マ (ma) – Katakana
– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘ma’. Sounds closest to the English ‘ma’ as in ‘mast’.
ま, in hiragana, or マ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. The hiragana is made in three strokes, while the katakana in two.
Mnemonic 1: Imagine that this is a perky nipple from a ‘mama’, containing milk.
Mnemonic 2: This is a number 1 (it has been rotated clockwise by 45 degrees). This number is perhaps the most elementary concept in mathematics.