In this new lesson, we will learn katakana beginning with the letter "S". Every katakana who have the letter "S", consist of consonant with a vowel added (see lesson 1 for vowels). Add the "S" before one of these vowels a, i, u, e, o to transform consonant "S" and vowel to syllable. Exception for the vowel "i" which change in "shi".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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