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Table of Katakana Characters (Maru-moji)


Table 2. Syllables with Voiced Consonants and 'P'

Maru-moji ('rounded letters') have been a favourite among young people for many years. They are of special interest to manga and anime fans. But they're not recommended for learners unless you (1) want to annoy hell out of your teacher or (2) want to destroy any chance of ever learning to write Japanese properly.
To see the hiragana equivalent of each character, pass your cursor over the top (may not work on mobile phones).

gaga gigi gugu gege gogo
Notes
zaza jizi zuzu zeze zozo is pronounced ji
dada jidi zudu dede dodo is pronounced ji and is pronounced zu, identical to the letters in the row above. Not often used.
baba bibi bubu bebe bobo  
papa pipi pupu pepe popo  

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Table 5: Representation of Foreign Sounds

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