What is difference between Hiragana and Katakana?

What is difference between Hiragana and Katakana?

Japanese has 3 alphabet which is Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. 

Hiragana and Katakana are easy to studying because we do have only 46 characters. However, Kanji is more than 2,136 characters.

This is my recommendation of learning Japanese. First if you are beginner of Japanese, you should start with Hiragana and Katakana first. After you completed Hiragana and Katakana then start Kanji.

Therefore, Kanji is the one of hardest letter in the world. So even though no one completed Kanji in Japan. 


HIRAGANA (Basic 46 letters called GOJUON)

あ a い i う u え e  お o
か ka き ki く ku け ke こ ko
さ sa し shi す su せ se そ so
た ta ち chi つ tsu て te と to
な na に ni ぬ nu ね ne の no
は ha ひ hi ふ hu へ he ほ ho
ま ma み mi む nu め ne も mo
や ya ゆ yu よ yo
ら ra  り ri る ru れ re ろ ro
わ wa を wo ん n


This is basic of Hiragana that we use. However, Hiragana is the most easiest character in Japanese. For example, when we tried to write difficult word of Kanji but we did not know that Kanji we can recover with Hiragana. No matter what it words you can use Hiragana. 


Katakana (Basic 46 letters)

ア a イ i ウ u エ e オ o
カ ka キ ki ク ku ケ ke コ ko
サ sa シ si ス su セ se ソ so
タ ta チ chi ツ tsu テ te ト to
ナ na ニ ni ヌ nu ネ ne ノ no
ハ ha ヒ hi フ hu ヘ he ホ ho
マ ma ミ mi ム mu メ me  モ mo
ヤ ya ユ yu ヨ yo
ラ ra リ ri ル ru レ re ロ ro
ワ wa ヲ wo ン N


This is basic of Katakana letters that we use in Japan. However, Katakana is  use for foreign words and expressions. For example, New York (ニューヨーク) we not use Hiragana and Kanji for NY. 


TOP 10 A using Katakana phrases. 

1. This is a computer これはコンピューター (Kore wa computer)


2. I am French 私はフランス人です ( Watashi wa France jindesu)


3. Are you Tom? あなたはトムですか? (Anatawa Tom desk?) > Tom is not Japanese name. So that is why we use Katakana.


4. My business is going well 私のビジネスはうまくいってる (Watashi no business wa umaku itteru)


5. Did you send me a message? 私にメッセージ送りました? (Watashi ni message okurimashita?)


6. Do you have Instagram? インスタグラムある?(Instagram aru?)


7. I like America 私はアメリカがすき (Watashi wa America ga suki)


8. I took a Taxi 私はタクシーに乗った( Watashi wa Taxi ni notta)


9. Do you play soccer? あなたはサッカーをやってますか?(Anata wa soccer wo yattemasuka?)


10. My hobby is playing the piano 私の趣味はピアノをひくこと (Watashino shumi wa piano wo hikukoto)





How to use “How, What and When”(使いやすいフレーズ編)

今日はHow, What and When を使ったフレーズを教えます。


Hey guys. Today’s topic are how to use “How, What and When” words. 

However, I will tell you guys about how I studied in english. I moved to the USA when I was 19, at the time I  had tough time to studiyg English because my first languge is Japanese.

Japanese and english are totally different, like writing and speaking something like that. but you cannot give up, if you want to make a friend or learn culture right? 

Before I will tell you guys one thing that I am not professional english and still learning. So sometime you may not understood, please let me know. Thank you. 


This is my recommendations of how to study Japanese

1. First You should study speaking part because Japanese are very hard to writing and reading. 

2. Watch Japanese anime every day with Japanese sabtitole 

3. You should always set a goal and step by step. 

4. Talk to Japanese people. I am Japanese by the way. Lol


The most useful sentences of “How”

Meaning of “HOW”

How is (どのようにDono youni ,どのくらい Dono kurai ,しかた Shikata ,〜するか Suruka)

Japanese is a SOV ( Subject, Object  and Verb ) 

For example, I play soccer. → 私はサッカーをしてる。(Watashi )私 is I.  (Soccer)サッカー is soccer.  (Shiteru)してる is play. 


1. How are you? お元気ですか?(Ogenkidesuka?)


2. How many people? 何人ですか?(Nanninedesuka?)


3. How long does it take? 〜どのくらい掛かる?(Donokurai kakaru?)


4. How do you say? 〜なんていうの?(Nan te iuno?)


5. How  often do you go to the gym?   あなたはジムにどのくらい行くの?( Anatawa gym ni donokurai ikuno?)


6. How cute your   あなたは何て可愛いの(Anatawa nante kawaii no)


7. How does it work? どうやってやってるの(Do u yatte yatteruno?)


8. How tall are you? 身長は?(Shintiyou wa?)


9. How much is it ? いくらですか?(ikura desuka?)


10. Have a nice day よい一日を(Yoiitinitiwo)


The most popular sentences of ” WHAT” 

Meaning of What

What is (何 Nani 、何もの Nanimono、どんな人 Donna hito、どれくらい  Dorekurai)


1. What did you do yesterday? 昨日何をしてた?(Kinou naniwo shiteta?)


2. What do you do? 職業はなんですか?(Shokugyou wa nandesuka?)


3. What are you doing? 何してる?(Nanishiteru?)


4. What kind of food do you like? あなたは何の食べ物が好きですか?(Anatawa nanno tabemono ga sukidesuka?)


5. What did you say? 何て言いました?(Nannte iimashita?)


6. What is you are goal? あなたの目標は何ですか?(Anata no moku hyou wa nandesuka?)


7. What is your name? あなたのお名前は?(Anatano onamaewa?)


8. what do you think? あなたはどう思う?(Anatawa douomou)


9. What is your favorite color? あなたの好きな色は?(Anatano sukina irowa?)


10. What time is it? 何時ですか?( Nanji desuka?)


The most popular sentences of  “WHEN” 

Meaning of ” When”

When is (いつ Itsu、〜時Toki)


1. When are you free?   あなたはいつ空いてる?(Anatawa itsu aiteru?)


2. When is your birthday?   あなたの誕生日はいつ?(Anatano tanjilyou bi wa itsu)


3. When I went to Miami, I met 50cent   私はマイアミに行った時50centに会った(Watashi wa miami ni ittatoki 50cent ni atta)


4. When I was young I was fat   私は小さい時太っていた(watashiwa tiisaitoki futotte ita)


5. When you get home let me know   家に着いたら教えて(ieni tsu itar oshiete)


6. When did you buy this? あなたはこれをいつかいました?(Anatawa korewo itsu kaimashita?)


7. When will you come? あなたはいつ来る?(Anatawa itsu kuru?)


8. When will you go home? あなたはいつ家に帰る?(Anatawa itsu ienikaeru?)


9. When will the rain stop? 雨はいつ止む?(Amewa itsu yamu)


10. When I was your men 私があなたの彼だった時 (Watashiga anatano kare dattatoki)


Thank you guys for checking my page. I hope this page help you to learn Japanese. 

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How to use “Go” in Japanese.

Hey guys todays topic is Go & Went. Before I start explain about how to use go and went, I will teach a defamation of “Go”

Go (Deformation list)

Present is call 現在形(Genzaikei) →Going

Past is call 過去形 (Kakokei).→Went

Past participle is call 過去分詞 (Kakobunshi) →Gone

Third person singular present is call 三人称単数現在 (Sanninshou tansuu) →Goes

Plural is call 複数 (Hukusuu) →Goes(名詞)MEISHI

Superlative is call 最上級 (Saijoukyu) →Goest


I recommend to learn Japanese that you shuold study “Go and Went” first because this is most we using in Japan. However, 

 (meaning) OF GO

Go and Goingは主に→ 行く(Iku), 向かう(Mukau), 通う(Kayou), 進む(Susumu), 移動する(Idousuru)

Wentは主に→ 行った(Itta), 向かった(Mukatta), 通った(Kayotta), 進んだ(Susunda), 移動した(Idoushita)


The most popular sentenses with using Go. 

1. I go to school → 私は学校に行く(Watashi wa Gattkou ni iku)


2. Did you go to school ? → 学校行った?(Gakkou itta?)


3. Why you didn’t go to school ? → 何で学校行かなかったの?(Nande gakkou ikanakattano?)


4. Can I go to the bathroom? → トイレ行ってもいいですか?(Toilet ittemo iidesuka?)


5. Can you go to post office to pick up letter ?→ 郵便局に手紙取りに行ける?(Yuubinkyoku ni tegami torini ikeru?)


6. Where did you go ? → どこ行ったの?(Doko itta no?)


7. Lets go home → 家に帰ろう(Ieni kaerou)


8. I want to go to the beach ? → ビーチに行きたい(Beach ni ikitai)


9. Can I go inside? → 中に入ってもいいですか?(Nakani haittemo iidesuka?)


10. Go away → あっち行って(Attchi itte)


The most popular sentences with using “went” 

1. I went to the school yestarday → 私は昨日学校に行った(Watashi wa kinou gakkou ni itta)


2. I went to the airport to pick up my brother → 空港に私の兄弟を迎えに行った(Kukou ni watashi no kyoudai wo mukae ni itta.)


3. I went back home → 私は家に帰った(Watashi wa ie. ni kaetta)


4. When I went to → 行った時(Itta toki)


5. When I went to Tokyo, I met her → 東京に行った時彼女に会った(Tokyo ni itta toki kanojo ni atta)


6. Please explain to me what went wrong → 何が間違っていたのか私に説明して(Nani ga machigatte itanoka setsumei shite)


7.The call went through → 電話が繋がった(Denwaga tsunagatta)


8. It went well → うまくいった(Umaku itta)


9. The price went up → 値段が上がった(Nedan ga agatta)


10. The lights went out → 電気が消えた(Denki ga kieta)


Thank you guys for  checking my page, I hope help you to learn Japanese.

See You Soon…  


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