Hiragana Course

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Hiragana Course

Lesson 4: さしすせそ

In this lesson, I will teach you five hiragana.
They are さしすせそ.


さ is pronounced as /sa/.

TipI love sake!
さ as in “sake”.
 
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し is pronounced as /shi/.

TipShe has a ponytail.
し as in “she”.
 
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す is pronounced as /su/.

TipSooey,sooey!
す as in “sooey”.
 
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せ is pronounced as /se/.

TipThis is Senor Lopez.
せ as in “senor”.
 
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そ is pronounced as /so/.

TipZig-zag sewing.
そ as in “sewing”.
 
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Note:

The handwritten font of さ is different from its print font. Please take care.

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Romaji of さしすせそ:

Hiraganaさ、し、す、せ、そ
Romajisa, shi, su, se, so

Vocabulary containing さしすせそ:

WordReadingMeaningType
deathNoun
nestNoun
vinegarNoun
backNoun
刺すさすto stabVerb
誘うさそうto inviteVerb
寿司すしsushiNoun
しおsaltNoun
吸うすうto suckVerb
さかslopeNoun
さきbeforeNoun
咲くさくto bloomVerb
さけliquorNoun
好きすきlikeAdj
空くあくto be emptyVerb
せきseatNoun
あさmorningNoun
あしfoot; legNoun
あせsweatNoun
いしstoneNoun
椅子いすchairNoun
うしcowNoun
うそlieNoun
えさfeedNoun
押すおすto pushVerb
遅いおそいslowAdj
かさumbrellaNoun
歌詞かしlyricsNoun
貸すかすto lendVerb
基礎きそfoundationNoun
臭いくさいsmellyAdj
くせhabitNoun
くそshitNoun
今朝けさthis morningNoun
消すけすto eraseVerb
こしwaistNoun

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26 thoughts on “Lesson 4: さしすせそ

  1. Its really helpfu,, your a clever

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  2. is “sooey” the Japanese equivalent of the “oink” onomatopoeia for pigs?

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      Yeah

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    2. This I did not know. Now it all makes sense! Thank you! skygrave and Marshall!

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  3. These lessons are soooo helpful for my learning japanese, thanks u so much for making such a awesome blog <3

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  4. you’ve done an amazing job with this website , l love it!

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  5. This website is really helpful! Thank you!

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      You are welcome!

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  6. thank you so much for helping ^-^ your the best teacher *^*

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      You are welcome! If you have any questions, feel free to ask me in the forum!

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  7. Just here to say thank you so much! Never knew things was this easy haha

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      You are welcome😉

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  8. God bless you. Awesome content.

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      Thanks!

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  9. The mnemonics here are clever and funny! Awesome as usual, Marshall! (* ^ ω ^)

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      Thanks!

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  10. How in the world is す both nest and vinegar?! I know we have dual meaning words in English as well, this just caught me off guard because it’s so different.

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    1. We have a few equivalent homophones in English that sound the same, but are just as different. A good example is row (a line of things) and row (to move a boat with oars). Honestly homonyms are sometimes harder, because you have to learn a whole new pronunciation for the same spelling, lead (the mineral) and lead (to guide someone to a destination).

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  11. Mnemonics really helped me out!

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      gald to hear that😊

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  12. I really like the Kanji you’ve included at the end, because I’ve been using it to practice kana in pronunciation of actual words and get a little more mastery on stroke order for kanji. When I was practicing on the kanji 背(せ), I noticed on the site I was using for stroke order that one kun reading is せ for back as you’ve shown here, but another kun reading is せい for height.

    I’m guessing you’d know the reading based on the context it’s used in, and it’s cool that kanji are versatile like that, even if it is a little tough to learn.

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  13. Hey thanks for the web, awesome vocabulary (including shit XD) i think i will do all
    P.D tiene aro not 10 they are 36 tiene is a bottom in the correr that says next

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    1. sorry is P.D there are not 10 words they are 36 there is a bottom in the corner that says next

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  14. Omggg so helpful for me thank you!!

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      You are welcome!

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  15. Every single lesson I do I review the Hiragana Song. And when I revisit that song, I can see I learned more every single time, and it’s just like:
    \(。Д。)/

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