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Hiragana Page 21 つ tsu

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One of the easiest Hiragana to write & hardest to pronounce


ROMAJI - tsu
- [as in caT'S SOUp (not in English)]

MEMORY: It looks like a wave from a TSUnami (tidal wave)

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

- This means 'hot'

- This means 'shoes'

Listen to the sound file until you feel comfortable with it

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Sounds like zu to me with a

Sounds like zu to me with a really short T at the beginning.


the pronounciation for shoes KUTSU is weird .. the voice says it like "kuh-tsu"...not "ku-tsu"...or am i hearing things?

Live to eat , don't eat to live :€


yeah i found it easy to pronounce!

Live to eat , don't eat to live :€


This isn't that hard for me to pronounce since my nationality's language has a similar sound....lol

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I keep hearing zoo, I have trouble saying this one, it's kind of like a short hissing T before saying the name Sue - I think it's time for bed now :)

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Try placing your tongue

Try placing your tongue behind your teeth as if you were making a "T" sound and then say "Sue."

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Will give it a go, thanks :)

Will give it a go, thanks :)

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It looks like the TSUpon of a

It looks like the TSUpon of a baby's bottle/pacifier.
Tsupon=Nipple [Filipino Language]

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