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ナ (na) – Katakana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘na’. Sounds closest to the word ‘na’ as in ‘nacho’.


な, in hiragana, or ナ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. The hiragana is made in four strokes, while the katakana in two.


Mnemonic 1: Remember that narwhal choosing between a sword and a stick for its new horn? It eventually decided on the sword, which, seen here with its curving blade, is really more like a cutlass.

Mnemonic 2: In the Hiragana Mnemonic, the snake was defeated with a sword. This is a picture of the sword, with the famous word ‘na’ engraved on it, for all to remember the great battle.

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