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Learn the Japanese language through thousands of lessons from the community

Learning a language is not just about mastering grammar and vocabulary; it's also about understanding the culture. Being part of a community of learners can be motivating and supportive. You can share experiences, tips, and challenges with others who are also learning Japanese. Hilokal is a Japanese learning App where you can get this sense of belonging.

Practical Lessons

Learn Japanese language through real-life conversations every day. Start by reviewing the content by yourself, then, when you’re ready, invite other learners and natives to practice with you.


Useful Study Aids

Our free japanese learning app has instant translations, bookmarks, and clipping functions. That means when you don’t know what each Japanese word means, you can long-press to translate instantly. You can also easily save whole notebooks or notebook clips to your private library for later review. This is why 100s of thousands of Japanese learners love Hilokal.


Diverse Learning Resources

Content on our Japanese learning app is fun and multi-media. You’ll find everything from useful grammar and textbooks to vocabulary lists. You’ll also find exciting scripts from your favorite Japanese dramas, Japanese pop songs, and Youtube videos. Learning Japanese should be fun. You’ll enjoy studying Japanese with these lessons.


How to learn Japanese online with Hilokal


❶ Search for your perfect lesson

Easily search for 1000s of lessons with keywords. Or discover lessons you didn’t know you needed with search filters.

❷ Save and organize your content

Save lessons to your library so you can study them later. Or, save words, and images from lessons to your private notebook.

❸ Invite others to learn Japanese online with you

Open live audio chatrooms with other learners and teachers to study the lessons together.

❹ Features to help your Japanese learning progress

Click on material for instant translations, or stay accountable by 1-click sharing lessons with friends.


Learn Japanese lessons that are worth talking about

We know that speaking Japanese is important to you. That’s why Hilokal makes it easy to practice speaking while learning the Japanese language in your lessons. Simply click, ‘open room’ on any lesson, and immediately get connected with other Japanese learning partners on live audio calls. There are 1000s of Japanese audio rooms happening every day on Hilokal where you will meet other Japanese students who are quickly becoming fluent. Hilokal is a speaking-first language learning platform. You’ll quickly find that most Japanese language learning content on Hilokal is designed to be talked about.

Stay organized while you learn

With Hilokal’s free Japanese learning app, you can keep all of your notes and lessons in one searchable library. As you browse our database of thousands of free Japanese lessons, simply tap ‘save’, and the lesson will be waiting for you in your own private library. Even better, you can save individual notes from lessons straight to your private notebook where you have more control. You can write more detailed notes and all content is one-click away from being translated into Japanese. Learning Japanese is a big undertaking, and we want to help you stay organized so you can reach your language learning goals.


Be a part of a global Japanese learning community

Learning Japanese from Hilokal is learning from a community of students and teachers. The content is created, studied, and talked about by people just like you. That means you can create Japanese lessons, learn Japanese for free, and, if you choose, share these lessons with the Hilokal community. When you’re happy with your lesson, you can connect with other Japanese learners, natives, and teachers and immediately start practicing together over live audio. You’ll get satisfaction, and kudos, from other learners and students that learn from your lessons.

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