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This quiz checks your knowledge on translating the basic 46 Japanese Hiragana syllables into roman letter sounds. The next updated version will include the Hiragana with diacritical marks. Also planned are entirely seperate versions which:
1. Check your knowledge of the order of the characters
2. Check your knowledge on translating roman letter sounds into Hiragana syllables
and
3. Test everything!

Please be as critical as you can in any way with this quiz, so I may improve it! Arigato Gozaimasu!

~ Talster
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:iconglamouringasmortal:
GlamouringAsMortal Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
I agree with others who said it is a little too easy.
The characters should perhaps be randomized (which I see other people have also said).

When reading Hiragana (or anything), it will usually not be "in order." You'd have to be able to recognize the kana in any random arrangement in which you might encounter them (which means the focus should be more on recognizing them individually, rather than learning their order).
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turumaji Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Interface Designer
so easy :(
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kateyene Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Love this :heart: but wish there was more randomness!
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strawberry-girl-hero Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww i found a pattern! well it's still good practice though!
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Bruce8331 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
lol cute, I think I got em all right. :D
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cemalbircan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
it was helpful, thanks.
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ZoeTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Very helpful except for being in order! I know the hiragana song, and I couldn't help but sing it when I took this test. I am teaching myself Japanese,and it would be great if you put them in order so I can challenge myself! Mind if I fave this?
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Oinkerz98 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
why did you put them in order?
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sambart Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Only got one wrong =D I'm so proud!
Great idea <3
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SNAU-thekawaii Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Wa.. sugoi! This is very usefull! X3
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bawky Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
ooh, very helpful! :) I've been practicing mine lately, so I got them all right.
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metallickitty Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009   Writer
thanks so much! I didnt have japanese for my highschool, and am trying to learn on my own now : D very helpful!
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xShasha-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whiii ~ I knew quite a lot :D But still, I've got much to learn :)
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Aurelia88 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
haha that was easy, maybe if you make another quiz try to mix them up a little bit instead of having them in alphabetical order. good practice though! thanks!
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Mari-Ashley Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
Yay, I made it. Great quiz. Very helpful. :)
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talster Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
hehe congrats, hope your Japanese studies go well. I'm in Japan right now doing a homestay, I never thought I'd be lucky enough to live and study in another country. I made this quiz back when I first started learning Japanese :)
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:iconcyrii:
Cyrii Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
This is a really good idea! Really helpful for those of us too lazy to make flash cards to learn with ;P
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:icontalster:
talster Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007
hehe thanks! if you're wanting to study Japanese counters or dates, please check out my most recent Flash, you might find it useful =)
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:iconcyrii:
Cyrii Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007
Will do =D
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p00pstr34ks Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
the hiragana go in the order of how they're said. which makes it extremely easy if you know the basic order of "a i u e o"
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:icontalster:
talster Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
word. At the time I made this I wasn't capable of making random Flash quizzes. My programming was pretty strictly functions and movie timeline. A couple years later now, I'd say I'm capable, but lately I've been doing all my programming in Java, so I'd need to rework my design in Actionscript . . . and I'm not so sure how object orientated Actionscript really is to tell you the truth. I'm sure it's doable. A good project for a rainy day in the future.
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Wolfman-CJ Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007   Filmographer
saweet!
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LisaTheWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I wiiin! Did you happen to make one of these for katakana too? That is what I seem to be having trouble with.
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talster Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
if you like I'll whip up a katakana version too. I was working on it, but must've stopped for other projects eventually. Also, once you start learning Kanji and more advanced grammer, katakana starts seeming easier to remember hehe. let me know if you'd like to see it, and I'll make it happen ~ T
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LisaTheWhiteWolf Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I WOULD like a katakana quiz. I know my hiragana right well but for some reason I just can't seem to get the katakana straight ^_^;
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tokyotiff Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
sugoi ~ It's very practical. I'll be coiming often, I still have a few left to practice. Nice job! Very nice ^^, ga suki desu...
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talster Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
sankyuu! ^_^ please let me know if you want any study guides for anything else, it's fun to make 'em

~ T
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nitah Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
i made it! :bow:

it would be more difficult if you would mix it more.. for example: ma me mi mo mu not next to each other. and... you said that one sillable was called wo.. my japanese teacher (which is japanese) said this one was a second o...
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:icontalster:
talster Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
you are completely right . . . I never figured out how to make the quiz random, and I'm fine for now leaving it as it is until I learn how to. But yeah, I could switch them all on my own a little bit still. That one syllable my professor called <wo> just to visually make the character different, because they do sound the same, but they are used very differently in writing. It's like a 'silent' w in that case hehe. how long have you studied japanese? I really appreciate your comments, thank you so much!

~ Talster
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nitah Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
1 and a half year, and then i realised that i had too less time to study. :cry:
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:icontalster:
talster Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
well, I hope we both get to keep on learning. I'm going to going to Japan next year, so I have to get really good at Japanese. We can try to chat in Japanese sometime if you like :)

~ Tal
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:iconnitah:
nitah Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2006
i forgot everything.. :cry:
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:icontalster:
talster Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006
I'm sure you'll remember it pretty easily, if you looked at some sites or some Japanese books maybe. No worries ~

~ Tal
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nitah Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006
who knows.. ;)
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sunofsamsa Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005
That would have helped me um... on Wednesday.. when I was studying for the quiz T_T
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Flash-R-Us Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005   Interface Designer
maybe some actual sounds of the words. make a little transistion for the next questions and stuff would be good
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R1n1Ch4n Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn that was hard..I kinda forgot my symbols O_<
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BobTheDragon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005
I agree with the first comment. At some points during the quiz I was just going "blah bli blu bleh blow" which detracts from the learning part. On the other hand, it was fun for reviewing my hiragana, since I'd been slipping. The Y's almost got me though. ;) and I totally forgot what "wa" looked like until now.
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KrazyboutKomics Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005
I think I did good! I'm no Hiragana expert (more kanji and katakana), but eight wrong isn't bad is it? I like this! I'm going to wait for the next one and try to do better!
BTW, Diacritical marks are the little slant marks in the corner of the characters, right? If so, I'll get confused... ^^;
Oh well! I look forward to the next one!
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elauzel Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Good job!
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chexmixx Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005
This is a good idea for people who want to learn to translate.

A few things, though.

To make it a bit more challenging, try mixing up the order of the symbols. The Japanese alphabet is really repetetive, so it will be easy to pick out a pattern. If that's what you're going for, then it's good. But if you want people to be able to be able to pick out Japanese letters, it might be good to do a mixed up one.

Also, when it comes to the "y's," "ya," "yu and "yo," it might also be a bit more of a challenge to either put other letter sounds in, or put in ones like "yi" or "ye" to make people understand that those letters don't exist. Same goes for the "w" part, with "wa" and "wo"

Anyway, overall, I like it. Very good.
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