Katakana

Textbook
Characters
Exercises
Quizzes
Worksheets

Textbook

Material on this page refers to lessons from the following textbook:

Amazon logo Jorden, Eleanor Harz. Japanese: The Spoken Language, Part 1. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1987. ISBN: 9780300038347.

Characters

Follow the links from the column headings to study that whole column, or click on each individual character. Each character page contains an image of the character and examples of words using the character. Note: the "n-" and "w-" columns are included in "r", and the "y-" column is included in "m".

Exercises

The following exercises provide a short introduction to the character sounds and reading practice.

Quizzes

Test your knowledge of characters and vocabulary.

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Worksheets

For further study, worksheets are available to print out.

Topics PDF
"a" - "ko" (ア - コ), Stroke order (PDF)
"sa" - "to" (サ - ト), Stroke order (PDF)
"na" - "ho" (ナ - ホ), Stroke order (PDF)
"ma" - "yo" (マ - ヨ), Stroke order (PDF)
"ra" - "n" (ラ - ン), Stroke order (PDF)
Voiced (ガ - ) (PDF)
C + y + V (キ ヤ - ) (PDF)
Words & Phrases (PDF)