What have I gotten myself into?
Ever since I visited Japan a few years ago, I wanted to learn the language. On Tuesday I had my first Japanese course. The classes are in Japanese only, no English, German, whatsoever. I should have learned all the hiragana symbols before class but found that too boring. I thought: They will not use all the symbols in the first lesson, lets focus on the first 25. Bad idea!
After 30 min. we started to use ra and ro symbols which of yourse I didn’t know. Let alone how to write them. I was lost but cheated my way through the rest of the lesson.
The next class is tomorrow and to be prepared I’m hammering the hiragana symbols into my head. For them to stay forever. Period.
For your enjoyment: below are the numbers from 1 to 10 in romanji (spelling in brackets if different) and in hiragana. I’m not sure why 4, 7 and 9 need two different Japanese types. I know nothing. Now, please Ã©coutez et rÃ©pÃ©tez.
1 – iti (ichi) – ã„ã¡
2 – ni – ã«
3 – san – ã•ã‚“
4 – si / yon – ã— / ã‚ˆã‚“
5 – go – ã”
6 – roku – ã‚ã
7 – siti (sichi) / nana – ã—ã¡ / ãªãª
8 – hati (hachi) – ã¯ã¡
9 – ku / kyuu – ã / ãã‚…ã†
10 – zyuu – ã˜ã‚…ã†