Katakana Page 04


Let's take a look at the T's. You may want to make flashcards to practice by.

- ta    - as in TOm boy
it looks like an invisible TOm boy hitting a TAmborine (the American pronunciation of Tambourine is off a little, but say it with 'tah' pronunciation)

- chi    - as in CHEEze
NOTE: This is another 'irregular' pronunciation. You would think it would be 'ti' but it is 'CHI'. It is a CHEAp and CHEEzy umbrella turned inside out.

- tsu    - as in caT SOUp
It looks like someone smiling at such a ridiculous mnemonic as caT SOUp. Don't confuse this with ・#92; (so)

- te    - as in TApe
It looks like someone is putting down a roll of TApe.

- to    - TOE 
Someone is kicking something with their TOE.

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!



Did you write the above katakana 10 times? Did you sound them out as well? Well, do it again! And then take the following test & Javascript quiz (see link below)...


How do you read these Katakana characters? What English words do they sound out?

テスト ____________    This means ____________
アイス ____________    This means ____________
コート _____________   This means ____________
アート _____________    This means