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Alphabet Course

Lesson 4: タチツテト

In this lesson, I will teach you five katakana, which are タチツテト.


タ is pronounced as /ta/.

TipTitanic is sinking. 
タ as in “Titanic”.

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チ is pronounced as /chi/.

TipA chimp is on the ball. 
チ as in “chimp”.

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ツ is pronounced as /tsu/.

TipI have three peanuts. 
ツ as in “peanuts”.

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テ is pronounced as /te/.

TipA cat’s tail. 
テ as in “tail”.

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ト is pronounced as /to/.

TipThis is a tomahawk. 
ト as in “tomahawk”.

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Vocabulary:

WordMeaning
タイThailand
ストアstore
サイトsite
エイトeight
タイトtight
アウトout
スカウトscout
タコoctopus
テキストtext
テクtech
テストtest
エステbeauty salon
コストcost
ストstrike
ウエストwaist
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11 thoughts on “Lesson 4: タチツテト

  1. why does tsu and shi look the same?

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  2. ta kind of looks like a shark lol

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      that’s right😂

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    2. also looks like “a”

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  3. I just realized this is much harder than Hiragana, アウト is spelled as “auto” in romaji, which made me think it was for “automatic” or “automobile” instead of “out”

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      auto is オート

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  4. Wait… if ウエスト is “waist” then what’s West?

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      西(にし)

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  5. Why are タコ and イカ spelled with katakana when both are Japanese words?

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      animals are often written in Katakana.

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