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Hiragana Page 02 い i

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HOW TO WRITE IT
[Follow the red strokes from left to right]

ROMAJI - i
SOUND
[as in 'fEEt']


MEMORY: It looks like two arms -- It will get me... EEk!!


EXAMPLES: How do you say them?
- This means "love"

- This means "good"

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Vertical = sign

It looks like a vertical equal sign, another menomic or w.e

This is a great website but I

This is a great website but I don't understand something, if the first example 'A' is pronounced 'Ah' and this one is 'I' pronounced 'ee'. When you put them both together how does it turn in to meaning 'love'?

Thanks :)

agree with enjibenji89

it's confusing..how does A and I together make love?

Ai = 愛

あい sounds basically like the english word for "eye", or if that pronunciation doesn't work for you, the "ahyee" part in the word "why".

The "ah" and the "ee" just kind of smooth together to make あい (or 愛).... Then kanji for "love" is pronounced the same as when you write it in Hiragana(あい) or kanji(愛).

I hope this made some sense? :) haha I'm not sure I answered exactly what you were asking.

Yes it did make sense, thank

Yes it did make sense, thank you so much for the help. Once I learn Hiragana, will it be easier to then learn Kanji? I love how Kanji looks

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No, it won't. Kanji is

No, it won't. Kanji is completely different.

私は日本あぃ!

wow

This is awsome

This is FUN!

This is FUN!

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YEAH

MAN, I LOVE THIS WEbSITE!!!!! IT IS sugoi and helpful

word "love"

So does the word love sound like "Ah Ee"

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Justed added the sound files

Justed added the sound files for you. :)

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thank u

thank u

STROKES SUGGESTION

It'd help if you guys had little arrows or something pointing to the direction you should write the strokes in.

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Usually up to down; left to

Usually up to down; left to right. You can review the basic "rules" here:
http://thejapanesepage.com/kanji/stroke_order

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Hawaii

I remembered this because it looks like the last 2 letters in Hawaii and sounds like it!

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