Learning Japanese with Tae Kim 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.
This guide may not be a practical tool for quickly learning immediately usable phrases such as for travel. However, it will logically create successive building blocks that will result in a solid grammatical foundation. For those of you who have learned Japanese from textbooks, you may see some big differences in how the material is ordered and presented. This is because this guide does not seek to forcibly create artificial ties between English and Japanese by presenting the material in a way that makes sense in English.
Don’t feel discouraged by the vast amount of material that you will need to master. Remember that every new word or grammar learned is one step closer to mastering the language! So get started!
Great content, broken implementation
Tae Kim’s reference is great (the source material for this app) but the app itself is broken. There are many instances were the source wasn’t parsed correctly and the seems to be showing the Unicode code instead of the actual text. Similarly links to Jisho send numeric codes instead of the text so jisho doesn’t find it.
The app is free so I don’t want to be too critical of it, but at the same time it has a lot more potential.