the vowels of katakana

Learn it the vowels of katakana and your stroke order!

As mentioned in Japanese alphabet lessons in hiragana, the method I am using to learn is the same as found in books like Kanji Mnemonics and Remember the Kanji. My job was just to adapt the technique to my reality, since the books are in English and the author writes for speakers of this language. If you find it difficult, try to make up your own story.

The easiest and fastest way to learn Japanese characters, whether they are hiragana, katakana or kanji, is to break them down into parts and try to find drawings of our everyday. After finding these drawings, try to make up a story with them and see the images in your mind (imagination). Over time you will see that when you look at the oriental character, you will soon remember the mentioned vowel and vice versa.

the vowels of katakana

ア = A
I don't know if you'll be able to see the same thing I can, but I can see a gun wielded by a person. A kind of revolver with a long handle. If you can't, use your imagination and try to see something else. Below is the sequence of strokes to draw the symbol.

Katakana stroke order A

イ = I
Now imagine that you are writing the letter “i”. Then your hand slips and ends up producing this image of a crooked “T”. Easy, no? Following is the sequence of strokes:

Katakana I Stroke Order

ウ = U
The “u” katakana looks a lot like a unicorn head design. It's like he's raising his head and the horn is the top center feature. The order of the strokes is as follows:

Katakana U stroke order


エ = E
The vowel “e”, for me is a tightrope walker with a stick on his head walking on the banba rope. The central trait is the balancing act. Here is the order of the strokes:

Katakana stroke order E

オ = O
The “o” of the katakana is like the hollow of an Indian. Those huts that are in the middle of the forests. In the case of the katakana “o”, the hut is turned a little to the right. See the order of the strokes:

Katakana stroke order O

Japanese calligraphy exercise

Select the Japanese alphabet symbols and click the Generate button in the Worksheet for Kana and Kanji Practice . Then a new window will open with the file for printing. Then just print it out, cover the gray katakana symbols and then try to write it yourself. Just print and practice!

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