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30+ Ways to Self-Study Japanese: What Real Learners Actually Do Every Day

 Have you ever been wondered, “What is the best way to self-study Japanese?” Actually, this is the question I have been asked by my students again and again. They are so motivated that they want to learn more. I am really proud of them. :) However, it is a bit difficult for me, a teacher, to …

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Katakana Only Sounds

As Katakana is used to represent the sounds of foreign words, there are several extra sounds only for Katakana. Here is the table. You can download the PDF, “Katakana-only-sounds“.   Audio イェ   ウィ   ウェ   ウォ   クァ   クィ   クェ   クォ   グァ   グィ   グェ   グォ   …

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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 …

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More+ Katakana Letters

Katakana yōon is same as Hiragana yōon. Yōon is that one i-sound Hiragana letter and one small や, ゆ or よletter join together and represent one sound. Here is the table. You can download the PDF file, “More+ Katakana Letters“. Please listen to the audio and repeat afterwards. “キャ、キュ、キョ”   “シャ、シュ、ショ”   “チャ、チュ、チョ”   “ヒャ、ヒュ、ヒョ” …

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More Katakana Letters – Katakana dakuon and handakuon

In this lesson, we will learn more Katakana letters, called “dakuon” and “handakuon”. Dakuon is letters with two dots. Handakuon is letters with little circle. Katakana dakuon and handakuon chart Here is the katakana dakuon and handakuon chart. You can download katakana chart pdf, “Printable Dakuon Handakuon Katakana Chart”. Katakana Dakuon and Handakuon Audio Please …

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46 Basic Katakana Letters

Let’s start 46 basic Katakana letters. Each sound is completely same as Hiragana but you can see how different each letter is. You can download PDF “46 basic Katakana letters”. Listen to the sounds. The first line, “ア、イ、ウ、エ、オ“   The second line, “カ、キ、ク、ケ、コ“   The third, “サ、シ、ス、セ、ソ”   The forth, “タ、チ、ツ、テ、ト”   The fifth, “ナ、ニ、ヌ、ネ、ノ” …

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