Learning Japanese - How to write Hiragana/Katakana
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Japanese Language App for Beginnner
Let's learn Japanese characters, Hiragana and Katakana with this app.
One language, two systems, three characters
Japanese language uses three characters, Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji.
Kanji came from China in the 5th to the 6th centuries.
Then later Hiragana and Katakana evolved to represent "readings" in Japanese.
Kanji represent forms of something or situation and each of them represent meaning.
On the other hand, Hiragana and Katakana are phonetic symbols.
They do not represent any meaning.
If you are a complete beginner, Japanese writing may appear just like Chinese.
Hiragana and Katagana
Both hiragana and katakana have a fixed number of symbols: 46 characters in each, to be precise.
Each of these corresponds to a combination of the 5 Japanese vowels (a, i, u, e o) and the 9 consonants (k, s, t, n, h, m, y, r, w).
Hiragana are recognizable for their roundish shape and you’ll find them being used for three functions in Japanese writing:
1.Particles (used to indicate the grammatical function of a word)
2.To change the meaning of verbs, adverbs or adjectives, which generally have a root written in kanji.
3.Native Japanese words not covered by the other two scripts.
Katakana are recognisable for their straight lines and sharp corners.They are mainly used for:
1. Loanwords from other languages.
2. Transcribing foreign names
How To Use this App
Select the character you want to write
- Numbers (1 〜 100)
- Alphabets (Lowercase and Uppercase)
Increase the difficulty by erasing the sample or disabling the grid.
The last 3 attempts of a letter are saved, for you to compare your progress
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