【1】Alphabet Course

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【1】Alphabet Course

Lesson 2:かきくけこ

In this lesson, I will teach you five hiragana.
They are かきくけこ.


か is pronounced as /ka/.

TipA kite is flying in the sky.
か as in “kite”.
 
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き is pronounced as /ki/.

TipI have a key.
き as in “key”.
 
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く is pronounced as /ku/.

TipHere comes a cuckoo bird.
く as in “cuckoo”.
 
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け is pronounced as /ke/.

TipThere’s a keg of beer.
け as in “keg”.
 
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こ is pronounced as /ko/.

TipA core of an apple is hard to eat.
こ as in “core”.
 
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Note:

The handwritten font and print font of き is different. Please take care.

handwritten fontprint font

Romaji of かきくけこ:

Hiraganaか、き、く、け、こ
Romajika, ki, ku, ke, ko

Vocabulary containing かきくけこ:

WordReadingMeaningType
mosquitoNoun
treeNoun
hairNoun
childNoun
書くかくto writeVerb
過去かこpastNoun
聞くきくto listen; to askVerb
ここここhereNoun
あかredNoun
赤いあかいredAdj
あきautumn; fallNoun
いきbreathNoun
行くいくto goVerb
いけpondNoun
えきstationNoun
おくbackNoun
買うかうto buyVerb
かおfaceNoun

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43 thoughts on “Lesson 2:かきくけこ

  1. This is awesome so far, I’m about to take a Japanese course this Spring 2020 and these little pictures are quite helpful in remembering how to pronounce them.

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      Glad you like it!

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  2. Good at helping me remember but it would be nice if there was stroke order.

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      I plan to add it after my vacation, thanks for your suggestion!

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  3. Hey man, what you are doing is amazing. If I think the courses are doing a good job you will have my support 100%

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      Thanks! You can post your questions in the forum, I will support you by answering all your questions!

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  4. Hi, do you recommend genki book? If not, which one? And thank you for this website very kind.

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      I have never read genki before. So I can’t say anything about it.

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  5. Thank you and it help so much a begginer like me

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      You are welcome!

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  6. Your dedication is admirable

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      Thank you so much! If you have any questions, you can ask me in the forum, I’m glad to help you!

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  7. Thank you so much. I’m so grateful to join this forum. I had been searching the web like this, and then i got it. It so much help me

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  8. Hi, do you recommend us drawing the hiragana as the typed version online or like in the videos with the stroke order? Cause some looking different, fx with “き”. In the typed version, the bottom stroke is connected, but not in the drawn version.

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      the video with the stroke order.

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  9. Thank you for making this blog. I have ADHD and its quite the struggle for me to learn new things. However, the pictures and the animations on how to write the characters are very helpful!

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      You are welcome! Let me know if you have any questions! You can ask them in the forum.

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  10. I love that you put in the mnemonics! I actually learned some different ones and was wondering if there would be a way to share different mnemonics so people can use different ones if some don’t stick with them. Maybe just leaving them here in the comments or in the forum? If you put it on the webpage maybe a small arrow next to the box that slides over a different one? Your website design is very nice and slick and I’d hate to suggest something may not fit in with your design.

    I learned Ka is a lady doing the can-can dance and Ko is two koi fish swimming.

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      You can post them in the forum😊,I added a new forum for people to post some resources, Feel free to use it.

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  11. These lessons are amazing! Very helpful, and I love that it shows how to write them.

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      Glad you like it😊

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  12. It helps a lot!! I cant sleep so why not do this at 1:00 am

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  13. So this is words and alphabet ?

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      yes

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  14. aaaa im so glad i found this!!
    i have a question, is it better if we write き or your way?

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      き is print font.

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  15. I notice there is an update to the ui. Nice!

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  16. I just started learning, and it’s so easy to remember, thank you so much, i love it

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      You are welcome!

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  17. YOU ARE THE KINDEST PERSON ON EARTH!!!!! Thank you so much for doing this for us!!🥺😷Stay safe everyone….I hope I can go to Japan after this is over….

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      I will! Thank you!

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  18. Thank you for this wonderful website. I’m curious, is the stroke order important? If we write the characters in a different way, does it take away anything? Thanks.

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      It’s okay, of course you can write it in your own way, however, the stroke order here is the standard way to write it.

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  19. It’s so cool that the kanji in 聞く (kaku/listen) uses the kanji 門 (mon/gate) and 耳(mimi/ear), because it makes it easier to remember. Are lots of kanji intuitive like this if you know other kanji?

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      I will teach kanji this way (by its origin) in Kanji Course, you will see many kanji like this one.

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  20. I really enjoy your course to learning japanese, it’s my first one to be honest. I’m only using your website and resources, do you think I should use one/two more resources to learning or your site is enough at this level?

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      The resources on my website are enough😊
      But using other resources won’t hurt.

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  21. can I know how to pronounce the second line in the box? below the mosquito one

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    1. It is pronounced as ‘ki’. It’s in the hiragana table second column, き.

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  22. hi, im trying to join to discord server but it doesnt allow it

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      Try this
      https://discord.gg/XPAvuzF9

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  23. how long is the membership for the quiz? 1 month?

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      yes!

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