Today’s characters are や and ヤ.
They are pronounced as “ya” – please listen to Lesson 20 podcast and practice.
や is Hiragana and ヤ is Katakana.
Let’s learn how to write や (3 strokes).
Please take a look at the following picture.
や has 3 strokes.
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.
By the way, some people write Hiragana や this way. ↓
Either way is fine. Just pick whichever you like and practice.
Ok, now let’s move on to ヤ (2 strokes).
Please look at the picture below. This one is easy to write!
Do the same practice as you did with や.
There, you have already learned 72 characters so far. すごい！Sugoi!
Today you will be able to write 8 more words in Japanese. Wow!
おやこ＝parent and child
おやつ＝between meal snack; afternoon refreshment, mid-day snack
こや＝hut; cabin; shed
なや＝shed; barn; outhouse
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!