Katakana Page 06


Let's take a look at the H's. What you would expect to be 'HU' is usually pronounced 'FU'

- ha    - as in HA!
It looks like a capital 'H' laughing "HA!" so loud, its middle fell off

- hi    - as in HE
HE's sitting down with his arms out.

- fu    - as in FOOd
It's the end of someone's FOOt.

- he    - as in HEY!
It looks same as the Hiragana!

- ho    - as in HOE 
This looks like two people scraping a HOE on the ground in a field.

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? (Some may be easier than others to guess)

ハニー ____________    This means ____________
ヒット ____________    This means ____________
ファン_____________   This means ____________ ( ン is the katakana nasal or "n" )
ヘア _____________    This means ______________
ホテル _____________    This means ______________  (ル is the katakana for ru)