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katakana writing ; the block form of Japanese writing


ひらがなは よめますが、かたかなは よめません。

I can read hiragana but I can't read katakana.

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Kanji, hiragana and katakana

Japanese language consists of three kinds of characters: the ideographic Chinese characters known as kanji and the phonetic characters known as hiragana and katakana. Today, katakana is mainly used for foreign words, and kanji and hiragana for composing sentences.