Let's Learn Japanese Katakana Characters

Same as Hiragana, Katakana also included one of the basic Japanese language characters. Wow, must learn and memorize characters again? Take it easy guys, Katakana is not as difficult as you think. If you've learnt Hiragana characters You will realize how easy Katakana is. Because Katakana has the same pronunciation with Hiragana, because katakana and hiragana are similar and equivalent each other, learn katakana as you learn hiragana or vice versa.

Before we learn Katakana, we have to know when katakana is used first, and the following is the usage of katakana:

  1. To write loan words, terms, names or foreign words (besides Japanese language)
  2. To write onomatopoeia (sound effects) in the text, such as in the Japanese manga-tone, usually written using katakana
  3. To emphasize a word. foreign words (words other than Japanese language) written using katakana, same as the Latin alphabet that use bold / italic to emphasize a word.
  4. To write onyomi reading of kanji in the dictionary

That is the usage from katakana, next let's look at a list of the characters of katakana:

Katakana Chart


Katakana List


ア=A
イ=I
ウ=U
エ=E
エ=O
カ=KA
キ=KI
ク=KU
ケ=KE
コ=KO
サ=SA
シ=SHI
ス=SU
セ=SE
ソ=SO
タ=TA
チ=CHI
ツ=TSU
テ=TE
ト=TO
ナ=NA
ニ=NI
ヌ=NU
ネ=NE
ノ=NO
ハ=HA
ヒ=HI
フ=FU
ヘ=HE
ホ=HO
マ=MA
ミ=MI
ム=MU
メ=ME
モ=MO
ヤ=YA
ユ=YU
ヨ=YO
ラ=RA
リ=RI
ル=RU
レ=RE
ロ=RO
ワ=WA
ヲ=WO
ン=N
 Katakana
with
maru 
and 
tenten 
ガ=GA
ギ=GI
グ=GU
ゲ=GE
ゴ=GO
ザ=ZA
ジ=JI
ズ=ZU
ゼ=ZE
ゾ=ZO
ダ=DA
ヂ=JI
ヅ=DZU
デ=DE
ド=DO
バ=BA
ビ=BI
ブ=BU
ベ=BE
ボ=BO
パ=PA
ビ=PI
プ=PU
ペ=PE
ポ=PO
 Katakana
with
ya(small) 
yu(small) 
yo(small) 
リャ=RYA
リュ=RYU
リョ=RYO
ミャ=MYA
ミュ=MYU
ミョ=MYO
ヒャ=HYA
ヒュ=HYU
ヒョ=HYO
キャ=KYA
キュ=KYU
キョ=KYO
ニャ=NYA
ニュ=NYU
ニョ=NYO
チャ=CHA
チュ=CHU
チョ=CHO
シャ=SHA
シュ=SHU
ショ=SHO
ギャ=GYA
ギュ=GYU
ギョ=GYO
ジャ=JA
ジュ=JU
ジョ=JO
ヂャ=JA
ヂュ=JU
ヂョ=JO
ビャ=BYA
ビュ=BYU
ビョ=BYO
ピャ=PYA
ピュ=PYU
ピョ=PYO
 Happy
 Learning
All 
Of
Learners^^ 
red color means that the characters have not pronounced
with usual way (irregular reading)

Specifically for Katakana has additional characters that serve to transliterate words from foreign languages ​​that are not covered by the tribal sound traditional hiragana / katakana, these katakana characters are called extended / modern katakana and it does not have the equivalent from hiragana, calm down friend, there is no new character here, it's just a combination of two katakana characters^^, here's a list of modern / extended Katakana.
extented katakana
Try to write "riizhu" in Katakana XD.

Ok, that's all the list of katakana characters plus extended/modern katakana if you still don't understand or want to ask, feel free to comment, ok?. Benkyou shinasai minna ganbatte ne^^)/ Ok see you guys.

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