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コ (ko) – Katakana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘ko’. Sounds closest to the English ‘co’ as in ‘core’.


こ, in hiragana, or コ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. The shape of these kana comes from the kanji 己.


Mnemonic 1: Just like with our first Hiragana Mnemonic, the character represents a can of ‘coke’. This time the lines are straighter, and we can see the right side of the can.

Mnemonic 2: With the second Hiragana Mnemonic, we see the character as two lines attempting to be ‘copied’ with a bad copy machine. This time it is the first letter of the word “copy” that has been duplicated. However, the copying process has not worked perfectly, having produced only a mirror image of the letter c.

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