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フ (hu/fu) – Katakana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘fu’. Sounds closest to an English ‘foo’ as in ‘food’.


ふ, in hiragana, or フ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. The hiragana is made in four strokes, while the katakana in one. It represents ‘hu’, although for phonological reasons, the actual pronunciation is ‘fu’.


Mnemonic 1: It’s the edge of a bowl of ‘food’.

Mnemonic 2: Here is a hungry mouth seen in profile, ready to gobble up any food that comes its way.

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