Today’s characters are ん and ン.
They are pronounced as “n” – Please listen to Lesson 21 podcast and practice.
ん is Hiragana and ン is Katakana.
Let’s learn how to write ん (1 stroke).
Please take a look at the following picture.
ん has 1 stroke.
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 ン (2 strokes).
Please look at the picture below.
Do the same practice as you did with ん.
Many people think Katakana ン looks similar to Katakana ソ.
Look at the following picture and compare the two.
The big difference is that when you write ン the 2nd stroke goes from bottom to top while ソ the 2nd stroke goes from top to bottom.
There, you have finished learning basic Hiragana and Katakana – 92 characters. すごい！Sugoi!
Today you will be able to write 18 more words in Japanese. Wow!
あんき＝memorization; memorisation; learning by heart
あんこ＝red bean jam; anko
うん＝yeah; uh huh or fortune, luck
えん＝(1) chance; fate; fated romantic tie; destiny; (2) relation (between two people); bonds; personal connection; karma; affinity
てんきよほう＝weather forecast; weather report
へん＝strange, odd, funny
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!