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Scotto-sensei's easy cheesy five-minute Japanese-y: Learn the first five hiragana【Manga #1】

If you’ve ever wanted to learn Japanese through horribly-drawn manga, then today’s your lucky day! 1.105 kata lagi


The Kana - Building Blocks of Japanese

Hiragana and Katakana can be considered to be the basic building blocks of the Japanese language. While Kanji  (Borrowed Chinese characters) does have a huge role in Japanese writing, all of the words that any Kanji character can represent can be shown using Hiragana or Katakana. 501 kata lagi

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Learning the Lingo - Japanese

Going to Japan can be intimidating – I speak from prior experience! You arrive in a country with an alien culture and an even more alien language system and you can find yourself floundering as a result. 540 kata lagi


Why does Japanese writing need three different sets of characters? (Part 2)

We’re back and ready to take on the third, and most puzzling, type of Japanese text: katakana. 1.267 kata lagi


The Japanese Writing System

In this post I’d like to give a little background on the Japanese writing system. I quickly touched on the various components of this during my… 923 kata lagi



About Hiragana

Hiragana is one of three character sets used in the Japanese language. Each Hiragana letter represents particular syllable. Letter itself has no meaning. Hiragana is used widely to form a sentence. 374 kata lagi