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Get the complete set! Over 100 flashcards to teach the Japanese Hiragana & Katakana with illustrations and mnemonic phrases. Perfect for visual learners.
Each pack of 52 large cards includes: Introduction sheet, chart of hiragana, 46 basic characters & 5 rules cards. Perfect for visual learners!
This is where you will want to start your Japanese language journey! Most good textbooks are only written in Hiragana & Katakana so it’s important to know these well to improve your studies. Hiragana is the Japanese phonetic alphabet and it contains all the sounds which make up Japanese. While Katakana uses the same sounds found in the Hiragana but with slightly different characters. Primarily it is used for foreign loan words; things that originated from outside Japan like Whiskey or Cameras for example. Learning both writing systems will give you a strong foundation to build upon and improve your pronunciation and understanding of Japanese.
Our method turns each character into an illustration of a familiar or useful Japanese word starting with that sound. It’s a bit like ‘A is for Apple’ but instead you get ‘か (Ka) is for からて(Karate)’. On the reverse of the card are the English spelling (called Romaji) and a mnemonic phrase to help with remembering the pronunciation.
Hai! Japanese is a passion project by learners (Lewis & Charlotte) for learners. We know all too well how confusing it can be to study this new language. We have taken the things we wish we knew when we started out ourselves and tried to convey them in a more intuitive, friendly and visually easy to understand manner. We hope you like it and it helps with your studies!
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Hai! Hiragana ISBN: 978-1-8382247-1-4
Hai! Katakana ISBN: 978-1-8382247-2-1