This website was originally created as a home for the Perapera Japanese and Chinese pop-up dictionary plugins for Firefox and Chrome. In the last few years, it has grown into an online hub of study tips and techniques for learning Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

We have lots of ideas for optimal language study methods, and plan to release more language learning tools in the future.

We also regularly blog about language study hacks, resources, and methods that we personally found useful. Our focus is mainly on East Asian languages: especially Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

What does perapera mean?

Perapera is a Japanese word that means ‘to be fluent in a language.’

We’re passionate about learning languages, and want to help other people. Our mission is to help our readers to become fluent in their second (or fifth!) language of choice.


Who are we?


Mike Author ProfileMichael has lived in Japan on and off for almost 10 years and loves the Japanese language. He has passed JLPT N2, and is currently working towards N1. Study-wise, he follows a modified version of AJATT, and loves Japanese variety TV shows and podcasts.

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Rohan Author ProfileRohan created the perapera dictionary plugins, and wrote many of the early articles on the site. He’s spent years studying Japanese, Chinese and Korean, and currently lives in Japan.  His day job keeps him very busy, so he no longer has much time to work on the site or plugins.

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Editorial Team

We have a small team of passionate language learning enthusiasts who sometimes write articles for the site. If you’d like to be a part of our team, give us a shout!

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Contact Us

If you’d like to work with us or have questions, you can email us:  info (at) perapera (dot) org.