Well as some of you might know, I have been studying Chinese and Korean now for almost two years! Both of these languages have improved considerably, except I probably do not study or practice as much as I should. But this year has been different. I have been studying Chinese at least twice a week and Korean twice a week since the New Year! I had studied Japanese some time ago while I was in high school, but when your in high school, you are not really focused on your studies. Plus since I have not studied Japanese for so long, I have actually forgotten the little I knew.
My teacher at the continuing education class that I was taking at FTCC did not teach us Hiragana or Katakana. She would only write everything for us in Romaji. So I took it upon myself to buy these flashcards and learn the Japanese alphabet! Both of them! This past weekend I actually learned Hiragana, so now if I see the letter I know what it is. Now I am working on recalling all of them from memory and trying to write them from memory. This is a little more challenging, but I have good faith I can do it. I really liked these flashcards because they were high quality and they had some pretty clever mnemonics to help memorize the letter. I found them on Amazon for around $14 USD. So I would highly recommend this set of Kana Flashcards to anyone who is interested in learning how to read or write the Japanese alphabet! Both Hiragana and Katakana are included. 😛