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The Japanese alphabet consists of 99 sounds formed with 5 vowels (a, e, i, o, and u) and 14 consonants (k, s, t, h, m, y, r, w, g, z, d, b, p, and n), as is shown in the hiragana chart.
Long vowels
u” is sometimes used to create long vowels. In arigatoo, for instance, the last letter is not pronounced “u” but as a long “o.”
Double consonants
In ittekimasu, there’s a pause between “i” and “te.” The little “” has a function of creating a pause, so ittekimasu has six syllables.
When “ha” and “he” are used as a particle (particles will be explained later), they are pronounced as “wa” and “e”: konnichiwa and konbanwa.





The Bean Throwing Ceremony – せつぶん – setsubun 21/02/2012

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Click on the link below to learn about The Bean Throwing Ceremony.




Japanese New Year – おしょうがつ – oshougatsu

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Click on the link below to learn about New Year celebrations in Japan.



Language lessons languish in Aussie schools 28/01/2012

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Christmas Activities 11/12/2011

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How to Make an Origami Box from Eric Power on Vimeo.


Christmas Origami 04/12/2011

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Christmas in Japan


Prep – Christmas Santa Grade 1, 2, 3 & 4


Grade 5 & 6

Christmas Letter!!

[Name] へ、

メッリ クリスマス!

[Name] より



Animals 27/11/2011

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Animal Game

Task – Create a poster with a picture of one of the animals you have learned about. Include the name of the animal in Japanese and the sound it makes if you know this.