Anyone who starts to arouse curiosity or even the goal of learning Japanese will find right from the start that we need to learn hiragana first, katakana and then kanji.
Today we are going to talk a little more about the katakana alphabet which, like hiragana, has 46 characters. It's also very simple to learn and memorize it, just use anki to speed up this process.
where to use katakana
Although the order that we start to study most of the time is hiragana the katakana was created first and nowadays it is very used for words of foreign origins mainly derived from English.
Katakana is nothing more than simplified kanji, but it is mostly used for foreign words naming for example names of people, countries, etc.
It is also used for onomatopoeias which are nothing more than words to describe noises, screams, etc. We can give an example the song of a bird or the bark of a dog.
Download full katakana table
For those who want to read in PDF format the katakana table can download here. Below you can also check everything contained in the table.
|SA||IF||SHI||SO||SU||ヲOÉ typed WO on the keyboard|
with ten ten
|ザZA||ゼZE||ジDIÉ typed ZI on the keyboard||ZOO||ZU|
|DA||デDE||ヂDI||DO||ヅZUÉ typed DU on the keyboard|
Katakanas composed with Ten ten and Maru
For those who want to hear each character and even an example word, watch the videos below:
Hope this has helped with this table and the video!
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