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Hiragana 2 is the second skill in the Japanese language course. It has five lessons and teaches new hiragana and vocabulary words, building on the characters taught in Hiragana 1.

Alphabet notes[]

Again, most hiragana characters sound similar to English, except the following:

  • The r of る (and similar characters) is closer to the t in "butter" than the r; and
  • The character す often just sounds like s followed by a puff of air rather than su when it comes at the end of a word.

Lessons[]

Lesson 1[]

  • む = mu
  • る = ru
  • き = ki
  • よむ (yomu) = read
  • よる (yoru) = night
  • きる (kiru) = wear

Lesson 2[]

  • や = ya
  • け = ke
  • の = no
  • やさい (yasai) = vegetables
  • おさけ (osake) = alcohol
  • のむ (nomu) = drink/drinks

Lesson 3[]

  • す = su
  • て = te
  • り = ri
  • すき (suki) = like
  • すし (sushi) = sushi
  • てりやき (teriyaki) = teriyaki

Lesson 4[]

  • ま = ma
  • ほ = ho
  • た = ta
  • あまい (amai) = sweet
  • ほしい (hoshii) = want
  • きたない (kitanai) = dirty

Lesson 5[]

  • わ = wa
  • ら = ra
  • こ = ko
  • わたし (watashi) = I/me
  • さようなら (sayounara) = goodbye
  • こんにちは (konnichiwa) = hello, good afternoon

References[]

Duolingo Lesson: www.duolingo.com/skill/ja/Hiragana-2

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