Japanese syllables and katakana

The first step in learning Japanese[Volume2]

   05   Japanese syllables (3)  タ, チ, ツ, テ, ト

Except for vowels which can stand alone, Japanese words are basically made up of simple syllables composed of one consonant and one vowel. Each syllable is stressed more or less evenly.

When you click on the underlined katakana, stroke order is displayed.

   ta
   ..... as in tuck
   chi
   ..... as in cheese, but shorter
   tsu
   ..... as in cats, in addition to the vowel[u]
   te
   ..... as in ten
    to
   ..... as in toe, but shorter

* The PDF file "Practice writing katakana" is prepared.
   Please print and practice.

Let's pronounce the Japanese words.

(1)  キテキ,  コタエ

(2)  テアシ,  トシツキ

(3)  チカイ,  クツシタ

(4)  タカサ,  チカテツ