ワ (wa) – Katakana
– 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: This character looks similar to the katakana for ‘u’. A large wind has come and blown the top part of the ‘u’ away, ‘whaaa!’ is all you can say as you feel the power of the wind!