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Japanese Course

Is anyone fluent in Japanese Language? I'm taking notes as I go along with the lessons.

January 23, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rnc3010

i'm a beginner too, but if it helps you at all you should know that there are 3 "alphabets" in Japanese. Kana-(Hiragana and katakana) and kanji, which is based off the Chinese writing system.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rnc3010

hiragana and katakana sound almost exactly the same,but they look different and are used differently


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevinguy19

They DO sound the same.


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

All hiragana has a katakana counterpart, katakana is often used with foreign words and names (Like France, in hiragana it would be: ふらんすand in katakana you write it: フランス)

And kanji is based on the pronunciation, so you can create kanji with hiragana too (like rain, in hiragana it would be: あめ and you write it 雨)


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

Something to note is, as you go past the Hiragana/Katakana is all the particles and their meanings. Study them a lot cuz they are important.


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

They have a good Hiragana symbol course in Memrise that might help, I'm sure they have a Katakana and Kanji course as well to add to the Duolingo learning.

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