Learn Katakana

Are you ready to continue your journey to learning “enough” Japanese to maximize your time in this intriguing country?

Important note: this course builds off of the hiragana course. I highly recommend you complete that course first — unless you already are comfortable with hiragana.

Katakana is used to sort of recreate foreign language words in Japanese — though sometimes this is difficult since some sounds are nearly impossible to produce from Japanese.

You’ll also find it used in names, scientific words when someone wants to emphasize text… among a few other reasons.

If you’re ready, let’s get started, shall we? First up, the core アイウエオ (aiueo) characters.