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  1. kanukanu

    Help with translation/Japanese

    Hello, I need help. I want to name my page's name into "Animanga Daisuki". Is it alright in terms of meaning? And is "アニマンガダイスキ" alright too since I want a literal translation. Thank you so much.
  2. A

    Question New "Japanese the Written Language Book" - Has anyone seen it??

    I just discovered that a new Japanese the Written Language book (Part 1 Volume 2) was published in 2018 - it, covers Hiragana and 100 Kanji. Along with the Part 1 Volume 1, which covers the Katakana, it supercedes the "Field Test Edition" Volume 1.. I have searched and searched, and I...
  3. R

    Best source (book, website, etc.) to learn Japanese conversation based on Hiragana only

    Dear All, Looking for the best source (book, website, course, etc.) to learn Japanese conversation where words and sentences would be written in Hiragana only. I checked some websites, but did not find anything. The book or website does not necessarily have to present everything in Hiragana...
  4. L


    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...
  5. K

    What Does This Phrase Mean?

    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 :) Pin by Shaoni on \\bad heart// | Pinterest | Ulzzang girl, Girls life and Photography
  6. JREF

    Hiragana & Katakana Work Sheets 2017-06-01

    Hiragana and katakana work sheets provided by the Meguro Language Center (PDF file)
  7. Hiragana shapes

    TYJ Hiragana shapes

    4.3. Hiragana shapes4.3.1. 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...
  8. Hiragana for /N/, /Q/, and /H/

    TYJ Hiragana for /N/, /Q/, and /H/

    2.11. Hiragana for /N/, /Q/, and /H/ /N/: HiraganaRomanisationPronunciationDescription んn' (before a vowel or y) n (otherwise) (m before m/p/b in Hepburn) [m] before p/b/m [n] before t/d/n/r [ŋ] before k/g [N] otherwise Listen (see right)Basically, the pronunciation of /N/ is "n" with...
  9. Hiragana for w + vowels

    TYJ Hiragana for w + vowels

    2.10. Hiragana for w + vowels w + vowels: HiraganaRomanizationPronunciationDescription 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"...
  10. Hiragana table

    TYJ Hiragana table

    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...
  11. japfan

    Kana Dojo - New Android App

  12. RvBVakama

    How to distinguish words written in a sentence in Hiragana/Katakana

    いもうどん 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...
  13. achan222

    Learn, Practice ,and Improve Your Japanese Fast in Tokyo

    Hey guys... 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...
  14. dailypips

    Learn Hiragana fastest and easiest

    Hi guys. I hope this will be helpful for you.
  15. K

    Help on DIY project

    Good day! 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...
  16. T

    Sentence Help!

    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...
  17. Arsudar

    Hiragana & Katakana Learning Methods

    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...
  18. kenjipapa

    Video: how to write Japanese

    Hello everyone. 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?
  19. Hiragana

    Language Hiragana

    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. Japanese words...
  20. R

    Hiragana etymology

    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...
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