https://www.duolingo.com/ZephLC

Memorize hiragana and katakana in less than a week! Tips and tricks!

Using duolingo to memorize the kanas isn't really effective. So it's better to use outside sources combined with duolingo to maximize language learning. Plus it's easier to learn Japanese in duolingo if you know the kanas. It's recommended to learn hiragana first before katakana, although you could learn them in the reverse order.

For hiragana: " https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/learn-hiragana/ " go to this website and read all of them. Follow the instructions and you should be able to memorize the hiragana in a few hours if you have tons of free time. It took me around 5 hours in one day to memorize all of them.

For katakana: " https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/learn-katakana/ " go to this website and do the same thing you did for hiragana. I did this the day after I memorized the hiragana because my brain needed rest.

Hopefully I was able to help you start with learning Japanese.

If you have any suggestions please comment below. And if you're looking for other options, please look in the comments.

November 20, 2018

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/sadiadesuyo

For hiragana, I used Memrise's course. I learnt some more by reading captions of Japanese idol's Instagram posts. As silly as it may sound, it helped me with my Japanese reading.

November 20, 2018

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    Thank you! Definitely gonna try it out since I'm learning japanese right now.

    November 20, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/suellen007

    Wow! This makes me want to learn Japanese!!

    November 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Toothy8

    i find duolingo can be kind of scary sometimes, im learning hiragana right now and im still trying to memorize them all but theyre throwing some katakana in now too and like, i cant read it yet! why!

    this will be so helpful thank you so much

    November 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Toothy8

    ありがとう!

    November 21, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/suellen007

    Er....translation please Toothy-san!

    November 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/ZephLC

    He said just thank you (arigatou). あ = a り = ri が = ga と = to う = u

    November 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/suellen007

    Aaahhhh....maybe I might investigate this language further....

    November 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Toothy8

    i am a they/them, not a he/him! but yes, i said thank you! <3

    November 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/suellen007

    I believe you.....:)

    November 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/ZephLC

    Your welcome!

    November 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/01Dalekboy

    I'm using a mixture of Dr. Moku, Tinycards, and Earworms, and of course Duolingo. I have low level brain damage from a stroke, and so have issues with concentration.

    I found Dr. Moku really good for the initial learning of the basic kana, then reinforced it with Tinycards. Earworms gives me native pronounciation, and Duo gives me a bit more range.

    November 22, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Elittlebeth

    I always found the best way to learn kana was by rote learning. Writing them out with reference, then blind testing, write with reference the ones you got wrong, repeat process. But for me I find learning using technology harder so it all depends on personal learning style.

    November 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathan864042

    I wrote them out over and over till I memorized them. Even if you never plan to use a pen with Japanese, writing things out is a great way to help you remember. It also makes a change to staring at a screen!

    November 23, 2018
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