Katakana Page 08
Let's take a look at just 3 characters the Y's. As with Hiragana, modern Japanese doesn't use Yi or Ye.
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? (Some may be easier than others to guess)
ヤフー ____________ This
ハレルヤ____________ This means ____________
ユタ_____________ This means ____________
トヨタ _____________ This means ______________
ユース_____________ This means ______________
ヨーヨー _____________ This means ______________
Perhaps you can recognize these 5 in just one day of practice.
ヤフー yafu- This means Yahoo
ハレルヤ hareruya This means Halleluyah
ユタ yuta This means Utah (State)
トヨタ toyota This means Toyota
ユース yu-su This means Youth
ヨーヨー yo-yo- This means Yo-yo
Think you have it all down pat?
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