Katakana Page 08


Let’s take a look at just 3 characters the Y’s. As with Hiragana, modern Japanese doesn’t use Yi or Ye.

– ya     – as in hiYA!
This looks like a YAk stepped on something

– yu     – as in YOU
It looks like a number 1 – You are #1!

– yo     – as in YO!

It’s someone doing that gangster sign and saying YO!?

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 &
Javascript quiz (see link below)…


How do you read these Katakana characters? What English words do they sound out? (Some may be easier than others to guess)

ヤフー ____________    This
means ____________
ハレルヤ____________    This
means ____________
ユタ_____________   This
means ____________

トヨタ _____________    This
means ______________
ユース_____________    This means ______________
ヨーヨー _____________    This means ______________

Click here to check
your answers

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







ヤフー   yafu- This means Yahoo
ハレルヤ hareruya This means Halleluyah
ユタ  yuta This
means Utah (State)

トヨタ toyota  This
means Toyota
ユース  yu-su  This means Youth
ヨーヨー yo-yo-  This means Yo-yo


p align=”center”>Think you have it all down pat?
Click here to take the Quiz

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