This app is specially created with people who are interested in Japanese letters, Hiragana in particular.
The app consists of two parts.
On the one part where you could practice Japanese letters, such as Hiragana. On the other part where you could practice Japanese words consisted of Hiragana letters.
What is the App like?
In Japan, we are taught how to read and write Hiragana during the first grade (Age 6). Once you got it, you would be able to write a letter or mail in Japanese however the face of the mail, that written in Japanese used only Hiragana, is not the same one as what you would see in the newspaper.
Unless you write a children’s picture book, you are supposed to write Japanese text using not only Hiragana but also Kanji character, Chinese character in other words.
Here is an example.
Let’s say, if you want to say that you like warm weather.
If you only use Hiragana to write this, it would be
(A) わたし は あたたかい きこう が すき です [watasi wa atatakai kikou ga suki desu].
Then, if you replace some words with Kanji character, it would be
(B) 私 は 暖かい 気候 が 好き です [watasi wa atatakai kikou ga suki desu].
As you see, even though the face of (A) is different from the face of (B), both of them are exactly the same meaning.
What is difference is that some words are replaced to Kanji character, such as
- わたし or 私, means [ I ].
- あたたかい or 暖かい, means [ warm ].
- きこう or 気候, means [ weather ].
- すき or 好き, means [ like ].
You might wonder why only 4 words are replaced to Kanji and what about other words because these 4 words are replaceable words to Kanji character.
You might also think why Japanese people use not only Hiragana but also Kanji character. As my understanding, it would be more concise, and also more easy to read, I suppose.
What you would see in this app is a list of Hiragana letters. If you tap one of those letters, you can practice how to draw its letter.
Enjoy drawing Hiragana letters !
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How to draw line to compose Japanese Letter?
On a drawing area on the practice page of the app, you would see a few icons, such as a star and two types of arrows. You could compose each Japanese letter following these icons.
At the end of stroke, two types of arrows are shown, because a way to stop drawing a line is slightly different, the one is [TOME], the another is [HARAI].
star: This is a starting point to draw a Japanese letter.
[TOME] arrow: It shows that you stop drawing a line, and then take your digital-pen or index finger up.
[HARAI] arrow: It shows that you stop drawing a line, taking your digital-pen or index finger up. This action might be similar to what you may brush dirt off with a brush.