Jul 20, 2012
Francesco Agresti

Learn How to Read and Write Kana

Japanese is notorious for being one of the most difficult languages to learn in the world. This is mainly due to the complex writing system, where three different scripts are used:

                   Hiragana – ひらがな                Katakana – カタカナ                Kanji – 漢字

However, don’t let this put you off because the first two scripts can be learned in just two weeks if you put the effort in–unlike Kanji where it would take you years.

So to help you learn Kana (Hiragana and Katakana), we provided useful PDF charts to help you become proficient in reading and writing phonetic Japanese.

 

Hiragana

*Download the PDF version

 

Katakana

*Download the PDF version

 

Further Study

Learning a language through self-study can be very difficult as it requires time, motivation and dedication. Half the battle is knowing where to start!

This is where JapanesePod101 steps in to hold our hands and show us the ropes in a fun and intuitive way.

I personally recommend listening to their podcast lessons as you can learn on the go and dramatically improve your listening comprehension!

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