Japanese Writing Practice: Let’s Work on Katakana (Part 2)

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(updating...) Hopefully, you've had chance to look at Let's Practice Writing Your Kana (Part 1) Hiragana. Let's move on to kataka, also an important part of the Japanese writing system. For me, learning katakana was a bit more challenging than hiragana because there were so more characters that resemble one another, especially tsu & shi, so & n. But I'll try to go through these as logically as possible to make them easy to learn and understand. So, here's how to write the 46 katakana Continue Reading …

Japanese Writing Practice: Let’s Work on Hiragana (Part 1)

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I've done several articles about the Japanese writing system and the characters it consists of, so, I want to show you exactly how to write each of the 46 hiragana and 46 katakana. I may have to break this into several videos to make things easier to remember. This may sound kind of stupid, but the best way to learn how to write in Japanese is by writing. It seems like common sense, but I know I've fallen victim to the "I've written them over and over already, so I'll just review by reading Continue Reading …

The Japanese Writing System

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Writing in Japanese can be quite daunting if you don’t have a method for learning it.  From my personal experience, writing in Japanese has been far more difficult than speaking.  Why?  Because Japan's writing system is so much more complex than the standard, super-simple, 26-letter alphabet.  For starters, Japanese is made up of two different writing systems: kana and kanji. The kana can be broken down into two different groups, hiragana and katakana (so in essence there are three ways to Continue Reading …