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Must know Japanese words

These are the Japanese basic must knows for getting around in Japan. This table will help with reading writing, speaking and listening. Get used to pronouncing these key words by looking at the romaji; this step is vital for speaking and understanding Japanese. Once you're familiar with reading and saying the romaji then try recognising the accompanying hiragana. There are different ways to try this but cutting out the individual boxes and doing a card sort is a great hands on approach to this. Once you've mastered that, try copying out theo get a feel for writing in Japanese. Being able to read and recognise these key words Japanese to get a feel for writing in Hiragana. This will be very beneficial when you're out and about in Japan as you'll be able to understand what others are saying, give a reply and read some signs. Maybe even try showing off to your friends by writing it out!


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