【1】Alphabet Course

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【1】Alphabet Course

Lesson 10:わをん

In this lesson, I will teach you the last three hiragana.
They are わをん.


わ is pronounced as /wa/.

TipWow! A magic wand!
わ as in “wand”.
 
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を is pronounced as /o/.

Note: Romaji of を is “wo” or “o”. But the pronunciation is “o”.

TipOh!A cheerleader is on my toe!.
を as in “Oh”.
 
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ん is pronounced as /ng/.

TipThis is in the end.
ん as in “end”.
 
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Romaji of わをん:

Hiraganaわ、ん
Romajiwa, n“wo” or “o”

Note:

The hiragana を is special, it won’t appear in any words. It’s a particle.
You will learn particle later, no worries!

Vocabulary containing わん:

WordReadingMeaningType
あわfoamNoun
淡いあわいpaleAdj
あんplanNoun
いわrockNoun
うんluckNoun
えんfateNoun
若いわかいyoungAdj
わきsideNoun
わくframeNoun
わけわけreasonNoun
かわriverNoun
かわleatherNoun
怖いこわいscary; scaredAdj
触るさわるto touchVerb
座るすわるto sitVerb
世話せわcareNoun
渡すわたすto hand overVerb
渡るわたるto crossVerb
わなtrapNoun
なわropeNoun
にわgardenNoun
ほんbookNoun
回すまわすto turnVerb
回るまわるto spinVerb
周りまわりaroundNoun
柔らかいやわらかいsoftAdj
弱いよわいweakAdj
笑うわらうto laughVerb
悪いわるいbadAdj

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13 thoughts on “Lesson 10:わをん

  1. I’m slightly confused, whats the difference between お and を? They sound they same to me

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      を: this is a particle. You can learn it in the particle course.
      お: It is used for normal vocabularies.

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  2. I’m wondering why don’t these appear in the song?

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      it appears in the end.

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  3. oh! i didn’t know, thanks! @Marshall

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  4. Good lessons!!

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      Thank you!

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  5. I’ve sometimes heard singers pronounce を as “wo” instead of “o” in their songs. Is this just a thing singers do? Two examples of this off the top of my head are Colors by FLOW and Haruka Kanata by AKFG.

    Colors
    自分を (Jibun wo)

    Haruka Kanata
    心をそっと開いて (kokoro wo sotto aite)

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      Yes, only songs.

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    2. Ah ok that makes it easier.

      Also, I think こわい (kowai) probably means “scary” instead of “scared.” The two words have opposite meanings in English.

      Someone is “scared” when they react with fear towards a thing.
      Something or someone is “scary” when they make someone afraid.
      Scary things make people scared.

      Example:
      “Don’t be a scared, little baby, it’s just a spider.”
      “Spiders are scary, the way they move their creepy little legs.”

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      Interesting thing is that in Japanese, こわい can be used to express that something/somebody is scary, or somebody is scared. So I will add “scary” in the meaning column too.

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    4. That’s cool, thanks for letting me know

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  6. completed hiragana,here i come katakana

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