Learning to write and read the Japanese syllabary is a daunting task. To help you out, we have created an intuitive and free Katakana Chart PDF to help you get started on the road to fluency. Our chart is the perfect study companion and can be printed for easy practice and reference.
What is Katakana?
Katakana is the Japanese syllabary utilized to write non-Japanese words and foreign names. The characters have a distinct angular shape, different from the more curved Hiragana characters. Katakana is used to express the syllables of words and is the most common means to convey loanwords from foreign languages.
Understanding Our Katakana Chart PDF
In our PDF you will find the standard 46 Katakana characters. Each character is clearly printed in its own box, and the corresponding Romanization is included. We have also included a pronunciation guide to help you practice reading.
At the top of the page we have included a brief explanation of the Katakana syllabary and how the characters can be used in different contexts. If you need additional help with pronunciation or stroke order, we recommend supplementing our chart with more detailed video lessons and tutorials.
Print Our Katakana Chart PDF Today!
The best way to learn Katakana is to practice. Print off our free and printable Katakana Chart PDF today and start your journey on the road to fluency!