Learn How to Speak Japanese
with Katakana Audios

Learn how to speak Japanese online free with the audio sounds of all the katakana characters.

Although the pronunciation of each character is the same as the equivalent hiragana character, you'll still need to recognize which sound belongs to which character.

Listen to the all the audio sounds as much as possible until you are familiarize with the pronunciations. Try follow the audios by reading out each of them loudly.

The table below shows the 46 basic katakana characters. Similar to hiragana audio page, there is a play button below each katakana character.

Click on the button to play the individual sound.

NOTE: The play buttons can only work if you visit this page using PC or laptop. They won't work if you are using smartphone or tablet.

vowels ア a
イ i
ウ u
エ e
オ o
k-line カ ka
キ ki
ク ku
ケ ke
コ ko
s-line サ sa
シ shi
ス su
セ se
ソ so
t-line タ ta
チ chi
ツ tsu
テ te
ト to
n-line ナ na
ニ ni
ヌ nu
ネ ne
ノ no
h-line ハ ha
ヒ hi
フ fu
ヘ he
ホ ho
m-line マ ma
ミ mi
ム mu
メ me
モ mo
y-line ヤ ya
ユ yu
ヨ yo
r-line ラ ra
リ ri
ル ru
レ re
ロ ro
w-line ワ wa
ヲ wo
ン n

Audio Sounds for 濁音 (dakuon) and 半濁音 (handakuon)

Click on the play button to play each audio sound.

g-line ガ ga
ギ gi
グ gu
ゲ ge
ゴ go
z-line ザ za
ジ ji
ズ zu
ゼ ze
ゾ zo
d-line ダ da
ヂ ji
ヅ zu
デ de
ド do
b-line バ ba
ビ bi
ブ bu
ベ be
ボ bo
p-line パ pa
ピ pi
プ pu
ペ pe
ポ po

Audio Sounds for 拗音 (youon)

Click on the play button to play each audio sound.

k-line キャ kya
キュ kyu
キョ kyo
s-line シャ sha
シュ shu
ショ sho
t-line チャ cha
チュ chu
チョ cho
n-line ニャ nya
ニュ nyu
ニョ nyo
h-line ヒャ hya
ヒュ hyu
ヒョ hyo
m-line ミャ mya
ミュ myu
ミョ myo
r-line リャ rya
リュ ryu
リョ ryo

Audio Sounds for 拗音 (youon) with 濁点 (dakuten) and 半濁点 (handakuten)

Click on the play button to play each audio sound.

g-line ギャ gya
ギュ gyu
ギョ gyo
z-line ジャ ja
ジュ ju
ジョ jo
b-line ビャ bya
ビュ byu
ビョ byo
p-line ピャ pya
ピュ pyu
ピョ pyo

Audio Sounds for 促音 (sokuon)

Listen to the audio sounds of the words with sokuon.

Katakana with sokuon Meaning
ペット petto
レッスン ressun
スイッチ suiichi

Audio Sounds for Long Vowels 長音 (chouon)

Listen to the audio sounds of the words with chouon.

Katakana with chouon Meaning
セーター se-ta-
タクシー takushi-
カレー kare-

Always come back to this "Learn how to speak Japanese with katakana" page to practise your reading of each katakana character.

Related Page

FAQ Page: What are sokuon and long vowels?


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