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Fill in the Katakana Chart
Here is the katakana chart you can use to help test your memory. The 「ヲ」 has been removed since you'll never need it.
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Katakana Writing Practice
Here, we will practice writing some katakana words in katakana (obviously). Plus, you'll get a little taste of what foreign words sound like in Japanese.
Katakana Writing Exercise 1
Sample: ta | be | mo | no ＝ テベモノ
2. kon | pyu - | ta
3. myu - | ji | ka | ru
4. u - | man
5 he | a | pi - | su
6. nu - | do
7. me | nyu -
8. ro - | te - | shon
9. ha | i | kin | gu
10. kyan | se | ru
11. ha | ne | mu -n |
12. ku | ri | su | ma | su | tsu | ri -
13. ra | i | to
14. na | i | to | ge - | mu
More Katakana Writing Practice
Now let's practice writing some more katakana. This time, we're going to include all the irregular sounds that don't exist in hiragana.
Katakana Writing Exercise 2
Sample: bi - | chi ＝ ビーチ
1. e | i | zu | wi | ru | su
2. no - | su | sa | i | do
3. in | fo | me - | shon
4. pu | ro | je | ku | to
5. fa | su | to | fu - | do
6. she | ru | su | ku | ri | pu | to
7. we - | to | re | su
8. ma | i | ho - | mu
9. chi - | mu | wa - | ku
10. mi | ni | su | ka - | to
11. re - | za - | di | su | ku
12. chen | ji
13. re | gyu | ra -
14. we | i | to | ri | fu | tin | gu
Changing English words to katakana
Just for fun, let's try figuring out the katakana for some English words. I've listed some common patterns below but they are only guidelines and may not apply
for some words.
As you know, since Japanese sounds always consist of consonant-vowel pairs, any English words that deviate from this pattern will cause problems.
The only combination that doesn't create problems is the consonant-vowel + n (using 「ン」). Here are some trends you may have noticed.
If you've seen "Lost in Translation", you know that / l / and / r / are indistinguishable.
（１） Ready -> レディ
（２） Lady -> レディ
If you have more than one vowel in a row or a vowel sound that ends in / r /, it usually becomes a long vowel sound.
（１） Target -> ターゲット
（２） Shoot -> シュート
Abrupt cut-off sounds usually denoted by a / t / or / c / employ the small 「ッ」.
（１） Catch -> キャッチ
（２） Cache -> キャッシュ
Any word that ends in a consonant sound requires another vowel to complete the consonant-vowel pattern. (Except for "n" and "m" for which we have 「ン」)
For "t" and "d", it's usually "o". For everything else, it's usually "u".
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