Japanese Lesson 2 – Isn’t Hiragana fun?

Before you move further, make sure you’ve read the first lesson. Click here for a list of all lessons by me.

I assume that you’re at Lesson 2 because you have completed reading the first lesson and you can write Japanese equivalent of A I U E O without looking. If you don’t understand what I mean, or if you can’t write the Japanese A I U E O characters, then go back to lesson 1.

In lesson 2 we only have 1 step and that is to learn 10 new hiragana characters. Without wasting any more time, let’s start.

Follow the same google translate drill we used in lesson 1 to hear the pronunciation to be sure of what sound every character makes. Though, it should be obvious and easy to read them if you are already perfect in pronouncing a, i, u, e, o.

The 10 new characters we are gonna learn today are:

ka, ki, ku, ke, ko | ga, gi, gu, ge, go

So, after you’re done with the lesson, you should be able to write the following characters without looking: a, i, u, e, o | ka, ki, ku, ke, ko | ga, gi, gu, ge, go

ka – か

ki – き

ku – く

ke – け

ko – こ


ga – が

gi – ぎ

gu – ぐ

ge – げ

go – ご


Now, follow the same drill as lesson 1 and write these characters on a paper without stopping, straight for 15 minutes. Once done, one hour later try to write them again and see if you can write them without looking. If you can, awesome! If not, keep trying till you can and I will see you next time in Lesson 3!



2 Comments on Japanese Lesson 2 – Isn’t Hiragana fun?

  1. When will you going to post lesson 3?

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