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モ (mo) – Katakana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘mo’. Sounds similar to the English ‘mo’ as in ‘moss’.


も, in hiragana, or モ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. Both are made in three strokes.


Mnemonic 1: Just like with the Hiragana Mnemonic, this is also a fisherman’s hook. Imagine it has reeled in some ‘moss’ at the end of it.

Mnemonic 2: Take the hiragana symbol for “mo”, and modify it by moving the horizontal strokes upward a bit and flattening out the tail.

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