Learn Katakana-RA RI RU RE RO

In the last lesson we went over マ三ムメモ — a simple lesson without any real gotchas. The R consonant in this lesson is simple too. While there is a pronunciation issue to think about, the characters are easy to tell apart.

RA RI RU RE RO-ラリルレロ

Just like in hiragana, this consonant has a catch. The R sounds like L.

  • → ra (like “la”)
  • → ri (like “lee”)
  • → ru (like “loo”)
  • → re (like “lay”)
  • → ro (like “low”)

Nothing to Look Out For

This lesson is straight forward. The characters are distinct enough. You may want to think about (ro) and (ko), but these are easy to tell apart too.