So you now have a good idea of what Japanse Hiragana look like in the previous post. Cool! Now let's move on to the second one of Japanese script - Katakana. Katakana is just like Hiragana you have just seen - a set of phonetic alphabets. However, they are most likely to be used to signify things or concept of foreign origins.
OK, so let's get started!
Let's dig an underground tunnel! ア as in "underground".
I want an easel. イ as in "easel".
I have oodles of arrowheads. ウ as in "oodles".
I have an extra bone. エ as in "extra".
Oh! What an odd kick! オ as in "oh".
A kite is flying in the sky. カ as in "kite".
I have a key. キ as in "key".
This is a quick seven. ク as in "quick"
It's a crooked "K". ケ as in crooked "K".
I have a cold. コ as in "cold".
Let socks dry. サ as in "socks".
She has a crooked smile. シ as in "she".
My kid has a swing set. ス as in "swing".
This is Senor Martines. セ asn in "Senor".
A soy bean jumped out! ソ as in "soy".
Titanic is sinking. タ as in "Titanic".
A chimp is on the ball. チ as in "chimp".
I havde three peanuts. ツ as in "peanuts".
A cat's tail. テ as in "tail".
This is a tomahawk. ト as in "tomahawk".
Number 1, 2, and 3. ナ as in "number".
I have two needles. ニ as in "needles".
Look at my new dress! ヌ as in "new".
Balancing is never easy! ネ as in "never".
He has a long nose. ノ as in "nose".
Ha, ha, ha! I can't stop laughing. ハ as in "ha".
This is my heel. ヒ as in "heel".
A hook on a wall. フ as in "hook".
There is a haystack. ヘ as in "haystack".
I'm holding a holy cross. ホ as in "holy".
Don't drink too much Martini. マ as in "Martini".
Who is 3? Me! ミ as in "me".
Moo-moo move! ム as in "moo".
I mended my pants. メ as in "mended".
There are four monitors. モ as in "monitors".
A yacht in the sea. ヤ as in "yacht".
I saw a U-boat. ユ as in "U-boat".
I can yoga! ヨ as in "yoga".
This is a Japanese lantern. ラ as in "lantern".
This is her ribbon. リ as in "ribbon".
Roots of an apple tree. ル as in "roots".
Let's go! レ as in "let's".
We have a loaf of bread. ロ as in "loaf".
A wine glass. ワ as in "wine" glass.
Wow! He's happy! ヲ as in "wow".
Mmm Yammy! ン as in "mmm". ("mmm" with your mouth open, or "nnn")