れ (wa) – Hiragana
– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘wa’. Imagine the ‘wham!’ sound with a softer ‘a’ and without the m at the end.
わ, in hiragana, or ワ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. It has origins in the character 和.
Mnemonic 1: A huge wave crashes into a beach with a wham! The sign in front of it, coincidentally, says “wham!”.