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ユ (yu) – Katakana


– Pronounced as the Japanese ‘yu’. Sounds similar to the English letter ‘u’, but slightly elevated.


ゆ, in hiragana, or ユ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, which each represent one mora. Both are written in two strokes


Mnemonic 1: Grandfather is sitting in his chair muttering “oh, the youth of today…” This is a closeup of his leg, seen from the side. The long stroke at the bottom represents the floor.

Mnemonic 2: This looks like the number 1. In mathematics, 1 would be referred to as one ‘unit’.

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