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ぬ (nu) – Hiragana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘nu’. Sounds closest to an English ‘noo’ as in ‘noodle’.


ぬ, in hiragana, or ヌ in katakana is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. They are derived from the Chinese character 奴.


Mnemonic 1: The character represents a pair of chopsticks picking up a ‘noodle’.

Mnemonic 2: A drawing of a large fish has been crossed out and a ‘new’, smaller fish drawn. You must use the American pronounciation of the word “new”.

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