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セ (se) – Katakana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘se’. Sounds closest to the English ‘se’ as in ‘sense’.


せ, in hiragana, or セ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora.


Mnemonic 1: Imagine this is a picture of a man sitting down, just like in the hiragana version. He is putting out his hand in rejection still, saying ‘sey sey sey’, however this time no one is there.

Mnemonic 2: This symbol is very similar to its hiragana equivalent. It shows the same Segway, but the strap has been torn and the occupant has disappeared. I fear some sort of accident may have occurred…

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