Entry point to Japanese

Japanese Hiragana for the five basic vowels

Hiragana:
a あ i い u う e え o お

Books to Help you Learn Japanese

Japanese Step By Step

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Berlitz Japanese Resources

Pimsleur Japanese Resources: Basic

Pimsleur Language Program:
Audio-only progam.

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Pimsleur Japanese: Course I; Beginners/Part A

Pimsleur Language Program: Japanese: Course I; Beginners/Part A.
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Japanese: From Educational Services in their Language/30 series

Japanese: From Educational Services in their Language/30 series.
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Japanese Hiragana

Hiragana for the first five vowel:
a あ i い u う e え o お

Basic Hiragana symbols:
The k- syllables:
ka か ki き ku く ke け ko こ
The s- syllables:
sa さ shi し su す se せ so そ
The t- syllables:
ta た chi ち tsu っ te て to と

Preliminary Japanese vocabulary

幼稚園  (youchien) kindergarten
学生  (gakusei) student
学校  (gakkou) school
小学校  (shougakkou) elementary school
中学校  (chuugakkou) junior high school
高校  (koukou) high school
大学  (daigaku) university


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