Today’s characters are な and ナ.
They are pronounced as “na” – please listen to Lesson 17 podcast and practice.
な is Hiragana and ナ is Katakana.
Let’s learn how to write な (4 strokes).
Please take a look at the following picture.
な has 4 strokes. It looks a little bit complicated if you compare it with other Hiragana, but don’t worry, with practice, you will be able to write a good looking な in no time！
Please get a piece of paper and start practicing!
Look at my writing carefully and copy it. Write it till your hand remembers how to write it.
Ok, now let’s move on to ナ (2 strokes).
Please look at the picture below.
Do the same practice as you did with な.
There, you have already learned 42 characters so far. すごい！（Sugoi!)
Today you will be able to write 6 more words in Japanese. Wow!
こな＝flour; meal; powder
たな＝shelves; shelf; rack
つな＝(1) rope; (2) sumo grand champion’s braided belt
That’s it for today’s lesson. Please practice writing these 2 characters till your hand absolutely remembers them. がんばってね！（Ganbatte ne!)
If you have any questions, please let me know!