Tagged: katakana

Where do you start when learning Japanese?

In a recent vlog, I spoke about having a Japanese focused video series. Over the past few weeks, I have struggled with getting it recorded as my perfectionist mentally has taken over and I have recorded and recorded it more times than I would like...

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Japanese Kana – Google Chrome Extension

I continue to be stuck in my Japanese learning rut. Work, life, procrastination and indiscipline battle my every attept to stick to a Japanese learning and practice schedule which has forced me to trying different ways to retain the little Japanese I know while slowly...

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Kana Invaders Flash Game

Simple easy to play games are often used to teach languages. I recently discovered an interesting flash game called Kana Invaders that puts an genius twists on the popular Space Invaders game. Instead and shooting invading aliens you can shoot invading hiragana and katakana! Very...

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Phonetikana – Katakana Typeface

What do you do when you are a designer and have to make frequent trips to Japan but you are unable to find the time to learn to read or speak the language? Why design a katakana typeface that has English phonetic sounds embedded of...

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NihongoUp – Japanese educational game

My study of the Japanese language is a stop and go process but I have been making a lot of progress lately. On the reading side so far I am confident of my Hiragana and Katakana knowledge and have been practicing recognizing more and more...

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Katakana Natto Challenge Lost

I boldly challenged Chris when he jokingly tweeted an open Katakana study challenge on iKnow (now Smart.fm). Unfortunately I came up just short and one of the first things I will have to do when I eventually make it to Japan is eat Natto. I...

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Jamaipanese in Katakana and Minor Design Tweaks

I am still learning Japanese (slowly) but I am aware that Katakana is used to write foreign words, countries, personal names, scientific names and words used to describe sounds. I have explained before but for those who aren’t aware the name Jamaipanese is formed a...

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Hiragana and Katakana explained

Hiragana and Katakana (together known as “Kana”) are simple, 50 character (4 of which are obsolete so most sources list 46), syllable based writing systems that should be one of the first things that all persons studying Japanese should learn. Hiragana and Katakana might seem...

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Katakana Charts – Jamaipanese style ^_^

Hiragana Charts were posted less than two days ago and now it’s time for the Katakana version. Remember don’t worry if yoy don’t know nothing about these weird characters as I will be posting information on them soon. If you know them and want to...

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