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Examples of Katakana

  Examples of Katakana   Today, we will be reading the Katakana form of Asian countries. Most countries in the world are written in Katakana except Japan (Of course), China (as the origin of Kanji is from the Ancient China), North and South Korea (before Hangeul was introduce, Koreans used the Traditional Chinese characters. You can check some Historical Korean Drama for reference) and Taiwan. Japan, Korea (North and South) and China have shared the same history and I will not talk about it here because my knowledge about their History is limited. But I will be sharing my country’s history in the future (I hope so). I will not include these five Countries as not to confused everyone on why only these five have Kanji characters. For countries, it is very easy to write the Katakana form. Just read the name by syllables and you can write its Katakana form. I will only write the Asian countries (except the five countries) because there are too many countries in the world. I will se

Examples of Hiragana

  Examples of Hiragana Today’s post is about some Japanese vocabulary in Hiragana so we can practice reading and writing it. I will also include a practice sheet-like homework for anyone to study it anytime.  I know how hard it is to learn the Japanese language especially if we are not practicing it every day. What I always do if I have time, I practice by reading and writing it. Though, recently, because of my work and my blog, I have lapses in studying the Japanese language. And by doing this lesson, I can also study while sharing my knowledge.   Here are some of the vocabularies we will be studying today. Its all random words. ひ ろ い hi ro i è    Wide, spacious か わ い い ka wa i i è    Cute さ よ う な ら sa yo u na ra è    Goodbye い く ら i ku ra è    How much や す い ya su i è    Cheap う し ろ u shi ro è    Behind つ く え tsu ku e è    Desk い そ が し い i so ga sh

The Hiragana Character

  The Hiragana Characters What is Hiragana? è Hiragana is the cursive writing and the first writing scripts in Japanese. Hiragana is the first writing system that Japanese children learns.   How many characters does Hiragana have? è There are 46 phonetic characters that makes up all the sounds of Japanese words. These characters are used for writing parts of the sentence and if there is no available Kanji for a certain word. è The Japanese vowels are あ、い、う、え、お .  Should I study the Hiragana first? è Yes, of course as Hiragana characters are the first writing system that is being learn by Japanese children. è For foreigners like us, if we want to be fluent in Japanese, it is better to learn how to read every Japanese word using the Japanese writing system than reading it in its Romaji form (Romaji is the roman letters used for reading and writing Japanese words).   Is it easy to learn Hiragana? è For me, yes, it is easy to learn compared to Katakana. There are some Katakana’s that