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Hiragana and the Japanese Sound System, Part 2

In this section you’ll learn the conventions used for writing sounds beyond the basic 46. Add to that a couple spelling rules and you’ll be able to read and write any Japanese word in Hiragana. You’ll find a complete chart … 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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