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Learn to Read and Write Japanese Hiragana - Kantan Kana lesson 4

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Welcome to JapanesePod101.com's Kantan Kana. In this series, you will learn the Japanese writing systems known as Kana. Japanese has three writing systems: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. This series, we will learn both Hiragana and Katakana, collectively known as Kana. Over 25 lessons we will teach you Kana using simple steps, showing stroke order, tricks for memorization, and usage in common Japanese words. If you want to get started reading and writing Japanese, this is THE place to start. So join us for Kantan Kana from JapanesePod101.com.
In our fourth lesson, we move on to the fourth group of hiragana characters, た、ち、つ、て、and と and we'll teach you a few words you can write with these characters. Are you ready to learn more Japanese characters?
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Naruto Arena TWOD
Naruto Arena TWOD 14 days ago
Great channel!
Jaswant D Kadu
Jaswant D Kadu 29 days ago
Dont bring your tsuchi kutsu on my carpet !
Gabby MCG
Gabby MCG 2 months ago
2:30 sounds like Gucci🤣
Anson Kwok
Anson Kwok 11 months ago
Finished 4 lessons so far, even though I know Cantonese, this is not that easy Edit:good lessons btw but I'll also recommend other newcomers to learn some common phrases in the same time
M3A M3A
M3A M3A 11 months ago
Is like the one from the last lesson " sù " has more pressure at the beginning than the one here " sù " at 3:20 ????
Xyonex
Xyonex Year ago
Learning japanese is a lot harder because of the different characters. I personnaly think the alphabet i'm using right now is the easiest to learn, write, use, etc. It just feels so simple. 26 letters, each having/meaning a sound. I am going to learn Japanese, and this is one of the most difficult parts of learning it. Not forgetting that Kanji thing wich breaks my heart.
Sarah Ali
Sarah Ali Year ago
I'm dying
ŋıƈơƖɛ Ɩı
all your videos are very helpful ありがとうございます‼︎
Akmma Abb
Akmma Abb Year ago
I've noticed that the words that you write mostly written vertically but from how I usually see it, it's written horizontally. Is there a reason for that ?
Sandli's World
For BTS!!!
Penlimong Lkr
Penlimong Lkr Year ago
thank u very much for this video. it hepls me a lot.
Chanel Agatha
Chanel Agatha Year ago
What was the last two?
Нели Петрова
Hello, you are really amazing, your approach is really good and you manage to transform something that is not quite easy to look like a person can actually correspond with. Thank you for make it that way and thank you for making the effort with the lessons.
Davie Claire
Davie Claire 2 years ago
Does anyone know the background music used in the beginning?
Madlen Adelle
Madlen Adelle 2 years ago
Isn't it more appropriate to say earth than dirt, from "Tsuchikage land of earth" -ttebayo 😉
mia williams
mia williams 2 years ago
arigato this is really helping me right Japanese I'm also learning how to speak Japanese do if you have a video on that please send me link Regards snow blossom
ChaeJungSa MoYeong PinkTWICE
i thought cat in japanese was NYA
Francesco boy 123
Francesco boy 123 2 years ago
すし that’s my favourite food
Francesco boy 123
Francesco boy 123 2 years ago
Your very good thanks for the learning I am up to learn 4
Pit ღ
Pit ღ 2 years ago
I apparently have a misshaped hand that doesn't have the line of 'te' 😂
Sarina Ni
Sarina Ni 2 years ago
You're tips are awsome😍 ✋
Cookie KingDom
Cookie KingDom 2 years ago
ありがとう
mimi mm
mimi mm 2 years ago
Gdfhj
otaku ako
otaku ako 2 years ago
Thanks a lot it is really helpful
seguidor de Cristo
seguidor de Cristo 2 years ago
Im having problems whit し and ち they sound the same
FiveADay Kanji
FiveADay Kanji 2 years ago
ち like チーズ "Cheese" A /tʃ/ sound as opposed to a /ʃ/ sound
seguidor de Cristo
seguidor de Cristo 2 years ago
FiveADay Kanji so ちsounds harder rigth
FiveADay Kanji
FiveADay Kanji 2 years ago
し like すし "Sushi" ち like ちち "Chichi" (Dad)
aqila hanifa
aqila hanifa 3 years ago
hahah in my language tsuchi means clean
Pareng Denniel
Pareng Denniel 3 years ago
2:05 it looks more like they have an argument.
Pareng Denniel
Pareng Denniel 3 years ago
And also, at 4:13 it doesn't look like a toe to me it looks like a nose stabbed by a needle
IFN
IFN 3 years ago
I remember sa and chi because in my language there are similar letters which make similar sounds
Appl3milk
Appl3milk 3 years ago
I want to go to Japan one day so this is helping
•Flawless Sardine•
How do u wright on a keyboard in Japanese when the letters are in English? SOMEONE PLZ REPLY IF THEY KNOW!!!
usha bhardwaj
usha bhardwaj 3 years ago
i didn't get what etho mean
오빠i love jhope
오빠i love jhope 3 years ago
ありがとございました
MYST CLEM
MYST CLEM 3 years ago
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Ometecuhtli
Ometecuhtli 3 years ago
たこのタコ。
Cássio Renan
Cássio Renan 3 years ago
#Eugeo_Alice What is that for?-_-
Ometecuhtli
Ometecuhtli 3 years ago
ありがとう、ドームバース!!
Zek XI
Zek XI 3 years ago
You can't mix hiragana with katakana idiot! たこの, is hiragana and the rest is something else. You should no by now that you can't mix the two, dumbass!
MIS GAMERS
MIS GAMERS 3 years ago
what is the difference between "shi" and "chi?
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Hi MIS GAMERS, Thank you for posting. し(shi) is in さ-column(さしすせそ) and ち is in た-column(たちつてと). These are completely defferent consonants from each other. Hope this helps you. Keep studying with JapanesePod101.com Regards, Miki Team JapanesePod101.com
Lola Lane
Lola Lane 3 years ago
Whenever you try to make it easy for me to remember, it confuses me even more, but other than that, this is a great lesson and is super helpful. Thank you! :)
Parthian Capitalist
Is Japanese left to right or top to bottom with words?
Lola Lane
Lola Lane 3 years ago
Both, you right the words up to down from right to left, but some people write left to right instead of up to down, but up to down is the correct way, Remember Japanese read up to down, right to left.
Oliver
Oliver 3 years ago
these "tips" make it difficult to remember than normally remembering them imo haha
Apzerd
Apzerd 3 years ago
its honestly alot more simple on Tofugu
Intro For All
Intro For All 3 years ago
في عرب اوتاكو ؟؟
Deli Betül
Deli Betül 3 years ago
Your teaching method is quite good. ありがとうございました!!
chainsaw39
chainsaw39 3 years ago
how do you say ga or ba? i have heard it in some words,bat there is no ga or ba in hiragana and katakana.do i ahve to use kanji?
Namunamunamu
Namunamunamu 3 years ago
Ga: が Ba: ば
Jesse Brace
Jesse Brace 3 years ago
The background music is so good
Nabilah Mohd Yusri
Nabilah Mohd Yusri 3 years ago
arigatogozaimashita,it was very helpful for me
Nyan Shinzou
Nyan Shinzou 3 years ago
She said the ち is similar to a previous character (sa) but, I remember sa as a version of Ki, and never saw this "ち" in the previous lessons, what is going on here?
Elerine Tellemann
Elerine Tellemann 3 years ago
Well it looks similar, just mirrored.
Eren Er
Eren Er 3 years ago
彼女可愛いですね。。
kidhybrid
kidhybrid 3 years ago
Thank you for the tip for Sa and Chi it was helpful!
Benzina Chams
Benzina Chams 3 years ago
01:04 what did she say ? i didn't get it i must heard it wrong i heard manboob.... Oo
Benzina Chams
Benzina Chams 3 years ago
OWWW hahaha okay my bad XP
md
md 3 years ago
Chams Benzina she said Bamboo xDDDDD
Adam
Adam 3 years ago
eenu means dog, neko means cat, I know this from anime
AU Levi
AU Levi 3 years ago
Same man, same.
Glama Basic
Glama Basic 3 years ago
Thank you, this is very easy to understand, the best Japanese lessons i saw so far.
anime kpop
anime kpop 3 years ago
thanks i really wanted to learn japanese really thanx
Abdelmjid Fakhouri
Abdelmjid Fakhouri 3 years ago
arigato these lessons really helped me
GaileeSims
GaileeSims 3 years ago
I can read it yey but Im like chi.......uhmmmm....ka????.....ok I got this, te! tsu!
GEOGCHL
GEOGCHL 3 years ago
i need a native speaker to practice my japanese....will you marry me??? :)
Ricardo Ortiz
Ricardo Ortiz 3 years ago
4:11 Te looks more like the letter y rather than a toe. Accept with a line going to your right underneath. I'm sorry if I don't have the keyboard for the Japanese letters.
Dzvonyár Ena
Dzvonyár Ena 3 years ago
Hi! :) I love your videos, and I'd like to ask something. You said that "tsuchi" means dirt. Does it mean "earth" too? Thank you for your attention, and these videos. :)
bacon
bacon 4 years ago
Does anybody know who is this young lady in the video? She's a very talented teacher. Very focused, doesn't act too funny or hyper, and her good looks definitely help! :P
Austin Paz
Austin Paz 4 years ago
You are awesome , thankyou. I'm so glad I have found this channel !
Enzy C
Enzy C 4 years ago
How can you differentiate between Ti (shi) and Si (shi) when you hear it? because they both sound pretty similar. Thanks :)
asdf! 12131
asdf! 12131 4 years ago
shi like in sheer(but short, sort of), and chi like in chicken.
SunsetTwist
SunsetTwist 4 years ago
What you call 'ti' is 'chi' like in choose, and 'shi' is like in shoot.
asdf! 12131
asdf! 12131 4 years ago
@Maria C Just go to their site, sign up for free, and download all the kana videos, that's what I did!
Enzy C
Enzy C 4 years ago
@aswx16 Lrsd Yes I'm, and yeah I know, unfortunately :/, I will just watch the videos they have here for free because they're nicely done & make up for the ones that aren't here with another I can find in youtube.
asdf! 12131
asdf! 12131 4 years ago
@Maria C Are you seriously learning Japanese? Because if you want the rest of the videos you have to sign up to their site, it's free for a week I believe, just download all of the episodes about the kana, and learn from them. Make sure to write it all out and try to remember the words.
Ane Arqe
Ane Arqe 4 years ago
ok what ever
TimeForApples
TimeForApples 4 years ago
sensei, are you japanese? your english is very good, better than most of my japanese friends :D
Mann Namm
Mann Namm 4 years ago
subway or ....?
Secretpersonshh10
Secretpersonshh10 4 years ago
i love your videos
Kurisu
Kurisu 4 years ago
+Secretpersonshh10 My levels of sachi are high when learn Japanese. " ) YOn
bagi nanagee
bagi nanagee 4 years ago
I really love your channel, your a very good teacher I learn a lot from each video! thankzz
peshkata peshkata
peshkata peshkata 4 years ago
I've been researching into teaching yourself to speak Japanese easily and found a great resource at Japanese Magic Method (google it if you are interested)
Meem Kr
Meem Kr 4 years ago
Thank you very much it helps me allot in learning Japanese ありがあと
One of many scrubs on the Internet
Haha Sachi means Happy, so thts what why waifu's name meant for the past year ^_^ ( even through she's a dispicable bitch in my fanfic )
It’sZuko
It’sZuko 4 years ago
Ew weeb
Kurisu
Kurisu 4 years ago
+Alan Martin LOL a despicable bitch!
einnovy x
einnovy x 4 years ago
your videos is really helpful ❤️❤️
Kurisu
Kurisu 4 years ago
+yaoi is what i lived for yup
Gail Cleaver
Gail Cleaver 4 years ago
I invite you to the boot to the head from the Frantics.
sou mia
sou mia 4 years ago
fooor
crack head
crack head 4 years ago
What is いと in english?
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+mr ruff Hello, Thank you for posting! ”いと” in English is "thread". Keep studying Japanese with us! Regards, Miho Team JapanesePod101.com
Bon Bon
Bon Bon 4 years ago
+mr ruff thread.
Rebecca H.
Rebecca H. 4 years ago
if anybody have problems remembering them just use an app called memrise. with it i learned them in a few hours :)
Kurisu
Kurisu 4 years ago
+Rebecca H. Arigatou Reba...I m going to check it out while in th chikatetsu : ) )
Farahen Den
Farahen Den 4 years ago
I remember [TA-KE] because in Dutch "Takken"(pronounced more or less the same) means branches of wood.
smallpanzer
smallpanzer 4 years ago
つちmeans dirt... but does it also mean like: "earth/soil" ?? or just dirt? i'm tryig to traslate to spanish please Help!!!
Kurisu
Kurisu 4 years ago
+smallpanzer Gee you are a pain in the tsuchi!!
smallpanzer
smallpanzer 4 years ago
ok but... is つち a noun or an adjective?or both? ... i guess that makes a better question :)
gaming universe
gaming universe 4 years ago
Soil and dirt are the exact same thing. Don't know about earth though
Delilah Calderon
Delilah Calderon 4 years ago
so, I really cant hear the difference between su and su
Kurisu
Kurisu 4 years ago
+Delilah Calderon Look at the sensei's kuchi : ) !!! Pau attentionn would ya! LOL
Delilah Calderon
Delilah Calderon 4 years ago
+Solerest thank you
Solerest
Solerest 4 years ago
+Delilah Calderon I believe the first one is "su" and the second one is "tsu". :)
Delilah Calderon
Delilah Calderon 4 years ago
+Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com ok thanks
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+Delilah Calderon Hello, Thank you for posting. Please listen repeatedly. Keep studying Japanese with JapanesePod101 Regards, Team JapanesePod101.com
Xandra Barrios
Xandra Barrios 4 years ago
what is ito? threat or thread?
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+Xandra Barrios Hello, Thank you for posting. "ito" means "thread" Keep studying Japanese with JapanesePod101 Regards, Team JapanesePod101.com
semaphore
semaphore 4 years ago
thread.
Xandra Barrios
Xandra Barrios 4 years ago
how is the second character spelled? is it tsu?
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+Xandra Barrios Hello, Thank you for posting. The second one is CHI/ち The third one is TSU/つ Keep studying Japanese with JapanesePod101 Regards, Team JapanesePod101.com
Orimaginary
Orimaginary 4 years ago
+Xandra Barrios it is spelt tsu :) and the second character is chi
Xandra Barrios
Xandra Barrios 4 years ago
third*
Xandra Barrios
Xandra Barrios 4 years ago
how is the second character spelled? is it tsi or chi?
Rebecca H.
Rebecca H. 4 years ago
well its written chi so i guess its also pronounced like it :)
서정후
서정후 4 years ago
cute
Remix26
Remix26 4 years ago
Can you explain again how the last two characters sound like?
Bon Bon
Bon Bon 4 years ago
+Remix26 You can play the video again, you know? ;)
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