Learn Japanese Language - Nihongo lessons
| Home | Japanese symbols & kanji translation | Takanori Tomita's Japanese Video Lessons |
Basic Japanese Lessons
- Learn Japanese symbols
Learn Kanji
Japanese and Chinese
COOL Kanji Symbols
Kanji signs
Kanji used for places
Four Winds in Kanji
Learn Katakana
45 Katakana Symbols
Write Katakana
Learn Hiragana
46 Hiragana Symbols
Write Hiragana
- Learn to speak Japanese
- Learn to write Japanese

Japanese Video Lessons


Check the Takanori Tomita's Japanese Video Lessons


FREE Japanese Lessons

Learn Japanese Language Lessson

Do you want to be able to speak Japanese for real communication ASAP?
Then, Sign up to our Takanori Tomita's FREE Newsletter.

Takanori Tomita will teach you the best way to learn to speak Japanese efficently?

Your Name
Your email address

*This is a private mailing list and will never be sold or given away for any reason. You can also unsubscribe at any time if you ever want to.


Japanese Textbook

Japanese Course
NIHONGO Japanese Textbook For Real Communication


Share with your Friends!


Learn Japanese Script - Hiragana

Lesson 1: Learn Japanese Script: Katakana.
Learn the Katakana Script

KatakanaKatakana
 

Katakana symbols are more sharp and angular than Hiragana symbols.
Katakana symbols are also said 'partial character' which means the character is a part of Kanji character.

Katakana and Hiragana

Like Hiragana scripts, Katakana scripts are the same set of sounds and called "Phonetic Alphabetic" which has got 46 basic Katakana symbols.
Take a look at the exmaple above.
These are the first 5 characters(a, i, u, e, o) both in Katakana and Hiragana.

However, the use of Katakana is totally different to other 2 scritps.
Katakana is often used for representing non-Japanese words:

  1. non-Japanese names: Japanese people often use Katakana script to write non-Japanese names. If you go to a Mcdonalds in Japan, you will see its names written by using Katakana scripts.

    Mcdonals in Japanese Katakana

  2. Words introduced into Japanese Language from other langauge: words such as Stereo can be written with Katakana scripts.

    stereo in Katakana

 

NEXT: 45 Katakana Chart & Learn How to Write Names with Katakana Script

 

If you like this lesson, please click "Like", "Tweet" or "G+1" button!
I greatly appreciate your kindness!



Free Advise

Who else want to learn Japanese efficiently? Sign up our FREE Japanese lessons

Please enter your name and emai address below l to receive my advise to understand the best way to learn to speak Japanese language for real communications!

 

*This is a private mailing list and will never be sold or given away for any reason.
You can also unsubscribe at any time if you ever want to

*Read what our subscriber says about the 7dasy FREE Japanese Video Lessons below.
Also please write your comments as well, if you like this course!


Watch to learn Japanese language

Takanori Tomita's Japanese Video lessons at YouTube

Check out the Takanori Tomita's Japanese Video Lesson as well.
You can learn how to speak as well as about the Japanese writting symbols such as kanji.
Moreover, you can learn about the Culture of Japan.

Takanori Tomita's Japanese video Lessons

 


 

 

Links | Link to us | Testimonials | About us | As seen in | Advertising on newsletters | Sitemap

Copyright c 2006 - 2012 Japanese Language Online Lessons - FREE. All rights reserved.