Learn

Here are some charts that will help you in studying Japanese. The first chart is called Hiragana ひらがな.This alphabet is used to write native Japanese words as well as grammar particles.

Notice how the characters are curvy in this alphabet

Notice how the characters are curvy in this alphabet

The next chart is called Katakanaカタカナ This alphabet is used to write loan words or foreign words including non Japanese names such as ‘Hotel’  ‘Smith’ ‘England’ etc…

This is the Katakana Chart - Notice the lines are more straight and rigid

This is the Katakana Chart – Notice the lines are more straight and rigid

The last chart is the 1st grade Kanji. All children at elementary level are required to at least master the following 80 Kanji. These are Chinese characters that make up words in the Japanese Language.

Kanji chart for 1st grade of elementary school in Japan

Kanji chart for 1st grade of elementary school in Japan

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s