Japanese word lists for beginners are available from Tofugu and Wiktionary. The lists are broken down into different subject areas, and each word is written using both the Roman and Japanese alphabets. Additionally, CosCom offers learners the opportunity to hear native speakers of Japanese pronounce key Japanese words.
Japanese word lists are useful for learners wishing to improve their knowledge of Japanese vocabulary. Japanese words use a variety of different consonant and vowel sounds, some of which are not found in American English. Word lists that offer advice on Japanese pronunciation are therefore beneficial to learners wishing to speak the language, as opposed to simply learning how to read or write in Japanese.