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Personalised Japanese lessons

Memrise teaches you Japanese vocabulary, through lessons based on your interests. 

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Videos matched to your level

Memrise finds you thousands of authentic video lessons to learn Japanese, featuring the exact words you’ve just learned. 


Unlimited speaking practice

Memrise provides you with unlimited human-like conversation practice, to improve your Japanese learning (powered by GPT-3).

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Our Japanese lessons are created by expert linguists

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Why is learning Japanese with Memrise better than DuoLingo?

Memrise isn’t just a language course: it is a full AI tutor.

First, Memrise teaches you Japanese words and phrases that you’re actually going to use in the real world.  What’s more, you’ll see videos of native speakers using this vocab with their own pronunciation. Our lessons are fully personalised and based on your unique interests.

Next, Memrise presents you with 1000s of immersive lessons using video content from YouTube, Tiktok and other sources, that suit your current level and interests. Research shows that by watching videos at just above your level, you maximise speed of learning.

Finally, Memrise helps you practice speaking Japanese with our unique AI language partner, MemBot. With MemBot, you can practice your spoken language skills anytime, anywhere, on-demand. Dive into a series of exciting conversations, games and missions. From one moment to the next, MemBot can play the role of a friendly barista in Tokyo or a friend organizing a party in Osaka! 

 Will the Japanese be tailored to my language level?

Yes. Memrise is suited to all language level abilities.

We have a recommended path for beginners and you can also pick and choose what you learn. 

All our videos are filtered to match the words you’ve learned and throughout the product you’ll be supported with tools should you need a little extra help!

How is learning Japanese with AI better than real people?

Memrise was built to help you speak Japanese in the real world.

To replicate that experience as much as possible, our content is taught through native speakers pronouncing the words you’re learning. What’s more, our Japanese lessons are created by expert linguists who are up-to-date with modern day language.

We use AI to recommend you this content, as well as to help you practice your speaking in a relaxed environment. The best way to build confidence before you do the real thing! 

How much time will I need to commit to learning Japanese?

As much or as little as you like.

We recommend doing a small amount consistently and for that reason you can set a daily learning goal for the amount of words you wish to learn.

It’s a lot of fun showing off your learning streak to your friends!

Is Memrise a credible app to learn Japanese?

Founded in 2010, we now have over 65 million learners successfully learning a language with Memrise.

Our methods are based heavily on research to ensure you acquire a language in the most effective way possible and our content is created by expert linguists. 

Read more on our ‘about us’ page.  

Can you learn Japanese through an app?


Memrise brings you the full immersive experience of living in Japan, filtered to your level and interests. It’s the best place to get all the quality language practice you need without catching a flight.

Watch 1000s of videos of native speakers and practice speaking with our AI language partner - all at your fingertips. 

Will learning Japanese help me get a job?

That’s a tough one to answer because it depends on the type of job you’re looking for.

We are sure however, that learning Japanese, or any language, with Memrise will enrich your life.

Check out our  'team' page. 

Does Memrise offer certificates for learning Japanese?

We do not offer certificates for learning Japanese with us.

You can however build up your learning streak by completing daily activities and receive points whilst doing so!

We teach script and no script Japanese to suit your learning style!


What our Japanese learners think

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The videos and tiktok esk side makes it fun to hear my target language and I love how they (for Japanese) focus on kanji and the answer has the furigana. 


I don’t ever leave reviews.  Memrise provides natural speaking habits of your target language and works on listening skills in a way that no other app I’ve found does. I recently started Japanese and I can say that Memrise is great at all languages!


Memrise is very fun whenever I’m in the mood to learn some Japanese but not only does it make learning a language fun and easy it is also very effective. I have found in one day I have learned many words with this app. 5 out of 5


100% The best app I have used to start learning Japanese very helpful and very fun!!!


I found this very addictive even without getting the full subscription, I totally recommend for Learning hiragana Japanese as it is very easy.


Very good for learning Japanese

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