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Katakana Lesson 3: サシスセソ ザジズゼゾ

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Hiragana Romaji Mnemonics

sa

za

A samurai sword

shi

zi/ji

Seeds

su

zu

The bottom of a suit jacket

se

ze

Two seven's are hidden inside

so

zo

The holes of a socket

Photo of samurai sword and sunflower seed are taken by Rama and Bluemoose respectively, used under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Do not mix up ン(n) and (so)

Their stroke orders are different. Compare:

The last stroke of ン (n) is from the bottom left to the top right. The last stroke of ソ (so) is from the top right to the bottom left.

But of course in hand-writing they look very similar. One rule of thumb is that 'n' is never used as the first letter of a word and 'so' is seldom used at the end.

How to write:






The stroke order illustrations are made by D.328, used under CCSA3.0.