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Dr. Moku’s Katakana NOW AVAILABLE!


By on March 04, 2012 in Our Products

Learn Katakana in one day with Dr. Moku!

Get it for iPhone and iPad here

Katakana can be incredibly difficult to learn due to the remarkable similarity of the characters but this essential app will help you master it without even trying.

After the massive success of Dr. Moku’s Hiragana comes the perfect solution for learning Katakana for the complete beginner, young or old. It’s the fun and foolproof way to master Japanese.

If you want to rapidly increase your learning power or just impress your friends, with Dr. Moku’s Mnemonic learning system you can automatically and effortlessly learn Katakana.

Mnemonics are memory tricks that use humor or a memorable personal connection to help you fix and break associations so your brain has no choice but to remember. In less than one day you will be able to recall the entire Katakana alphabet.

With this app its easy peasy to learn Japaneasy!

FEATURES:

• Audio clips to help pronunciation

• 2 different Learning modes: Manual (allows you to learn at your own speed) and Autoplay (Each symbol and audio clip play in sequence)

• 3 different Quiz Modes: Easy, Hard and Master

• Quick Reference allows you to jump instantly to the screens you want to revise

• Introductory guide to learning Japanese, with pictorial examples and everything you need to know about basic and modified Katakana

Each screen presents a Katakana symbol along with the mnemonic clue and the audio clip. Read the clue, listen to the clip and move on to the next one. The alternating bold colors will reset your brain so you start fresh with each symbol, allowing you to learn without trying.

Learning Japanese may seem like an impossible task but with Dr. Moku you will be amazed at your ability to learn and recall.

The Japanese written language is comprised of three different writing systems: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. Hiragana and Katakana are both referred to as the Kana symbols.

Katakana is used mainly to write foreign words that have made their way into Japanese.

Hiragana is used to write native Japanese words or to spell words or part of words that don’t have their own Kanji symbol. Kanji symbols are the busy looking characters derived from Chinese.

Hiragana and Katakana each consist of 46 basic symbols which can be modified slightly to cover every syllable you need.

In general, words spelled with Katakana are derived from foreign words (not always English) which is a great help to the student of Japanese because once you are familiar with the pronunciation, you can make a good guess at how thousands of words are said in Japanese.

So what do you think?

  • Fahim

    Doc,

    Thanks to both your software – I’ve learned both Hiragana and Katakana in a snap! Doing the quizzes daily and got perfect scores!

    I can’t thank you enough!

    But if I may be so bold, you wouldn’t by any chance be working on a Kanji version would you ?

    Your enlighted student

    Fahim

    • http://clamnuts.com Bob

      Hey! Thanks Fahim, yes I’m working on a Kanji system called Kanji Noodles BUT it will take a lot of time…over 2000 symbols! Thanks for your support, spread the word!

  • Sherwin

    It would be great if you could make this application available to computers as well. I am a school teacher, and I find this application so resourceful, that I would like to use it during class to build an understanding that is interesting. I use Mac computers so if you get the chance to make it for computers then I would appreciate it.