I already know kana, can I skip it?

Many students have some experience in Japanese before beginning their NativShark studies. If this is you and you are already familiar with the basics of the writing system and are comfortable reading & writing the Japanese Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries, rest assured you're able to skip these lessons in your study path. 

There are two ways to skip kana at the moment. 

1) when you're on your first Unit and the "Kana learning" tool comes up. In the bottom left, there's a "skip kana learning" button. Press that and all the kana will be auto-completed and archived from the main study path for you. 
2) if you missed the opportunity to skip all the kana on the first Unit, head to the Kana Review Tool and select "View Progress" on the right, then select "" upon doing so the kana tool will load in from the beginning and the "Skip kana learning" button will be available again in the bottom left. 

Once you've done that you're good to go, kana learning archived.

That said, even students who skip the general kana learning lessons often like to test or drill themselves. To do this there are two main options in NativShark. 

Option 1) run the Kana Review Tool.
Option 2) do some Kana Quizzes and Tests. 

You can find the Kana Review Tool at: Kana Review | NativShark

You can find the Kana Quizzes and Tests at: Quizzes & Tests | NativShark

And they're fully configurable to your liking so you're able to quiz on production or comprehension: 

Lastly, from any page across NativShark in the bottom right you'll find a context menu, inside there are kana charts provided that play the stroke order and pronunciation when clicked.  Happy studies! 

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