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Learn Japanese: Katakana (カタカナ)

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15 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials You Will need

    • 3. ア Column

    • 4. カ Column

    • 5. サ Column

    • 6. タ Column

    • 7. ナ Column

    • 8. ハ Column

    • 9. マ Column

    • 10. ヤ Column

    • 11. ラ Column

    • 12. ワ Column

    • 13. Ten‐ten & Maru

    • 14. Combination Katakana

    • 15. Extra Sounds

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みなさん、こんにちは (Hello, everyone)! If you’re a beginner learning Japanese these, this is the right course for you! This class will focus on one of the three main writing systems in Japanese: Katakana! Katakana is very important to understand when learning Japanese as it is used everywhere in Japanese.

In order to effectively participate in this course, all you'll really need is some kind of writing utensil (pen, pencil, quill and ink, whatever) and something to write on.

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1. Introduction: well makes Japanese unique is that has three writing systems Tarragona, Condi and Kata Kata. All three of them look different with your kind of looking worker bee conjure looking more complicated, being kind of kind of looking more geometric and angular. Kokonas, typically used for writing foreign words and Japanese churches. Computer smith in cake. There are other cases that caught a con is used, but for now, just knowing that it's used for foreign word, this efficient in this class will focus on learning how to read and write hot icona. So if you're ready to learn Carta Kana and start your journey on learning Japanese, continue watching this course. 2. Materials You Will need: In order to do this course, go need a few things. One is sometime of writing utensil such as a pen, pencil, anything and then another is just something to write on, such as paper, your tablet, whatever. If you go to the class description you'll be would find printable is that you can download to help you with your writing. I highly recommend that you use these, especially if you're beginning as it helps you be ableto correctly. Balance your Khanna. There also books we confined online that air really similar to the principles in the class description. These books were specifically made to help people practice writing Kata Khanna, Kira, Ghana and Condi. So now that you have everything that you need to be able to participate in this course, we can begin learning the first column of Corsicana, which are the vowels 3. ア Column: there are 5000 Japanese. These values are, ah e food the well. It's important to remember these sounds as the continents that you will learn later on used these vowel sounds, so we'll start with awe. So for the first stroke, you want to make sure there's a big hook right here. And then after that, you wanted to swoop it down a bit and make sure there's a space between the first throat in the 2nd 1 so we could do that again. And then also make sure take your time. If you need Teoh, you don't have to be. It's not a race right now, So the next Connor is E. So you want to swoop down for the first wrote, And then for the second show, you want to go down and make sure you stop. So let's do it again. You swooped down, kind of like a sly. Then you'd just scoop down straight. So the next Khanna is who so for you, one with a small diagonal line and another one for the second stroke, and then the third line is pretty big. Make sure you don't, um, remove your pencil from the paper you want to do it in one big stroke. So the 1st 1 the 2nd 1 and then 3rd 1 the next Connors. If you want to make the first stroke like this, the second Schroen go straight down and then the third truck, You want to make it a longer than the first stroke. And in the last, Connor, um, is just a straight worth on tow line. Then the second line, you go down, make sure you include the hook that's really important to keep. And then finally, the third line you want toe just slope it down. So again, straight horizontal line straight down on vertical line for the 2nd 1 with a hook and then just a diagonal third line that sweeps. And those are the kind of for the vowels. In the next lesson, you learned about the cock Holum. 4. カ Column: so the next come we'll be learning is the cock column the sound, their car He cool. Okay, Cool says he can tell The vowel sounds are the same as the one to learn previously. So first to the car. If you're familiar with here Ghana, you can tell that it's really similar to the here. Gonna cop. So for the first broke, you go horizontally and you go down and make a hook. Then, for the second stroke, you just go down kind of diagonally and make sure that this is pretty square and angular. Topic differentiated between the here Ghana caca is really similar. Do that again. Horizontal down hook The second stroke, you just go down the next will do key again. This is really similar to the key and here Ghana. So this will be really helpful for you remembering it. So you start off with to kind of diagonal kind of horizontal lines that are about the same length. And then, for the third stroke, you just go down in the center of them diagonally. Let's do that again. One stroke seconds, throat and in the third truck. So now we'll do a coup. You have one small, um, diagonal line for the first stroke. And for the second show, you're kind of horizontally and they need to swoop down and I will do care. Well, the first stroke, you go down diagonally. Second stroke is kind of horizontal, and the third stroke, you just swooped down and make sure this part sticks out. So let's do that again, swooped down, horizontal and then swooped out and again, Make sure that sticks out. Let's really important and finally of coal, which, honestly, it's pretty much like un Venice Square. So So for the first stroke, you go straight horizontally, then straight, vertically, downwards, and in the second stroke, you just go straight horizontally. So again it just looks like an incomplete box. So let's do that again for a stroke. Second stroke. And so that's it with the call column. And next we'll do the Sakala 5. サ Column: all right. Now we're doing the third column of Kata Kana, which is the Sokol. So the types of sounds in the Sakala more saw she su se so as you heard that she not see, so you should really remember that. So let's start with Saw. So the first stroke you want to call horizontal line The second stroke, a kind of short vertical line and then the third stroke all longer, one that swoops down. Go through that again horizontal vertical in long vertical line. That soup stuff. So the next Connor is she the first line kind of horizontal, then another short horizontal line. And then for the third line, you want to make it swoop upwards. It's really important that you start from the bottom up when doing the third stroke, because, as you'll see later, um, there's another Connor that's really, really similar looking to she. So let's do that again. Horizontal, first line, horizontal, second line and then third line that suits thought so. The next Connor is soon so for the first stroke, horizontal and swooped downwards in the second line is just a diagonal. Let's do that again. Horizontal swooped down. Then downwards diagonal life. The next Khanna is say so for say, the first joke is a really big hook, and in the second line you go down curve and they make sure the bottom is really flat. Go through that again. Big, huh? And then down curve, flat bottom. So now the last one is so the first stroke is a downwards line, and in the second show you want to start from the top and then swooped down again, just like she. There's another Connor that's really similar looking at us. So So it's important that you do this to be able to differentiate the two. So let's do that again. Downwards, diagonal line and then downward sloping longer life. And so that's concludes with the sock column. So next you'll learn about the talk column. 6. タ Column: So now we're on the tall column of Kata Khanna. So the sounds are top she to okay to. So please, no, um, the different sounds in the talk column. Um, it's she instead of tea and then two instead of two. Please keep in mind the Sioux sound instead of sue. So the first book for top is kind of small, curvy diagonal line, and then the 2nd 1 horizontal. Then he swooped down. And then the 3rd 1 is just a I'm diagonal life. So let's do it again. Diagonal line, horizontal suits down and then 1/3 line. That's Dad. So the next Khanna is CI. It's over. The first joke. Make sure it's diagonally downwards. Don't make it horizontal. And in the second line now you make a horizontal line. In the third line, you curve it a bit and then swooped down. Let's do that again. Diagonal first line was on to a second line and then occur of Third life. So the next one it soon as you can see, see, looks a lot like she. So it's important that you write it correctly so no one gets confused on whether you're writing to or she. So for the first line, it's a small I'm Dagnall one, and then the 2nd 1 is also similar. Small diagonal one and then the third line. You want to start from the top and then swooped downwards. That's really important foods. Do it again. Diagonal, agonal and then top soups downward. So the next Connor is Tae. You have a short horizontal line for the first stroke in the second. Stroke is a longer horizontal line, and after that it's not completely in the center of the second line. You want the third stroke to just kind of go off to the right a bit and then swooped down. So let's do that again. Small horizontal line, second longer horizontal life. And then they're in line like soups down. And then finally, there's toe. It's really, really easy. So the first joke is this straight down line, and in the 2nd 1 is just a vertical one goes downwards. Go through that again straight down line, and then another 2nd 1 that goes diagonally. And that's it for the talk column. Next to learn about the Nacala 7. ナ Column: All right, So the next column is the not column The sun's air. Now me new near. No, we'll start with the non Conifers to the first stroke is a long horizontal line in the 2nd 1 just swoops down. So let's do that again. More than two line and the 2nd 1 that suits downwards. So the next Khanna is me. So the first stroke is horizontal. It's short, and in the second stroke is a longer horizontal line with you again short horizontal line and longer horizontal line and the next Khanna's new the first line horizontal and swooped down in the second line. You just kind of cross down diagonally to do that again horizontal and then scooped out. And then another line that suits downward. So the next Connor is near kind of more complicated than the other ones, but you leave that to get through it. So the first line is a small one, and in the second stroke it's kind of like, see, but more exaggerated. Its fourth on told any sweep down. Then the third line is a vertical downward line, and then the 4th 1 is just, um, diagonal one. Let's do that again. Small first line, exaggerated Sue Um, vertical third line and then a diagonal fourth line. And then finally, we have no. So it's really, really easy. It's just a downward through. Do that again, and that's it for the knock column. In the next video, you learn about the hot column. 8. ハ Column: So now we're on the Hawk Hollow on the sounds for this column or ha He who? Hey ho! So let's start with hot the first line you go down kind of diagonally to the left, and in the 2nd 1 you go kind of diagonally to the right. Go through it again. I you know, agonal, especially if he has the straight horizontal line. And then the 2nd 1 you go down, curve down and then do a flat bottom. Let's do that again. Horizontal line. Go down curve and then flat bottom. So the next kind of food. So the first line is basically eagle horizontal and then just swooped down. Do it again. Horizontal and it soup down. So the next Connor is here, if you know here, Ghana, it looks exactly like here Ghana's Hey, so this would be really easy. Um so first Onley stroke is that you go up diagonally and then downwards diagonally kind of almost looks like a mountain so up and then down. And then this is the last Khan a whole. So the first stroke is a horizontal one. It's straight. The 2nd 1 is a straight vertical line with a hook. Please make sure you keep that. And the third stroke is just a down line, that kind of curves. And 4th 1 is another line that kind of curves to, And then make sure you keep us space between the first line and the third and fourth strokes. Don't do that again. Horizontal down, hook in line line. And so that's it with the Hawk home, so the next one will do is the mock college. 9. マ Column: So now we learn about the mall column. Um, the sounds air ma me move may? No. So we'll start with ma first. So for the first row, you wanna go horizontal kind of and then swooped down in the second stroke. Just go diagonally and then keep a space around here. That was again. Horizontal suit down. And then, like so the next one is me. It's really easy. It's just three lines that go somewhat downwards. Accurate one too. Three. Also, make sure you do not do it like this because that looks like the Con Gees on which means three. So make sure you keep them, um, diagonal. So to it again. 12 three for the next Khanna is move. So the first stroke is like unfinished triangle. You go down diagonally, make a sharp term go fight lee up, and in the second line, you just go down bag, like, go through it again. Down sharp term and then, um, diagonal life. Okay, so the next one is man. Um, So for the first stroke, you just go down, and then the second stroke, um, you just cross over it, go through it again, down through second line, you just cross over and make sure it doesn't look like no. And so finally, we have more. Um, if you're familiar with here Ghana, it's pretty similar to the here. Got a moped? So the first stroke horizontal, second trip, horizontal and third stroke. You do not cross the first words on tow line. You just go down and then you curve and then flat bottom. Do. Let's do that again. Horizontal with a handle. Go down curve and then flat bottom. And again, don't overlap the third line with the top. And so that's it. With the McCollum, um, the next one will do the yacht column. 10. ヤ Column: So now we're on the yacht column. I'm the sounds Are Yeah you, you they will first start with. Yeah, So for the first stroke, it's pretty much like says for a stroke. So it's just slightly horizontal line with a big hook and then a second line that goes down diagonally. So let's do that again. First line with Big Hook in the diagonal second line. So the next one is you. Favorite the first stroke. It's a flat top and then a slightly diagonal side, and then a longer second shook of the bottom. Go through it again flat, slightly diagonal side and then longer horizontal life, and then make sure you don't accidentally do like something like this where this is crossed over it. The last Khanna is your has a flat top and then down for the first stroke. The second stroke is just a horizontal line, and then the third truck, another horizontal line and make note of how they're pretty much how the horizontal line. They're pretty much the same link. Let's see that again, more than till down horizontal horizontal. So that's it for the Ya column. Next, well learned that at our column 11. ラ Column: to know whether Dark column um, the sounds are pretty do today. Don't says you can see what the Ramadi for this column. It's in our but in Japanese. Um, it's more of like an AR and al mix together. If you're familiar with Spanish, it's basically like the double are kind of sound is important. You practice the sound instead of saying Robbery, robbery row do dot edu daito. So we'll start with that. So the first line is just a horizontal line in the second line with horizontal and the noodle soup like I'm food. So it's you again, horizontal and then horizontal. It swooped down exactly. A video. Um, it's again really, really similar to the, um here. I got hit a gone nutty. So for the first stroke, you want to make a small vertical line, and then the second stroke, a longer line that suits down, go through that again a small vertical line and then a longer Burdeau polite. So the next corner is true. Um, so the first stroke you go down with, like, a slight curve in the 2nd 1 you go straight down and then curved upwards with you. Let again slight curve downwards straight down than curved upwards. The next columnist today it looks a lot like the second Shokhin do. So you just go down and then curved upwards, foot through it again, down sharp turn and then curve upwards. So the last ones No, it looks basically like a square, however, don't write it like a square where you do this don't stroke. Word is really important. So you want in the first stroke to go down in the 2nd 1 to be flat top and then flat side in the 3rd 1 to be a flat bottom for two, leading in down flat, top, flat, side and then flat bottom. So that's it for the column. Next would do be wa and column. 12. ワ Column: So now, for our last new column, we have the wanton column. Um, the sounds are why. Mm. So this is the, um, walk on a It looks a lot like food. Um, however, the first wrote has a small, um, vertical line, and then the 2nd 1 is basically flat. And then down with you lady on a vertical line, then flat top and then curved out. Finally, we have it looks a lot like soul, so it's important that you write it correctly, so no one mistakes it. So for number one you want to make I'm a diagonal line, and then the second stroke, you want to start from the bottom and then go upwards through it again. Small line, and then line. That goes upwards. So that's it with this column. Um, in the next lesson, you learn a little bit more about kata kata, um, in extra sounds that are in it 13. Ten‐ten & Maru: There are few more sounding Kana Kana that are important to know. So the little two lines near the Khanna are called 10 10 and then the circle or called model. You basically Addie's at the top right corner of the Khanna. It's over The call column. Instead of cocky kooky co. It's got G. Googie Go! It has a G sound and for the saw um, column instead of saw, she Sue say So it's the G Zoos Hazel. And for the talk column instead of Thaci to Taito, it's dodgy do Dado, and for the whole column instead of ha, he who Hayhoe it's Bobby Boo Babo when it has 10 10. And then what has Ma do? It's poppy poo. PayPal. So when you're writing and reading caught a Khanna, make sure if he careful attention to 10 10 and Ma do, since having it or not having it can completely change the world you're trying to read or write 14. Combination Katakana: with Kata Khanna. You're also it would combine the e column of Khanna Um, with ya Unio I'm in order to do this, you just need the e um version of the Khanna. So for instance key. And then you need to just write a smaller version of either. Yeah, you York. So, for instance, key and small yacht would become kyat when placed together. Um, key and small You would become que and then key and small yo would be cure and the same pattern goes for the other Khanna. 15. Extra Sounds: So finally and Kana Kana, you're also able to make extra sounds that aren't represented by a condom. So, for instance, if you want to make we you would just use who and then a small e um, where you would just do you in a small and then woe would be in new and a small O. If you want to make the share sound, you would just have she and then a small a beyond Make a J sound. It's G with a small air. If you want to be chair sound, it's cheap with a small A. If you want to make the tea sound, you just have tae and then a small e Um, de sound would be day with a small E. And then, if you want to make barfi faithful, um, you would just use the food Connor and then just used the corresponding small valuable for it. And then also, what's really important is that if you want to make a long vowel in Kata Khanna, just use a long dash and that basically wraps up this course. Thank you so much for watching my course and please make sure to show your Kana Kana that you've written in the Projects tab and please make sure to continue studying Japanese