The S family in hiragana

Meet aa S family in hiragana and learn how to correctly write your strokes!

Continuing the hiragana course, let's move on with the S family. I would like to make it very clear that the vast majority of stories used to learn Japanese symbols are made up.

The S family in hiragana

さ = SA
Looking closely at the letter SA, you can see a samurai holding his sword on his back.

Hiragana SA stroke order - S family in hiragana

し = SHI
SHI is like the handle of an umbrella. Remember that SHI is read as the CHI of the word CHINA.

Hiragana SHI stroke order

す = SU
The Arabs tell a legend, where a great and rich sultan had his sword bent by a Japanese who was passing through those lands.

Hiragana SU stroke order


せ = SE
The letter SE got a little more complicated. The strokes on the upper right corner look like a sword and the one on the left a folded handkerchief. It reminds me of another legend. It is said that the samurai could, by tossing a silk handkerchief in the air, wrap the handkerchief around the blade of the sword with a single stroke. See in SE, the sword about to hit the silk scarf, which is already beginning to bend to wrap itself around the sword.

Hiragana SE stroke order

そ = SO
SO is composed of the numeral seven (7) placed on top of the hiragana て. The strangest thing is that some people in Japan use it to serve ice cream scoops to their friends and guests.

Hiragana stroke order SO

Japanese calligraphy exercise

Select the Japanese alphabet symbols and click the Generate button in the Worksheet for Kana and Kanji Practice . Then a new window will open with the file for printing. Then just print it out, cover the gray hiragana symbols and then try to write it yourself. Just print and practice!

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