Most Recent Articles For: Japanese Writing System

Written by Jpbasic on February 17th, 2010
  ぜろ、れい-zero, rei: zero いち-ichi: one に-ni : two さん-san: three よん、し-yon, shi: four
Written by Jpbasic on January 24th, 2010
A long vowel is pronounced twice as long as the ordinary vowels  あ、い、う、え、お。If you count the length of the vowel あ  as one, the length of the long vowel ああ is counted as two. Whether a vowel is long or not can change the meaning of the word.
Written by Jpbasic on December 31st, 2009
Katakana ( カタカナ) is a Japanese syllabary, one component of the Japanese writing system along with hiragana, kanji, and in some cases the Latin alphabet. In modern Japanese, katakana are most often used for transcription of words from foreign languages (called gairaigo). For example, "television" is written terebi (テレビ). Similarly, katakana ...
Written by Jpbasic on December 31st, 2009
Play flash card games to sharpen your skills in katakana
Written by Jpbasic on December 29th, 2009
Hiragana (ひらがな) is a Japanese syllabary, one component of the Japanese writing system, along with katakana, kanji, and the Latin alphabet (Rōmaji) Hiragana are used for words for which there are no kanji, including particles such as kara から "from", and suffixes such as ~san さん "Mr., Mrs., Miss, Ms." Hiragana ...
Written by Jpbasic on December 28th, 2009

Written by Jpbasic on December 28th, 2009