What are the scripts that Japanese uses?
Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji
How many characters in Hiragana?
What does each hiragana symbol represent?
What is the most common script in Japanese?
What is the difference between Hiragana and Katakana?
hiragana is in cursive while
each character occupies the same length of time. ex: sumimasen
syllables that are stressed are more important than syllables that are not stressed. ex: opportunity
hiragana vowels and sounds
a, i, u, e, o
a Japanese character can be made up of a . . .
What is Kanji?
Kanji is the use of Chinese characters in Japanese Writing.
What is Hiragana and Katakana?
Hiragana and Katakana are scripts created after Kanji in Japanese writing. These scripts are often referred to as the "Japanese Alphabet"
What are Radicals?
Radicals are a Kanji character
the more cursive and more widely used form of kana (syllabic writing) used in Japanese.
the more angular form of kana (syllabic writing) used in Japanese, primarily used for words of foreign origin.
a system of Japanese writing that use characters which were previously used
i . Hiragana
a . Hiragana
u . Hiragana
e . Hiragana
o . Hiragana
ka . Hiragana
ki . Hiragana
ku . Hiragana
ke . Hiragana
ko . Hiragana
ta . Hiragana
chi . Hiragana
tsu . Hiragana
te . Hiragana
to . Hiragana
na . Hiragana
ni . Hiragana
nu . Hiragana
Ha; Wa (hiragana)
of kanji is
pictograph, kanji that looks like the meaning
the second of the type of kanji is
ideograph, kanji that represents the meaning
Japanese created 2 writing systems
Hiragana and Katakana
reasons for creating 2 writing systems
hiragana = amount
hiragana = description
Mainly used for foreign words/names or words that have been borrowed from other languages, least used
When Hiragana is written small next to a Kanji character to show how that character is read
Collective name for Hiragana, Katakana, and Furigana
the most basic japanese standardized type of writing
Used for sentence particles
Used for okurigana
Used for terms that do not have a kanji adapted to it. (Terms with no kanji)
derived from Kanji, which is from Chinese characters
IF MORE THAN 2 HIRAGANA REMAIN AFTER REMOVING MASU THAN GROUP ONE AND HAS A I SOUND
み，に、び to んで
い ち リ to つて
き to いて
ぎ to いて
し to して
Group 2 TE form
Verbs without masu, ending with e sound
THAT ONLY CONTAIN ONE HIRAGANA
(Ending with e noise) MIEMASU - MIRRU
as they need
looks like the meaning
represent a meaning
2 writing system
hiragana and katakana
reason for creating writing system
46, curvy and round, japanese words and names
46, straight and angular, non japanese words names and italics
, but this little open circle means that the consonant it's attached to is "half" voiced. There are only a few of these in Japanese and they all make the "p" sound.)
Small Tsu or Double Consonant
(If you see this smaller version of the hiragana つ, it is not pronounced "tsu". If you see it in the middle
What are the three types of Japanese letters/writing systems?
1) Hiragana 2) Katakana 3) Kanji
What is katakana used for?
To spell foreign words.
What is kanji used for?
To represent entire words or names.
What is Hiragana used for?
To spell Japanese words.
Is there upper/lower cases in Japanese