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Permanent Cherished Version! Japanese lecture part1. Hiragana, which can be used all the time.

Permanent Collector's Edition ! Useful Japanese Course, part2. Katakana.

Today, we'll start the third Japanese lecture. Before learning the third basis of Japanese - "Chinese character", let's review the Hiragana and Katakana!

To learn and use Japanese, Hiragana and Katakana are extremely important, just like you must be familiar with alphabet before learning English. Although Hiragana and Katakana are written in different ways, yet their number and pronunciation are exactly the same.

In Hiragana and Katakana, there are some very important usages:
・dakuten and handakuten
・sokuon and youon
Let's start with dakuten and handakuten!

What do you think about them? Remember that there are two points (top right corner) for dakuten, and there is a circle (top right corner) for handakuten. The pronunciation range of Japanese can be greatly expanded by using dakuten and handakuten.
The following is a list of hiragana and katakana with dakuten and handakuten.

How does it feel? Just like this,the sokuon and youon are also playing a very important role.
The following is a list of hiragana and katakana with sokuon and youon.

How do you think? You are very excellent for your persisting in learning Japanese! The next lecture is the highlight of the Japanese—""Chinese Characters""! Let's cheer together~!