Tens of thousands of people around the world use White Rabbit Press products, which have been around since 2003. We started with the goal of producing a better set of kanji flashcards. Now we dominate sales on Amazon.com and in markets around the world. We've spent thousands of hours developing our products, so that you can get the most from your study time.
Here are a few quick answers to common questions. See oursupport sitefor additional help.
Japanese is among the most difficult languages for English speakers to learn, for both grammatical and cultural reasons. We suggest learning as many kanjias possible. Kanji are the Chinese characters that comprise the heart of the Japanese writing system. The merits of learning kanji are many: first, Japanese are generally impressed when gaijin (foreigners) know any kanji, which speaks to a person's interest in learning something deep about the culture; second, kanji is everywhere in Japan, so you'll have many opportunities for interaction with Japanese--you can start a conversation virtually anywhere by asking Japanese how to read the characters; and, third, learning kanji involves the simplest and most fundamental process of rote memorization and therefore can be done with flashcards, nothing fancy, no expensive gimmicks necessary.
It generally takes years to achieve fluency in polite, business-level Japanese. However, after only a few months of intensive study one can become able to use the language in a great variety of everyday situations; such as, meeting people, shopping, dining out, and booking hotel reservations.
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