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Some More Katakana Letters

In this lesson, we will learn Katakana long vowels and small “ッ”.

Long vowels

Long vowels is called “chōon”. Katakana long vowels are very easy. You just add “ー”!

For example,

アイスクリーム (ice cream)

エスカレーター (escalator)

カード (card)

See? Very easy!

Small “ッ”

Small “ッ” is called “hatsuon”, which means a pause, same as Hiragana small “っ”.

Here is some examples.

インターネット (internet)

ジャケット (jacket)

ホッチキス (stapler)



Please read aloud these words.

1) メール (email)

2) ボールペン (ballpoint pen)

3) ベッド (bed)

4) ビール (beer)

cf. ビル (building)

5) ノート (notebook)

6) デパート (department store)

7) チョコレート (chocolate)

8) ダイエット (diet)

9) スポーツ (sport)

10) コーヒー (coffee)

Superb! You have finished long vowels and small “ッ”!

Katakana Learning Course contents

3 More Reasons why you should learn Katakana

46 basic Katakana Letters

More Katakana Letters – Dakuon and Handakuon

More+ Katakana Letters – Yōon

Some More Katakana letters – Long Vowels and Small “ツ” (this post)

Katakana Only Sounds

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