Hiragana is the Japanese phonetic alphabet and it contains all the sounds which make up Japanese. Learning this will give you a strong foundation to build upon and improve your pronunciation and understanding of Japanese.
Katakana is a Japanese script used primarily to write foreign words and names, as well as to represent onomatopoeia. It is one of three scripts used in Japanese writing, along with hiragana and kanji. Katakana is a phonetic script, meaning that each symbol represents a single syllable or sound.
Hai! Japanese is a passion project by learners (Lewis & Charlotte) for learners. We know all too well how confusing it can be to study and learn Japanese. We have taken the things we wish we knew when we started out ourselves and tried to convey them in a more intuitive, friendly and visually easy-to-understand manner. We hope you like it and it helps with your studies!