Japanese/Kana/Lessons/Katakana/Lesson 7

Hiragana: [ a ] [ ka ] [ sa ] [ ta ] [ na ] [ ha ] [ ma ] [ ya ] [ ra ] [ wa, wo, n ] [ ゐ and ゑ (ancient hiragana in disuse) ]
Katakana: [ a ] [ ka ] [ sa ] [ ta ] [ na ] [ ha ] [ ma ] [ ya ] [ ra ] [ wa, wo, n ] [ ヰ and ヱ (ancient katakana in disuse) ]

In this lesson you are going to learn how to read and write マ、ミ、ム、メ、モ.

Brush Stroke: マ-bw.png
Sound:
Mnemonic:
  • Macho - It's a suave fellow with his hand in his jacket pocket.
Example:
  • マダガスカル (madagasukaru) Madagascar
  • ママレード (mamare-do) marmalade
  • マイク (maiku) microphone
Brush Stroke: ミ-bw.png
Sound:
Mnemonic:
  • Look like meteorites
Example:
  • ミャンマー Myanmar
  • ミネラルウォーター mineral water / bottled water
  • ミッキーマウス Mickey Mouse
Brush Stroke: ム-bw.png
Sound:
Mnemonic:
  • Moo - A pointed cow's hoof.
Example:
  • ムード mood, atmosphere
  • ムスリム Muslim
  • ムササビ flying squirrel
Brush Stroke: メ-bw.png
Sound:
Mnemonic:
  • Someone's me (eye) falling out (sideway view).
  • Mesh - a very close-up view of wire mesh
  • Me as in Mother MAry - which reminds us of the cross
  • Melon smoothie, with watermelon garnish.
Example:
  • メキシコ Mexico
  • メリーゴーランド merry-go-round, carousel
  • メロン melon, cantaloupe
Brush Stroke: モ-bw.png
Sound:
Mnemonic:
  • Someone sitting down with their arms outstretched asking for more hugs.
  • You need to mow (mo) your neighbors' lawns, and this is a map of the streets in your neighborhood.
Example:
  • モロッコ Morocco
  • モモ peach
  • モノレール monorail
Last modified on 10 February 2012, at 12:11