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と (to) – Hiragana


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


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


Mnemonic 1: This is quite simply a ‘toe’ that has a thorn stuck in it at the top.

Mnemonic 2: This is a picture of the lower part of a person’s face seen from the side (the chin is the bit that sticks out). The mouth is closed because the person’s teeth are stuck together with too much ‘toffee’.

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