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    Default Hiragana and Katakana?

    I am able to tell the difference between the two, but I don't know if there are different times to use them. Like if hiragana is more professional or not? I need some help here.

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    Default Re: Hiragana and Katakana?

    Hiragana is more for Japanese originated words while Katakana is used for foreign words like your name or names of other countries.

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    Default Re: Hiragana and Katakana?

    ^what he said :-)^

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    Default Re: Hiragana and Katakana?

    also, hiragana is more circular/curvy while katakana is more angular/square/sharp

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    Default Re: Hiragana and Katakana?

    Take an look at this Hiragana Chart it will help you
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    Default Re: Hiragana and Katakana?

    Katakana can sometimes be used to capitalize words, LIKE THIS. Basically its purpose is to emphasize words.
    Sometimes people write in hiragana when they forget the kanji to a word, although nowadays with smartphones and computers and what not, writing isn't very much needed.

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    Default Re: Hiragana and Katakana?

    it is funny some native people can no longer write some kanji because of computers. but in terms of applications and resumes, japanese companies still want you to hand write them. i have had to do it numerous times now

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    Default Re: Hiragana and Katakana?

    Katakana also is used to show Onomatopoeia.

    In Manga you'll see it a lot to show sound affects like *swish* or *clap* or *drip* etc.

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    Default Re: Hiragana and Katakana?

    Think of Hiragana as "cursive" script, and Katakana as "block" letters and you're on the right track. Katakana is used for "gairaigo" (foreign adopted words), and beyond that, it's used much like an English speaker would use block letters - stressing a word and sound effects, for example. In form, it's also "cursive" vs. "block" as Hiragana is a rounded character-script while Katakana has sharp corners and straighter lines.

    Thought this might make it easier to remember.

    Also, on a side note, writing is taught in Japan much like it is here - Block first (Katakana), then Cursive (Hiragana) - despite what any college-level Japanese classes might do. (College level courses tend to teach Hiragana first, probably because it's used more frequently.)

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