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Language Acquisition #4: Time To Learn Katakana

katakana-chart-fullKonnichiwa!    Yoroshika onegai shimasu.

I haven’t made a whole lot of progress as far as my vocabulary.  However, I am happy to report that I am hearing a lot more of the sounds that make up Japanese words so it doesn’t always sounds like a long string of nonsense.

This must be how a toddler must here the world.   “Blah blah blah blah  NO!   Blah blah Hello!  Hello! blah blah blah Mama blah you!   Mama blah you!   Blah blah blah.  I see you!”

Little darlings, I totally get why you feel the need to throw a tantrum.   It’s just a lot of information flying at you all the time that makes absolutely no sense.

I have just about mastered the Hiragana with stroke order.  It’s time now to get to learning Katakana.   I tried to learn them at the same time, but found it to be too much and I was only able to retain u and ko because they look so similar to the Hiragana.   Instead, I find that using Hiragana Pro and Katakana Pro (99 cents each) one at a time for instant recognition and then moving to the Writing Order Hiragana/Katakana App (free with ads) worked the best for memorization and retention.

How many times did I mess up those Japanese words?  Kuso.

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