Remembering the Hiragana/Katakana

Live and Work in Japan

James Heisig

The first task is to learn the two phonetic syllabaries used in Japanese. Each has 46 basic symbols (plus a few extras). They’re not too hard to learn — I learned the hiragana in about a week by rote memorization. But then I bought this book and learned the katakana in about one hour!

This book is cheap and effective, and it is also an excellent primer for the methods used in the far more complex Remembering the Kanji books, which I also describe on this website.

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2 comments on “Remembering the Hiragana/Katakana”

  1. 1
    kris said (26 January 2006 at 12:31 am)

    I want to learn Japanese

  2. 2
    Bennett said (10 May 2006 at 9:39 pm)

    Then you have come to the right place!

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