Katakana can feel like a roadblock in the middle of a sentence, and it’s often cited as a source of frustration for Japanese learners. Why not sharpen your katakana recognition with quick, simple quizzes so you can blow right through?
No Fluff: Katakana can help speed up your recognition time and hopefully make katakana less of a challenge for you in the future.
No Fluff: Katakana for Android was made to do just that — and the "No Fluff" in its title is dead serious. For this learning tool, a title screen appears for a brief moment before you’re launched into a bare-bones quiz of 104 katakana items you must recognize by tapping the romaji in the multiple-choice list below. Keep going to the end, and you’ll see your final score and a
Try Again button you can tap to start over again. That’s it! No ads, no Internet access required, and no data collected (or so the download page claims). It’s a free, simple way to improve your katakana recognition.
This no-fluff approach has some drawbacks. For example, you get no feedback when you get a question wrong (or right, for that matter), so you have to keep an eye on the
Correct xx/xx counter in the top left-hand corner. And as we’ve said before, multiple-choice isn’t the best way to learn a language—forced input is. Still, No Fluff: Katakana can help speed up your recognition time and hopefully make katakana less of a challenge for you in the future.