2nd Meeting Summary (Hiragana and Japanese Syllabaries)
We spent a whole session on hiragana, and learnt a grand total of five kana, or the vowel column. At this rate, after nine weeks we will have learnt them all! I was actually quite impressed with what people remembered – until I found out about the cheat sheets, you two. No, I’m still proud, especially since most people there had never learnt anything like it before. And I like my ‘u’ mnemonic, even if you instantly came up with more obvious ones, like the fact that it actually looks like a sideways u. As for the syllabaries, I think I might have caused more confusion than explanation – but hopefully you’ll remember something?
Here’s a link to the PowerPoint: Hiragana and Syllabaries
The consensus is to alternate sessions on hiragana and culture, so next week we’ll be looking at … Studio Ghibli! Sadly, it’ll just be learning about it, watching some is saved for the end of term sessions.
The matcha Pocky went down well better than the Kitkats, or maybe people were just braver. Only one person hated it! I wonder if we’ll ever find anything that everyone likes? I’m just bringing vegetable sushi, or やさいすし in hiragana, (you can read one of those now), and hoping my luck will be better.
The thank you (ありがとう) and goodbye (さようなら) in Japanese were amazing – as was being joined by a new member!
Until next week!