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Hiragana

-are used for words for which there are no kanji, including particles such as kara から "from," and suffixes such as ~san さん "Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms." Hiragana are also used in words for which the kanji form is not known to the writer nor the readers or is too formal for the writing purpose. Verb and adjective inflections, as, for example, BE MA SHI TA (べました) in tabemashita (食べました, tabemashita? "ate"), are written in hiragana. In this case, part of the root is also written in hiragana. Hiragana are also used to give the pronunciation of kanji in a reading aid called furigana. The article Japanese writing system discusses in detail when the various systems of writing are used.




Katakana

-In modern Japanese, katakana are most often used for transcription of words from foreign languages (called gairaigo). For example, "television" is written terebi (テレビ, terebi?).




Kanji

-are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with hiragana (ひらがな, 平仮名), katakana (カタカナ, 片仮名), and the Arabic numerals. The Japanese term kanji (漢字) literally means "Han characters".


umm actually there are a lot of kanji so i can just show you some ^^



Feel free to ask me more about these...^^
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hmm... here are some other examples ^^

otanoshimi nishite kudasai~! (おたのしみ に して ください。。。) Hiragana - please enjoy~!
ROMANTIKU KISU (ロマンチク キス) Katakana - Romantic kiss
Megami (女神) Kanji - Goddess
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Posted 6/12/08
its..so..hard to remember all.....
Posted 7/11/08
i can remeber about 40 letters from the hiragana !!!!!
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Posted 7/13/08
are these all the hiragana and katakana symbols? If so, it whouldn't be imposible for me to learn them right? even if I could only read it then. But i try to learn.
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For writing is essential you know the correct flow of strikes. It's easier to write them and to memorize them as well. Another good trick to learning characters from hiragana and katakana is association. Try to think of word in your language that contains the syllable of the character you're trying to learn and it looks simillar as the character you're learning.

For example:
Hiragana haracter for Ki looks like guitar to me. And in my language we say kytara. So we have the same syllables here Ki=Ky. That's how I learned and memorized the Ki character.
Or hiragana character for u. It looks like ear and in my language we say ucho.
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Posted 7/22/08
how can I translate my name kathleen (katurin) into hiragana or katakana?
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Posted 8/4/08

shiraha wrote:

how can I translate my name kathleen (katurin) into hiragana or katakana?


i can write it but idk how on the computer..
Posted 8/4/08
wahahah! it's ok, I just thought I could find it in the character list (there's no 'tu' in the list, but 'ka - ri - n' is present)..

nevermind..

thanks though..
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Posted 8/9/08
this is too hard!!
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Posted 8/12/08
Wow! thanks, lol.
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Posted 10/25/08
Someone can write for me "Taru" (name) in Japanese?
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Posted 10/31/08
walau.....so difficult....
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sugoiii~~~~!!!!!!!!!!
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