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も (mo) – Hiragana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘mo’. Sounds similar to the English ‘mo’ as in ‘moss’.


も, in hiragana, or モ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. Both are made in three strokes.


Mnemonic 1: This symbol looks like a fisherman’s hook. The hook is cast into the sea on the end of a line, and eventually gets a bite. Having reeled it in, however, the fisherman discovers to his dissapointment that he has caught a ‘mollusc’ on the end of his hook, not a fish.

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