Alphabet Course

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Alphabet Course

Lesson 3: サシスセソ

In this lesson, I will teach you five katakana, which are サシスセソ.


サ is pronounced as /sa/.

TipLet socks dry. 
サ as in “socks”.

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シ is pronounced as /shi/.

TipShe has a crooked smile. 
シ as in “she”.

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ス is pronounced as /su/.

TipMy kid has a swing set. 
ス as in “swing”.

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セ is pronounced as /se/.

TipThis is Senor Martines. 
セ as in “Senor”.

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ソ is pronounced as /so/.

TipA soy bean jumped out! 
ソ as in “soy”.

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Vocabulary:

WordMeaning
スイスswitzerland
アイスice
サウスsouth
イエスjesus
カオスchaos
スカイsky
スクエアsquare
スコアscore
アカシアacacia
キスkiss
アクセスaccess
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5 thoughts on “Lesson 3: サシスセソ

  1. shi look easy to write but it’s actually hard.

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  2. When learning the katakana “shi” make sure it is very accurate, because the katakana “tsu” is VERY similar.

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  3. How did イエス come to sound ‘ jesus’ ? I hear it like iesu.

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      I have no idea, maybe it’s because of some history reasons, for example, some Japanese misread this vocabulary and then this pronunciation spread

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    2. Just a guess, but I do know “Jesus” is pronounced “Yesus” in Indonesia, which is a former Dutch colony (source: Indonesian family). The Dutch did a lot of trade with Japan throughout history. My guess, both Japan and Indonesia got their pronunciation from primarily the Dutch.

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