Monday, December 22, 2008

Learning Japanese Katakana easily...

Japanese Katakana
Welcome to my post on learning Katakana!

Katakana is a form of the Japanese syllabary alphabet used to write foreign words (such as names of countries, cities, non-Japanese names, etc.). Modern Japanese has around 20.000 loan words and all must be written in Katakana.

On this post you will learn to read and write Katakana, and have some comparative exercises of both Hiragana and Katakana.


Introduction to the Japanese Katakana

Here is a video presentation uploaded by kohyin. It goes through the entire Hiragana and Katakana alphabet presenting each symbol next to each other.

Learn How to Write Katakana

Artmnet0's 8 videos will teach you how to write the Katakana in an easy and "almost" effortlessly way. The image and sound quality of his work is excellent and he writes each and every Katakana a number of times, making it one of the best tutorials available.

Writing Katakana with Artmnet0
a, i, u e, o / ka, ki ku, ke, ko

Writing Katakana with Artmnet0
sa, shi, su, se, so / ta, tchi, tzu, te, to

Writing Katakana with Artmnet0

na, ni, nu, ne, no / ha, hi, hu, he, ho

Writing Katakana with Artmnet0

ma, mi, mu, me, mo / ya, yu, yo

Writing Katakana with Artmnet0

ra, ri, ru, re, ro / wa, o (wo), n

Writing Katakana
ga, gi, gu, ge, go / za, zi, zu, ze, zo
da, zi, zu, de, do / ba, bi, bu, be, bo / pa, pi, pu, pe, po

Writing Katakana with Artmnet0

Small Japanese endins: ya, yu, yo

Writing Katakana with Artmnet

Written comparison between Hiragana and Katakana

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