Practise Your Japanese Writing

Your learning journey of Japanese will be incomplete without learning Japanese writing. There are 3 sets of Japanese characters that you need to master - hiragana, katakana and kanji.

Some people might ask whether it's possible to learn to speak Japanese without knowing how to write it?

Yes, it's possible. Provided that you don't bother to understand the grammar, don't want to read any Japanese books, newspaper, etc.

However, that will put limitation to your understanding of this beautiful language.

Do you think you can understand English completely without knowing the alphabets?

Without knowing the "how" to write Japanese, you won't be able to understand the sentence structures, the particles, the reasons to which why one particular grammar works that way, etc.

Since hiragana and katakana characters are much simpler and fewer than kanji characters, it's best to begin the learning of Japanese writing with these 2 characters. Moreover, it is possible to write a sentence or even a passage in hiragana, though it may look a bit difficult to recognize the meaning without katakana and kanji.

In fact when children in Japan start to learn to read and write, they are taught only in hiragana, as they won't understand the more complicated kanji in the beginning.

Many books for children are written totally in hiragana. When the children get older, they are then introduced to the most common 2000 kanji characters.

In Japan, newspaper, magazines, novels, etc, are written in a combination of kanji, hiragana and katakana characters. Therefore eventually, it is wise that you can learn to not only read but write all 3 characters, especially kanji.

With the convenience of computer, it's now so easy to type out the characters without actually writing them yourself. However, writing the characters not only help you to recognize them faster, it also speeds up your learning process of the Japanese language.

Japanese Writing in Hiragana

Japanese Writing in Hiragana

In this section, you will get to learn how to write Japanese in hiragana characters. There are 46 basic hiragana characters and you will get to see how to write each character in the correct order and strokes.

1. Learn to write Japanese hiragana in the a-line, ka-line, sa-line, ta-line and na-line.

2. Learn to write Japanese hiragana in the ha-line, ma-line, ya-line, ra-line & wa, wo and n.

Japanese Writing in Katakana

Japanese Writing in Katakana

In this section, you will get to learn how to write Japanese in katakana characters. There are also 46 basic katakana characters and you will get to see how to write each character in the correct order and strokes.

1. Learn to write Japanese katakana in the a-line, ka-line, sa-line, ta-line and na-line.

2. Learn to write Japanese katakana in the ha-line, ma-line, ya-line, ra-line & wa, wo and n.

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