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て (te) – Hiragana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘te’. Sounds closest to an English ‘te’ as in ‘ten’.


て, in hiragana, or テ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora.


Mnemonic 1: This is quite simply a tank, said with an accent – ‘tenk’. You can see the long muzzle of the cannon pointing outwards towards the left, and the base of the ‘tenk’ beneath it.

Mnemonic 2: The horizontal line represents a ‘thermometer’. The temperature has risen so high that the bulb has burst, and mercury is spurting out all over the place.

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