Choose content of interest from our vast Japanese library.
1000’s of hours of Japanese audio lessons with matching transcripts.
Powerful import engine
Import your own content and convert it instantly into interactive japanese lessons. YouTube videos, books, songs, and more, conveniently managed in one place, synced across devices.
Versatile japanese Dictionary Sources
Look up and save new words and phrases to your database. The LingQ Dictionary contains over 8 million translations and LingQ also integrates with many of the most popular japanese dictionaries available.
Learn in Context
Learn your new japanese vocabulary in context or review using our SRS (Spaced Repetition System).
Have questions about japanese grammar?
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Cute Japanese Words You Ought to Know
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Manage your audio and track everything you do
Use the Playlist to manage your audio files and play your lessons instantly from where you left off. When you want, where you want, online or offline, LingQ is synced up and ready when you are.
Track everything you do and measure your progress. LingQ’s Machine Learning algorithm learns as you learn to help guide your progress.
Virtual Immersion using LingQ
LingQ is the best way to learn japanese for mainly two reasons:
A vast library of graded, relevant, authentic content & the ability to import interesting content of your own
A super efficient system for learning from this content
LingQ’s massive audio library brings immersion to you, thanks to an infinite amount of audio content for you to consume — all with transcript.
LingQ also allows you to learn using content YOU love. Whether you’re interested in podcasts, blogs, movies, or anything in between, LingQ will keep all your content stored in one place and available across devices.
Best of all, the content you’ll find in LingQ has been created by native japanese speakers, for native japanese speakers. Learning from authentic material on subjects of interest will keep you motivated and make you successful. You will just get lost in the content and won’t even realize you’re learning a language.
When learning is enjoyable, you'll learn faster
Traditional Methods Don’t Work
Many methods try to get you to speak early when you actually don’t know anything. What’s the point of speaking if you can’t understand what people say back to you?
When you understand FIRST, you’ll improve a lot faster. You’ll have better pronunciation, speak more naturally and memorize words faster than any other method. And, you’ll be able to focus on putting your thoughts together without straining to understand at the same time.
Another issue in traditional language learning methods is that they introduce complex grammar rules right away. Trying to remember grammar rules on top of japanese only adds confusion. Grammar rules only make sense once you already speak the language. Before then, they just act as a filter which reduces natural language fluency.
Babies don’t pick up a dictionary, study grammar rules and start speaking from day one. Why should you?
Inspired by how children learn languages…LingQ uses the principles of the comprehensible input theory of language acquisition to ensure mastery in a second language in minimal time.
That’s why LingQ focuses on input first, output later.
Taking the Mystery out of Language Learning
The brain acquires language best when it is immersed in meaningful, relevant and interesting content. This “input flood” is the most effective way to accelerate language acquisition and achieve proficiency. Without a lot of exposure, fluency simply isn’t possible.
LingQ always finds you content just above your level so that you’re never overwhelmed by new words — but you’re also never bored out of your mind reading children’s stories.
The LingQ reader keeps a database of and highlights every word you know and every word you’re learning. This makes reading a book, that was once a seemingly overwhelming task, a lot easier and more enjoyable.
Most language apps become repetitive quickly. And before you know it, you’re bored and looking for the next best thing or, worse, discouraged from continuing to learn languages at all.
Language learning should be enjoyable! Learn from an unlimited amount of engaging content — the novelty never wears off.
Using LingQ, you’ll...
Experience eureka moments on a daily basis.
Always come out of a session having learnt something new.
Feel the difference in just weeks.
Does LingQ Actually Work?
There are millions of people in this world, who moved to another country, and lived there for 10 years but…they still can’t speak the local language.
Shocking, isn’t it?
Whether you’re getting ready to move abroad, attending a university class, or thinking about using LingQ, the biggest factor in you becoming fluent is…YOU!
You need to stay motivated, you need to discover content you love and you need to put in the time.
LingQ addresses all of these factors.
It lets you access an enormous amount of content in your target language and saves you time so you can focus on studying, both of which help you stay motivated.
LingQ is the best way to learn japanese and we guarantee, you’ll make a breakthrough.