François Constant


January 2017

The first step in learning Japanese (unfortunately) is to learn the "kanas". The kanas are two syllabaries: hiragana and katakana. To memorise them, you can copy them countless times or you can play a simple game regularly. You can do the latter on

About Learn KANAs

LEARN KANAs is a simple web application to practice your kanas. Simply visit, select a syllabary (hiragana or katakana) [1], select a level [2] and get started [3]:

Features & Information

  • Minimalist user interface
  • 20 levels to:
    • practice Hiragana and Katakana 10 by 10
    • practice 20, 30, 40 and all kanas at once
  • Instant feedback and correct answer showing up
  • Works in any web browser with Javascript activated (i.e. Flash isn't required)
  • No mobile version yet. If you want to use it on mobile please comment below
  • Developed in Dartlang

LEARN KANAs future

In future, I might:

  • add gojūon and dakuten
  • add digraphs
  • make this website responsive (so you could use it on your mobile phone)
  • add a learning section with mnemonics
  • show the answers for learners during the quiz

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below.