Does anyone Know the answer to this? So.. what's the difference between say
か v. カ
ん v. ン
め v. メ
し v. シ
よ v. ヨ
あ v. ア
From what I can tell they all make the same noises (unless there's slight differences I'm not catching) so what the difference, how do you know when to use one instead of...
I found this picture online, and for some reason it's very appealing to me. Can anyone translate the symbols and their meaning? Much appreciated :)
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4.3. Hiragana shapes
4.3.1. Hiragana fonts
The following hiragana often have different shapes for different fonts. Since all the Japanese characters have the same height and width, they don't have a different width in proportional fonts. Even the smaller kana used for double kana have the same...
2.11. Hiragana for /N/, /Q/, and /H/
んn' (before a vowel or y)
(m before m/p/b in Hepburn)
[m] before p/b/m
[n] before t/d/n/r
[ŋ] before k/g
(see right)Basically, the pronunciation of /N/ is "n" with...
2.10. Hiragana for w + vowels
w + vowels:
わwa[ wa ] ListenJapanese "w" + Japanese "a".
Japanese "w" sounds like English "w" but is slightly softer. Unlike English "w", you don't have to round your lips.
いi[ i ] Listen This is the hiragana for "i"...
4.2. Hiragana table
A table of the hiragana (ひらがな "hiragana") is called ごじゅうおんず "gozyûonzu", which means a fifty-sound chart. It contains all the hiragana except ones with voiced sound marks, ones with semi-voiced sound marks, and small hiragana (/Q/ and double hiragana). Since Japanese...
I was watching a vlog and came across this, I read it as "imou don" not as the correct "imo udon".
Other then knowing enough vocabulary to help distinguish words, are there any tricks to distinguish different word in sentences, other than when it changes from hiragana/katakana/kanji to...
not really promoting an actual site...but this is an excellent meetup group you can join if you are in Tokyo to practice and improve your Japanese with native speakers!
I'm only putting this out...because I tried this and I found it to be extremely helpful for newbies like me, and...
I have a question related to semantics and japanese writing.(I'm not a japanese speaker). I'm currently working on a project with EL wire, a gift for my girlfriend (she's a japanese speaker).
I want to know how to properly write "True Love" in hiragana/kanji.
I've made a little...
Hello! For my Japanese class I was assigned a speech telling how to do something that had to do with a car in the simplest version possible (example: parallel parking, stopping at a red light, turning the car on, ect) I'm giving my speech on how to change a tire. I know my sentences aren't right...
At first, Japanese language can be "terrifying" since it has 3 syllabaries: Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. These are totally different from what we learned in English and remembering at least Hiragana and Katakana may be a dificult staff. So this time I would like to share some methods to learn...
I made a 20video of how to write Japanese(youtube).
It is video of how to write japanese katakana =10video.
and japanese hiragana =10video.
I am wondering whether will make the next series
Ｄo you think is it useful?
Hiragana (平仮名, lit. “smooth kana”) are a Japanese syllabary, one of four Japanese writing systems (the others are katakana, kanji and rōmaji).
Hiragana are used for:
Japanese words for which there are no kanji, for example, particles such as kara から and suffixes such as ~san さん.
I decided to create a series of posts on our blog (beyond-calligraphy.com) about etymology of both kana's that are in everyday use in modern Japanese language (hiragana and katakana). I believe that it is much easier to learn those syllabaries if one understands their origin.
I will begin with...
I know i can get lists online and all but just staring at them is not helping me and the way i figure it kanji will come way later. So is are there workbooks or textbooks (preferably online or free for download) that will help me learn them? If some other method is known please tell me as this...