Katakana Page 08
KATAKANA PART 8
Let’s take a look at just 3 characters the Y’s. As with Hiragana, modern Japanese doesn’t use Yi or Ye.
ヤ – ya – as in hiYA!
ユ– yu – as in YOU
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 &
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
トヨタ _____________ This
ユース_____________ This means ______________
ヨーヨー _____________ This means ______________
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
ユース yu-su This means Youth
ヨーヨー yo-yo- This means Yo-yo
Think you have it all down pat?
Click here to take the Quiz
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