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
Romanized as “wa” when used as grammatical particle
Session 8 "は" column, Japanese Large Numerals, Go Shopping
Japanese Lesson for Beginners
- Hiragana for n + vowels
- Japanese numeral 0-100
- Japanese は/ば/ぱcolumn
(Hiragana for h/b/p + vowels)
- Tracing practice
- Vocabulary Drill
- Handakuten (adding a small circle)
- Japanese Large Numerals 100-10,000
- Useful phrases at shopping
with the correct stroke order
(a voiced sound mark)
The double points at the right top of hiragana
mean they have a voiced consonant
*Dakuten is wrote last on the character
*Do not write dakuten longer than the previous stroke
(a semi-voiced sound mark)
The circle at the right top of はひふへほmean
they have the sound of “p”
*Handakuten is wrote last on the character (clockwise??)
*Most Japanese people refer to this as simply “maru”
Activity 1; Tracing practice はcolumn
Family name / First name
Activity 2; Words You Can Write
Write the following words using the hiragana
that you just learned
Useful Phrases at Shopping
(something) wa doko desuka?
kore wo kudasai.
ka-do wa tsukaemasuka?
- Excuse me,
- Where is (something)?
- I’ll take this.
- I’m just looking, thank you.
- How much is this?
- Can I use a card?