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Oni's picture

Hiragana NA


- [as in kNOt]

MEMORY: It looks like a rope all tangled in a kNOt

EXAMPLES: How do you say them?
- This means 'summer'

- This means 'longing', 'nostalgic', or 'reminiscent'

- This means 'hole'

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the third stroke

wikipedia shows a version without that hook and a version with the hook??
whcih version do i need D:? or is the animated version the computerized version and the with hook hand writing?

same goes for ra ら there is a hook on wikipedia but there is no hook in computerized version.

so can i conclude that the hooked version is handwriting and without hook computer hiragana?

help please

the word (natskachi) sweet memory, when i pronounce each character its sounds like (natsukachi) but for some reason the (tsu) is not fully pronouced, so i dont know when or how to pronouce it.
can anyone help me?, i just started studying the hiragana, arigatou gosaimasu

chikara's picture

Re: help please

う and い are "weak" vowels and are devoiced (silent?) between two unvoiced consonants, in the case of natsukashii (なつかしい) the "u" is between "s"/"ts" and "k" so is devoiced.

Another common example of this is suki (好き/すき), meaning "like", which sounds like s'ki.

Don't complain to me that people kick you when you're down. It's your own fault for lying there

thank you

thank you chikara, i think i get it now, but i still need to work harder on how vowels are pronounced when they are combined with other consonants, thank you very much and god bless you

celticflower's picture

Sounds Like...

gNAt, NAt King Cole, NAsty. Is this a difference between English and American accents or am I just hearing things oddly again, 'cause that's always a possibility! The Twilight Zone theme just started on my mp3 player! *lol*

。 Bright (ki) 。 クレア

Looks like a t taking the hat

Looks like a t taking the hat from a d.

NAh you can't have that hat.

The_Jesster's picture

Very Helpful!

Thanks! I love your mnemonic! It helped me a lot. :)

phreadom's picture

hehe... I've been enjoying

hehe... I've been enjoying reading your mnemonics. ;)

The only one I ever used was one I made up for を. :)


so far so good!

yeah everyone does mnemonics (or most of people) I quite find Familiar... don't know why i feel very nostalgic with Japanese characters and couldn't imagine these meaning something else :)

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