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おまつり

How do you say ‘festival’ in Japanese? If you’re learning hiragana, try reading this poster advertising an upcoming event.  I noticed it on a community message board in my neighborhood in Kyoto.  The お at the beginning is an honorific and is often omitted.

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help.

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そば

If you’re studying  hiragana, try reading the characters written on the side of this restaurant.  If you can read them, you’ll know what traditional dish they specialize in.

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help.

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とうもろこし

How do you say ‘corn’ in Japanese?  The answer is written in hiragana in this photo.

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below it if you need help.

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たこ ほたて

How do you say ‘octopus’ and ‘scallop’ in Japanese?  The answers are written in hiragana in this photo.

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below it if you need help.

 

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フレッシュ

フルーツ

If you’re studying  katakana, try reading this Kyoto shop’s sign.

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help.

 

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あ、サングラス、いるかも!

 

If you’re studying hiragana and katakana, try reading this poster.

Use the rikaichan popup dictionary or your favorite reference tool with my transcription below the photo if you need help.