Japanese Lesson – Hiragana 3

Hello Everyone,

Ready for  5 new hiragana? Today we are going to learn characters: さしすせそ. いこう!

But before we go any further, do you remember our previous hiragana:

As usual, get your paper and pencil ready!

Empty sheet

Hiragana あ to そ

This hiragana is pronounced: [sa]

It has 2 strokes:

 

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character さ in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word かさ [kasa] / umbrella /
  • Write 5 times the word さけ [sake] / alcohol, sake /

This hiragana is pronounced: [shi]

It has 1 stroke:

 

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character し in a row.
    Note: し [shi] means / death / among other things.
  • Write 5 times the word おかし [okashi] / sweets, candy /
  • Write 5 times the word おかしい [okashii] / funny, strange /

This hiragana is pronounced: [su]

It has 2 strokes:

 

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character す in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word いす [isu] / chair /
  • Write 5 times the word すいえい [suiei] / swimming (sport) /

This hiragana is pronounced: [se]

It has 3 strokes:

 

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character せ in a row
  • Write 5 times the word せかい [sekai] / the world, the universe /
  • Write 5 times the word せい [sei] / family name, surname /

This hiragana is pronounced: [so]

It has 1 stroke:

 

Exercices:

  • Write 10 times the character そ in a row.
  • Write 5 times the word うそ [uso] / lie, no way! /
  • Write 5 times the word あそこ [asoko] / over there /

 

Here it is for today. See you soon for five new characters!

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Cheers,

Stéphane

Next lesson: Hiragana lesson 4: ta, chi, tsu, te, to

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