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katakana

katakana [カタカナ - 片仮名] is a Japanese syllabary mainly used to emphasize or express things of importance and also used for foreign loanwords and foreign names. Written slightly different from hiragana, katakana and hiragana phonetically sound the same.

Click on the Katakana symbols in the charts below to view stroke animation.

Dakuon (濁音) and Handakuon (半濁音)
gagigugego
zajizuzezo
dadidudedo
babibubebo
papipupepo
Yōon (拗音)
kyaキャkyuキュkyoキョ
shaシャshuシュshoショ
chaチャchuチュchoチョ
nyaニャnyuニュnyoニョ
hyaヒャhyuヒュhyoヒョ
myaミャmyuミュmyoミョ
ryaリャryuリュryoリョ
gyaギャgyuギュgyoギョ
jaジャjuジュjoジョ
byaビャbyuビュbyoビョ
pyaピャpyuピュpyoピョ
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