Katakana Page 02

KATAKANA PART 2

So you survived the first part. Take a deep breath and jump on in!


In today’s lesson, we will look at the K sounds.

 


– ka    – as in CAr
it looks like the hiragana ka (か), just remove the line.



– ki    – as in KEY
This also looks like a hiragana ki (き) without the base.



– ku    – as in COOl
It looks like guy giving a thumbs-up. That’s COOl!



– ke    – as in Kay or CAke
It looks like someone’s CApe



– ko    – COld
It looks like a refrigerator door, that’s COld!

 


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!


 

STOP!!!

 

Did
you write the above katakana 10 times? Did you sound them out as
well? Well, do it again! And then take the following test &
Javascript quiz (see link below)…


TEST

How do you read these Katakana characters? What English words do they sound out?
キー ____________    This
means ____________ [The ー means to make the previous sound longer (like the hiragana う often does)]
カウ ____________    This
means ____________ [Think of an animal]

ケーキ _____________   This
means _____________ [Something to eat]
コーク _____________    This
means ______________ [Something to drink]

Click here to check
your answers


Perhaps you can recognize
these 5 in just one day of practice.  

 

ANSWERS:

 

キー   
ki-
This means KEY

カウ  kau This means COW

ケーキ    ke-ki This
means CAKE
コーク   ko-ku  This
means COKE

 

Think you have it all down pat?
Click here to take the Quiz

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