Katakana Page 05
KATAKANA PART 5
Let’s take a look at the N’s. You may want to make flashcards to practice by. “Na Ni Nu Ne No” is fun. Sounds a bit like something Mork would say to Mindy… Also there are no unexpected sound forms here.
ナ – na – as in NOt
It’s someone’s KNEEs again! (ChiNEse Kanji for 2 (knees))
Write them out 10 times a day and soon you will get it. To
aid memorization, make silly associations to go
with them. You can use the above mnemonics or you can make your own!
you write the above katakana 10 times? Did you sound them out as
well? Well, do it again! And then take the following test &
How do you read these Katakana characters? What English words do they sound out? (Some may be easier than others to guess)
ナビ ____________ This
ニット ____________ This
カヌー _____________ This
シチー _____________ This
ナース _____________ This means ______________
ソナー_____________ This means ______________
Perhaps you can recognize
these 5 in just one day of practice.
ナビ nabi This means Navigator (usually someone who gives directions in the passenger seat or the Navigation systems found in newer cards)
ニット nitto This means to Knit, knitting
カヌー kanu- This
シチー shichi- This
means City [Both syllables are not found in Japanese so SHI instead of SI and CHI instead of TI]
ナース na-su This means Nurse [Usually in Katakana English words the ‘r’ sound is implied by a ー but not spoken]
ソナー sona- This means Sonar
p align=”center”>Think you have it all down pat?
Click here to take the Quiz