I’ve wanted to write this post for a while now but I’m only just getting around to doing so. I speak very basic Japanese and I’m still learning now. But something that I do know in Japanese in Hiragana and Katakana.
Japanese has three writing systems; hiragana, katakana and kanji.
Hiragana is used for Japanese words. Katakana is used for foreign words, sounds, animals and food.
So, which one do you learn first?!
I learnt hiragana first and I recommend that you do too because I definitely find it the easiest. But honestly, it doesn’t matter which one you learn first since you’ll be learning them both anyway.
How to learn Hiragana?
The way that I learnt hiragana was by searching for a hiragana chart and just printing it out. First I decided that I wanted to learn a line a day. I would write down the syllables that I wanted to learn and I would write them over and over again until they stuck into my mind. The next day, I would try to make myself write them again and if I didn’t remember than I had to do it all over again.
After a month, I had completely learn hiragana.
How to learn Katakana?
The answer to this question is easy. It’s exactly the same way of learning hiragana.
You can also learn both hiragana and katakana by using your phone. I use certain apps which allow me to learn Japanese easier. You can read my phone on which apps I use here.