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HI all

6:14 pm, May 9 2013
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hey, i am begining to learn japanese. And till now i only know hiragana and little katakana .
So some please suggest me some manga with only hiragana ,so that i can practise it .

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6:25 pm, May 9 2013
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Most shonnen/Shoujo manga have furigana(small hirgana characters) above the Kanji. Like this

Example : all shonnen jump manga like Bleach, One piece , Naruto can be read with only hirgana knowledge.

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6:59 pm, May 9 2013
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Yes, i recommend you read manga that has kanji, but with furigana. If it's pure kana, it's hard to tell where one word ends and begins, and hard to tell the difference between the many homophones in Japanese.

Most shoujo manga also have furigana; it's usually manga specifically for adults that doesn't (unless for obscure kanji like some odd names). Just go to a raws site and pick out some shounen or shoujo manga you might like. Edit: you might like to pick a series that is already scanlated so you can compare the two versions to check your translation.

That said, I think in Yotsubato!, the titular character "speaks" only in kana, as she's very young.

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7:16 pm, May 9 2013
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@ Madmanfreak: Good luck with your learning! Like all the other responders so far, I would suggest reading something with furigana. Because the furigana (which are almost always written in hiragana but in some rare cases can be in katakana or even other kanji) are small, I'd suggest finding a series with large scans.

Reading something with only hiragana probably won't do you any good. If you read a regular shounen or shoujo manga, you will learn some kanji without even realizing it. If you search "Kyouiku Kanji" on Wikipedia, you can find a list, by grade level, of all the kanji young school-children learn. The first 80 are ridiculously easy to write and read.

Also, try to find some information on Japanese particles—you might already know ones like the topic-marker "wa" and the subject-marker "ga." Learning particles will help you to understand the function of all the parts in a sentence, which will allow you to get the most out of your learning.

Good luck with your learning! I've been teaching myself Japanese for a number of years now, and although I have a ways to go, I have successfully translated/scanlated a few things. Keep at it!

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8:49 pm, May 9 2013
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If you want something for kids written only in hiragana I'd suggest buying the volumes of Asari-chan.

Ah another tip, if you want to figure out kanji you don't know draw them at and then copy the kanji to a japanese dictionary. Good luck learning! I'm at it myself too.. xd

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