The Easiest Way To Learn Katakana
Ninja Writing Skills Part 2: Katakana
Katakana is used for foreign words or any name that is not Japanese.For instance, John would be ジョン, Kate would be ケイト. And we have lots of EngRish words. For instance ペン – pen, セーター seetaa – sweater, スプーン spuun – spoon, ベッド beddo – bed.
It’s smarter to start with hiragana, because we use hiragana more frequently and should learn hiragana by learning words.
That’s why a lot of learners find katakana hard since the priority is lower. However in prewar days, they used to think learning katakana is easier because of the more simple look, so at school children learnt katakana first and then hiragana. If you take a look at textbooks that were published before WWⅡ, it’s written in katakana. Then Americans told the Japanese goverment to change it because hiragana was still used a lot more than katakana among adults.
So don’t worry, Japanese children used to learn Katakana. It shouldn’t be too difficult :)
If you read my guide to learn hiragana, then you know how this works. We learn don’t learn in the usual order like in other textbooks that start off with a and then i…u..e…o…but we learn by katakana that looks similar.
So, without further ado, here is the Japanese Ammo Guide to Katakana:
Let me know what you thought of it and feel free to practice your katakana with me in the comments! I had a lot of fun making these guides so I hope you have fun learning from them :)
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