Japanese/Kana/Lessons/Katakana/Lesson 10

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Hiragana: [ a ] [ ka ] [ sa ] [ ta ] [ na ] [ ha ] [ ma ] [ ya ] [ ra ] [ wa, wo, n ] [ ゐ and ゑ (ancient hiragana in disuse) ]
Katakana: [ a ] [ ka ] [ sa ] [ ta ] [ na ] [ ha ] [ ma ] [ ya ] [ ra ] [ wa, wo, n ] [ ヰ and ヱ (ancient katakana in disuse) ]

Brush Stroke: ワ-bw.png
Sound:
Mnemonic:
  • Water - It's half of a bowl of cold (steamless) water.
Example:
  • ワクチン vaccine
Brush Stroke: ヲ-bw.png
Sound:
Mnemonic:
  • Woven - A woven basket with a broad reed strip along the side.
Example:

This character is very rarely used in modern Japanese.

Brush Stroke: ン-bw.png
Sound:
Mnemonic:
  • Someone was writing シ (shi), but they commited the sin of forgetting one of the top lines.
Example:
  • コンピュータ computer
  • ハンバーガ hamburger
  • キング king (in playing cards)