There are three types of Japanese characters: (1) Hiragana, (2) Katakana, and (3) Kanji.
Here you can see all three characters in action for the sentence, "Tom loves pizza:"
In this course, we'll teach you how to memorize hiragana and katakana.
Also, we'll learn to pronounce them accurately.
Here are some of the ways we make this happen:
For example, here are two different hiragana characters:
"Your chart of the kana with pictures and keywords has been very helpful. I am now learning katakana extremely fast, where in the past I’ve started several times and never got all the way through them."
Maybe you've already guessed this, but...
We also use sweet printable PDFs to practice writing these characters:
This is just scratching the surface.
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
We do this by using:
Vague answer: 1 week.
Specific answer: 8-12 hours.
So let's get started learning these crazy characters!
Plus, after you've mastered these bad boys you can take full advantage of sweet resources like our "Toby in Tokyo" video course.
Yeah, it's totally FREE. I know that a lot of books and schools charge money to teach you these things (less effectively, in most cases), but I don't want students to purchase anything from me until I've already generated proven results for them.
Yo! I'm Niko, the founder of NihongoShark.com. I'm also a Japanese translator, writer, and all-around language nerd. I created this site to help as many people master Japanese (any language, really) as possible.
I live in
Tokyo, Bangkok, Sapporo, Saigon, San Diego, Tokyo, San Diego, Chiang Mai! So if anyone wants to meet up for a refreshing nama beer, I'm probably down for that. Or a coffee. Learning Japanese is a betch. But we're in this together. ファイト！
Good luck with your studies!