Hiragana Lessons: Read and Write Hiragana Fast

Learn to read and write Hiragana with step be step video lessons
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  • Lectures 69
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

Read and Write Hiragana Fast is a Step-By-Step Online Coaching Method That Will Take You By The Hand And Show You How To Read and Write Hiragana in Less Than a Month. Here is a quick preview of what you will achieve by talking our course:

  • Read the entire Hiragana syllabary in less than a week
  • Learn the stroke order of each Hiragana character 
  • Dramatically improve your understanding of grammar
  • Learn hundreds of new Japanese words
  • Save hundreds of hours of study time


Our philosophy is you need to place more emphasis on actually reading rather than memorizing kanji . For sure you need to know some kanji to get the ball rolling, but you shouldn't spend hours trying to memorize all the readings of individual kanji.

Most teaches will tell you that you need to learn Kanji in order to read Japanese. Our Approach is "Read Japanese In Order To Learn Kanji"

What are the requirements?

  • An interest in learning Japanese

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Read the entire Hiragana syllabary
  • Write Hiragana with the correct stroke order
  • Read 300 words in Hiragana

What is the target audience?

  • Complete beginners wanting to read and write Japanese
  • Students of Japanese who want to learn how to write Hiragana in the correct stroke order

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Curriculum

Section 1: ebooks
Welcome
Preview
01:12
Hiragana - Katakana - Romaji
Preview
05:41
Article

Learning Hiragana is worthwhile and will give you a better understanding of Japanese. Studying how to read and write Hiragana will help build your vocabulary and get you on the road to reading Japanese. Hiragana is primarily used to write out things for which there are no Kanji. Hiragana characters are used for expressing "grammatical" elements such as particles, the endings of adjectives and verbs which show tenses, etc. Kanji are used for expressing "meaningful" elements such as nouns and stems of adjectives and verbs. Hiragana is used in conjunction with Kanji. Therefore you should consider Hiragana as the first important step in learning Japanese.

Hiragana is also used when writing out words for which there are Kanji but which do not warrant Kanji to be used, such as simple words or sometimes names. It is possible to write entire Japanese sentences in hiragana, but uncommon. Hiragana is found in children's books and also substitutes difficult or old Kanji.

There are 46 hiragana characters for 46 different syllable. Unlike “letters” in the English alphabet Hiragana characters only represent one sound. However, there are more than 46 syllables in Japanese. There are five vowels, and the syllabary is based on these five vowels. You will soon understand this after watching a few video lessons. 

Please download the Hiragana Lessons Ebook

Article

Learning the correct Hiragana stroke order is very important. Not only will it help you to remember each characters' shape and reading, but it will also prepare you for learning Kanji. Taking time to learn how to write Hiragana characters correctly will also speed up the learning process.

Kakijun, stroke order, is the order in which you must draw Hiragana. Hiragana characters are curved so getting the right smoothness and length for each stroke is a little difficult. 

Please download the Hiragana Stroke Order Workbook 

Article

Please download the Hiragana Reading Lessons Workbook 

Article

Hiragana Flashcards

Article

Now that you have learned and memorized the Hiragana syllabary you want to actually start reading. Naturally, it makes sense to begin with words before moving on to reading sentences. You have 102 words to learn with these flash cards. We have used pictures to represent the meaning of each word rather than English words to make the learning process more effective and interesting. The pictures will help you to make strong associations to the Hiragana reading of each word.

Using The Flash Cards

Please use these cards. You have made an investment. Please don't leave these sitting in your hard drive. Print them out and get started as soon as you can. I recommend printing these cards on think paper. The goal is to read and pronounce Hiragana correctly. Take your time with each flash card and focus on the reading, and then pronounce the word aloud. It is important to remember that the whole point with this set of flash cards is not only for you to memorize new vocabulary, but also to have you read and pronounce Hiragana correctly. 

Section 2: Hiragana Pronunciation Lessons
Lesson 1: あ い う え お
Preview
01:52
Lesson 2: か き く け こ
01:33
Lesson 3: さ し す せ そ
01:34
Lesson 4:た ち つ て と
01:39
Lesson 5:な に ぬ ね の
01:39
Lesson 6: は ひ ふ へ ほ
01:37
Lesson 7: ま み む め も
01:34
Lesson 8: や ゆ よ
01:43
Lesson 9: ら り る れ ろ
01:38
Hiragana Lesson 10: わ ん
01:40
Hiragana Lesson 11: が ぎ ぐ げ ご
01:36
Hiragana Lesson 12: ざ じ ず ぜ ぞ
01:35
Hiragana Lesson 13: だ ぢ づ で ど
01:32
Hiragana Lesson 14: ば び ぶ べ ぼ
01:36
Hiragana Lesson 15: ぱ ぴ ぷ ぺ ぽ
01:57
Hiragana Lesson 16: きゃ しゃ ちゃ にゃ みゃ ぎゃ じゃ じゃ びゃ ぴゃ
03:31
Section 3: Hiragana Writing Lessons
00:53

In this video you will learn how to write the character あ.

00:40

In this video you will learn how to write the character い.

00:33

In this video you will learn how to write the character う.

01:01

In this video you will learn how to write the character え.

01:01

In this video you will learn how to write the character お.

00:57

In this video you will learn how to write the character か.

00:52

In this video you will learn how to write the character き.

01:00

In this video you will learn how to write the character く.

00:58

In this video you will learn how to write the character け.

00:41

In this video you will learn how to write the character こ.

01:31

In this video you will learn how to write the character さ.

00:47

In this video you will learn how to write the character し.

00:57

In this video you will learn how to write the character す.

00:56

In this video you will learn how to write the character せ.

01:03

In this video you will learn how to write the character そ.

01:44

In this video you will learn how to write the character た.

01:16

In this video you will learn how to write the character ち.

00:39

In this video you will learn how to write the character つ.

00:36

In this video you will learn how to write the character て.

01:00

In this video you will learn how to write the character と.

02:07

In this video you will learn how to write the character な.

01:16

In this video you will learn how to write the character に.

01:21

In this video you will learn how to write the character ぬ.

01:52

In this video you will learn how to write the character ね.

00:58

In this video you will learn how to write the character の.

01:03

In this video you will learn how to write the character は.

00:54

In this video you will learn how to write the character ひ.

01:17

In this video you will learn how to write the character ふ.

00:46

In this video you will learn how to write the character へ.

01:28

In this video you will learn how to write the character ほ.

01:28

In this video you will learn how to write the character ま.

00:53

In this video you will learn how to write the character み.

01:12

In this video you will learn how to write the character む.

01:00

In this video you will learn how to write the character め.

01:27

In this video you will learn how to write the character も.

01:09

In this video you will learn how to write the character や.

01:13

In this video you will learn how to write the character ゆ.

01:06

In this video you will learn how to write the character よ.

00:59

In this video you will learn how to write the character ら.

01:22

In this video you will learn how to write the character り.

00:58

In this video you will learn how to write the character る.

01:41

In this video you will learn how to write the character れ.

01:09

In this video you will learn how to write the character ろ.

01:07

In this video you will learn how to write the character わ.

01:06

In this video you will learn how to write the character ん.

02:14

In this video you will learn how to write the character を.

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Instructor Biography

Nicholas Kemp, Language Instructor and Infopreneur

Hi there,

My name is Nick and I make a living helping people learn English and Japanese. I lived in Japan for 10 years, established my own language school and a created a number of information products with the help of my wife Kaoru.

Based on our research and my own 10 years of living in Japan we decided to develop Intermediate Japanese language learning programs founded on real life experience. Courses that would let you learn the Japanese language as if you were actually in Japan.

Most of my feedback has shown me that students didn’t want to focus on grammar or text books and just the basics of the language. Students wanted to be taught real Japanese, that would help them with life in Japan. By developing language programs based on my real-life experience in Japan, I knew I could meet the needs of many learners struggling with their Japanese.

My wife and I have spent the last 7 years teaching people Japanese and English online. In fact, hundreds now read and Japanese who never thought they could thanks to our online programs. Also, we have have the privilege of helping many students pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. We have now decided to share our course on Udemy.

We hope to help more people learn Japanese and English. Learning a language can change your life. It did for me, and I know it can for you.


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