Japanese Lesson – Katakana 3

Hello Everyone,

Ready for 5 new katakana? Today we are going to learn characters: サ, シ, ス, セ and ソ, as well as their dakuten ◌゙ derivates. Let’s go!

If needed, here are some links to the previous lessons:

Also, I advise you to have a quick look to the post One step further with hiragana and katakana to learn about the use of “ー” for long vowels with katakana.

Get your paper and pencil ready!

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Hiragana ア to ソ

This katakana is pronounced:

It has 3 strokes:

 

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character サ in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word かさ / umbrella / using katakana: カサ.
  • Write 5 times the word さけ / sake, alcool / using katakana: サケ.

This katakana is pronounced:

It has 3 strokes:

 

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character シ in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word うし / cow / using katakana: ウシ.
  • Write 5 times the word おかし / sweets / using katakana: オカシ.

This katakana is pronounced:

It has 2 strokes:

 

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character ス in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word すいえい using katakana: スイエイ.
  • Write 5 times the word ケース [け~す] / case /.

This katakana is pronounced:

It has 2 strokes:

 

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character セ in a row
  • Write 5 times the word セクシー [せくしい] / sexy /.
  • Write 5 times the word アクセ [あくせ] / acce(sorry) /.

This katakana is pronounced:

It has 2 strokes:

 

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character ソ in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word ソース [そうす] / sauce /
  • Write 5 times the word  そうこ / storehouse / using katakana: ソーコ.

ザ, ジ, ズ, ゼ, ゾ

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

 
 
 
 
 

Exercises:

  • Write 5 times ザジズゼゾ in a row
  • Write 5 times the word アジア / asia /
  • Write 5 times the word シカゴ / Chicago /
  • Write 5 times the word サイズ / size /
  • Write 5 times the word ゼウス / Zeus /
  • Write 5 times the word ジグザグ / zig-zag /

 

Here it is for today. See you soon for five new characters!

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Cheers,

Stéphane

Next lesson: Katakana lesson 4: TA, CHI, TSU, TE, TO (+ dakuten derivates) and halfwidth TSU

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