Resources for learning Hiragana and Katakana
Want to learn Japanese but don't know where to start? No fear! Today I would like to introduce you to some great resources for learning Hiragana and Katakana. These are the two most basic sets of characters used to write in Japanese.
I will post resources for writing, typing, and reading practice. Please feel free to use whichever (or all!) resources to begin practicing Japanese. I recommend you start with Hiragana (browse through reading, then print out and practice writing, and finally move on to typing). Once you have mastered Hiragana, then move on to Katakana.
Have fun learning!
I'd like to add some, if I may.
Drag and drop exercises for kana: http://www.csus.edu/indiv/s/sheaa/projects/genki/index.html
Test yourself on all the kana, randomised, or select a specific set to practise: http://realkana.com/
Honourable mention for kanji goes to Tofugu's WaniKani app and website:: https://www.wanikani.com/
I recommend this website for beginners:
For those who want to learn how to write in kanji: (scroll down and click the green button to download the sheets)
If you are an advanced speaker, try this:
I learned hiragana in just 2 days with hiragana practising sheets alongside with this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.jfkc.HiraganaMemoryHintApp.En
I took my time to draw an association for every character (like a knee for ne). Then it took some time to know them by heart without any association. But as I said, I could write them all down with the correct stroke order after just two days.