Japanese Lesson – Katakana 8

Hello Everyone,

You are getting closer to having learned all katakana! This time we are going to discover characters: ヤ, ユ and ヨ and their half width forms. Let’s go!

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

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Katakana マ to ン

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This katakana is pronounced:

It has 2 strokes:

 

Note: Take care not to confuse this character with ア [あ] or マ [ま].

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character ヤ in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word  タイヤ / tire/tyre /.
  • Write 5 times the word  ダイヤ / dia(mond) /.

This katakana is pronounced:

It has 2 strokes:

 

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character ユ in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word  ユーザー / user /.
  • Write 5 times the word  ユニット / unit /.
  • Write 5 times the word  ユニフォーム / uniform /.

This katakana is pronounced:

It has 3 strokes:

 

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character ヨ in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word  ヨット / yacht /.
  • Write 5 times the word  マヨネーズ / mayonnaise /.

Half width ヤユヨ: ャュョ

Again, as for hiragana, there exists halfwidth versions of the characters ヤ, ユ and ヨ that can be used in combination with the characters キ, ギ, シ, ジ, チ, ニ, ヒ, ビ, ピ, ミ, リ [り] to form new syllables:

キャ [KYA] キュ [KYU] キョ [KYO]
ギャ [GYA] ギュ [GYU] ギョ [GYO]
シャ [SHA] シュ [SHU] ショ [SHO]
ジャ [JA] ジュ [JU] ジョ [JO]
チャ [CHA] チュ [CHU] チョ [CHO]
ニャ [NYA] ニュ [NYU] ニョ [NYO]
ヒャ [HYA] ヒュ [HYU] ヒョ [HYO]
ビャ [BYA] ビュ [BYU] ビョ [BYO]
ピャ [PYA] ピュ [PYU] ピョ [PYO]
ミャ [MYA] ミュ [MYU] ミョ [MYO]
リャ [RYA] リュ [RYU] リョ [RYO]

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the characters ヤャユュヨョ in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word シャツ/ shirt (underwear) /
  • Write 5 times the word ジャム/ jam /
  • Write 5 times the word ジャズ/ jazz /
  • Write 5 times the word ニュース/ news /
  • Write 5 times the word  ジュピター / Jupiter (Roman God) /.
  • Write 5 times the word Write 5 times the word コミュニケーション/ communication /
  • Write 5 times the word ニューヨーク / New York /.
  • Write 5 times the word ショック/shock (psycological) /
  • Write 5 times the word ポジション / position /

 

This is the end of this lesson. See you soon for five new characters!

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Cheers,

Stéphane

Next lesson: Katakana lesson 9: RA, RI, RU, RE, RO

 

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