Katakana-NA NI NU NE NO

In the last lesson, we went over タチツテト. Let’s add the N consonant to your katakana toolkit next.

This is a very simple lesson, with one small tricky thing to look out for.

NA NI NU NE NO-ナ二ヌネノ

First, let’s cover how to pronounce these characters. You can tap each character to hear the native pronunciation.

  • → na (like “nah”)
  • → ni (like “knee”)
  • → nu (like “new”)
  • → ne (like “nay”)
  • → no (like “no”)

Look Out For ノ

This isn’t really all that bad, but (no) looks a bit similar to (tsu) (shi) (so). But since it’s missing the “apostrophe looking thing” it’s easy to remember.

Later in this course, there will be another character added to this list of lookalikes though.

Recall Practice

Time to practice! Just like in all lessons, do this as many times as it takes for you to feel like you can confidently select the correct answer without guessing.

This recall brings back カキクケコ to combine with ナ二ヌネノ.

Good job! Continue practicing until you can confidently complete this with ease. Use the buttons below to restart the practice (challenge yourself with inverted and challenge mode).

Once this practice feels easy to you it’s time to take a quick break and then move on to the next lesson.