How to learn all the 카타카나 in 1 day : Hey guys, how are you? Welcome to this insanely epic Japanese lesson about how to learn all of the Japanese 카타카나 in just 24 hours. For those of you guys who are looking to absolutely crush Japanese in record time this is going to be fantastic for you.

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What we are going to do first is just introduce 카타카나 to you and what exactly it’s all about. Then we are going to look at breaking down the process of how you can come to master the 카타카나 in just 24 hours. Now don’t get us wrong this is definitely going to take some serious concentration, but we are so sure that you guys can rise to the challenge and crush it!

So without further hesitation, let’s absolutely destroy today’s online Japanese lesson.

무엇입니까 카타카나?

그래서 카타카나 is one of three writing systems in the Japanese language. The 카타카나 is generally used to communicate borrowed words from other languages. These are things like names, 식품 items and much more. Just like the 히라가나 there are 46 characters in the writing system so it really should take all that long to master.

Take a look at these words below to see some examples.

Words such as these:

미국아메리카아메리칸
소파ソファSofua
Halloween      ハロウィーンHarouiin

Most of the time, the 카타카나 sounds exactly like the loan word counterpart too, Amerika and America sound pretty similar right?

Each of the 46 카타카나 characters represent a different sound syllable. It’s exactly the same as the 히라가나 and follows the A I U E O pattern. We are now going to have a look at how you can remember these characters.

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Remembering all of the 카타카나: An effective technique

So now that we know a bit more about this writing system we are now going to look at exactly what you need to do to learn and remember them effectively. First we are going to need to take the first row and create stories around each 카타카나 to help us identify them and their respective sounds.

에이카타카나 look like an “A”xe
나는This character looks like the English I
This one looks like an upside down U
이자형카타카나 looks like the doors of an “E”lavator
O“O”h do you like my cape?

You can see how these stories are highly memorable in helping you to remember the specific characters. You will need to do this with all of the different lines of the 카타카나 알파벳. Now altogether you should be spending about 30 minutes on each line to really ensure mastery on this.

Refer to the guide chart below, print it out if you need to. Remember to run the same creative process with each one and if you get stuck for inspiration, head online to find some pre-existing stories for the 카타카나. Some also look similar to their 히라가나 counterparts so try and use this to your advantage as well.

Once you have been over all of them and you have your stories. Put them into an anki system and spend some time remembering them through a spaced repetition method, there are plenty of free aps that can achieve this.

The final stage will be to then to start writing as many words as you can in 카타카나. These can be existing words, English words, made up words, anything. The idea is to get comfortable with actually writing them for the next few hours. Once you get faster and more proficient with writing these you will be pretty much there with the 카타카나.

Here is the list of the complete 카타카나 characters:

vowelsアaイiウuエeオo
k-lineカkaキkiクkuケkeコko
s-lineサsaシshiスsuセseソso
t-lineタtaチchiツtsuテteトto
n-lineナnaニniヌnuネneノno
h-lineハhaヒhiフfuヘheホho
m-lineマmaミmiムmuメmeモmo
y-lineヤyaユyuヨyo
r-lineラraリriルruレreロro
w-lineワwaヲwo
ンn

Now it’s time to look at a few further 카타카나 rules before we finish off.

A few extra things with 카타카나

Now there are a few additional rules with 카타카나 that you are going to need to learn before you can master it completely.

These are:

The Dakuten ガ which is the 2 small lines on the upper right of the 한자 and the small circleポ in the same location. This changes the sound of the 한자 and can be seen in the chart below.

The combination 히라가나: ヤャ ユュヨョwhich alter the ending sound of the 카타카나

The small ッ which turns things into a double consonant.

g-lineガgaギgiグguゲgeゴgo
z-lineザzaジjiズzuゼzeゾzo
d-lineダdaヂjiヅzuデdeドdo
b-lineバbaビbiブbuベbeボbo
p-lineパpaピpiプpuペpeポpo

So with all this you now have all of the tools to master the 카타카나 in just 24 hours. If you have any questions or some more ideas for great future content that you would like us to write about, please feel free to get in touch. We will see you all in the next online Japanese lesson form Bondlingo! 

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