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マ (ma) – Katakana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘ma’. Sounds closest to the English ‘ma’ as in ‘mast’.


ま, in hiragana, or マ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. The hiragana is made in three strokes, while the katakana in two.


Mnemonic 1: Imagine that this is a perky nipple from a ‘mama’, containing milk.

Mnemonic 2: This is a number 1 (it has been rotated clockwise by 45 degrees). This number is perhaps the most elementary concept in mathematics.

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