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オ (o) – Katakana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘o’. Sounds closest to the English ‘o’ in a word such as ‘ore’.


In Japanese writing, the kana お (hiragana) and オ (katakana) occupy the fifth place, between え and か, in the modern Gojūon (五十音) system of collating kana.


Mnemonic 1: It’s Othello again, just like from the Hiragana Mnemonic. He has his arms stretched out still, but this time he’s wearing a cape that’s waving in the wind.

Mnemonic 2: An ‘old’ man is standing with his arms held out to the sides. See his long beard waving in the breeze.

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