Katakana Page 01
KATAKANA PART 1
So you want to learn
Katakana? Great! You will soon notice how similar it is with
Hiragana. However there are some important differences. Although
you don’t have to learn Hiragana before doing this page, I
recommend it if you are not living in Japan. Hiragana is used
much more in writing. But Katakana is used when writing foreign
loanwords and in advertizing. Therefore, Katakana is very useful
for the foreigner IN Japan.
Each Lesson will tackle 5 characters. If you haven’t studied Hiragana yet, I would recommend starting with it.
Today’s lesson will teach you the vowel
sounds in Japanese. These are the SAME SOUNDS as the
Basically, like Spanish, there are 5 vowel
sounds. a, i, u, e, o.
These are the first 5 letters in katakana.
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 are they?
エア ____________ This
アイ ____________ This
イア _____________ This
オア _____________ This
means ______________ (think of a row boat)
Perhaps you can recognize
these 5 in just one day of practice.
ea This means AIR
アイ ai This means
イア ia This
オア oa This
Click here to take the Quiz