Katakana Chart

Understand pronunciation and master loan words.

Katakana is a special alphabet used for loan (non-native Japanese) words. The Japanese for 'bread' comes from the French 'pan' so is written 'パン'. We make Transliteration easier with our searchable chart with thoughtful handwriting and audio examples to assist you.

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