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ね (ne) – Hiragana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘ne’. Sounds closest to an English ‘ne’ as in ‘never’.


ね, in hiragana, or ネ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. The hiragana is made in two strokes, while the katakana is made in four.

As a particle, it is used at the end of a sentence, equivalent to an English, “right?” or “isn’t it?”


Mnemonic 1: ‘Nemesis’ – This evil arch-villain comes in the form of a fish with a scorpion’s tail. You are trying to ward it off with a cross, but to no avail.

Mnemonic 2: The symbol represents a man casting out a fishing ‘net’, in an attempt to catch some fish. The net is a little tangly.

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