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ReadWrite Katakana

 

 
 
 
 

ReadWrite Katakana - Screenshots & Features
Learn the Japanese Katakana script - the Japanese script used to represent foreign words


Introduction Page

This is the first page displayed when ReadWrite Katakana is run for the very first time.

This page displays an introduction to katakana and a brief guide to using ReadWrite Katakana.

  • The right hand letter menu provides instant access to each katakana letter.

  • The "Instructions" button displays help with each page and exercise.
     

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Letters Page

The Letters Page introduces the Japanese letters; and displays their isolated, initial, medial and final forms. Each letter's pronunciation is explained and a number of examples of the use of each letter is presented. Each example includes a native speaker's audio recording of its pronunciation.

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Writing Page

The Writing Page illustrates how each katakana letter is written. Animation is used to illustrate stroke formation and direction. In additional to each individual letter, examples of the formation of words using the various forms of each letter are presented.

Notes explaining special features of each letter or word are also presented.

Users can also practice writing letters and words themselves and receive instant feedback.

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Listening Exercise

The Listening Exercise required users to type an Japanese word after hearing its pronunciation.

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Multiple Choice Exercise

The Multiple Choice Exercise required users to select the correct Japanese word after hearing its pronunciation.

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Reading Page

The Reading Page provides users the opportunity to compare their pronunciation of the words and letters with the native speaker's pronunciation.

The user records their pronunciation by pressing the "Record" button. The by clicking the "Replay" button the native speaker's pronunciation and the user's reading are replayed consecutively.

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