Chibi Musu Drill・ちびむす ドリル: Hiragana and Katakana Worksheets

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Recommended for:

Complete Beginner

Build these skills:

Reading

Writing

How to use this site

Outlined here are some tips on how to use this site to study most efficiently and effectively.

Complete Beginner

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Reading

ひらがな: The link is already linked to the Hiragana page. You have worksheets for all 50 sounds to practice with.

カタカナ: On the left hand side there is a menu for Katakana as well!

ポスター: They also have posters! Print these out and put them in front of your toilet where you can see them while sitting. Rather than checking your phone, use those couple of minutes to study!

 

These are designed for Japanese children and so also have little sentences that go along with each page! This is where you can practice recognising the letters and sounding out words. We recommending looking these words up afterward on a dictionary or just in google and then adding them to your Anki deck with the picture that goes along with it.

For example: あめ is paired with ???? or ☔️ etc.

(Advanced Note: these two words have two different accents but are spelled the same – ask our teachers, or take our homophone course [available soon].)

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Writing

These are designed to get you to write in the proper stroke order and write in the correct proportions. Beautiful handwriting is always a plus, but what we really want is for your writing to be able to express what you are saying properly – the goal of written word is it not!

Be sure to take note of the numbering for stroke order and also the thickness of the lines! The thickness of the lines are much more prevalent in ink work and calligraphy. But it gives you hints as to where the lines start and finish, and also the speed at which you write. The thicker the line, the slower you’re pencil or pen should go!

If you have one, practicing on a drawing pad like a Wacom or iPad with a tablet stylus is a great way to save on printing!