Alphabet Course

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Alphabet Course

Lesson 1:Learn Dakuon and Han-Dakuon

Except ん(撥音はつおん), Kana you learned in former lessons are called as Seion(清音せいおん).
In this lesson, I will teach you Dakuon and Han-Dakuon.


Dakuon(濁音だくおん

Below are the Seion with corresponding Dakuon.

Note: Not all Seion have corresponding Dakuon.

SeionDakuon
かきくけこ・カキクケコ

“ka”, “ki”, “ku”, “ke”, “ko”
がぎぐげご・ガギグゲゴ

“ga”, “gi”, “gu”, “ge”, “go”
さしすせそ・サシスセソ

“sa”, “shi”, “su”, “se”, “so”
ざじずぜぞ・ザジズゼゾ

“za”, “ji”, “zu”, “ze”, “zo”
たちつてと・タチツテト

“ta”, “chi”, “tsu”, “te”, “to”
だぢづでど・ダヂヅデド

“da”, “ji”, “zu”, “de”, “do”
はひふへほ・ハヒフヘホ

“ha”, “hi”, “fu”, “he”, “ho”
ばびぶべぼ・バビブベボ

“ba”, “bi”, “bu”, “be”, “bo”

Note:

①The pronunciation of ぢ is the same as じ, but ぢ is hardly used. If you want to type ぢ with your Japanese keyboard, you can type “di”.
②The pronunciation of づ is the same as ず. If you want to type づ with your Japanese keyboard, you can type “du”.

Below is a video to help you remember dakuon.

Video author: japanese-lesson

Han-dakuon(半濁音はんだくおん

Below are the Seion with corresponding Dakuon and Han-dakuon.

Note: Only はひふへほ・ハヒフヘホ have corresponding Han-dakuon.

SeionDakuonHan-dakuon
はひふへほ・ハヒフヘホ

“ha”, “hi”, “fu”,
“he”, “ho”
ばびぶべぼ・バビブベボ

“ba”, “bi”, “bu”,
“be”, “bo”
ぱぴぷぺぽ・パピプペポ

“pa”, “pi”, “pu”,
“pe”, “po”

Below is a video to help you remember Han-dakuon.

Video author: japanese-lesson

Dakuon&Han-dakuon:

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9 thoughts on “Lesson 1:Learn Dakuon and Han-Dakuon

  1. I have a question
    Do i have to learn katakana before going further in courses or am i good with only hiragana?

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      Katakana is important too! I think it will be better to remember them all.

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  2. hello, please i need to ask you to include tests for those courses

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  3. Bruh, Megumin, I thought you were already fluent in Japanese?

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  4. What is the difference between じ and ぢ

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      in most cases, じ is used instead of ぢ

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  5. And whats the difference between ず and づ

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      Both are used,but their pronunciations are the same.

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  6. The note regarding typing some characters are helpful. I didn’t know those at first. It’s a good information to remember just in case those characters are needed.

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