Japanese Kana (Katakana & Hiragana) Workbook

Dear Friend,

If you want to memorize basic Japanese characters, this book is for you.
Handy KATAKANA (including HIRAGANA) Workbook. For individual or classroom use.
68 worksheets. 80 pages. $20+. The front cover has a beautiful bird, SUMIE, which was designed by an artist.
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         TABLE  OF  CONTENTS
                                                        Page

Introduction              vi

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS   vii   


STUDYSHEET#1
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A, I, U, E, O,  KA, KI, KU, KE, KO,  GA, GI, GU, GE, GO,  N

WORKSHEET #1
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PRACTICE:   A, I, U, E, O,  KA, KI, KU, KE, KO,  GA, GI, GU, GE, GO,  N
WORKSHEET #2
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.....................................  3
MORE  PRACTICE:   A, I, U, E, O,  KA, KI, KU, KE, KO,  GA, GI, GU, GE, GO,  N
WORKSHEET #3
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.....................................  4
ADDITIONAL PRACTICE:   A, I, U, E, O,  KA, KI, KU, KE, KO,  GA, GI, GU, GE,
GO,  N


STUDYSHEET #2
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SA, SHI, SU, SE, SO,  ZA, JI, ZU, ZE, ZO,  TA, CHI, TSU, TE, TO,  DA,  DE, DO

WORKSHEET #4
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....................................   6
PRACTICE:   SA, SHI, SU, SE, SO,  ZA, JI, ZU, ZE, ZO,  TA, CHI, TSU, TE, TO,
 DA,  DE, DO
WORKSHEET #5
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....................................   7
MORE  PRACTICE:    SA, SHI, SU, SE, SO,  ZA, JI, ZU, ZE, ZO,  TA, CHI, TSU,
TE, TO,  DA,  DE, DO
WORKSHEET #6
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....................................   8
ADDITIONAL PRACTICE:   SA, SHI, SU, SE, SO,  ZA, JI, ZU, ZE, ZO,  TA, CHI,
TSU, TE, TO,  DA,  DE, DO


STUDYSHEET #3
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NA, NI, NU, NE, NO,  HA, HI, FU, HE, HO,  BA, BI, BU, BE, BO,  PA, PI, PU,
PE, PO

WORKSHEET #7
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...................................  10
PRACTICE:  NA, NI, NU, NE, NO,  HA, HI, FU, HE, HO,  BA, BI, BU, BE, BO,  PA,
PI, PU, PE, PO

WORKSHEET #8
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...................................  11
MORE  PRACTICE:   NA, NI, NU, NE, NO,  HA, HI, FU, HE, HO,  BA, BI, BU, BE,
BO,  PA, PI, PU, PE, PO
WORKSHEET #9
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...................................  12
ADDITIONAL PRACTICE:   NA, NI, NU, NE, NO,  HA, HI, FU, HE, HO,  BA, BI, BU,
BE, BO,  PA, PI, PU, PE, PO


STUDYSHEET #4
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MA, MI, MU, ME, MO,  YA, YU, YO

WORKSHEET #10
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PRACTICE:  MA, MI, MU, ME, MO,  YA, YU, YO
WORKSHEET #11
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................................  15
MORE  PRACTICE:  MA, MI, MU, ME, MO,  YA, YU, YO
WORKSHEET #12
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................................  16
ADDITIONAL PRACTICE:  MA, MI, MU, ME, MO,  YA, YU, YO


STUDYSHEET #5
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................................  17
RA, RI, RU, RE, RO,  WA, [W]O

WORKSHEET #13
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PRACTICE:  RA, RI, RU, RE, RO,  WA, [W]O
WORKSHEET #14
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MORE  PRACTICE:  RA, RI, RU, RE, RO,  WA, [W]O
WORKSHEET #15
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ADDITIONAL PRACTICE:  RA, RI, RU, RE, RO,  WA, [W]O



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PRACTICE QUIZ EXERCISES  #1
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.... 21
PRACTICE QUIZ EXERCISES  #1 (Cont'd)
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STUDYSHEET #6
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DOUBLE CONSONANT SOUNDS

WORKSHEET #16
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PRACTICE:  DOUBLE CONSONANT SOUNDS
WORKSHEET #17
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MORE  PRACTICE:  DOUBLE CONSONANT SOUNDS
WORKSHEET #18
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ADDITIONAL PRACTICE:  DOUBLE CONSONANT SOUNDS


STUDYSHEET #7
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CONTRACTED SOUNDS

WORKSHEET #19
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PRACTICE:  CONTRACTED SOUNDS
WORKSHEET
#20...........................................................................
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..................................... 29
MORE  PRACTICE:  CONTRACTED SOUNDS
WORKSHEET #21
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ADDITIONAL PRACTICE:  CONTRACTED SOUNDS


STUDYSHEET #8
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33 NEWLY ADDED KATAKANA--SHE/JE, CHE, TSA, TWI, TSE, TSO, TI/DI, TU/DU, etc.

WORKSHEET
#22...........................................................................
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..................................... 32
PRACTICE:   33 NEWLY ADDED KATAKANA
WORKSHEET #23
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................................. 33
MORE PRACTICE:  33 NEWLY ADDED KATAKANA
WORKSHEET #24
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................................. 34
ADDITIONAL PRACTICE:  33 NEWLY ADDED KATAKANA
WORKSHEET #25
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MORE PRACTICE


WORKSHEET #26
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REVIEW ALL KATAKANA INCLUDING ITS COMBINATIONS



PRACTICE QUIZ EXERCISES  #2
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.... 37
PRACTICE QUIZ EXERCISES  #2 (Cont'd)
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KATAKANA CHART WITH STROKE ORDER
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........................................................ 39
KATAKANA CHART WITH STROKE ORDER #2 (Cont'd)
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................................. 40









v







Introduction

This  KATAKANA WORKBOOK   is designed   to accompany  an introductory
Japanese language course.  
 
The HANDY KATAKANA WORKBOOK contains 8 teach-yourself STUDYSHEETS and 26
WORKSHEETS on how to write and read KATAKANA,  2 Practice Quiz Exercises,
and  a KATAKANA chart with stroke order.   The workbook is designed to be
covered in 15 to 25 hours of instruction.  Each STUDYSHEET introduces new
KATAKANA.  Each WORKSHEET presents a sufficient number of KATAKANA and their
combinations for beginning level students to practice.  Each STUDYSHEET and
WORKSHEET in this book is intentionally laid out and presented in the same
manner in order to create a sense of confidence and to allow the student to
establish the feeling of accomplishment through success. Unlike the
methods used in traditional language classes,  the HANDY KATAKANA 
WORKBOOK teaches you to read and write from Day One.

Approximately 500 KATAKANA words (150 from BASIC FUNCTIONAL JAPANESE and
350 from other sources)  are introduced in this book.   Layout and instructions
in this book will make learning KATAKANA easy and enjoyable.  The HANDY
KATAKANA WORKBOOK is prepared by language specialists who understand the
logic and psychology behind language learning.  When going through the
exercises,  you will be able to acquire KATAKANA with less effort.

This workbook does not contain the explanations of the origin of KANA,  its
history and development.  The author's intent is to assist you to become
familiar with Japanese syllabaries,  and to be able to use them 
in a short period of time.

This KATAKANA WORKBOOK can best be used along with BASIC FUNCTIONAL JAPANESE
by Pegasus Language Services.
Objectives
Upon completion of this book,  you should be able to:
            1.  Form all the  KATAKANA characters and combinations of
characters  correctly.
            2.  Relate KATAKANA sounds to the phonological spelling,  and
write them correctly.







vi




ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I wish to thank the critics,  too many to cite individually,  of the original
version of the HANDY KATAKANA WORKBOOK, including the instructors 
who have used this material at Soko Gakuen Japanese Language School,  
San Francisco, in recent years.

I would also like to thank the Board of Directors of Soko Gakuen Japanese
Language School for their cooperation and support during the construction 
of this workbook.

I would also like to thank Leslie Dennen and Robin Siegel who shared their
time helping me to proofread the drafts of this workbook.


Illustrations  by Hideo Muranaka


Any errors,  factual or logical,  however,  are my own responsibility.


 



                                                                       
Y. M. Shimazu,  Ed.D.



San Francisco,  California



(c) 2003















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 FIRST EDITION
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 HANDY HIRAGANA  WORKBOOK
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  An Introduction to Japanese Writing:  KANA




                                                                             
THIS IS A SUPPLEMENT
FOR BEGINNING LEVEL
JAPANESE LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION


Y. M. Shimazu,  Ed.D.

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