Japanese Script

There are three different ways of writing in Japanese Language. This are Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji (Chinese character). Hiragana and katakana are phonetic symbols purely representing sounds, while kanji are ideographs, conveying meaning as well as sounds. Japanese is usually written with a combinatin of hiragana, katakana and kanji. Hiragana used to write particles and the grammatical endings of verb and adjectives. Katakana used to write foreign names and loanwords. Kanji is the most difficult yet useful to learn Japanese Language because in one letter (depending on the writing ways) has several meanings, pronunciations and different writing style.
The following table shows the method for writing each hiragana and katakana character. It is arranged in the traditional way, beginning top right and reading columns down. The numbers and arrows indicate the stroke order and direction respectively.



And here are example of the writing system in Japanese.
Japanese Language has 3 types of script, it has own specific role. For the Example “Watashi wa Maria desu.” In English “My name is Maria.” When we write in Japanese Language 私 は マリア です. Watashi is written in “Kanji”, wa is a particle that indicates in a topic marker and desu is used to complete and polite the sentence, there are usually written in “hiragana”. And Maria is a foreign names and loan words, or words that comes from foreign languages. It is written in “Katakana”.

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