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す (su) – Hiragana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘su’. Sounds closest to the English word “sue”.


す, in hiragana, or ス in katakana is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. The shapes of these kana come from 寸 and 須, respectively.


Mnemonic 1: This is a picture of a girl called Sue. As you can see, she is pregnant, as her belly is slightly enlarged on the right.

Mnemonic 2: Imagine a transparent bowl of pea soup seen from the side. This is a closeup of the edge of the bowl; you can see one of the peas.

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