Katakana Page 04

KATAKANA PART 4

Let’s take a look at the T’s. You may want to make flashcards to practice by.



– ta    – as in TOm boy
it looks like an invisible TOm boy hitting a TAmborine (the American pronunciation of Tambourine is off a little, but say it with ‘tah’ pronunciation)



– chi    – as in CHEEze
NOTE: This is another ‘irregular’ pronunciation. You would think it would be ‘ti’ but it is ‘CHI’. It is a CHEAp and CHEEzy umbrella turned inside out.



– tsu    – as in caT SOUp
It looks like someone smiling at such a ridiculous mnemonic as caT SOUp. Don’t confuse this with ・#92; (so)



– te    – as in TApe
It looks like someone is putting down a roll of TApe.


– to    – TOE 
Someone is kicking something with their TOE.


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?
テスト ____________    This
means ____________
アイス ____________    This
means ____________

コート _____________   This
means ____________
アート _____________    This
means ______________
アウト _____________    This means ______________
ツアー_____________    This means ______________

タコス
_____________    This means ______________  [This is a Mexican food]

Click here to check
your answers


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

 

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS:

テスト   tesuto This means Test

アイス aisu This means Ice (or Ice Cream)
コート   ko-to This
means Coat
アート  a-to  This
means Art

アウト  auto  This means Out
ツアー  tsua-  This means Tour
タコス  takosu  This means (Mexican) Tacos

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