Ready to learn the basics of Japanese? We'll teach you the first two writing systems, Hiragana and Katakana. We'll also introduce some simple vocabulary and your very first sentence grammar!
The hiragana in this lesson start with the "T" sound and end in vowels just like the others we've learned so far. But there's two exceptions to the usual pattern that you'll have to remember!Read Lesson
We're getting to know more hiragana and those exceptions keep on coming! Keep moving forward with the hiragana and vocabulary you've learned up to this point by challenging yourself daily with these drills!
This isn't the first time we're using dakuten to change sounds. Characters whose sounds start with T can be changed to D sounds by adding dakuten. But what happens when you add dakuten to ち "Chi" and つ "Tsu"?Read Lesson
You've learned even more hiragana! Remember, it's easier to know them if you constantly see them and test your memory. These drills were designed to help, so add them now!
Hiragana that start with the "N" sound don't change the N sound when combined with a vowel. But some of the characters can easily be confused with others. Learn your N Hiragana here!Read Lesson
Keep going! Again, these hiragana may not change its consonant, but they can easily be confused with others so it's important you know these backwards and forwards!
You've learned quite a few more hiragana. Let's see how well you've managed!
This lesson covers hiragana that start with the "H" sound. Learn how to properly pronounce ふ and remember the difference between は and ほ!Read Lesson
は to ほ are going to be used often in the next lesson. How well do you know them? Add these drills and find out!
The "H" sound in "H hiragana" can be changed to either a "B" or a "P" sound. To change "Ha" to "Ba", we use the already familiar dakuten. To change the "Ha" to "Pa", we'll use something unique to "P" hiragana: handakuten.Read Lesson
You've dealt with dakuten before. Let's see how you handle handakuten! Can you remember the only consonant that uses handakuten?
Hiragana that start with consonant M don't contain exceptions just like the N hiragana. But there are some M hiragana that can easily be confused with N hiragana! Don't panic, we'll tell you what characters to look out for!Read Lesson