To have another language is to possess a second soul.
I love learning languages. It is the best way to make friends from different cultures. A whole new world of literature, songs, films, and news open up with each language. A foreign language also exposes you to local foods and their authentic recipes.
The following is the list of resources that I have used to study each language. Because my native tongue is Korean, I mainly learned Japanese and Mandarin Chinese from resources written in Korean; however, I included some resources in English that I found helpful as well.
- Duolingo and its cousin Duome
- Anki and its shared decks
- Forvo The pronunciation dictionary.
- Learn to Type Faster Helpful for learning keyboards in different languages and layouts.
- Reverso Conjugation
- Wiktionary Surprisingly good entries with etymology and fully declined and conjugated forms.
Pronunciation & Phonetics
- [일본어 문법 무작정 따라하기]
- [일본어 필수 표현 무작정 따라하기]
- [시나공 일본어 보카 VOCA 15000] Although it contains less than 15,000 words, it is one of the most comprehensive and difficult Japanese vocabulary book I have seen for Korean speakers.
- IMABI 文法 One of the most comprehensive, freely-available, Japanese grammar guide I’ve seen so far.
- 青空文庫 Somewhat like Gutenberg for Japanese.
- Spanish Top 5000 Vocabulary The only caveat is that there are some NSFW images. Some images are not directly related to the words either. Otherwise, this is a very comprehensive, frequency-based deck.
- Ultimate Spanish Conjugation A one-of-a-kind deck.
Classical Latin and Attic Greek
- ΛΟΓΕΙΟΝ Shows the frequency of each lexeme.
- Wiktionary Surprisingly good entries with etymology and all declined and conjugated forms.
- Lingua Latina per se Illustrata, Pars I Audiovisuals Delightful set of recordings by ScorpioMartianus on YouTube.
- Latin Macronizer
- Core Vocabulary by Dickenson College Commentaries. Includes 1,000 most common Latin lexemes and 500 Attic Greek lexemes. You can also sort the words by their parts of speech. Available in multiple languages.
- Perseus Digital Library
- Loeb Classical Library
- Answer Keys to Learn to Read Latin (Second Edition) For self-study, a reliable answer key is a godsend. Yale University Press generously make their answer keys available to such students.
- Answer Keys to Learn to Read Greek
- Wordsmith: A newsletter that delivers interesting English words daily.