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sa



 sa-(sah)

shi



 shi-(shee)see note 1

su



 su-(soo)

se



 se-(seh)

so



 so-(soh)

 kanachart.com is a quick and easy online kana reference for those learning japanese.

 hiragana and katakana alphabets are arranged by their starting letter; just click on the letter you want.

 the numbered notes below the chart add little explanations for special characters that are different to normal ones.

 to help you remember the characters in each chart, there's some example words at the bottom of each page.

 new get the whole katakana alphabet in a printable one page document

 we recommend this kana book from amazon beginner's kana workbook : practice...

 there's language options on these amazon jap-animation dvds


za



 za-(zah)

ji



 ji-(jee)see note 2

zu



 zu-(zoo)

ze



 ze-(zeh)

zo



 zo-(zoh)

sha



 sha-(shah)


shu



 shu-(shoo)


sho



 sho-(shoh)

ja



 ja-(jah)


ju



 ju-(joo)


jo



 jo-(joh)
 note 1: the character 'shi' is an exception to the s characters in that it contains an h. as shown in the pronunciation brackets it is pronounced differently too.
 note 2: the character 'ji' is an exception to the z characters in that it starts with a j. as shown in the pronunciation brackets it is pronounced differently too.
 kc says: when combined with a little (lower-case) character you compress the sounds of the two characters, making new (more rarely used) characters; pronounced as shown. only the characters shown here can be compressed in this way.
examples
su-tee-ki - suteeki (means 'steak') su-te-re-o - sutereo (means 'stereo')

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