Japanese is easy – you just need to be taught the right way.
When I learnt Japanese, I did it the hard way – by memorizing sentence patterns, set phrases and random vocabulary. The problem was, I didn’t know how to put it all together. I knew all these various bits and pieces, but didn’t understand why everything works the way it does.
I figured it out eventually, but there are so many things I wish someone had taught me. Japanese is actually incredibly logical, flexible and intuitive, but I wasted a lot of time feeling confused and frustrated because it didn’t make sense to my English-speaking brain.
That’s why I decided to write 80/20 Japanese. I want to save you from all the difficulties that I faced, and help you understand how the Japanese language really works.
So instead of spoon-feeding you situational expressions with limited application, 80/20 Japanese focuses on what really counts – the fundamentals. It teaches you how the language actually works, and helps you avoid the confusion that most Japanese learners face.
That’s the 20% that will get you 80% of the way to speaking fluent Japanese.