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の (no) – Hiragana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘no’. Sounds closest to an English ‘no’ as in ‘not’.


の, in hiragana, or ノ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. In the gojūon system of ordering of Japanese syllables, it occupies the 25th position, between ね (ne) and は (ha).


Mnemonic 1: An alien with a long neck is nodding its head.

Mnemonic 2: It’s a picture of a ‘No Smoking’ sign, just without the cigarette. You can see where the cross folds into the circle.

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