Learning Japanese Katakana Letter ア

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Katakana Tutorial Series

Learning Katakana Japanese Letter

The first katakana letter in Japanese alphabetic system is which is read as ‘a’. It is consists of two strokes as it is described below.

Katakana Form

Katakana Letter’s Stroke Steps






Basic Information


Number of Strokes


Word Example



     1.       アイス(aisu)

     2.       アウト(auto)

     3.       アカシア(akashia)

     4.       アフリカーンス(afurika-nsu)

     5.       アクセント(akusento)

     6.       アイスクリーム(aisukuri-mu)

     7.       アドバイス(adobaisu)

     8.       アルバイト(arubaito)

     9.       アプリコット(apurikotto)

1. ice.

2.  out.

3. acacia.

4. african.

5. accent.

6. ice cream.

7. advice.

8. part-time job.

9. apricot.

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