カタカナ

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Reading

Readings of the Japanese word.

The word is written in kanji with furigana over each character. There is also the transliteration written in kana (hiragana or katakana) and romaji using the Hepburn method. Some words indicated by the symbol have a computer-generated audio that can be listened to by clicking on it.

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  • かたかな()
    かたかな (katakana)

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  • usually written using kana alonenoun
    katakana, angular Japanese syllabary used primarily for loanwords
    • see also: 
  • katakana {hoekig Japans lettergrepenschrift}
    • katakana, syllabaire japonais utilisé principalement pour les mots empruntés
      • Katakana (eine der beiden japan. Silbenschriften)
        • катакана ((один из двух шрифтов яп. слоговой азбуки; обязателен в телеграммах и для написания заимствованных слов; ср.) ひらがな)
          • katakana
            • katakana

              Katakana table

              Table of katakana letters

              Katakana is a Japanese syllabary, one component of the Japanese writing system along with hiragana, kanji and in some cases the Latin script (known as romaji). The word katakana means "fragmentary kana", as the katakana characters are derived from components of more complex kanji. Katakana and hiragana are both kana systems. With one or two minor exceptions, each syllable in the Japanese language is represented by one character, or kana, in each system.Each kana is either a vowel such as "a" (katakana ア); a consonant followed by a vowel such as ka (katakana カ); or n (katakana ン), a nasal sonorant which, depending on the context, sounds either like English m, n, or ng ([ŋ]), or like the nasal vowels of Spanish and/or Portuguese.

              In contrast to the hiragana syllabary, which is used for those Japanese language words and grammatical inflections which kanji does not cover, the katakana syllabary usage is quite similar to italics in English; specifically, it is used for transcription of foreign language words into Japanese and the writing of loan words (collectively gairaigo); for emphasis; to represent onomatopoeia; for technical and scientific terms; and for names of plants, animals, minerals, and often Japanese companies.

              Katakana are characterized by short, straight strokes and sharp corners, and are the simplest of the Japanese scripts.

              This table will help you study Katakana.

              Monographs (gojūon)


              a


              i


              u


              e


              o


              ka


              ki


              ku


              ke


              ko


              sa


              shi


              su


              se


              so


              ta


              chi


              tsu


              te


              to


              na


              ni


              nu


              ne


              no


              ha


              hi


              fu


              he


              ho


              ma


              mi


              mu


              me


              mo


              ya


              yu


              yo


              ra


              ri


              ru


              re


              ro


              wa


              wo


              n

              Diacritics (gojūon with dakuten)


              ga


              gi


              gu


              ge


              go


              za


              ji


              zu


              ze


              zo


              da


              de


              do


              ba


              bi


              bu


              be


              bo


              pa


              pi


              pu


              pe


              po

              Digraphs (yōon)

              キャ
              kya

              キュ
              kyu

              キョ
              kyo

              シャ
              sha

              シュ
              shu

              ショ
              sho

              チャ
              cha

              チュ
              chu

              チョ
              cho

              ニャ
              nya

              ニュ
              nyu

              ニョ
              nyo

              ヒャ
              hya

              ヒュ
              hyu

              ヒョ
              hyo

              ミャ
              mya

              ミュ
              myu

              ミョ
              myo

              リャ
              rya

              リュ
              ryu

              リョ
              ryo

              Digraphs with diacritics (yōon with dakuten)

              ギャ
              gya

              ギュ
              gyu

              ギョ
              gyo

              ジャ
              ja

              ジュ
              ju

              ジョ
              jo

              ビャ
              bya

              ビュ
              byu

              ビョ
              byo

              ピャ
              pya

              ピュ
              pyu

              ピョ
              pyo

              Extended kana

              ウィ
              wi

              ウェ
              we

              ウォ
              wo

              ティ
              ti

              ファ
              fa

              フィ
              fi

              フェ
              fe

              フォ
              fo

              ディ
              di

              ドゥ
              du

              ヴァ
              va

              ヴィ
              vi


              vu

              ヴェ
              ve

              ヴォ
              vo

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