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Resources for learning Hiragana and Katakana

Hi all,

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.

Reading (Memorizing):

Hiragana: https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/learn-hiragana/

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6p9Il_j0zjc

Katakana: https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/learn-katakana/

Writing:

Hiragana: http://japanese-lesson.com/resources/pdf/characters/hiragana_writing_practice_sheets.pdf

Katakana: http://japanese-lesson.com/resources/pdf/characters/katakana_writing_practice_sheets.pdf

Typing:

http://dan-ball.jp/en/javagame/typing/rome.html

or

https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/how-to-type-in-japanese/

Have fun learning!

Moeka

January 22, 2017

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_Eyl

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/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Francy-Chan

ありがとうございます!! And Kanji? :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/moeka518

I recommend this website for beginners:

https://www.easyjapanese.org/kanjiinpic.html

For those who want to learn how to write in kanji: (scroll down and click the green button to download the sheets)

http://print-kids.net/print/kokugo/1nensei-kanji1/

If you are an advanced speaker, try this:

http://www.kanji1006.com/1nen.html#top


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Francy-Chan

どうもありがとうございます!! ^-^


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohannaVictoria

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lvaroCosta2

For Hiragana learners i will recommend the following Instagram account: instagram.com/kanjiramojira Nowdays there are many instagrams account giving interesting tips to study Japanese

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