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Hiragana and Katakana quizzes

hiragana quizzes

My son finished learning hiragana and katakana a week or so ago. Now he has moved on to kanji with the hope of learning almost a hundred before we arrive in Japan in less than 6 weeks. My daughter is just about through with hiragana. One problem I found with teaching her hiragana (other than the obvious lack of motivation on her part) is that finding an online quiz that was just at her level was difficult. She was much more receptive to an online quiz than any coming from me so I persisted. At last I found one.

On Josh Gemmell’s site he has created three sets of quizzes for both hiragana and katakana. The really nice thing about Josh’s quizzes is you can be quizzed based on just the kana you have learned rather than all of them at once. So, for instance, my daughter just finished learning ma, mi, mu, me, mo. Instead of testing her on all of the hiragana (in which case I would have to tell her the answer for ya, yu, yo, ra, ri, ru, re, ro, wa, particle o, and n) I can select just “a” through “mo” to be tested.

If you are really good at multiple choice quizzes, and that is why you are getting them all correct, have no fear. Go to quiz 2 and now you will have to actually type in the sound.

Anyway, check it out if you are currently learning hiragana or katakana. I’ll show you how my son is learning kanji soon.

4 Responses to “Hiragana and Katakana quizzes”

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    Hi! Try also, you’ll just need to register and choose hiragana/katakana/ kanji sets from the prefs menu. Hope it helps!


  2. 2

    Yes, ReadTheKanji is a good one. I mentioned it back here:

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    leif hagen:

    Hiragana to Katakana > ganbatte kudasai! Your photo and info bring me back to learning them with flashcards in 1989 when I first arrived in Gero Onsen, Gifu-ken as a Mombusho English teacher! Domo arigato gozaimashita

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    Actually, you can input kanji on the iPhone (and I’d assume the iTouch). What you need to do is go into settings->general->international->keyboards->chinese (traditional) and turn on “handwriting”. It works quite well. Using that in combination with kotoba makes me very happy.

    Also, I really like Zen Nihongo for learning the JLPT kanji. It doesn’t have all of the kanji though (for instance Level 4 only consists of 80 kanji rather than the 100 or so that it is now), but it should be enough to start with.