indeclinable wrote:Japanese newbie here:
Is there a comprehensive list of basic words that are written in Hiragana (mainly because of lack of Kanji or because in mainstream media it's simple done "because")?
While surfing around beginners materials and websites (like this one or this one) I managed to catch some, but as a teacher I have to say I'm quite disappointed that such a resource is not more easily available as it would help immensely those of us that are still learning Hiragana and Katakana, specially to practice fast reading and identifying/memorizing words.
Is there an exercises book or page where transcription from Romaji to Hiragana/Katana exercises are available? (I'm thinking of something like this but you know, with more exercises).
Is anyone aware of Katakana to Hiragana and vice versa transcription exercises?
Not sure if this is close to what you are looking for, but it may help:
https://print-kids.net/print/kokugo/hir ... o-rensyuu/
http://sn1.e-kokoro.ne.jp/print/print_d ... aino=P-018
http://sn1.e-kokoro.ne.jp/kyozai/print/ ... o-hyou.pdf
http://sn1.e-kokoro.ne.jp/print/print_d ... aino=P-009
http://sn1.e-kokoro.ne.jp/print/print_d ... aino=P-002
One of my favorite activities back when I was learning the kanas was to use japanese song lyrics and transcribe them from romaji to kana. And then you can verify your transcription with the use of the same version in kana or in normal japanese with furigana (small kanas above the kanjis to show their pronunciation). Here are some useful links for this activity:
As an example, I chose for the links one of my favorite songs: "Kiseki" by "Greeeen".
I just saw that you are a spanish native speaker, so, in case you are interested, there's a dictionary that has a katakana glossary near the end:
Diccionario básico japones-español