Vocabulary | Japanese Language Learning Essentials | with Kiki+Koko &QUIZBO™

If grammar is the scaffolding that holds up the structural shelter of language, then vocabulary is both the sustenance that fuels building the structure and the building materials themselves. Of course, this isn’t the only place you can find vocabulary. There are vocabulary words throughout the lessons, but for byte-sized weekly learning, you can look to QUIZBO™’s Word of the Week corner. You can see the main page here, or you can sort by year under the categories found at the side bar.

Hiragana Practice Vocabulary

After you’ve begun learning hiragana, there are some chronological practise activities that you’ll find betwixt lessons, however you can reference these, here as well. Remember, a great and important first step to Japanese language is learning to read and write. These skills are invaluable to making learning easier. Engaging more learning techniques will help build schemas or scaffolding in your memory so you can effectively learn rather than just memorise. (Though, it is helpful for memorisation as well.) There shall certainly be more opportunities to practise in future.


These are vocabulary words that don’t fit into the category of simply single vocabulary words. These are usually full phrases that you’ll use in everyday life. Though, it’s always important to learn the grammar behind these so that you aren’t only memorising a script without any way to make them your own. Though, learning phrases can definitely help you to feel as though you’re progressing so you can use them immediately in day-to-day life. This section will certainly be expanded upon in future.


Cultural Vocabulary

This is vocabulary that may exist in every language, but has its own special cultural twist or perhaps something that is heavily tied to culture. Though all language is technically tied to culture, these just seem to stand out as the most culturally specific. This, as with all of the sections, will be expanded upon in future.

Question Vocabulary

How do you find answers without knowing the proper questions? These lessons will teach you how to ask questions in Japanese which is a mixture of complex reasons, but very simple usage once you start to understand the patterns. As with all of the sections, there will certainly be more lessons concerning more complex topics in future.


Themed Vocabulary

These are vocabulary lists that get you a bag full of vocabulary, but with a label so you know exactly what you’re getting. It’s a useful way to learn a handful of vocabulary, but also have it properly organised to sort through. This will become a very extensive section in future that may garner its own page.


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