You want to write Japanese vertically on Genkouyoushi but not sure how to do?
This 日本語ノートNihongo Notebook helps you to write Japanese vertically in genkouyoushi with confidence!
Two tutorials, Exercises, and even Writing Prompts are included!
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As a Japanese teacher, I’ve seen many keen Japanese learners struggle writing Japanese because they just don’t know the proper way of vertical writing.
I’ve witnessed lots of sinful mistakes!
That’s why I created this Nihongo Notebook series.
This notebook contains ALL the essential information you need to know when you vertically write Japanese.
The only thing you should do is to follow simple tutorials and exercises in this notebook.
And you can write Japanese better and easier!
Six Special Features of Nihongo Notebook Series
1 Hiragana and Katakana charts
Have you ever heard we Japanese have a unique font for learning to handwrite?
There is a special font that is used in ALL elementary schools in Japan to teach Japanese children how to write Japanese letters and characters accurately.
Unfortunately, as this font serves only this specific purpose, it’s not widely available in worldwide. So many Japanese learners overseas learn to handwrite using inappropriate fonts and fail to master the proper shape of each letter and character.
It means all the time and energy you spent to master Japanese writing went down the drain. It’s devastating!
That’s why I provide you Hiragana and Katakana charts, written in this standard handwriting font, just in case you might never see them before.
If you use these charts as a reference, your handwriting will be improved!
2 Tutorial 1: Horizontal Writing vs Vertical Writing
The Japanese language can be written both horizontally and vertically. It’s surprisingly versatile. Most languages cannot be written in both ways.
However, it doesn’t mean you can write freely.
The writing rules for horizontal writing and vertical writing is different.
So many poor students haven’t been taught these rules and got into trouble.
In this tutorial, I show you the exact rules you need to follow when you write Japanese vertically so you can write better!
3. Tutorial 2: How to use げんこうようし (Japanese squared paper)
When you use Genkouyoushi, Japanese squared paper; there are several rules you need to follow.
If you take an exam which requires writing on genkouyoushi, and break these formatting rules, you may lose some marks, even though your Japanese writing is correct grammatically.
Don’t worry; this tutorial tells you everything you need to know so once you finish, you become well-informed!
4 Genkouyoushi exercises
To make sure you can use what you’ve learned so far, there are several exercises to practice and to check whether you follow these rules or not.
Once you finish these clear and concise tutorials and exercises, you are ready to go!
5 Writing prompts
“But what should I write?” you may ask?
No worries. I give you some writing prompts to stimulate your imagination.
Using these prompts, you can start writing Japanese instantly!
Once you finish your writing, it’s essential to read it back and edit.
So I give you a useful checklist that you can use once your writing has done.
It’s a handy sheet to make sure all your writing are well-formatted.
Please use it every time you finish your writing!
With these five special features of this notebook, your Japanese writing will be improved dramatically!
Purchase this Nihongo Notebook series and enjoy writing Japanese!