aiueo

Day 1
ア・イ・ウ・エ・オ

JLPT: N5

LEVEL: Beginner


カタカナ Katakana

Katakana are part of the Japanese writing system. They are used to transcribe the pronunciation of Japanese words. As Hiragana, Katakana also has 46 basic syllables and there are 96 syllables with variants. These lessons are cut into several parts in order to reduce stress and be more effecient in the long term.

Kana to romanization

Look carefully at all characters used to transcribe the Japanese syllabary. Find on this table on top the Japanese Katakana and at the bottom the romanized version in the English alphabet.

aiueo

Pronunciation

kana to alphabet

FlashCard

Tips: Go left to right and right to left, trying to memorize each character. Close your eyes and try to visualize the characters in your head.

Play by hovering over the kana with your mouse (or touch on your phone) the kana to see the transliteration.

Writing

write

Now take a sheet of paper and practice writing each Katakana below several times. Observe the order of the strokes to be able to draw the characters correctly. The color blue indicates the first stroke, pink the second stroke, green the third stroke, and yellow/brown for the last stroke.

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Reading

Let's move on to practice with these different words to read. Read all the Katakana and check your answers below. Do the same exercise again another day to consolidate your memorize.

アイ

イウ

アウ

イエ

オイ

See the answers
Note: Reading words are examples. They are shown for reading practice only. There is no need to memorize them at this step of learning. You will have the opportunity to learn them later in the vocabulary section.

Good job!

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Katakana learned!

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