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Beginner Japanese: Can You Read Katakana?

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Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji are the elements of written Japanese. If you have just started learning Japanese, you are probably learning Hiragana. Your next step is to master Katakana, which is used for most foreign words in Japanese.

Japanese has thousands of words (gairaigo) borrowed from other languages, so you'll see Katakana used all over the place in Japanese. To Westerners, Japanese words written in Katakana seem to be "less than Japanese," but many Japanese people think of these words as chic and trendy compared to their native Japanese vocabulary.

Learning Katakana takes patience and practice—lots of reading practice. In this free Japanese quiz, try reading all of the answer choices out loud, and see if you can pronounce the Katakana words correctly. Try a new introductory Japanese quiz at Nihongo-Pro every day, and your Japanese skill will improve steadily!

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We hope to see you in an online Japanese lesson soon. In the meantime, the staff and teachers at Nihongo-Pro wish you the best of luck in your Japanese studies!

カタカナkatakana よめる?

ただしいのは どれ  
Which one is correct?

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