Read Japanese


Most Foreign Japanese words are English and the Japanese use their Katakana Alphabet to write foreign words. If you at least learn Katakana you will be able to read a few signs, and it's fun to say " I know what that means!"

For example Katakana = ka ta ka na カ タ カ ナ.

To use the table below, roll your mouse over the katakana to see the Hiragana and Romaji equivalents.

a ka sa ta na ha ma ya ra wa
i ki shi chi ni hi mi ri
u ku su tsu nu fu mu yu ru n
e ke se te ne he me re
o ko so to no ho mo yo ro wo

  • Learn japanese before you leave Link
  • Japanese to English to Japanese Link
  • Learn to write Kanji Link
  • 1000_Japanese_basic_words Link