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チ (chi) – Katakana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘chi’. Sounds closest to the English ‘che’ as in ‘cheap’.


ち, in hiragana, or チ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both represent /ti/ although for phonological reasons, the actual pronunciation is chi.


Mnemonic 1: This is a picture of a person wearing a ‘cheap’ hat. Look at it, what a cheap looking hat it is! It doesn’t even stay horizontal on the person’s head!

Mnemonic 2: This is a picture of a huge and fearsome mechanical dragon, its wings unfurled (the head is at the top, the tail at the bottom). However, this dragon, being the cheaper model, doesn’t have fire-breathing capabilities.

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