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Hiragana and Katakana

Hiragana and Katakana, known together as Kana, are the Japanese syllabaries, phonetic scripts where each basic symbol represents a mora, a kind of simple syllable. Here you'll find a variety of resources to help you learn Hiragana and Katakana, including … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Japanese Writing System

Perhaps you've heard about Japanese having four "writing systems", as if there are four separate ways to write Japanese. This is simply false. There are three native and two nonnative scripts (for a total of five) used together in one … Continue reading

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