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Learn to read! Japanese Reading Lesson 002: かきくけこ

Posted by meronpan on November 6, 2008

Welcome back to another reading lesson! I’ll be picking up the pace soon, but for now, just another 5 kana. Don’t want to rush the beginning because knowing the sounds of the first 5 kana (あ い う え お) is the basis for knowing how to say every other character in the alphabet (ok, fine, except for ん (‘n’) but we’ll get to that later). Edit, for easier browsing, here’s a link to lesson 1.

This week’s characters are from the k row (or column, depending on how you write it out ^^;)… and here’s why last week’s lesson is so important – simply add a K sound to each character and you can read them all!

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Learn to read! Japanese Reading Lesson 001: あいうえお

Posted by meronpan on October 30, 2008

We’ll see how long this lasts, and I’m not sure this blog is the best place to do it, but I felt like trying to spread the Japanese language love.  Assuming I follow through, I’m not expecting anyone to be fluent when I’m done but I hope it may inspire those who are curious to follow up with classes or otherwise.

さ、勉強しましょう! Let's study!

These “lessons” will be aimed at otaku, so expect anime/manga/game/novel examples and such. ^^;

Anyhow, the first step towards reading Japanese is learning the alphabet (well, technically it’s a syllabary)! aaand the first letter (or kana) is… あ! In English it’s pronounced as ‘a’ in father, ‘o’ in otter, ‘a’ in saw, etc. Unfortunately I’m not sure how the pronunciation turns out in other languages/accents, gomen m(_ _)m

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忙しい! {busy!}

Posted by meronpan on September 15, 2008

ごめんごめん! So yeah, been busy with lotsa crap, really been showing in my lack of updates -_-

narukana from 聖なるかな {seinarukana} ~The Spirit of Eternity Sword 2~

…I wish I had been “busy” like narukana ^_^;;  Alas no, busy getting my car fixed (stupid flat tire -_-) and was out of town this past weekend.  My blog reading material is overflowing and I should really be catching up rather than writing this random post ^^;

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