writing Japanese with the latin alphabet is called romanization. Japanese people use hiragana and katakana and kanaji to write japanese, and they arent always ableto write romanized japanese romanization is used mainly for non-japanese.
basically. consonants must be followerd by voweles in Japanese.
by the end of this session, you will be able to write a I u e o in hiragana
hiragana is the japanese alphabet that represents all of sound of japanese language and is used to write native Japanese words and various grammatical functions
I will show 46 basic hiragana characters this time, and in the following lesson I will introduce how to write them
730-750 hiragana 750-805 presentation 805-
Romanized as “wa” when used as grammatical particle
Session 6 "た" column, Japanese Numerals 0-100
Japanese Lesson for Beginners
- Hiragana for s/z + vowels
- Self introduction (2)
2. Watashi wa (country) jin desu.
3. Watashi wa (something) ga suki desu.
4. Yoroshiku onegai shimasu.
- Japanese たand だcolumn
(Hiragana for t/d + vowels)
- Tracing practice
- Vocabulary Drill
- “Sokuon” the small hiragana つ
- Japanese Numerals 0-100
(a voiced sound mark)
The double points at the right top of hiragana
mean they have a voiced consonant
*Pronunciation of じand ぢ, ずand づare the same
*Dakuten is wrote last on the character
*Do not write dakuten longer than the previous stroke
Activity 1; Tracing practice たcolumn
Family name / First name
• The smaller form of つ
• A pause (no sound) between two syllable
• Represented in Romanized Japanese by a
ex. きてkite (come here) – きってkitte (stamp)
いてite (stay with me) – いってitte (go away!)
Activity 2; Words You Can Write
Write the following words using the hiragana
that you just learned
Dictate the useful phone numbers in Tokyo.
1. 03-3503-8484 (Police English hotline)
110 (Police) / 119 (Fire/Ambulance)
2. 03-3502-1461 (Travel Information Center)
3. 03-3213-8523 (Immigration Office)
Combining tens and singles
To read number in Japanese, just read pairs of digits
(2,3,…) and units (10,20,…).
For example, the number 25 is pronounced as
に“ni” じゅう“juu” ご“go”, which means 2x10 + 5.
If a digit is one, just say only the unit.
1. 17 3. 42 5. 63
2. 36 4. 58 6. 79