the vowels of hiragana

From this post, I'll show you how I got it learn japanese symbols. I used a technique well known and widespread in books like Kanjis Mnemonics and Remember the Kanji. My job was just to adapt the technique to my reality. If you find it difficult, try to make up your own story.

The easiest and fastest way to learn Japanese characters, whether they are hiragana, katakana or kanji, is to break them down into parts and try to find drawings of our everyday lives. After finding these drawings, try to make up a story with them and see the images in your mind (imagination). Over time you will see that when you look at the oriental character, you will soon remember that vowel and vice versa.

the vowels of hiragana

あ = A

In the letter “a” we can see the Cross of Christ being whipped. Remember that Christ suffered much without saying a woe. Note the sequence in which the symbol is drawn.

Hiragana A Trait Order

い = I

Imagine you are typing an “i” quickly. In this way, the “i” point slips and ends up being to the right of the main stroke.

Hiragana I Trait Order

う= U

The vowel “u” is a surfboard that is riding a wave with no one on it.

Hiragana U stroke order


え= I

Here we have the vowel “e”. It is formed by a surfboard on top of the numeral 7 (seven) that has a monkey tail.

Order of traits in hiragana E

お = O

The last vowel is my favorite. In my opinion it is the most beautiful vowel in hiragana. See if you can see the Cross of Christ on top of the numeral 9 (nine) lying down. Like the 7 of the letter え, the nine was a little devil and had a tail, but after being exorcised by the Cross of Christ, said numeral lost its tail. Try to see the tail of the numeral nine ripped off of it.

Order of traits in hiragana O

This was the end of the first part of the Learning hiragana series, I hope you enjoyed it.

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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