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ゆ (yu) – Hiragana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘yu’. Sounds similar to the English letter ‘u’, but slightly elevated.


ゆ, in hiragana, or ユ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both are written in two strokes. When small and preceded by an -i kana, this kana represents not a separate sound but a modification of that of another.


Mnemonic 1: ‘Universal’ – In this symbol you can see the letters P and I. π (pi) is a universally important number in mathematics.

Mnemonic 2: Imagine this being a ‘U’-Turn sign, signifying a cricle with an arrow pointing back.

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