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Here are some charts that will help you in studying Japanese. The first chart is called Hiragana ひらがな.This alphabet is used to write native Japanese words as well as grammar particles.

Notice how the characters are curvy in this alphabet
Notice how the characters are curvy in this alphabet

The next chart is called Katakanaカタカナ This alphabet is used to write loan words or foreign words including non Japanese names such as ‘Hotel’  ‘Smith’ ‘England’ etc…

This is the Katakana Chart - Notice the lines are more straight and rigid
This is the Katakana Chart – Notice the lines are more straight and rigid

The last chart is the 1st grade Kanji. All children at elementary level are required to at least master the following 80 Kanji. These are Chinese characters that make up words in the Japanese Language.

Kanji chart for 1st grade of elementary school in Japan
Kanji chart for 1st grade of elementary school in Japan

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