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Post Reply Katakana - カタカナ
Posted 3/12/08 , edited 3/12/08
Lesson 2
The Other Japanese Alphabet

As mentioned in Lesson 1, Katakana is mainly used for foreign words such as names and words that have been borrowed from other languages such as "compyu-ta-" (computer). The Japanese language does not have as many sounds as the English language so, when creating a name in Katakana for instance, the name must be sound out to the closest Japanese equivalent. Katakana, Hiragana, and Furigana (when Hiragana is written small next to a Kanji or Katakana character to show how that character is read) are collectively known as Kana.


aiueo

ka ki ku ke ko

ga gi gu ge go

sa shi su se so

za ji zu ze zo

ta chi tsu te to

da ji zu de do

na ni nu ne no

ha hi fu he ho

ba bi bu be bo
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pa pi pu pe po

ma mi mu me mo

ya yu yo

ra ri ru re ro

wa wo n/m
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Posted 3/21/08
The ン could be "so" or "n", "so" would be ソ

different, but similiar
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Posted 3/22/08

thalassa wrote:

The ン could be "so" or "n", "so" would be ソ

different, but similiar


ン 'n' is start from left
ソ 'so' is start from right

i also confused for the 1st time..hehehe
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Posted 3/23/08
wooahhh so much to remember o.o but now i know howta spell me favey jap band in japanese o.o so happie XD
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Posted 3/25/08
i think katakana is easier to learn than hiragana
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i dont really get this,.....i know im kinda stupid..demo onegia help me!
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Posted 3/27/08

Loka7 wrote:


i dont really get this,.....i know im kinda stupid..demo onegia help me!


erm,actually wen u start learning a new language,you will feel blurr...but when u knw the basic its easier and understood!

the way to learn japanese is
1st: study hiragana
then only study katakana
then lastly only kanji!
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for me, hiragana is easier than katakana..thats only for me..because i start learning hiragana and while i'm learning katakana i always remember hiragana..hehe
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how do I kno wen to use katakana!?
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Posted 8/22/08

yumiharuhi wrote:


Loka7 wrote:


i dont really get this,.....i know im kinda stupid..demo onegia help me!


erm,actually wen u start learning a new language,you will feel blurr...but when u knw the basic its easier and understood!

the way to learn japanese is
1st: study hiragana
then only study katakana
then lastly only kanji!


tnx for the suggestion now i know where should i start...
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jakari wrote:

how do I kno wen to use katakana!?


you use katakana when the words your writing are of foreign decent

like hanbaagaa(hamburger)

you write it as:

ハンバーガー

and konpyuutaa(computer) not shure bout this one hehe
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Posted 10/8/08 , edited 10/8/08

yumiharuhi wrote:


Loka7 wrote:


i dont really get this,.....i know im kinda stupid..demo onegia help me!


erm,actually wen u start learning a new language,you will feel blurr...but when u knw the basic its easier and understood!

the way to learn japanese is
1st: study hiragana
then only study katakana
then lastly only kanji!


lol i'm done with hiragana and katakana. but i can't seem to remember any kanji characters they're soo hard
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