God it would really be helpful if we were taught about small characters vs large ones.
I learned hiragana and katakana first along with basic grammar, which has made this a great course for me. But I'd be totally lost if i didn't have those basics. It would be nice if they could be added more formally to the app.
small つ (tsu) means you attach the sound beginning sound of the next char. For example, はっぱ would be hap(one syllable) and pa ( second syllable).
other small characters such as よ or や augment the sound the way you would think.
しゃ = Sha not shi ya
or basically small つ (tsu) means you double the first letter of the syllable after the つ
I agree, I have a basic understanding of the small characters & hiragana thanks to a book called "Hiragana for Beginners" (cover is white & red). They also have "Katakana for Beginners" (cover is white & blue).
It is excellent because it teaches you hiragana with drawings, for example: む looks like a cow's face & cows go "moo" which is highlighted as how you should pronounce the hiragana so it shows you the drawing compared to the hiragana making it much easier to remember. Another example: く is like a "coo coo" bird's beak & shows the drawing with it ("coo" is highlighted as how you should pronounce the hiragana). The books also contain writing exercises including correct stroke order of how to write each hiragana/katakana.
Just thought I'd throw those out there since they have helped me a bunch!
Good lord that's immensely helpfull, right now I've been jotting down the characters not really knowing how to actually write them correctly, being lefthanded that makes more of a mess than one would think, thanks for the tip!
Will this affect my learning in a bad way? Like will i have to relearn everything in kanji when im done with hiragana
Kanji often has katakana or hirigana symbols with it, so youre still learning important stuff!
Also, children start out learning to write in hiragana. So, you're learning the same way they do which is very beneficial.
Well, hiragana is used for all Japanese words like こんにちわ(hello) and ともだち(friend), while borrowed foreign words use katakana, such as バイク(bike) and オケ (okay). They are separate yet similar alphabets, and it would be a good idea to try to memorize their pronunciations.
Anyway Konnichiwa is: こんにちは the "は" (ha) at the end of words sounds like "わ" (wa).
This is taught in the lesson (in the web version, at least). Since your comment is two years old, that might not have been true at that time.
This is exactly what i thought when hearing it. "Kee,p(u) the ticket".
I have kept many train tickets in my wallet before, that should surely help me remember this word! :-)
It is /kip:u/, the p sound is long; the pronunciation is somehow like when one says keep + pool (without the final l) together.
In romaji (a Latinisation of Japanese), it is kippu. Just like when 日本 is read as にっぽん ni_pp_on /nip:on/.
The small っ is only a sign for doubled consonant.
Do you know if the small つ has a different name, or if spelling out the hiragana out loud, it would be "ki-tsu-pu"?
It's called sokuon and since it makes the letter coming after have a long sound it would be kippu.
What do you do when you can't find the ticket booth in Japan? Kippu looking!
Yeah, that indeed means ticket as well. Note that it is チケット, with the extra small ツ.
What type of "ticket" is this word used for? Like a travel ticket, or a ticket you might get from a police officer, or or or.... ?
When you tap on a lesson, be sure to check the magnifying glass icon before you start, as it has great information to explain new concepts directly applicable to that lesson.
Is it ticket as in "a speed ticket" or a ticket as in "a ticket to the show"? Because in danish those are two different words
This should be kippu right? because it is not letting me finish Hiragana 7 because it doesn't except gakkou and kippu.
Hello! I'm assuming you've set up your keyboard to type Japanese (e.g. to = と). If you've done that, what you need to type on your keyboard is きっぷ(kippu). Generally, if you type a double consonant (ppu) a small tsu (っ) will appear before the character, making a glottal stop. If that doesn't work, you can always type "x" before a character to make it small. Hope this helps!
Hey, this doesnt have anything specific to do with this question, but i feel like im not really learning anything from this. Its just a matter guessing. Any tips to fix this?
The first time you see the word, there's no way to know what it means. Instead of guessing, it's training you to hover your mouse over the word to see the definition. Hopefully, having to actively look up the meaning when you see a word you don't know will help you remember it for the future.
I think it is just to teach a word with a small hiragana in it. Depending on how you input the hiragana, you might be able to save key strokes. Instead of using xtsu -> っ which is one way you can create the small tsu hiragana, you can type the whole word as kippu -> きっぷ. For me, that automatically inserts the small tsu.
nattou -> なっとう (instead of na xtsu to u)
kyuu -> きゅう
kyou -> きょう
ocha -> おちゃ
gakkou -> がっこう
Some similar examples are given in the lesson.
Can someone please help,how can you know when it's kippu or just kitsupu?...i mean when it's like "pp""bb" or something like that? ありがとうございました^^
The size of the tsu. If it is big つ you say as tsu, if it is small っ you double the letter the comes next.
つづく- tsuzuku - to be continued.
In that word you say the tsu because it's sise is big
きっぷ - kippu - ticket
In that word you double the letter p which is the fist letter/sound coming right after the small tsu
I hope it helps.
For those of you as confused as I, a small "tsu" sound (っ) means that the character after it makes the first sound it makes twice. So if っ wasn't there, it'd be "kipo."
Would this be used more so for situations like getting parking tickets, a ticket to see a movie/concert or does it go both ways?
A way to remember it: when the lady said it, she sounded sad, like how you might feel if you got a TICKET for speeding.
What's up with Duolingo's obsession with this word?
It's in, like, almost every lesson, far out of proportion to any other word. Whassup wi' dat?