46 Basic Katakana Alphabet Letters

Let’s start learning 46 basic Katakana Alphabet letters.

Each sound is completely the same as Hiragana but you can see how different each letter is.

46 Basic Katakana Alphabets

You can download the booklet “Hiragana Katakana charts”.

46 Basic Katakana Alphabet chart

Listen to the sounds.

The first line, “ア、イ、ウ、エ、オ

The second line, “カ、キ、ク、ケ、コ

The third, “サ、シ、ス、セ、ソ

The forth, “タ、チ、ツ、テ、ト

The fifth, “ナ、ニ、ヌ、ネ、ノ

The sixth, “ハ、ヒ、フ、ヘ、ホ

The seventh, “マ、ミ、ム、メ、モ

The eighth, “ヤ、ユ、ヨ

The ninth, “ラ、リ、ル、レ、ロ

The tenth, “ワ、ヲ、ン

Great! Well done!


Read each letter. After reading, listen to the audio and check the answer.

アニメ (anime)


エアコン (air conditioning)

カメラ (camera)

カラオケ (karaoke)

クラス (class)

テニス (tennis)

トイレ (toilet)

ナイフ (knife)

ネクタイ (necktie)

ホテル (hotel)

ミルク (milk)

レモン (lemon)

ワイン (wine)

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