Japanese Core 1000
Beginner–Lower Intermediate
Items: 1000
Sentences: 1732

This series of ten courses covers the top 1,000 most commonly used words in Japanese.

If you’re new to studying Japanese, we recommend you first read our Guide to Japanese. This will explain the basics of inputting Japanese.

Each item in this series has an example sentence with both audio and image. The audio was recorded by two well-known Japanese voice talents: Yuko Kaida and Yukitoshi Tokumoto.

Mastering these 1,000 items and sentences will give you the vocabulary and sentence patterns to function in most everyday situations.