Memorising the Hiragana and Katakana

Mnemonics for learning the Japanese kana alphabets. I made these a long time ago, but perhaps someone may still find them useful. Enjoy!

Hiragana Mnemonics

  • Set 1:   a   i   u   e   o

  • Set 2:   ka   ki   ku   ke   ko

  • Set 3:   sa   shi   su   se   so

  • Set 4:   ta   chi   tsu   te   to

  • Set 5:   na   ni   nu   ne   no

  • Set 6:   ha   hi   fu   he   ho

  • Set 7:   ma   mi   mu   me   mo

  • Set 8:   ra   ri   ru   re   ro

  • Set 9:   wa   wo   n

  • Set 10:   ya   yu   yo
              

Katakana Mnemonics

  • Set 1:   a   i   u   e   o

  • Set 2:   ka   ki   ku   ke   ko

  • Set 3:   sa   shi   su   se   so

  • Set 4:   ta   chi   tsu   te   to

  • Set 5:   na   ni   nu   ne   no

  • Set 6:   ha   hi   fu   he   ho

  • Set 7:   ma   mi   mu   me   mo

  • Set 8:   ra   ri   ru   re   ro

  • Set 9:   wa   wo   n

  • Set 10:   ya   yu   yo


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