Katakana is one of the alphabets used in Japan. It is most often used to transliterate non-Japanese words, and as most of these imported words are in English, you can have a good go at working out what they mean.

For example:
  • Coca Cola is コカ・コーラ which represents "KoKa Koo Ra" (the "ー" lengthens the vowel.
  • コーヒー ("kōhī") is "coffee",
  • ビール ("Biru") represents beer.

Biru equals Beer

Cafe Sign with Pictures and Katakana

Here's a online "game" to test your Katakana Knowledge

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Topic revision: r2 - 29 Feb 2008, andyp
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