Every time the ‘enter’ kanji comes up in my review I get it wrong, except I’m typing all the right hirogana. I’m typing ‘ni-yu-u’ for the reading, but thats incorrect. I only get it right if I copy and past the answer ‘にゅう’ into the box, even though its the exact same hirogana. What’s going on here?
You’re typing にゆう (niyuu) and not にゅう (nyuu). Notice the size difference in the ゆ ゅ
It’s a completely different pronunciation.
It’s recommended that you study hiragana before you start.
Also, its hiragana, not hirogana
Some people never check those FAQs…
There’s only one more section to complete. You’re not really learning much that’s new here, but you are going to learn how to combine different types of kana together to make some new sounds. Mainly, we’re going to focus on what small ゃ, ゅ, and ょ can do to kana from the い row (that includes き, し, じ, に, etc). First let’s take a quick look at the size difference. It’s hard to see when they’re not next to each other!
To use these, you’ll need to combine them with something from the い column. When you do this, you’re essentially combining the first (English) letter of the い-kana with the small ゃ, ゅ, ょ sound. For example:
き + ゃ → KIYA → KYA
じ + ょ → JIYO → JYO
See how the “i” gets dropped and it just becomes one syllable of sound?
Or search the forums before posting a new thread…
A small version of the hiragana for ya, yu, or yo (ゃ, ゅ or ょ respectively) may be added to hiragana ending in i. This changes the i vowel sound to a glide (palatalization) to a, u or o. For example, き (ki) plus ゃ (small ya) becomes きゃ (kya). Addition of the small y kana is called yōon.
This was extremely helpful!