Hiragana

Katakana

Q. Why hiragana "wa" is sometimes written as hiragana "ha"? A. There is a rule for writing hiragana "wa" and "ha". When "wa" is
used as a particle, it is written hiragana "ha". Click here to learn more about the particle "wa".

Q. How do you write double consonants? A.
When writing in hiragana or katakana, the double consonants (kk, pp, ss, or tt) are expressed with a small "tsu" in place of the first consonant. See the examples below: kekkon (marriage), kippu (ticket), kitte (stamp), and kissaten (cafe).

To pronounce the double consonants, the first consonant represents a slight pause and the second consonant is pronounced. Click here to hear the pronunciation of these words. There are no words that start with double consonants.

Master your semester with Scribd & The New York Times

Special offer for students: Only $4.99/month.

Master your semester with Scribd & The New York Times

Cancel anytime.