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In just five minutes a day, you will learn Ainu through our beautifully illustrated, immersive and playful lessons. You focus on the part of Ainu that matters most — words. It’s effective, fun and free.

Learn Ainu with Drops in 5 minutes a day

Learn Ainu, drop by drop in just 5 minutes a day.

Learn Ainu with Drops

Drops is the most popular way to learn Ainu on the go.

Language learning made easy. Have you always wanted to learn another language but felt you never had enough time, or patience. Or you’ve tried and given up? Well, it’s time to try again with Drops--a fun, new way to finally learn that language you always wanted to master.

In just five minutes a day, you will learn Ainu through our beautifully illustrated, immersive and engaging lessons. You focus on the part of Ainu that matters most -- words. It’s effective, fun and free.

Instant feedback on your language progress

Instant feedback
Never wonder whether you’ve answered correctly. Why work with boring, old textbooks where you have to flip to the back to know whether or not you’re getting it right? Drops offers you immediate corrections so there’s no guesswork.

Study Ainu anywhere, anytime

Study anywhere, anytime
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Personalized language learning experience

Personalized learning experience
Drops offers learners more than 100 well-curated word lists that you can customize to fit your learning needs. Choose which words you want to learn so that you spend your study time on the material that matters most.

Language learning stats

Stay motivated with learning stats
At the end of each learning session, you get detailed statistics on your progress.

About Ainu

Ainu is one of the world’s most endangered languages with multiple dialects. For hundreds of years, the Ainu has been linguistically isolated to a relatively small Ainu population in Japan's northernmost prefecture – the island of Hokkaido. On the Japanese census, an accurate number of the Ainu population is unclear but is said to be less than 1% of Japanese citizens. In 2019, Japan enacted a new bill to officially recognize the Ainu people of Hokkaido as an indigenous people of Japan. Prior to formal recognition, Ainu survived by being passed down from parents to their children using the Romanization system.

Learning Ainu with Drops

Focus on the most important part of your new language

Learn Ainu by focusing on the most important part of the language -- words.
Words are the building blocks to your new language skill. With Drops, you get to spend time with what matters most.

Curated word lists

Word lists you just won’t find anywhere else.
We’ve worked with a team of experienced language learners to curate word lists on a diverse range of topics. The wordlists we’ve put together are highly relevant, and you won’t find them anywhere else.

High quality audio

High-quality audio.
Robotic, artificial voices or poor audio recordings just don’t cut it when you’re working on listening comprehension. That’s why we make sure that every word comes with crisp, clear and high-quality audio.

Short, focused language learning sessions

Short, focused learning sessions.
With Drops, you work on your new language in short, five minute learning sessions. It’s perfect for busy learners and a simple way to make language learning a part of your day.

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A collection of recommended language learning resources from the Drops team

More Resources for Ainu Learners

Ready to take the next step after learning new words with Drops? Our team put together a collection of the resources and tools they find most effective in their own language learning projects.

Check out our recommended resources for Ainu learners, so that you can take the words you learn in Drops to the next level.

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