Learning Japanese 1

Welcome to learning Japanese, this is how I am planning to learn Japanese without a teacher. I am writing this series for myself to keep track of my progress, more of notes.

I already have some materials given by my teacher and know some fundamentals. Here are some links I find very useful.

I am going to follow my teacher’s methods: learn the Hiragana characters, learn some words and create basic sentences

Laying the strong foundations: mastering the vowels

あ – aa (pronounce a as in all)
い – e (pronounce e as in enough)
う – Uh
え – é (pronounce e as in hey)
お – ô (pronounce o as in Hospital)

Words with above characters

あい  – Love
あお  – Blue
いえ  – House
いいえ –  No
うえ  – Top
おい  – Nephew
あう  – Meet

Spoken helpers:

Yes is pronounced as ‘Hai’
No is pronounced as いいえ (e-e-a)


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