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The Japanese Katakana Syllabary

Beginner Set 1

This page shows the Japanese Katakana, how to pronounce the letter individually, and how the letter sounds within words. The best way to learn the Katakana is:
  • Review the Katakana and their sounds on this page.
  • Click on Flash Cards to play Multiple Choice, Flash Cards and Test to learn the letters off by heart.
  • To really sharpen your ear to the sounds of Katakana, click on the Spelling button below to learn how to spell using Katakana based on the sounds in the word. Don't worry about not knowing the meaning of the words yet, to learn those you can click on the Vocabulary Sets menu item.


Letter Romaji PronounceExample
aシリル 
ンテナ 
iグラダー 
パー 
uエイター 
ン 
eラジーター 
イター 
oーケストラ 
レンジ 



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