Tag: katakana

53 Why are katakana preferred over hiragana or kanji sometimes? 2011-07-14T13:56:22.927

51 When is the katakana form of wo (ヲ) used? 2011-06-08T00:11:10.837

39 Why was both katakana and hiragana created? 2012-01-15T02:07:11.200

37 Difference between katakana so and n 2013-12-23T19:19:15.803

32 Do Japanese people see ツ as a smiling face? 2015-03-19T16:41:27.823

29 What are the differences/characteristics between katakana, kanji and hiragana? 2011-06-01T23:25:06.737

27 = sign in a katakana name 2015-08-23T13:38:41.770

24 Why did の disappear from 山手, but in 御茶ノ水 it's in katakana? 2011-08-29T11:35:18.827

24 Why is カラオケ (karaoke) written in katakana? 2014-02-19T01:51:45.760

23 Who decides what katakana will be used to form English loan words? 2012-04-25T19:06:17.613

22 Why is it 「ロワイアル」? 2017-12-04T04:26:49.700

20 How to pronounce the English alphabet? (A, B, C, ...) 2016-07-15T05:19:44.883

20 Why is the word オタク written in katakana? 2017-04-26T05:04:40.420

18 What "non-standard" katakana are commonly used? 2014-10-21T20:40:57.250

17 Why are there 3 ways of writing in Japanese? 2011-12-13T18:46:01.300

17 Why doesn't Japanese have a special Katakana form for "hu"? 2014-06-02T15:42:58.110

17 How to translate historical names which don't necessarily have an equivalent in Japanese? 2015-07-11T13:20:46.830

16 Is the "wa-particle" in katakana ワ or ハ? 2012-09-04T00:10:09.267

16 Are there words which consist of katakana and hiragana letters together? 2014-04-02T13:16:13.877

15 How do you write the sound "wu"? 2012-12-13T23:00:11.900

15 Do Japanese actually pronounce the "v" sound? 2015-05-24T12:08:02.820

14 ユーザ or ユーザー, which is more in use or is there no difference? 2011-07-11T08:39:41.867

14 What determines whether a word gets a kanji compound or katakana? 2012-07-06T19:32:10.913

14 Is there a particular name for the rows and columns of the hiragana/katakana charts? 2016-07-22T12:16:08.760

14 Why is the term オナニー written in katakana? 2017-03-16T17:57:26.113

14 Why is this written in katakana instead of hiragana? 2017-07-12T07:07:04.307

13 Spelling over the phone 2012-01-16T04:38:17.487

13 How has Japanese kanji and kana usage changed since 1945? 2015-12-01T21:03:36.323

13 Why is this katakana not reversed? 2016-03-29T16:15:54.520

13 How would you translate this? バタコチーズライス 2019-08-13T19:19:32.807

12 Pronunciation and meaning of  2011-06-24T06:44:33.957

12 Why are the names of plants and animals often written in katakana? 2014-12-11T18:31:32.200

11 Can I write Japanese name "Midori" this way - 緑? 2011-08-09T04:52:14.083

11 Are foreign personal names usually written in katakana rather than Romaji? 2011-09-04T00:45:18.850

11 Katakana words with Kanji. How did that happen? 2012-07-16T21:37:59.673

11 What special kana are used to write foreign words? 2014-03-29T02:38:44.147

11 How would one emulate capitalized letters in Japanese? 2014-05-06T09:51:58.357

11 Does a small tsu double all consonants? 2017-01-05T08:15:57.683

11 Can タコ be an offensive word? 2017-06-29T17:45:52.187

11 Why using です in katakana? 2019-01-19T21:04:00.220

10 Legal characters for first names include: hiragana, katakana, jinmeiyo and joyo kanji. What about latin letters? 2013-05-21T22:49:14.243

10 Orthography at the turn of the previous century 2014-03-12T07:24:18.107

10 Origin of katakana ン (カタカナの「ン」の字源) 2014-06-07T15:06:20.173

10 Meaning of トッツケ on a house plan 2016-01-24T00:48:07.857

10 What is the name of the writing that appears on the screen when watching television? 2018-07-17T13:58:03.963

9 Why are the katakana important to learn? 2012-07-13T03:23:08.573

9 What term would be used for words that are borrowed from Japanese and used in other languages? 2019-10-02T13:03:51.307

9 Why do textbooks and other sources pretend special katakana don't exist? 2019-10-23T01:16:33.193

8 Are the names of some food items written in katakana? 2011-10-06T12:11:26.773

8 Why is katakana sometimes used to replace hiragana? 2012-04-26T20:12:10.477

8 What are the rules determining the use of the dash in katakana? 2012-05-17T03:55:01.563

8 Correct kana for João 2012-07-11T15:04:05.540

8 Is there a generally accepted "rule" for truncating loan words? 2012-09-07T20:52:11.177

8 Why is "Yamata no Orochi" written in katakana? 2013-12-19T23:24:00.483

8 What is the origin of ポイ as in "タバコのポイ"? 2014-04-05T12:40:56.847

8 Why does this store named サァラ have a small ァ in the name? 2014-04-20T12:24:11.493

8 Why the random katakana in 「すみっコぐらし」? 2015-04-28T22:46:45.180

8 Name of レ点 in 漢文 2017-04-11T20:44:51.740

8 Looking to understand a fantasy name 2019-08-09T20:55:10.563

8 Why is beatboxing called 「ヒューマンビートボックス」? 2019-10-06T18:08:23.530

7 Are there any risks in self-learning the kana? 2011-09-26T23:51:25.217

7 learning order for kana? 2012-04-27T15:41:21.353

7 Why did the translator use ゴナラ here? 2012-09-22T19:46:44.100

7 Was the の particle sometimes written in katakana? 2012-10-30T09:17:03.800

7 Method for deciding whether to use katakana or kanji version of the word? 2013-02-21T17:38:20.290

7 Why is katakana /va/ normally written ヴァ rather than ヷ? 2013-10-18T04:16:41.230

7 What does it mean to write wasei-eigo and gairaigo in Romaji? 2014-04-14T17:29:16.920

7 Are katakana names pronounced as they are written? 2014-08-08T09:50:21.050

7 Why are there multiple katakana readings for a single kanji? 2015-05-14T09:25:29.330

7 Why is there a ツ in 四ツ谷? 2016-01-02T09:39:51.767

7 Why small version of katakana ヵ is used in a word 二ヵ国語 2016-06-24T12:45:31.447

7 Is there a standard for furigana? ふりがな vs フリガナ 2017-04-04T07:43:28.987

7 Non-standard katakana (エナジー vs. エネルギー) 2017-09-11T00:56:06.780

7 Etymology of ゴミ 2017-12-18T20:59:43.767

7 Attempts to distinguish English "L" and "R" sounds using (extended) katakana 2018-02-16T16:20:36.557

7 Is there a triple vowel extension in this character name? 2018-08-01T17:37:28.133

7 Unknown kana in a late C19th address cartouche 2018-08-04T14:08:15.613

7 Meaning of ギャップ in the following sentence 2019-08-04T12:15:19.350

6 Why does furigana occasionally appear as katakana? 2012-04-25T18:08:27.310

6 Can Hiragana or Katakana stand alone? 2012-06-05T20:35:32.010

6 Does the ー represent a double vowel or a long vowel sound? 2012-06-21T12:38:28.420

6 What does パー mean by itself? 2014-12-19T22:26:48.627

6 Why is Toyota typically written in Katakana? (トヨタ) 2016-02-11T08:51:23.030

6 Is this 8px height font understandable for japanese knowing people? 2016-07-04T21:21:03.910

6 Why is "boyfriend" transliterated as 「ボーイフレンド 」 instead of 「ボイフレンド」? 2016-08-01T22:19:31.647

6 Long vowel AND extension? 2017-08-04T22:29:44.377

6 Is there a list of official valid loanwords or they are adapted on the fly from their original languages? 2018-09-18T10:35:44.150

6 Is there a name for verbs written as: Katakana+る? 2018-11-21T17:23:52.730

5 Katakana changes 2011-06-10T14:52:55.340

5 Why is マシ written using katakana? 2011-09-13T03:57:46.710

5 How is アェ pronounced? 2012-11-27T17:13:38.633

5 What does ホイっと mean? 2013-03-20T20:49:57.887

5 Specific differences to consider between any individual katakana and hiragana? 2014-04-01T16:10:25.913

5 How to know when I should use katakana form words referring to animals, lesser creatures, or other organisms? 2014-05-02T03:31:01.083

5 Etymology of ギリシャ: what language does "girisha" come from? 2014-06-19T09:25:57.653

5 Why is Danny written & pronounced ダニー and not ダニ? 2014-09-07T16:38:27.643

5 Why do some loanword sounds get "contracted" when katakanized, but not others? 2014-09-30T23:10:52.917

5 Why does katakana even exist?/ Why not use hiragana and kanji for everything? 2014-10-13T07:14:16.250

5 レアチーズケーキ: Does 「レア」 originally come from "rare" or from "layer"? 2015-03-18T10:24:26.420