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Hello,
Does anyone know any good Japanese study apps/ good Japanese dramas/ good Japanese non-anime series/ enjoyable Japanese podcasts? Any useful additions to my current resources would be greatly appreciated!
(I use duolingo, lingodeer, the hapa eikaiwa podcast, learn japanese pod for beginner content, tae kim's guide to japanese grammar, and Sambon Juko's podcast on youtube)
I'm trying my best to further my understanding of the language and would love any recommendations from fellow learners of the language.
Thank you!
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As much as I wish I could, can't give much help here
I did attempt to use Memrise but didn't get very far.
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r/LearnJapanese has a really good guide. As for series, I head Terrace House is good. There's an extension that gives you dual subtitles and other learning resources on Netflix.
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(Original post by Grapple)
Hello,
Does anyone know any good Japanese study apps/ good Japanese dramas/ good Japanese non-anime series/ enjoyable Japanese podcasts? Any useful additions to my current resources would be greatly appreciated!
(I use duolingo, lingodeer, the hapa eikaiwa podcast, learn japanese pod for beginner content, tae kim's guide to japanese grammar, and Sambon Juko's podcast on youtube)
I'm trying my best to further my understanding of the language and would love any recommendations from fellow learners of the language.
Thank you!
If you're wanting to learn Japanese, I highly recommend getting some good textbooks and not relying on sub-par websites or apps. You really need something of high quality to guide you when you first learn a foreign language like Japanese and I'm afraid that most of the free resources won't cut it (if you're serious about learning the language to a good level).

Here are the materials that I recommend in order from beginner to upper-intermediate. The ones in bold are essential in my opinion. All other ones are for extra practice and although they're great, you don't necessarily need them (especially if you're wanting to save money).

Genki 1 textbook: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genki-Secon...dp_ob_title_bk
Genki 1 workbook (not essential but has a lot of practice questions to do): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genki-Secon...1QF87JZHETXRRY

Genki 2 textbook: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genki-Secon...YYFYX7JGS659NH
Genki 2 workbook (not essential but has a lot of practice questions): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genki-Secon...94T78Z3Q9X5A9G

Genki kanji textbook (not essential but handy for kanji learning): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genki-Plus-...s=books&sr=1-1
Genki kanji workbook (not essential but has a lot of practice questions to do): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genki-Plus-...56JY7B9XMF9VH9

Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese textbook: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Integrated-...s%2C155&sr=1-1
Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese workbook (not essential but has a lot of practice questions to do): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Integrated-...s%2C155&sr=1-2

Tobira: Gateway to Advanced Japanese: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tobira-Adva...s%2C156&sr=1-1
Tobira grammar workbook: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gateway-Tsu...VD9H44GJR027ZN
Tobira kanji book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tobira-Powe...AEJ4XNB6A1V9DD

Unless you have a friend in Japan who can ship you these (because they're much cheaper there), this is probably the site with the cheapest offers: https://www.japancentre.com/en/categ...language-books

You could also consider joining a local university FB page for Japanese Society and ask if anyone's willing to sell.
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if you're a beginner and still need help learning hiragana and katakana whilst learning Japanese at the same time, I used Japanese From Zero when I was younger and it was super easy to use
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