Japanese Lesson – Hiragana 2

Hello Everyone,

In this new Japanese lesson, you will learn 5 new hiragana characters: かきくけこ.

いこう! [ikou] /let’s go!/

But before we go any further, do you remember our previous hiragana?

あいうえお

If not, I’d suggest you go through the first lesson again. Repetition is the key to success.

For the exercises, as I previously indicated, you can either use a notebook with a square grid (grids of above 1cm, 1/2 inch are nice to start) like the one you may have used at elementary school, or print-out one of the sheets linked below.

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Empty sheet

Hiragana あ to そ

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This hiragana is pronounced: [ka]

It has 3 strokes:

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character か in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word かお [kao] / face /
  • Write 5 times the word あかい [akai] / red /

This hiragana is pronounced: [ki]

It has 3 strokes:

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character き in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word あき [aki] / fall, autumn /
  • Write 5 times the word かき [kaki] / persimmon /

This hiragana is pronounced: [ku]

It has 1 stroke:

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character く in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word きく [kiku] / to listen /
  • Write 5 times the word いく [iku] / to go /

This hiragana is pronounced: [ke]

It has 3 strokes:

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character け in a row
  • Write 5 times the word いけ [ike] / pond /
  • Write 5 times the word おけ [oke] / bucket /

This hiragana is pronounced: [ko]

It has 2 strokes:

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character こ in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word こえ [koe] / voice /
  • Write 5 times the word こい [koi] / (romantic) love /

Here it is for today. Do not hesitate to repeat the exercises at will.

Oh! And you may have spotted the いこう! [ikou] at the beginning of this lesson? This means: / let’s go! /.

Cheers,

Stéphane

Next lesson: Hiragana lesson 3: sa, shi, su, se, so

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