I won’t assume you know the basics of Japanese so I’ll just give a basic introduction as to what it involves (if you do, skip this post). Remember, all languages require diligence and hard work. Japanese is a rewarding language to learn. Once you’ve mastered an element, you really feel like you have achieved something.
Japanese has what we may call three alphabets: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. These are character sets/symbols that represent sounds in the case of Hiragana and Katakana and concepts in the case of Kanji.
Kana: Hiragana and Katakana are known collectively as Kana and both represent the same sounds from the Japanese language. For example, House – Uchi, is made up of the hiragana, U う, Chi ち. Katakana has the same sounds but different characters, U ウ & Chiチ.