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Hiragana and Katakana Chart

The Japanese writing system consists of kana and kanji. What is a kana? Kana are syllabaries where each letter or character represents a syllable. The two types of kana are hiragana and katakana. Each contain 46 basic characters.

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Hang the chart in front of your desk, carry the chart with you wherever you go. Have a cup of tea and guess what the missing letters are. Can you name all the items?