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Count in Japanese #2

Beyond the Number 10 In this post, I will attempt to explain what to do when you go above 10.  If you haven’t read Count in Japanese #1, please read this first, as it will walk you through the kanji for 1-10.  I will not cover that information in this post, but hopefully expand your knowledge with a few new kanji and the process of writing numbers beyond the number 10. First, with the kanji you already know you can now count all the way to 99.  Let us look closer at how to accomplish [...]

Handwriting #1

Hiragana ひらがな / Katakana カタカナ Yesterday I wrote my first Japanese sentences and thought I would share them with you so that you may see how my handwriting is coming along. Below is a sample of a few very simple sentences that I wrote for my friend (ともだち) and unofficial teacher (せんせい), Hiroko (ひろこ). I know that I changed sizes of characters after 2nd sentence as I had misjudged my spacing and adjusted to keep each sentence on one line. Please leave a comment [...]