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Do you have any thoughts about struggling with katakana-words while immersing?

November 23, 2022 — Tatsumoto Ren

Words commonly written in katakana, including 和製英語 and 外来語, are annoying because you have to read katakana. Due to the shapes of the characters, reading katakana is more difficult, especially long katakana-words. Even Japanese people hate reading such words.

With training, you can get used to reading any alphabet, but it's inevitable that a badly designed alphabet takes longer to adapt to.

Maybe one day Japan will switch to the Cyrillic script. Until then, we have to deal with what we have.

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