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Hiragana Page 04 え e

Oni's picture

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HOW TO WRITE IT
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ROMAJI - e
SOUND
- [as in hAte]


MEMORY: It looks like a person running away - I hAte runners!


EXAMPLES: How do you say them?
- This means "no"

- This means "house"

- This means "a picture"

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picture

I still dont get how picture and e are the same

clay's picture

To say "picture" in Japanese

To say "picture" in Japanese is pronounced "e."

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japanese_freak_101's picture

???

its sounds like a lower case E sound rather and an upper case A sound...like in hAte it says

Suisei's picture

I don't quite see the difference...

So..is the difference between No and House do to the pronunciation being a bit longer than the other? Hope that makes sense. ^^;

micahcowan's picture

Basically, yes. Ie, "house",

Basically, yes. Ie, "house", can sound pretty much like "yeh", whereas iie has a more distinguishable "ee-yeh" sound, I think.

On the other hand, in quickly-spoken Japanese, the difference may sometimes be slight enough that it could be hard to pick them apart easily. Luckily, the context generally makes it crystal clear.

Suisei's picture

Oh!

I see! Thanks for explaining that. :)

keitarochan78's picture

a picture

how does it mean picture? I hope it doesn't have another word for it .Arigatou gozaimasu mina san!!!

絵 : え e 1)picture 2)drawing

絵 : え e

1)picture 2)drawing 3)painting 4)sketch

写真 : しゃしん shashin

1)photography 2)photo 3)photograph 4)photographic

Just need to get used to the difference

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