This is an exercice on small tsu, small ya, yu, yo and long vowels, as well as basic punctuation in Japanese.

Instructions Bearbeiten

  • Print two pages of Datei:Squared page.pdf.
  • Write the sentences below in hiragana. Replace western-style punctuation by the appropriate Japanese equivalent.
    • Write horizontally from left to right on a squared paper; start a new line for every sentence.
    • Remember to write the small hiragana and punctuation in the correct part of the square.
  • Vowels with macron (ā, ī, ū, ē, ō) are long; unless indicated, they are written with common spelling.
  • Uncommon spelling is indicated with [!] right behind the syllable.
  • When syllable split is ambiguous, an apostrophe (') is added between two syllables.
  • Spaces between words and capital letters are merely added for reading ease; they do not apply to the Japanese text.

Exercise Bearbeiten

  1. Kaisha made no kyori ga tō[!]katta shi, tonari no hito no shaberigoe mo chotto urusakatta kara, iyoiyo hikkoshita.
    Because the distance from the company was very far and the neighbors also talked a bit loud, we finally moved.
  2. Bimyōna kuni he ryokō ni itta yūjin ga byōki ni natte, isha no nai byōin ni nyūin shimashita.
    My friend, who went to travel to a questionable country, became sick and was hospitalized in a hospital without doctors.
  3. Kārin chan to issho ni, ryōri no ninja ga kinō katta kyūri wo katate de motte, kyarorī sensē no onē[!]san wo taosu ayashī misshon ni dekaketa.
    Together with Karin, the cooking ninja left on the ominous mission to defeat Professor Calory's sister, with the cucumber he had bought yesterday in one hand.

The cooking ninja, ready to fight!