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What is GokuGoku?
GokuGoku is a website for learning the Japanese Language. Our goal is to make learning Japanese easier for everyone, everywhere, for free. GokuGoku aims to be a reliable resource for studying every aspect of the Japanese language. Our website is organized in three main areas: Blog posts, Grammar points, and Kanji. Each of these areas contains learning material for studying the language.
How is GokuGoku different from other websites?
Why yet another website for learning Japanese? Many Japanese learning blogs are missing interactive components, which makes them more similar to books than websites. GokuGoku is a modern solution which exploits all the latest technologies to offer a complete learning experience.
Learning the language is not just about text. It is also important to learn pronunciation form real audio source. GokuGoku has full support for audio with interactive subtitle. This allows you to listen to real example sentences at your own pace, whenever you want:
There is a lot more than simple text in an example sentence. Every example sentence in GokuGoku is interactive. You can switch between Kanji mode (with complete furigana), only Kana, or Romaji. This allows to view sentences from all perspectives, for all levels:
I study with a friend.
It is often difficult to understand conjugations and grammar structure just by reading about them. GokuGoku introduces a visual component to view how to form conjugations step by step:
We believe that an important aspect of learning kanjis is to know how to write them. GokuGoku offers an interactive box to visualize how each kanji is drawn. You can stop and replay the drawing animation of every kanji whenever you want:
Why the name GokuGoku?
The word 'Goku' is connected to many ideas in the Japanese literature. Of course Goku is the name of the main character in the manga and anime series Dragon Ball! But that's not all! GokuGoku (ゴクゴク with Katakana) is one of the many Japanese onomatopoeia. ゴクゴク describes the action of drinking in large sips! The same pronunciation can be found in the word 語句, which means sentence, expression, word.
Who is the team behind GokuGoku?
Who is behind GokuGoku?
It is us! Passionate about the Language and experts on Japanese and Digital Content Creation.
Anna Baffa Volpe
University Degree on Oriental Languages and Professional Japanese Translator
Hi everyone, my name is Anna Baffa Volpe. I work as a coordinator manager and translator for Japanese clients in the fashion and interior design sector. I am also a researcher and manager for italian companies in the media sector. I worked with Masaru Emoto, author and pseudo-scientist who claimed that human consciousness could affect the molecular structure of water. I supervised the publication of the work with Doctor Citro Massimo 'La scienza dell'invisibile'.
Computer Engineer and Content Creator
Welcome everyone! I am Sandro, Computer Engineer, Software Developer, and Content Creator. I am passionate about Language and Japan. In GokuGoku I am responsible for the tech-side of the website and I also write posts about various interesting topics and Grammar Points.