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よ (yo) – Katakana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘yo’. Imagine the way ‘o’ is pronounced in ‘ore’ and place a ‘y’ in front of it to make the sound – ‘yo’.


よ, in hiragana, or ヨ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represents one mora. The hiragana is made in two strokes, while the katakana in three.

When small and preceded by an -i kana, this kana represents not a separate sound but a modification of that of another


Mnemonic 1: yoghurt-filled eggs – This is a mirror image of an E, the first letter of the word “Egg”. Imagine a food company which uses this as the logo for its new range of yoghurt-filled chocolate eggs.

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