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キ (ki) – Katakana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘ki’. Sounds closest to the English word ‘key’, but with an elevated ‘i’.


き, in hiragana, キ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both represent /ki/ and are derived from a simplification of the 幾 kanji. The hiragana character き, like さ, is drawn with the lower line separated when writing. When printing, the lines are connected.


Mnemonic 1: Like the Hiragana Mnemonic, this character represents a ‘key’. In katakana however the handle of the key is cut.

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