Japanese Lesson – Katakana 2

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Here is the second lesson around katakana. Today we will learn: カ, キ, ク, ケ and コ, and their forms with the dakuten ◌゛: ガ, ギ, グ, ゲ and ゴ. Let’s go!

As a reminder, here are some links that could be useful for this lesson:

As usual, get your pencil and notebook ready and let’s getting started!

Empty sheet

Hiragana ア to ソ

This katakana is pronounced like:

It has 2 strokes:

 

Note the similarity between か and カ to remember this character.

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character カ in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word アカ / acc(ount) /.

This katakana is pronounced like:

It has 3 strokes:

 

Note also the way キ is similar to the top of き.

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character キ in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word あき / fall / using katakana: アキ.
  • Write 5 times the word かき / persimmon / using katakana: カキ.

This katakana is pronounced like:

It has 2 strokes:

 

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character ク in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word きく / to ear / using katakana: キク.
  • Write 5 times the word いく / to go / using katakana: イク.

This katakana is pronounced:

It has 3 strokes:

 

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character ケ in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word いけ / pound / using katakana: イケ.
  • Write 5 times the word おけ / bucket / using katakana: オケ.

This katakana is pronounced like:

It has 2 strokes:

 

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character コ in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word こえ / voice / using katakana: コエ.
  • Write 5 times the word こい / love / using katakana: コイ.

ガ, ギ, グ, ゲ, ゴ

As for hiragana, the dakuten ◌゙ can also be used with these katakana to make some voiced sounds:

 
 
 
 
 

Exercises:

  • Write 5 times ガギグゲゴ in a row
  • Write 5 times the word エゴ / ego /

 

Here it is for today. Do not hesitate to repeat the exercises at will. And do not hesitate to like and share this article on social networks!

Stéphane

Next lesson: Katakana lesson 3: SA, SHI, SU, SE, SO (+ dakuten derivates)

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