Katakana Page 03
Let's take a look at the S's. You may want to make flashcards to practice by.
Write them out 10 times a day and soon you will get it. To aid memorization, make silly associations to go with them. You can use the above mnemonics or you can make your own!
How do you read these Katakana characters? What English words do they sound out?
キス ____________ This means ____________
サケ____________ This means ____________ [This is usually written in hiragana and is a traditional Japanese drink]
サイ _____________ This means Rhino [Sorry, you probably couldn't guess this meaning, but try to read it!]
アシ _____________ This means ______________ [means a body part in Japanese (again usually written in hiragana or kanji]
ケース _____________ This means ______________ [something you carry - remember the ー means to make the previous sound longer]
アース _____________ This means ______________ [No, it doesn't mean a body part! Remember Japanese doesn't have a 'TH' sound and think of a planet]
Perhaps you can recognize these 5 in just one day of practice.
kisu This means KISS
サケ sake This means SAKE
サイ sai This means Rhino
アシ ashi This means LEG
ケース ke-su This means CASE
アース a-su This means EARTH
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