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This time, we’re asking the age old question: Do You Know 「たちつてと」? No, not the one from your book club, the hiragana. Can you match the sound to the matching moji (文字, characters)? Well, wonder no further, because today, we’ll find out!
We welcome back our favourite Heisei era computer friend: QUIZBO™. He’s here to beam the sound of each hiragana aloud, and from there, you can try to identify which hiragana sounds like the character that was read. If you’ve been here since the previous lessons, you’ll know that QUIZBO™ is always available to listen to in his mobile form as QUIZBO™ mini; so, no worries if you need to have him repeat something, he’ll repeat it as many times as you like! As many times as you like. Anytime, anywhere~
Maybe you’re joining us for the first time, and you’re not totally sure which is the matching moji (文字, characters), but this is still here to help you revise/study! Be sure to visit the Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Blog or Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Online site where we have all of the previous lessons available as well as QUIZBO™ who is there to help you learn the readings on any of the lessons marked with a 「🔊」
As for this quiz: the questions are in the same order each time, but the order of the answers are randomised, so you can always return or refresh to study/revise with a fresh look each time!
So, without further ado, let’s put those moji, 文字, muscles to the test!
Let’s NihonGO!! たちつてと!!
[Questions with QUIZBO™]
#1) Which hiragana do you hear? Hint: 【tsu】
In romaji, 「つ」 is transliterated as 「tsu」or 「tu」but we’ll stick to「tsu」
#2.) Which hiragana do you hear? Hint: 【ta】
In romaji, 「た」 is transliterated as「ta」which sounds like 「tahh」like saying「tar」in Received Pronunciation English without the schwa.
#3.) Which hiragana do you hear? Hint: 【to】
In romaji, 「と」 is transliterated as 「to」which sounds like 「toh」or the English word「tow」
#4.) Which hiragana do you hear? Hint: 【chi】
In romaji, 「ち」 is transliterated as 「chi」which sounds like the 「chee」in cheese or simply, the 「chi」in tai chi.
#5.) Which hiragana do you hear? Hint: 【te】
In romaji, 「て」 is transliterated as 「te」which sounds like 「tay」or the first part of the English word take.
And that’s たちつてと！ How did you do this try? Did you get them all correct? Leave a comment and tell us! If you got them all correct, おめでとうございます, omedetou gozaimasu! Congratulations! You’ve learnt quite a few hiragana and you’re well on your way to being an amazing reader of Japanese language!
If you didn’t get them all correct, no worries! That’s what this is for! This is why you can revise/study on your own with us! Learning doesn’t happen overnight without any effort—It takes time~ But, no matter the day, no matter the hour, you can come back here and revise with us. You can refresh this page as many times as you like to reset the answers. And, again, the answers randomise, so you’ll have a better chance at properly memorising these.
We hope this was/will be helpful for you on your Japanese learning journey!
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Until next time, thank you for visiting!