Although some would argue that it is only a crutch and should be avoided, romaji does have its place in your repertoire — namely being the primary method of Japanese input for word processors and computers. In fact, Japanese children learn romaji in elementary school. That said, romaji is only a representation of written Japanese , and therefore should not be used as a primary reading method when learning the language. And you need physical worksheets to practice on.
Romanization of Japanese
Romanization of Japanese - Wikipedia
The romanization of Japanese is the use of Latin script to write the Japanese language. There are several different romanization systems. Variants of the Hepburn system are the most widely used. Japanese is normally written in a combination of logographic characters borrowed from Chinese kanji and syllabic scripts kana that also ultimately derive from Chinese characters.
Japanese Writing Systems for Beginners: Learn Romaji
Telling the date in Japanese is not awfully complicated. Here is a short summary of how to express the date in Japanese and how to refer to and pronounce the names of the days, months and years. The Japanese will typically use the Gregorian calendar although they will also often use the Japanese one based on the reigns of Japanese emperors. You will see this printed on tickets for example when you travel to Japan. There is actually an application called Gengou Free to easily convert any year of the Gregorian calendar into its traditional Japanese counterpart.
When you start learning Japanese , you want to be able to switch your keyboard to a different writing system from the Roman alphabet. To do so, you need to figure out and practice how to access the hiragana , katakana and kanji writing systems and use them properly. This is what this article is about. Beforehand, especially if your computer is not a recent model, you should check that it can display Japanese characters correctly.