Hiragana 1st Test

Progress Report 6/10/14

Test 1This will be a short update of my progression into the Japanese language. Here is the screenshot of the first test I took on JA Sensei. I took this test today after completing the Hiragana section of Japanese Hiragana & Katakana for Beginners by Timothy G. Stout.

Settings 1The JA Sensei application allows you to set many different ways to test your knowledge of Hiragana and Katakana. For this initial test I used the settings shown here.  I tested my knowledge of seeing the Hiragana character and matching it to the Romaji equivalent.  This test was to give me a baseline of where my knowledge is and what characters I needed to focus my studies on.  I will be trying the other testing options in the near future.   From this test I see my knowledge of the basic hiragana is complete.  The areas that I need to work more on include: Combined characters, TenTen and Maru modified characters.

Here are a few examples:


  • Ki = き+Ya = や -> きゃ = Kya


  • Ha = は ー> ば = Ba


  • Ha = は ー> ぱ = Pa


This week my goal will to be able to get a 100% in all Hiragana test modes (matching, writing, and listening) on the “hard” setting.  To achieve this goal, I will be reading the section of the book that covers these characters again.  I will continue to practice writing all the characters at least 5 times.  Lastly,  I will be using JA Sensei to listen to the character pronunciation and try to mimic it at least 5 times.  I will update you all next week with my results and plans to continue my learning.


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