Hiragana

K73SK

K73SK

konnichiwa, I really want to learn how to write Hiragana, but I can't find any source on the page for learning it. I know there is MegaHiragana, but I would like a guide through it or something. Is there anything like that? I couldn't find it in the grammar lessons, although I may have accidentally skipped it without noticing. Arigato gozaimasu :]
Sayaka-Matsuura

Sayaka-Matsuura

Konnichiwa! In order to write Hiragana, I recommend you practice learning each one as many times as possible. There are 46 basic hiragana syllables, which are listed below. You can print these out and practice each one as you memorize the sounds. You will then acquire the skill to transcribe all the Japanese sounds. *あ  い  う  え  お* _a   i  u   e   o_ *か  き  く  け  こ* _ka   ki   ku  ke  ko_ *さ  し  す  せ  そ* _sa   shi  su  se  so_ *た  ち  つ  て  と* _ta chi tsu te to_ *な  に  ぬ  ね  の* _na ni nu ne no_ *は  ひ  ふ  へ  ほ* _ha hi hu he ho_ *ま  み  む  め  も* _ma mi mu me mo_ *や     ゆ      よ* _ya yu yo_ *ら  り  る  れ  ろ* _ra ri ru re ro_ *わ            を * _wa o_ *ん *  _n_
K73SK

K73SK

Ok thanks a lot for that!! I knew the symbols for a,o,e,i,u, but I thought I may have learned incorrectly...but it must be a glitch. In megahiragana, the symbol for A doesn't have the right answer choice. It thinks the answer is E. So it confused me and I was concerned that I may have read it wrong. At least I know that I wasn't :] thanks
K73SK

K73SK

hmm, forgot to ask, what about the following? : ga,gi,gu,ge,go za,ji,zu,ze,zo da,ji,zu,de,do, ba,bi,bu,be,bo pa,pi,pu,pe,po I have a book /w all the symbols for hiragana and katakana, but noticed that these are actually on a split off section for each of them. I also noticed that there's two ji's and zu's....if these are important symbols for hiragana and katakana...could you tell me why there's two different ji's and zu's for the writing system? arigatou gozaimasu :] p.s. it repeats the O twice too? :p
Sayaka-Matsuura

Sayaka-Matsuura

Konnichiwa! Hiragana can include 23 additional sounds by adding what's called "diacritical marks" *Dakuten ( ゛)*,- a pair of short diagonal strokes, the consonants, *k*,*s*, *t*, and *h* become, *g*, *z*, *s*, and *b*. The consonant *h* can also change to *p* with the addition of a small circle-*Handakuten ( ゜)* . が ぎ ぐ げ ご ga gi gu ge go ざ じ ず ぜ ぞ za ji zu ze zo だ *ぢ*** *づ*** で ど da *ji****zu*** de do ば び ぶ べ ぼ ba bi bu be bo ぱ ぴ ぷ ぺ ぽ pa pi pu pe po :arrow: **The *ぢ* (ji) and *づ*(zu) are pronounced the same as* じ*(ji) and *ず*(zu) but have a more limited use. :arrow: *を* is actually pronounced as "wo" - differentiating it from *お* pronounced "O". Also, *を* is only used as a particle that specifies the direct object of a sentence. There are no Japanese nouns, verbs, adjectives or adverbs that contain the hiragana *を*. :cry:

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