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け (ke) – Hiragana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘ke’. Sounds closest to the way the ‘ke’ in ‘Kerry’ is pronounced in English.


け, in hiragana, or ケ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. The shape of these kana come from the kanji 計 and 介, respectively.


Mnemonic 1: Imagine a person laughing lightly, going ‘kekeke’ when they see someone standing on top of their head right next to them.

Mnemonic 2: Think ‘chemistry’. A chemist uses a dropping pipette (to transport sulphuric acid from his beaker to his conical flask). Here you see the very nib of that pipette. That horizontal line is part of a graduated scale marked on the side.

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