Step 9

Great! One other thing you should know is that sometimes Japanese used in print will look a little different than the way it is written by hand.

For example, when you see the hiragana character き (pronounced ki) in print, it often looks like the bottom loop is connected, but when you write it by hand, it's supposed to be written as a separate stroke.

Try to write this character in the box below:

Hint If you can’t figure out how a character should look when written by hand, press the “Show me” button, and it will be drawn for you. You can then press clear and try writing it yourself!