Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Congratulations on Completing the Hiragana!

Congratulations on completing the hiragana characters! Ya~h, how do you feel? Just a minute ago you were thinking that there’s no way you could have ever been able to master the annoying and complicated characters! And that you could have never imagined that you’ll be able to master them someday eventually!
You see, all you needed was confidence and continuous and endless effort! And there you are~
But the knowledge you gained would eventually be forgotten if you don’t go back to it once in awhile. So for that reason I collected these books from the internet, so you can practice and exercise with them.
Firstly, we have this hiragana children books. In these books, like the title says, only contains hiragana! And only hiragana! The entire book from the cover to the end is all in hiragana. Each book contains famous Japanese folk story.
We are sorry to say that we don’t have the complete set, but this should be more than enough for just a practice.

Hiragana Book Chilren Books:


Hiragana Book #1: いっすんぼうし (Issunboushi)

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Hiragana: Lesson 46 - ‘ん’ [n]

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Pronunciation:
‘ん’ is romanized ‘n’, pronounced ‘n’ as in ‘man’.

Words with ‘ん’:
‘ ん’ in the middle: 

  • 信じる/しじる (shinjiru - to believe; to believe in; to place trust in; to confide in; to have faith in)

Hiragana: Lesson 45 - ‘を’ [wo]

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Pronunciation:
‘を’ is romanized ‘wo’, pronounced ‘wo’ as in ‘won’.

It is transliterated variably as <o> or <wo>, with the former being faithful to standard pronunciation but the latter avoiding confusion with お and オ.

Hiragana: Lesson 44 - ‘わ’ [wa]

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Pronunciation:
‘わ’ is romanized ‘wa’.

Words with ‘わ’:
‘わ’ at the beginning:

  • 悪い/るい (warui -> bad; poor; inferior; evil; sinful; unprofitable; unbeneficial; at fault; to blame; in the wrong; sorry)
  • 笑い/らい (warai -> laugh; laughter; smile; sneer)
  • 笑う/らう (warau -> to laugh; to smile; to sneer; to ridicule)
  • 若/か (waka -> youth; child (esp. of the young son of someone of high social standing))
  • 分かる/かる (wakaru -> to be understood; to be comprehended; to be grasped; to become clear; to be known; to be discovered; to be realized; to be realised; to be found out)

Monday, 10 January 2011

Hiragana: Lesson 43 - ‘ろ’ [ro]

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Pronunciation:
‘ろ’ is romanized ‘ro’ and pronounced ‘ro’ as in ‘rock’.

Words with ‘ろ’:
‘ ろ’ at the beginning:

  • 6/く (roku -> (num) six))
  • 6月/くがつ (rokugatsu -> June)
  • ろう引き/うびき (roubiki -> waxing)
  • ろう者/うしゃ (rousha -> deaf person)
  • ろくろ師/くろし (rokuroshi -> turner; thrower)
  • 路上/じょう (rojou -> (on the) road; (on the) way)
  • 露国/こく (rokoku -> Russia)