LearnJapanese Tae Kim's Guide to Learning Japanese

Japanese Grammar Guide

Posted by Tae Kim

This guide was created as a resource for those who want to learn Japanese grammar in a rational, intuitive way that makes sense in Japanese. The explanations are focused on how to make sense of the grammar not from English but from a Japanese point of view.

It is released under the Creative Commons License and is free to copy and distribute for non-commercial uses.

Before you begin

If your computer is not setup to display Japanese, you'll want to enable Japanese support to read the Japanese text.

Other formats

  1. Paperback - Available on Amazon.
  2. PDF Version - Philipp Kerling wrote an awesome script to convert the site to PDF.
  3. iOS app - The guide is available as an iOS app for iPhone/iPad created by Ronald Timoshenko.
  4. Android app - The guide is now available on Google Play created by Ignatius Reza Lesmana.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Writing System
  3. Basic Grammar
  4. Essential Grammar
  5. Special Expressions
  6. Advanced Topics

This work is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike License.