There are neat apps in Linux which could help you learn other languages including Japanese. There’s actually a flashcard macro in Emacs but what the hey! There are cool apps which help me review kana and kanji. ;)
- GJiten – Wanna learn Kanji? This is the tool to install. You could do a search for the kanji of the English words you are familiar with. You could also search the kanji by the number of strokes or by the radical. It will display ’tiles’ of the kanji and when you click the particular tile, you will see the meaning, the stroke count, the readings and also the grade level. I really think that it’s a nifty way to search for kanji especially if you’re having difficulty remembering these things.
- Kanatest – It’s just kanji and kana. It’s good for me to get a review on my katakana and hiragana. Especially katakana! I get confused with some katakana. Anyway, just check out the quiz. Select if it’s a purely hiragana test, a katakana test or a mixed one.
Master Japanese! You could do it. It’s really fun, especially with these apps. :)
Ubuntu users could easily find them in the repos.