compare yourself with other learners and exchange the points for bonuses - similar to a frequent flyer programme.
And every day you learn for a particularly long time, a new surprise awaits you at the end.
In addition, you will be motivated to learn even longer than the day before, because you will also receive valuable additional points and thus more bonuses.
 
The vocabulary is appealingly illustrated and was recorded in the recording studio by professional Japanese speakers - there is no computer voice as with some other providers.
 
In our Learning Community you can also exchange ideas with others and look for a learning partner.
 
The course is an online course and you can use it any time on your computer, smartphone or tablet and change the device at any time.
And after you have learned actively, you can start the "audio trainer of the new and today not known words".
You will listen to the vocabulary in English and Japanese and repeat it.
Thus the words will consolidate better.
 
In a short time you will be able to speak fluently with the help of the Japanese course.
You will understand all words and never forget them again.
It will be easy for you to build whole sentences and it will be fun for you to converse in Japanese.
 
Order your Japanese course and get cracking »


 

When you complete this course you will have these benefits:

Build your career!

  • You will increase your professional opportunities now that you can speak Japanese more confidently.
  • You now have the skills to work in Japan whenever you wish.

Meet new people!

  • Every new language opens a door to a new world for you.
    You will meet many new and interesting people!
    Who knows: maybe the love of your life speaks Japanese?
  • Are you in a bilingual relationship?
    You can impress your partner by speaking Japanese!

Unforgettable experiences!

  • Broaden your horizons as you travel to Japan.
    If you can speak Japanese, your trip will become an unforgettable experience:
    You will understand the country and its people better.
  • When you can speak Japanese, you will be able to easily find your way in Japan.
    You will be able to ask for information or ask the locals for help.

Make more of your free time!

  • You will be able to watch movies in Japanese!
  • What a joy it is to be able to read a book in Japanese!

Stay in great mental shape!

  • Scientific studies have shown:
    Continued learning increases quality of life and life expectancy.
  • Train your brain!
    Studies have shown that learning languages helps stave off dementia and Alzheimer's.

 
 

 

The long-term memory learning method of 17 Minute Languages:
Learn and never forget


The Japanese long-term memory learning method is based on the latest findings from research on vocabulary learning.
 
You learn all the vocabulary of the Japanese course from the beginning and repeat it in a systematic way until it is stored in your long-term memory.
This way you will remember the vocabulary permanently.
 
 
The long-term method works like this:
 
  1. First thing on the following day you have to correctly translate this word.
  2. The program then waits for two days.
    On the third day you will be prompted by the same word again.
    You then have to translate it correctly.
  3. The program then waits 4 more days.
    On the eighth day you will be prompted by the same word yet again.
  4. The program then waits 8 more days.
    On the ninth day you will be prompted by the same word yet again.
  5. The program then waits a final 9 days.
    You have to correctly translate the word just one more time.

If you knew the word on each occasion, by this time you will never forget it!
It is permanently stored in your long-term memory.
(Important to know: If you forgot the word to be learned on any occasion during the repetition phase, the repetition starts again.)
 
With this learning method, you will learn all of the vocabulary in this Japanese course.
New words will be added to your lessons every day.
Your vocabulary will grow rapidly.

Daily tasks for learning Japanese: The quick learning system


The daily tasks will guide you through all lessons of your language course on each learning day – according to your learning level.
Before you start learning, you choose how long you want to learn Japanese today.
 
With the help of the long-term memory learning method of 17 Minute Languages, all contents of the course are presented in a logical and systematic way:
1
Vocabulary
Using numerous innovative test methods, you will learn and repeat the Japanese vocabulary until it is stored in your long-term memory.
You will be able to recall these words automatically as they are now stored in your long term memory.
2
Texts, phrases and idioms
The vocabulary is broken down into themes, you will learn sentences in context to each theme from the many authentic set texts and dialogues.
Soon, you can look forward to reading books and watching films in Japanese in the original language.
3
Sentence construction trainer
With the help of the sentence construction trainer you will learn to build sentences in Japanese in a relaxed and creative way!
The program automatically corrects your work.
So you will quickly grasp how sentences are build in Japanese.
4
Verb trainer
It is the verbs that are at the heart of every language.
Here you will learn the most important verbs and their conjugated forms, you will also learn how to use the right tenses in Japanese.
5
Words stored in your long term memory
After you complete the daily tasks, we'll show you a chart of the vocabulary learned and stored in your long-term memory.
This vocabulary list will give you a clear overview of everything you have already learned.
The visual impact of this list will motivate you and help you revise.
6
Add your own vocabulary to the course
You are interested in a certain topic - but find very little vocabulary in your language course?
No problem!
You can easily enter your own words and their translations in Japanese into your online course.
Your new words are included in the daily tasks just like the vocabulary in the course.
7
The new content makes the daily tasks tailored to your interests and so becomes even more stimulating and motivating.
Your daily learning experience becomes a joy and makes you want to spend more time learning.
8
Learn Japanese grammar
We have integrated the rules of grammar into the daily tasks:
With the help of clearly explained grammar, each chapter will take you through what you need to know in Japanese from the beginning.
Using a natural conversational approach, you will learn grammar in an incremental and systematic way based on context and logic.
 

 
 

17 Minute Languages' exclusive insider learning community:


When you have completed your daily tasks you have the possibility to transfer your score online.
This is free of charge. You do not have to register for this.
 
You can compare your scores with other learners.
Check out who is behind the top scores (of all courses).
Similar to a frequent flyer program, the points you earn can be redeemed for over 50 valuable rewards.
 
The more you learn the more you earn :)
Connect with others!
Share your knowledge and grow together with our insider learning community of 17 Minute Languages.
 
Find a tandem partner from Japan and support and motivate each other while learning.
 
Make interesting friends with other Japanese learners or people from from Japan.

 

 

Varied exercises that are fun and engaging:


Variety is key to learning.
When learning becomes monotonous you can quickly lose interest and become frustrated.
To prevent this from happening, we have made sure to include a variety of learning methods, visualisations and bonuses to keep you wanting more!
You will look forward to learning Japanese with 17 Minute Languages, we tick all boxes when it comes to achieving fluency and in record time.
1
Our software cleverly presents new vocabulary according to a sophisticated system.
You will repeat them as long as it takes to know them in your sleep.
The program is designed to grow as your knowledge grows.
You will be presented new words between repetitions within a variety of daily tasks.
2
Varied learning methods (eye catching illustrated vocabulary, multiple-choice exercises, assignment games, translation from and into the foreign language, dictation) guarantee you lasting pleasure while learning.
3
You will receive points for all the vocabulary you have learned - and the longer you learn, the more points you earn.
Of course what use is there in earning points if you can't redeem them for rewards.
That's why you can gradually exchange your collected points for valuable rewards.
4
We have implemented detailed statistics that will tell you exactly how extensive your knowledge is in Japanese.
You can choose to compare your scores with other learners time and time again.
5
Verbs are at the heart of every language.
We have a developed a verb trainer for you.
This training program will teach you frequently used verbs and all their tenses.
6
Typical everyday dialogues are narrated by professional native speakers and set to music to give you that authentic feel of real situations you are very likely to encounter.
7
We have implemented the popular super learning music in all our language courses, this aid to mental calmness is the optimal condition for you to learn with ease.
(Of course you can also learn without this music).
8
You have the opportunity to do a guided meditation after each learning day, the perfect companion to keep you calm and help consolidate everything you've learned.
The meditation practice offers you the space and calmness you need to learn.
9
Become part of our learning partner group:
If you wish, you can network with tandem partners in the learning groups and learn the new language together, supporting and motivating each other.
10
During the course we will introduce you to Japanese grammar.
Step by step, the course introduces you to all the important rules of the language and gives you an understanding of the grammar with entertaining exercises.
 
 

 

Learn Japanese 32.9% faster with Super Learning music


Your learning will be accelerated by next generation super learning meditation music.
You will hear music that will deeply relax you.
 
Within a very short time you will become very focussed:
You will be completely calm, breathing slowly and deeply and be able to concentrate completely on the Japanese vocabulary.
 
You will also be able to concentrate on the Japanese course longer than without super learning music, as you will be less distracted.
 
The super learning music includes 'binaural beats' (a sound wave) known for it's health benefits: increased memory, relaxation and reduced anxiety.
 
You must wear headphones in order to experience the benefits.
 
You can use the super learning music any time!
You might like to try it when you're working or studying for exams.
 
And of course you can switch the super learning music off at any time, if you would prefer to learn without music.

 

Vocabulary:
Obtain a useful and comprehensive basic vocabulary


The most important thing in learning a new language is the vocabulary.
 
In this course, you will obtain a useful and comprehensive basic vocabulary.
Building from this, you will quickly be able to form and understand simple sentences.
 
You will learn the most important words from the following topics:
Writing a letter – Ordering online – Handicraft Family – Babysitting – In case of an accident – The human body – Injuries and illnesses – In the pharmacy – Making new friends – An evening at the cinema – Transportation – Traveling by bus, train, airplane – Buying transit tickets – Traveling by car – At the gas station – Book a flight – At the airport – Ask for directions – Pronouns – Time – In a hotel – The most important verbs – Money – At a restaurant and asking for the bill – Reading and understanding a menu – Fruit – Vegetables – Grocery shopping Weather report Regularly used adjectives and their comparative forms – Days, months, and seasons – Sports – Shopping – Cooking – Organising trips – Household items – Communication – Telephone conversation – Greetings – Polite phrases – Numbers – Learn to count in Japanese – Animals – School and university – Entertainment – Clothing – Fashion – Countries – Crime – Sightseeing – Wandering around town – Visiting a museum – And much more !
 
With this course, you will learn over 1,300 Japanese words.

 

Versatile dialogues and useful phrases:


All vocabulary and dialogues have been recorded by a Japanese native speaker.
From the very beginning, you will learn clear, accent free pronunciation and correct emphasis.
 
The texts and phrases were developed through the cooperation of a linguist and a Japanese native speaker.
In this course, you will learn how Japanese is really spoken in Japan.
 
 
On holiday
休暇中
kyūka chū
Kiyoshi is on holiday. He meets Sakura.
きよしは休暇中です。さくらと会います。
kiyoshi wa kyūkachū desu. sakura to ai masu.
Hello, my name’s Kiyoshi.
こんにちは。僕の名前はきよしです。
konnichiwa. boku no namae wa kiyoshi desu.
I am twenty-six.
僕は26さいです。
boku wa nijūroku sai desu.
Nice to meet you. My name is Sakura.
あなたと知り合えてうれしいわ。私はさくらです。
anata to shiriaete ureshii wa. watashi wa sakura desu.
Where do you come from?
どこから来たの?
doko kara kita no?
From Japan. I was born in Tokyo.
日本から。東京出身だよ。
nihon kara. tōkiō shusshin dayo.
 
At a café
カフェで
kafe de
Kiyoshi is hungry and thirsty.
きよしは、お腹が空いて、喉も乾いています。
kiyoshi wa, onaka ga suite, nodo mo kawaite imasu.
He goes to a café and sits down at a free table.
彼は、カフェに行って、あいている席に座ります。
kare wa, kafe ni itte, aite iru seki ni suwari masu.
The waitress comes over to him.
ウェートレスが、彼のところへやって来ます。
uētoresu ga, kare no tokoro e yatte ki masu.
What would you like to drink?
何を飲みますか?
nani o nomi masu ka ?
A cup of black tea and a glass of water, please.
紅茶とお水を一杯ください。
koucha to omizu o ippai kudasai.
Would you also like something to eat?
何か食べますか?
nanika tabe masuka?
 
Kiyoshi‘s flat
きよしの部屋
kiyoshi no heya
Kiyoshi and Sakura are talking about Kiyoshi‘s apartment.
きよしとさくらは、きよしのアパートについて話しています。
kiyoshi to sakura wa, kiyoshi no apāto ni tsuite hanashite imasu.
I like the way you‘ve furnished the rooms.
きれい、まるで部屋に家具を備えつけたみたいね。
kirei, marude heya ni kagu o sonae tsuketa mitai ne.
Everything looks bright with these big windows.
大きな窓のおかげで、全部明るく見えるね。
ookina mado no okage de, zenbu akaruku mieru ne.
Thanks. I‘m very pleased I found this flat.
ありがとう。この部屋を見つけれて、とてもうれしいよ。
arigatou. kono heya o mitsukerete, totemo ureshii yo.
It wasn't easy at all.
すごく大変だったんだ。
sugoku taihen dattan da.
I would also prefer to live in a flat on my own.
私も一人暮らしができたらなぁ。
watashi mo hitori gurashi ga deki tara nā.
 
The letter
手紙
tegami
Kiyoshi writes a letter to his brother.
きよしは、兄に手紙を書いています。
kiyoshi wa, ani ni tegami o kaite imasu.
Dear brother,
兄さんへ
niisan e
How are you? I haven't seen you in a long time.
元気ですか?しばらく会ってないね。
genki desu ka? shibaraku atte nai ne.
I hope grandpa is okay. Is he healthy again?
おじいちゃんの具合がいいといいのだけど。おじいちゃん、元気になりましたか?
ojiichan no guai ga ii to iino dakedo. ojiichan, genki ni nari mashita ka?
I have some good news for you. I‘ve met a girl.
すてきなニュースがあるんだ。僕は、ある女の子と知り合いました。
suteki na nyūsu ga arunda. boku wa, aru onna no ko to shiriai mashi ta.
Her name is Sakura and she's from Osaka.
彼女はさくらという名前で、大阪出身なんだ。
kanojo wa sakura to iu namae de, oosaka shusshin nanda.
 
Renting a car
車を借りる
kuruma o kariru
Kiyoshi has invited Sakura. He wants to take her along to his parents.
きよしは、さくらを誘いました。彼は、彼女を両親のところへ連れていきたいのです。
kiyoshi wa, sakura o sasoi mashita. kare wa, kanojo o ryoushin no tokoro e tsurete iki tai no desu.
They rent a car in order to drive there.
彼らは、そこに行くために、車を借ります。
karera wa, soko ni iku tame ni, kuruma o kari masu.
Kiyoshi dials the number of the car rental company.
きよしは、レンタカー業者の電話番号をダイアルします。
kiyoshi wa, rentakā gyousha no denwa bangou o daiaru shi masu.
Hello. I'd like to rent a car for two weeks from next Saturday.
こんにちは。次の土曜日から二週間、車を借りたいのです。
konnichiwa. tsugi no doyoubi kara ni shūkan, kuruma o kari tai no desu.
Do you have a car free at this time?
この期間で、空いている車はありますか?
kono kikan de, aite iru kuruma wa ari masu ka?
You're in luck. At this time there are still two cars available.
幸運ですね。この期間では、まだ、荷台の車が空いていますよ。
kouun desu ne. kono kikan de wa, mada ni dai no kuruma ga aite imasu yo.
 

The verb trainer will take you through all the verbs and their conjugated forms step by step:


At the heart of every language are the verbs.
You will begin with the most frequently used verbs and all their conjugated forms.
When you recognise and form verbs correctly, you have already learned the most important part of grammar and can now form meaningful sentences.
 
With the verb trainer, you will learn how to conjugate the most frequently used verbs, how to use the verbs in constructing sentences and apply the tenses correctly in Japanese.
 
When you master this you have already learned the essentials of Japanese grammar.
You will understand sentences and confidently have your first conversations in Japanese.
 
The verb trainer will systematically teach you all important verbs in all tenses within the first few days.
The playful exercises build on each other making it very easy for you to follow.
 
See how verbs are formed in Japanese here:
 
to have
ある / aru
I have
私はある / watashi wa aru
you have
あなたはある / anata wa aru
he has
彼はある / kare wa aru
we have
私たちはある / watashi tachi wa aru
you have
あなたたちはある / anata tachi wa aru
they have
彼らはある / karera wa aru
to be
いる / iru
I am
私はいる / watashi wa iru
you are
あなたはいる / anata wa iru
he is
彼はいる / kare wa iru
we are
私たちはいる / watashi tachi wa iru
you are
あなたたちはいる / anata tachi wa iru
they are
彼らはいる / karera wa iru
to go
行く / iku
I go
私は行く / watashi wa iku
you go
あなたは行く / anata wa iku
he goes
彼は行く / kare wa iku
we go
私たちは行く / watashi tachi wa iku
you go
あなたたちは行く / anata tachi wa iku
they go
彼らは行く / karera wa iku
can
できる / dekiru
I can
私はできる / watashi wa dekiru
you can
あなたはできる / amata wa dekiru
he can
彼はできる / kare wa dekiru
we can
私たちはできる / watashi tachi wa dekiru
you can
あなたたちはできる / anata tachi wa dekiru
they can
彼らはできる / karera wa dekiru
to do
する / suru
I do
私はする / watashi wa suru
you do
あなたはする / anata wa suru
he does
彼はする / kare wa suru
we do
私たちはする / watashi tachi wa suru
you do
あなたたちはする / anata tachi wa suru
they do
彼らはする / karera wa suru
I had
私はあった / watashi wa atta
you had
あなたはあった / anata wa atta
he had
彼はあった / kare wa atta
we had
私たちはあった / watashi tachi wa atta
you had
あなたたちはあった / anata tachi wa atta
they had
彼らはあった / karera wa atta
I was
私はいた / watashi wa ita
you were
あなたはいた / anata wa ita
he was
彼はいた / kare wa ita
we were
私たちはいた / watashi tachi wa ita
you were
あなたたちはいた / anata tachi wa ita
they were
彼らはいた / kare wa ita
I went
私は行った / watashi wa itta
you went
あなたは行った / anata wa itta
he went
彼は行った / kare wa itta
we went
私たちは行った / watashi tachi wa itta
you went
あなたたちは行った / anata tachi wa itta
they went
彼らは行った / karera wa itta
I did
私はした / watashi wa shita
you did
あなたはした / anata wa shita
he did
彼はした / kare wa shita
we did
私たちはした / watashi tachi wa shita
you did
あなたたちはした / anata tachi wa shita
they did
彼らはした / karera wa shita
I will have
私はある / watashi wa aru
you will have
あなたはある / anata wa aru
he will have
彼はある / kare wa aru
we will have
私たちはある / watashi tachi wa aru
you will have
あなたたちはある / anata tachi wa aru
they will have
彼らはある / karera wa aru
I will be
私はいる / watashi wa iru
you will be
あなたはいる / anata wa iru
he will be
彼はいる / kare wa iru
we will be
私たちはいる / watashi tachi wa iru
you will be
あなたたちはいる / anata tachi wa iru
they will be
彼らはいる / karera wa iru
I will go
私は行く / watashi wa iku
you will go
あなたは行く / anata wa iku
he will go
彼は行く / kare wa iku
we will go
私たちは行く / watashi tachi wa iku
you will go
あなたたちは行く / anata tachi wa iku
they will go
彼らは行くkarera wa iku
I will do
私はする / watashi wa suru
you will do
あなたはする / anata wa suru
he will do
彼はする / kare wa suru
we will do
私たちはする / watashi tachi wa suru
you will do
あなたたちはする / anata tachi wa suru
they will do
彼らはする / karera wa suru
Is there ... ?
...はありますか。 / ...wa ari masu ka.
May I ... ?
...てもいいですか。 / ...temo ii desu ka.
I need ...
...が必要です。 / ...ga hitsuyou desu.
Where is ... ?
...はどこですか。 / ...wa doko desu ka.
What is ... ?
...は何ですか。 / ... wa nan desu ka.
How much is ... ?
...はいくらですか。 / ... wa ikura desu ka.
I would like to have ...
...をください。 / ...o kudasai.
Can you ... ?
...くれる。 / ...kureru.
          

 

Professionally recorded texts and vocabulary:


All vocabulary and texts are spoken by a Japanese native speaker.
You can listen to and repeat each of the 1,300 words as well as the 42 dialogue texts as often as you'd like.
 
In all the learning methods and tests, the vocabulary and lines of text are played for you.
You constantly repeat the correct pronunciation.
 
You learn clear and accent free pronunciation with the correct emphasis!
Aufnahmen
 
 

One online course suitable for all your devices: laptop, tablet and smartphone


You can use the Japanese online course on all your devices and switch back and forth between them as you like.
 
The course can be used with any smartphone (Android, iPhone), any tablet (iPad, Android or Windows) and any computer running Windows (10, 8, 7, Vista, XP), Linux or Mac OS.
 
You can pick up where you left off, regardless of the device.
Practice Japanese in the morning on the train using your iPhone or Android smartphone.
You can pick up where you left off during your lunch break on your laptop, using Windows, Linux or on a Mac.
In the evenings, you can kick back in your favourite spot and learn while you relax, whether it's on your iPad, Windows or Android tablet.

Bonus: Additional Audio-Trainer


As an extra to the Japanese learning software you get the Japanese audio trainer.
 
The audio trainer teaches you in blocks of 5 minutes, which you can play manually or via autoplay function - ideal if you don't have a free hand.
You will be able to consolidate what you have learned and learn new words.
 
You can listen to the Japanese audio trainer on your mobile phone or run it on your PC.
 
To help you remember the words even better, we have added super learning music to the background of each track.
With the audio trainer, you can listen and learn Japanese while doing something else, for example:
...when doing physical activity or riding a bike
...while driving
...while sitting comfortably on the sofa at home
...on the train or bus
...in between breaks or waiting periods

 

Frequently Asked Questions


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about the Japanese language course


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What do our clients say
... regarding the learning methods of the language courses


"It is a more fun approach than other courses.
I like the repetition rhythm of words I do not know. I need a visual approach to support aural learning."

   (Andrea Matrosovs)
 
"The vocabulary trainer is jut awesome!!! This is how you motivate people to learn!
Words have to be repeated until you spell them correctly.
Also, I think its great being tested in both languages. Either one way or the other, it's up to you.
I'm pretty sure this how you will remember your vocabulary! The texts are chosen very well, directly taken out of every day life, very understandable for everyone, meaningful and very helpful for general use.
I also like being able listening to the texts line by line and listening to the vocabulary particularly as often as you want to. This programm is super easy to handle. Thumbs up!"

   (Doro Graham)
 
"It speaks the words so I can hear pronunciation instead of just guessing how written words might sound.
I also like the multitude of ways the words are presented: written words, pictures, fill in the blank sentences, spoken dialogue, etc.
This allowed me to speak more authentically and to learn the words more thoroughly.
This is the best program I have used."

   (Ashley Crust)
 
"I am very content with your language course and I really enjoy learning with it. I like the well-structured way of the course and the wide-ranged possibilities which makes learning so much easier and varying as well. Besides I think it's great you can choose listening to the language as often as you want to as well as being able printing the vocabulary on flashcards. In any case I would love to thank the experts who developed the course very much! It's fun to learn a new language with this course!"
   (Gillian Smith)
 
"This is my first exercise program for pc ever - especially the offered possibilities of long-term memory training as well as the literacy test which are very helpful for me are fascinating to me."
   (Tom Livingston)
 

What our clients say
... about the long term memory learning method


"I've been mostly impressed by the long-term method for learning new vocabulary, since I didn't expect knowing the vocabulary after a pretty long break. The explanation of the psychological backgrounds and the systematics of the memory performance respectively makes the learning methods much more comprehensible."
   (Scott Wilkinson)
 
"The long-term memory learning method for keeping vocabulary in long-term memory is, in my opinion, particularly efficient. Thereby you are developing ambition which keeps you going. Also the pages which hide the vocab are tremendously good to get a quick overview and are very suitable to repeat in fast track. I find the displaying of the last seven wrong inputs in the long-term memory learning method very supportive."
   (Frank Collins)
 
"I particularly like the vocabulary-learning function with the long-term memory learning method. Not only is this method incredibly efficient but also very motivating, because success becomes apparent immediately and you can feel certain having the vocabulary stored in your long-time memory. A great advantage are the crystal clear voice recordings which don't left you thinking about the pronunciation and makes naturally learning possible."
   (Guillaume Guerrin)
 
"I'd learned this language already basically before but I couldn't remember hardly anything about my basics, nevertheless I was able to reaccess the language. For this I'm sure the clear and logical structure of the language course is crucial and also the opportunity to operate within the program in so many different ways."
   (Jean-Baptiste Novak)
 
"I particularly like the diversity of the learning method and the great choice of topics of the lessons or the continuous sequences. The exercising sections containing the long-term memory learning method are really motivating to start learning. Now, my son (15) really enjoys learning new vocabulary and is making great progress. Personally, I was able to develop myself professionally and put into practice what I had learned."
   (Marguerite Guérin)
 
"I've been using this language course for 4 months intensively. I think it's really convenient having the possibility to repeat the vocabulary regularly with the long-term memory learning method. I really enjoy this programm for it keeps asking until the correlate word is typed in correctly. Moreover the digital speech of the respective vocabulary is also great."
   (Gautam Kumars)
 
"I was especially amazed by learning with the longterm-method. The records of the entire vocabulary and dialogues sound very natural and realistic since they were all spoken by native speakers. Putting it in a nutshell, it's a well-made language course."
   (Marcus Großkautz)
 
"I really do like learning using the long term memory learning method. Using the pc is much simpler than writing manually. Moreover using the pc is much more efficient since you can not betray yourself - The system is correcting every single mistake also including emphasis which are also registered. Storing the different levels makes repeating the vocabulary and the texts based on the flashcard principle possible and thereby more effective. Learning foreign languages has become a hobby to me - for me, personally, not is it only learning by heart but a leisure pursuit."
   (Emily Snyder)
 
"I liked the logical structure of my language course. The dialogues are easy to follow and very comprehensible. The further possibilities which can be chosen to learn vocabulary by different styles and ways both verbally and written are very well-suited for keeping them in the long-term memory. Even after several months they are still available. My basic understanding of languages has been broaden by this course."
   (Anthony Hockner)
 
"The long term memory learning method makes sure the learned language remains "available". In comparison to other language courses the vocabulary are spoken and recorded by native speakers thus it's possible to speak virtually accent-free. The vocabulary being taught makes you capable to communicate with native speakers easily. People who struggle to organize themselves when it comes to learning a language are given the opportunity to work on daily exercises. What has made me choose your course is being able to determine by yourself how much and when you want to learn. The course provides a great variety of different learning aids. They really have something in store for everyone."
   (Joseph Holmes)
 
"It's very beneficial being able to organize your individual schedule and also being able to print out the entire course. The variety of the teaching materials is also great.
When it comes to learning vocabulary by using the long term memory learning method you only decide once how long you would like to learn per day. Once you've decided on how long you want learn a day, this will be happening automatically afterwards. So, once you get started you will pull trough.
This is also very helpful when having a hard time with motivation. Being able to decide on your own how long you want learn makes this course "feasible"."

   (Henry Smalls)
 

What our clients say
... regarding the daily exercises of the course


"I like the interval repetition, the division in levels and the monitor how much time is left to achieve a level, I like the reward system, when it is possible to get other courses in other languages, I like the meditation mysic."
   
 
"I enjoy the daily exercise program because it's easy to work on and it's varying. Mostly I use the long term memory learning method and the quick repetition. This course allows me to continue my studies on a daily basis and I feel really really motivated to learning another language."
   (Jason Big)
 
"I really have to thank you for the daily exercises. They really give me motivation I need to do at least my daily exercises on a daily basis since I don't have much time left. Additionally I think the great choice of the different ways of learning is gorgeous, e.g. first, taking a look at the vocabulary, secondly finding them hidden in a text and thereby studying them and then being tested and learning vocabulary intensively. "
   (A. Svensson)
 
"The daily exercises are the greatest thing about this learning software. In this way I'm able to learn in a structured way. Thereby, I can learn both the vocabulary training and text exercises quickly and continuing. Moreover I'm convinced by the different methods of vocabulary training and different learning methods. Above all the text input and the automatic testing of your knowledge gives me a quick and really good result."
   (Chris Osborne)
 
"I am given the possibility to determine the learning rate myself. The daily exercises are giving me the pressure necessary I need to do them.
Apparently different brain areas are getting activated by different learning methods of the program. In my own case, the learning success seems to be lasting."

   (Craig Miller)
 
"I especially enjoy the daily exercises since they really enhance the quality of learning new languages. I'll try learning a new language every year. I also like being constantly encouraged by the program and getting learning tips. Without the learning tips it would definitely take me longer to learn a language and also the feeling of success wouldn't be as huge (as it is now)."
   (Claudia Sawitsch)
 
"To me the daily exercises are awesome and be given the possibility to continue right where I stopped by the repetition.
Not a day goes by without me working with the program and working on my vocabulary knowledge at least.
Within almost 100 days I've stored about more than 1000 words in the long term memory.
I would like to thank you so much for this course. I'm enjoying it so much and it really helps me staying on track."

   (Victoria Statham)
 
"The daily are exercises learning method seem very effective. It gives you a well-structures schedule that guides you trough the program.
And if there is time left you you could additionally use further training methods."

   (Gunther Rummel)
 

What our clients say
... in regard to structure and content of the programme


"This course has broadened my vocabulary knowledge tremendously.
For me personally, listening to texts and thereby improving my own pronunciation was particularly helpful. Of course this is really motivating, helpful and is giving me a feeling of getting more and more confident when communicating with native speakers. The method by which you acquire vocabulary is excellent - at the same time it's a fantastic exercise to train my brain."

   (Bill Green)
 
"I like being drilled - and measured against A1/A2 proficiency. I also like the dialogs. I go back over them again and again. (Occasionally the dialog translations are not real accurate but they do give the meaning.) After reading dialogs, I will also type them into my own document, give me a good practice writing. I also like the dictation."
   (Ira Lund)
 
"I appreciate the course' systematic regarding the structure, the clarity regarding the titles you can click on.
I also like being able to print out whatever I like and having the correcting aid at my disposal. It's very beneficial having the opportunity to listen to the appropriate vocabulary. This course is definitely meeting my expectations!"

 
"I like the learning units being split in small very achievable units. The vocabulary being taught is very applicable especially for beginners - that's what I really like since I want to learn this language only on a "vacation" kind of level. Additionally I want to point out the learning monitoring and the opportunity given to print out the vocabulary which makes learning a lot easier for me."
   (Mark Curtis)
 
"The lessons are very versatile. This program also provides the possibility to print out cards which I think is very crucial. Since we're getting ready to move these lessons are great to get prepared.
This course is great!"

   (Tess Carlson)
 
"I'm very pleased with this course and it helps a lot with my studies. This course is especially helpful when it comes to learning vocabulary and a proper pronunciation. I'm pretty sure I would have given up learning this language if it wasn't for this course. I like the lessons being short and therefore clear. Also the flashcards which can be printed out are great for taking with you and learn whenever I feel like studying."
   (Holly Wilkinson)
 
"I'm really motivated by the short and not too challenging lessons. They encourage me to hang in there because they are easy to process by the self-learning principle. I really like the versatile testing options. Each term or sentence can be repeated - this way the pronunciation can be memorized much better."
   (Christen Nixon)
 
"The listening examples are suitable for the daily use and are worth learning. Within a short period of time I acquired essential vocabulary which encouraged me to keep going. In addition the recording is realistic, comprehensible and I as a student was given the chance to get an impression what feeling for language means."
   (Chester Fields)
 
"I was positively surprised by the many lessons. The lessons aren't stuffed full and contain an appropriate amount of vocabulary. The dialogue texts are well-chosen and the basic vocabulary is extensive.
The flash cards which can be printed are a good learning method - it really worked out for me."

   (Nicki Chestnut)
 

What our clients say
... about the price/performance ratio of the language courses


"What I like most about the course is the long term memory learning method. This way it's possible to learn vocabularies which you consider to be essential. Moreover I was surprised my the price... I think is a very fair price! Kudos to you!"
   (Sebastian White)
 
"I would like to thank you for the excellent price/performance ratio. "
   (George Murphy)
 
"I don't think there's a better program to learn vocabulary fast and effective."
   (Emma Cooper)
 
"I've tried bunches of language courses and this one is the best so far! The price-performance ratio is absolutely justifiable. The course' navigation is easy to handle whereas the course is both visually and acoustically orientated. This way learning is easy and progress can be seen very soon. This course is highly recommendable - especially for beginners."
   (Daniel Robinson)
 
 

 

Discover more new languages:

 
  • Learn Chinese - did you know that a lot of Japanese people learn Chinese at school (next to English as second language)
  • Learn German, because after English and Chinese - Japanese students study German at school
 
 
P.S.
A summary of the learning outcomes of the basic course Japanese:
  • Learn over 1300 words with the unique long-term memory learning method and acquire a solid Japanese basic vocabulary.
    If you choose the 17En0 complete package, you will learn even more than 5000 vocabulary words.
  • You will be given countless phrases and texts grouped by themes.
    You will learn the words in context and in whole sentences.
  • Detailed grammar explanations and exercises give you a well rounded knowledge base to progress from.
  • With the varied daily tasks, all exercises are given to you according to your learning level and pace, in order to achieve the highest possible efficiency in learning.
  • Thanks to the verb trainer, which is also presented to you in the daily tasks, you will learn to conjugate the most common verbs and how to apply the tenses in Japanese.
  • With the help of the sentence construction trainer you will learn in a playful way the sentence structure in Japanese.
    Soon you will be able to form correct sentences in Japanese.
  • In the 17 Minute Language's insider learning community you can exchange ideas and make new friends with other highly motivated learners of your foreign language as well as native speakers of Japan.
  • Effective learning methods tailored to each type of learner offer enormous fun.
  • The course requires no prior installation, is particularly user friendly – great news for new comers of online learning courses.
  • Latest version – the Japanese basic course was completely revised in 2020.
  • For Windows / Linux / Mac OS / iPhone / Android Smartphones / iPad / Android Tablets / Windows Tablets.

 
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You can pay directly following your order.
After which, you will get your access information immediately and can then immediately start learning online!
Your online language course is valid for ten years.
 
 
 
 
 
 

What makes this language course stand out from the rest?


Fortschritte

Rapid progress:

This software program will make learning Japanese fun and easy in breathtaking time.
Software

Sophisticated software:

We first released this software in 2002.
Our developers revise it every year and with the greatest attention to detail.
Tagesaufgaben

Varied daily tasks:

Varied daily tasks and a huge selection of learning methods will motivate you to continue learning every day.
Lernmethoden

Unique learning methods:

With the long-term memory learning method and daily tasks tailored to you, you will learn Japanese in record time.
Kundensupport

Premium customer support:

If you have any questions, our service team will help you in record time.
Community

Exclusive learning community:

Make connections with like minded people in our learning community.