Katakana: Full table

learn the japanese alphabet katakana with full table!

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.

Full Katakana Table

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.

アAエAndイITheU  
KAOKキKIコKOクKU ワWA
SAIFSHISOSU ヲOÉ typed WO on the keyboard
TATEITトTOツTSU  
ナNANEニNIノNONU N
MAOMEミMIMOMU  
HAヘHEHIホHO FU 
ラRARE リRIロRORU  
YAヨYOYU    

with ten ten

Help with Writing Work

GAOGUEGUIGOGU 
ザZAゼZEジDIÉ typed ZI on the keyboardZOOZU 
DAデDEヂDIDOヅZUÉ typed DU on the keyboard 
BABEBIBUBO 

with maru

PAペPEピPIポPOプPU

Compound Katakanas

KYAKYOKYU NYANYONYU
TCHATCHOTCHU HYAHYOHYU
SHAショSHOSHU RYARYORYU
MYAMYOMYU    

Katakanas composed with Ten ten and Maru

GYAギョGYOギュGYU ジャJYAJYOジュJYU
BYAビョBYOBYU PYAピョPYOピュPYU

For those who want to hear each character and even an example word, watch the videos below:

I hope it helped with this table and the video!

See too:
the japanese calendar
Japanese numbers from 1 to 20

Ganbatte!

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