Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Katakana Vowel Sounds

Here are the Japanese Katakana Vowel sounds, the Katakana sound the same as the Hiragana, but they are written differently.

A - ア
I - イ
U - ウ
E - エ
O - オ

The links
http://quizlet.com/34716872/vowel-sounds-flash-cards/
http://kanjidaisuki.com/learn/beginner/writing/2/1/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7FsFvoo6n0&list=PL9987A659670D60E0

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Challange Quiz!

For a challenge, study all the hiragana characters and take the test over all of them in my hiragana quizlet folder!  (Note I don't know if you need an account or not)
Post what you get in the comments!
http://quizlet.com/adam-glassner/folders/japanese-hiragana

Next steps: Vocab? Grammar? Katakana? You're choice!

Last Japanese Hiragana Characters - W

These are the final characters!
Wa
O(Wo)
N
Wo is pronounced O, but it is typed on a keyboard wo.
And here is how you write them!



The links:
http://quizlet.com/_jwqv8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si5zqg3ImvA&list=PL9987A659670D60E0
http://kanjidaisuki.com/learn/beginner/writing/1/10/

Japanese Hiragana R Sounds

2 More sets! They are getting a bit harder, because some of the characters are looking like others!
Ra
Ri
Ru
Re
Ro
The R Sounds are a combination of R, L, and D.  Look in the links for pronunciation!
Here is how you write them:





and the links:
http://quizlet.com/_jwqit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQdDTdZRnkw&list=PL9987A659670D60E0
http://kanjidaisuki.com/learn/beginner/writing/1/9/
 

Japanese Hiragana Y Sounds

There are only 3 hiragana sounds in this section!
Ya
Yu
Yo
Here is how you write them



and the links:
http://quizlet.com/_jwq6l
http://kanjidaisuki.com/learn/beginner/writing/1/8/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPFzZQthpdQ&list=PL9987A659670D60E0

Japanese Hiragana M Sounds

Here's the M Sounds! We are getting close to the end!
Ma
Mi
Mu
Me
Mo
Some of the characters look similar to other ones so be careful!





and of course, here's the links!
http://kanjidaisuki.com/learn/beginner/writing/1/7/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoKJcrvFDQ8&list=PL9987A659670D60E0
http://quizlet.com/_jwppv

Japanese H Sounds Hiragana

Here are the H sounds! They are pretty simple, except for fu.
Ha
Hi
Fu
He
Ho
Fu has a different type of sound to it, look at the links they'll help!
As for how to write the characters:





And the links:
http://kanjidaisuki.com/learn/beginner/writing/1/6/
http://quizlet.com/_jwoys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vjyWjPLOQU&list=PL9987A659670D60E0&index=15

Japanese N Sounds Hiragana

These ones are a little harder to write.  They are easy to pronounce however.
Make sure you are practicing them using the realkana website from the vowel set I posted.  I have forgotten to post it in the other posts, but you can view it in that one.
Here they are:
Na
Ni
Nu
Ne
No
And of course, how to write them:





The ni kind of looks like ta (た) without the line.
No kind of looks like a no sign.
Here are the links:
http://quizlet.com/_jw6y7
http://kanjidaisuki.com/learn/beginner/writing/1/5/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXTlo0AKzR8&list=PL9987A659670D60E0

Japanese T Sounds Hiragana

In this post, the Hiragana characters will be a little different, here they are:
Ta
Chi
Tsu
Te
To
And they are written like:





Chi is pronounced like it sounds.  Tsu, is like Su, but with a T on it, do not get them confused, they are different characters.  It is kind of hard to explain how it sounds, so take a listen and look in the links!
http://kanjidaisuki.com/learn/beginner/writing/1/4/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgj4tOKNQDc&list=PL9987A659670D60E0
http://quizlet.com/_jw5t6

Japanese S Set Sounds Hiragana

Here is another set!
Sa
Shi
Su
Se
So

As you can see, there is no si in this set.  Instead there is a shi.  It is pronounced as she.  Here is how you write these characters:





And of course the links:
http://kanjidaisuki.com/learn/beginner/writing/1/3/
http://quizlet.com/_jw1b1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJld3q8ulwY&list=PL9987A659670D60E0

Japanese K set Sounds Hiragana

In Japanese Hiragana and Katakana, most constonants have a vowel after them.
Here are the K sounds:

Ka
Ki
Ku
Ke
Ko
All vowels sound the same, it's just adding the K sound before them.
Here is how you write them:
Ka - か
Ki - き
Ku - く
Ke - け
Ko - こ
And of course, the links
http://kanjidaisuki.com/learn/beginner/writing/1/2/
http://quizlet.com/_jv6ld
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPkuIrif-8Q&list=PL9987A659670D60E0

Note! I will be doing Grammar and Vocab in the future, first I will get the hiragana done
 

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Japan Channel Youtube Channel!

This guy is awesome!  He makes videos on anything about Japan, check him out!
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheJapanChannelDcom

Japanese Vowel Sounds in Hiragana!

This is for the basic Japanese vowel sounds.  They are different than American vowels, as they always sound the same.  The order of the Japanese vowels are different as well.

Here is a list of them -
A
I
U
E
O

A sounds like ah, and is written like あ
I sounds like e (like you are saying the letter), and is written like い
U sounds like oo, and is written like う
E sounds like eh, and is written like え
O sounds like oh (or like you are saying the letter o), and is written like お

Some helpful links could be:
http://www.realkana.com/ - To help practice them
http://kanjidaisuki.com/learn/beginner/writing/1/1/ - To learn how to write them correctly
http://quizlet.com/_jv5eh - Flash cards, games, and a test to help remember them!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZEA54VJEdE&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL9987A659670D60E0 - Namasensei's Japanese Lessons - Hiragana Vowels (Mature Audiences Only!)

Thanks for learning!

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