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み (mi) – Hiragana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘mi’. Sounds closest to the English ‘me’.


み, in hiragana, or ミ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. The hiragana is written in two strokes, while the katakana is made in three.


Mnemonic 1: You can see the numbers 2 and 4 in this character. Remember when you were 24? Ahh yes, ‘me’ – when I was 24!

Mnemonic 2: This symbol looks like the letter H, the first letter of the word ham, which is a type of ‘meat’.

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