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Hiragana syllables are always schematised in a given order which is this one (from right to left, as you may already know): HIRAGANA KATAKANA After a while I started Japanese, I also found this video, the Japanese Alphabet song (only for hiragana), that can be interesting for absolute beginners. One of the best ways to remember Hiragana (and ...


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The order used today pretty much everywhere is called Gojūon, and this is what Alenanno has described, but there's also a traditional order, with its own song, called Iroha. This order is actually based on the poem (instead of the other way around), and interestingly enough, it is possible because the poem managed to include every letter of the traditional ...


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From experience, I find Japanese people having lots of trouble converting between Japanese and Gregorian calendar years. I regularly surprise people with my ability to do that as follows (Japanese calendar years are often represented with an alphabet character like S or H.): Showa Era (1925 to 1989) Subtract 1900 (e.g. 1976 - 1900 = 76) Subtract 25 (e.g. ...


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The order is あ か さ た な は ま や ら わ If you have a Japanese cell phone, you can use the keypad to check the order, which runs from the 1 to 0 keys. If you have an iPhone, you can activate a Ten Key Japanese keyboard in the Keyboard settings, which is in the same order. You can also listen to this cheesy Japanese hip-hop song by Kreva to hammer it into your ...



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