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ケ (ke) – Katakana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘ke’. Sounds closest to the way the ‘ke’ in ‘Kerry’ is pronounced in English.


け, in hiragana, or ケ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. The shape of these kana come from the kanji 計 and 介, respectively.


Mnemonic 1: Just like with the hiragana symbol, an Asian person is laughing. However this time they’re laughing because the character is a slingshot which has its elastic in the wrong place! ‘keke’, that’s quite funny!

Mnemonic 2: Regard the long handle (bottom) and sharp blade (top left) of this axe. Imagine it brandished by a crazy guy shouting, in a Scottish accent, “Aarm gornna kell yer!”

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