Have you learned all the Katakana letters? Great! Now is the time to try Katakana reading practice. Let’s see how well you can read Katakana words. What’s the bar “ー” for? You may sometimes see a Katakana word with a bar like this. The bar indicates long vowels (double vowels). So, in the example above, […]
Katakana shi シ & tsu ツ – How to Remember Easily
Do you get confused between Japanese Katakana シ(shi) and ツ(tsu)? They look pretty much the same, don’t they? In this lesson, I share tips to differentiate between the two letters. Also, let’s learn how to write シ(shi) and ツ(tsu) correctly! Katakana shi シ & tsu ツ are Similar First, let’s learn how to write Katakana shi […]
How to Write Japanese Letters – Basic Rules
In Japanese, we have three writing systems: Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji (Chinese characters). Today’s topic is how to write Japanese letters appropriately. This is going to apply to all of the three groups of letters in Japanese. By the way, in case you are wondering why the heck we have three different sets of letters and how […]
Understanding Japanese Writing – Why Three Sets of Characters?
In Japanese, we use three writing systems: Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji (Chinese characters). Understanding Japanese writing systems and how they work are crucial in mastering the language. You must be aware of how each set of characters functions especially if your goal is to learn to write in Japanese. In this article, I am going to cover […]