Hiragana Chapter 2

Hiragana Page 07 か ka

Now we have the first consonant [K sound + A sound = KA]

HOW TO WRITE IT
[Follow the red strokes from left to right]

ROMAJI - ka
SOUND
- [as in CAr]


MEMORY: I remembered it because it looks like a 'K' - well sort of...


EXAMPLES: How do you say them?
- This means "face"
- This means "squid"

- This means "to buy"
- This means "red"

Hiragana and Katakana use the same sound system. So once you learn the way Hiragana works, Katakana isn't too difficult!

Hiragana Page 08 き ki

Follow the order of strokes shown below to make your Hiragana look natural

HOW TO WRITE IT
[Follow the red strokes from left to right]

ROMAJI - ki
SOUND
- [as in KEY]


MEMORY: It looks like a skeleton KEY


EXAMPLES: How do you say them?
- This means 'big'

- This means 'train station'


- - This is the sound monkeys make in Japanese

Hiragana has many curves; Katakana is very sharp

Hiragana Page 09 く ku

This is not your average less than sign

HOW TO WRITE IT
[Follow the red strokes from left to right]

ROMAJI - ku
SOUND
- [as in COol]


MEMORY: It looks like paKU man (Pac-man)


EXAMPLES: How do you say them?
- This means 'the number 9'

- This means 'to go'


- This means 'air'

Kanji, the 3rd writing system in Japanese, has about 2000 characters to learn - aren't you glad you are learning Hiragana?

Hiragana Page 10 け ke

Gambatte!

HOW TO WRITE IT
[Follow the red strokes from left to right]

ROMAJI - ke
SOUND
- [as in CAve]

MEMORY: It looks like an entrance to a CAve


EXAMPLES: How do you say them?
- This means 'pond'

- This means 'hair'


Almost there!

Hiragana Page 11 こ ko

...

HOW TO WRITE IT
[Follow the red strokes from left to right]

ROMAJI - ko
SOUND
- [as in COld]


MEMORY: It looked like a 'COke can' to me...


EXAMPLES: How do you say them?
- This means "child"

- This means "airport"
NOTE: the in this word only makes the character before it longer (It isn't pronounced as a separate syllable)

- This means "love" or "carp (fish)" or a rude form of "Come here!"

- This means "voice"


Almost done with Chapter 2!

Hiragana Page 12 Review Two

Here are the suspects... Can you name them?


CHAPTER 2: THE QUIZ


What is the Hiragana to the left?






Continue until you are sure of them all


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