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か (ka) – Hiragana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘ka’. Sounds closest to an English ‘ca’ as in ‘car’.


か, in hiragana, or カ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. The shapes of these kana both originate from 加.


Mnemonic 1: The character used to be a greedy man, but ‘karma’ (ka), got the better of him, and his body became twisted and his hair fell off towards the right side of him.

Mnemonic 2: A ‘camel’ climbs up the side of a volcano, and – whoops! – falls into the crater.

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