The Japanese Scripts Explanation1

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Simple introduction to the 3 scripts used in Japanese

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The Japanese Scripts Explanation1

  1. 1. The Japanese Scripts Hiragana / katakana / kanji ajJB2
  2. 2. Hiragana <ul><li>More of a curved shape </li></ul><ul><li>Each hiragana represents 1 sound </li></ul><ul><li>There are 46 basic hiragana </li></ul>
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  5. 5. Katakana <ul><li>Sharper & more acute angles than hiragana </li></ul><ul><li>Mainly used to write words that have originated in other languages </li></ul><ul><li>Our names are written in katakana </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of words: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aisukuriimu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rajio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oosutoraria </li></ul></ul>
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  7. 7. <ul><li>ベン (Ben) </li></ul><ul><li>トム (Tom) </li></ul><ul><li>ジェームズ (James) </li></ul><ul><li>サリー (Sally) </li></ul><ul><li>マディソン (Maddison) </li></ul><ul><li>スミス (Smith) </li></ul><ul><li>ジェパセン (Jeppesen) </li></ul>
  8. 8. HIRAGANA, KATAKANA OR KANJI <ul><li>Which one is it? </li></ul>
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  17. 17. Kanji <ul><li>Kanji originated as pictures or shapes to represent an object or an idea. </li></ul><ul><li>For some kanji it is possible (just by looking at it) to work out what the original object may have been. </li></ul>FlickrStorm   link
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  33. 33. NATURE <ul><li>How about a new theme! </li></ul>
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  51. 51. Kanji are made up of parts <ul><li>Quite often you can work out the meaning by looking at the different parts of a kanji </li></ul><ul><li>How about these … </li></ul>
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  58. 58. Words in Kanji <ul><li>Often words can also seem quite logical </li></ul><ul><li>We learnt what the following kanji mean on their own … </li></ul><ul><li>What do they mean together as a word? </li></ul>
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