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Alphabet Course

Lesson 6:はひふへほ

In this lesson, I will teach you five hiragana, which are はひふへほ.


は is pronounced as /ha/.

TipI live in a house.
は as in “house”.
 
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Noteは is read as “wa” when it acts as a particle. (Don’t worry, you will learn particle in Particle Course later. )
For example:
わたしwaトムです。
I’m Tom.

ひ is pronounced as /hi/.

TipHe is on the wall.
ひ as in “He”.

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ふ is pronounced as /hu/.
(sounds like in the middle of hu and fu.)

TipI climbed Mt.Fuji.
ふ as in “Fuji”.

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NoteIn later quizzes, you should type “fu” to get the correct answer.

へ is pronounced as /he/.

TipThere is a haystack.
へ as in “haystack”.

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ほ is pronounced as /ho/.

TipA house becomes a home with a satellite.
ほ as in “home”.

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Vocabulary:

WordReadingMeaningType
toothNoun
ははmotherNoun
fireNoun
dayNoun
はいlungNoun
ふえfluteNoun
穿くはくto put on (pants)Verb
履くはくto put on (shoes/socks)Verb
吐くはくto spitVerb
はこboxNoun
引くひくto pullVerb
低いひくいlowAdj
深いふかいdeepAdj
ふくclothesNoun
ほかotherNoun
はしbridgeNoun
お箸おはしchopsticksNoun
ほしstarNoun
干すほすto dryVerb
細いほそいthinAdj
祖父そふgrandfatherNoun
はたflagNoun
はちeightNoun
はつfirst timeNoun
ひとmanNoun
ふたlidNoun
下手へたbad atAdj
徒歩とほon footNoun
はなflowerNoun
はなnoseNoun
はねwingNoun
ふねshipNoun
ほねboneNoun
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17 thoughts on “Lesson 6:はひふへほ

  1. I’m a bit confused about “ふ ”

    Is the pronunciation closer to “f” or “h”?

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      h

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    2. On duolingo they said it was supposed to be “f”

      Occasionally, they would pronounce it like “h” though.

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      It’s kind of in the middle of “f” and “h”, but it’s “h”70% and “f”30%.

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  2. I also have a question about (hu):

    If i read “Fuji” loud it sounds like a clear f. But you describe it as inbetween hu and fu. Can i also use a soft “who” as a good indication or do you have another good english word to give a hint on right pronouncation?

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      “who” is a good one! Just use “who”.

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  3. おはようございます Marshall.
    おげんきですか  :D
    Happy monday!
    This is the first time i post here. Your content rocks!
    I have one recommendation though.
    I saw some vocabulary words that are written the same way, but i assume are pronounced with different pitch accent. Is there a way you could indicate the pitch accent difference in the vocabulary tables? one kana up if it has higher pitch accent and one kana down if it has lower pitch accent. For example:

    あ | rain
    め |
    ——————————
    め |
    あ | candy
    obviously the data presentation i am posting in the example is not good :S
    i mean, it would be cool to indicate the difference in pitch accent. Please :3

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    1. Sorry, i meant some entries in the reading column are written the same. They have different pitch accent, right?

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      I will add voice clip to these words, but no worries, there are not many words like あめ

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  4. how do you write Luka or Luke , in Japanese

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      ルカ

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  5. In Japanese the h sounds

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  6. ?

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  7. Great references 100 percent cool web you helped me to understand senku

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  8. I am a fire on these japanese

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  9. where do I can find the qjizes

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  10. Sorry quizzes

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