How to write hiragana: ka, ki, ku, ke, ko - か、き、く、け、こ

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How to write hiragana: ka か

how to write the hiragana ka character

Learn how to write the hiragana character for "ka" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important to follow the stroke order when writing Japanese characters. Learning the proper stroke order is also a great way to help you to remember how to draw the character.

Example: かさ (kasa) --- umbrella

Please check out the instinctual video, How to Pronounce Hiragana: ka, ki, ku, ke, ko to learn the pronunciation of hiragana "ka". Click this link to learn how to write the word, Kabuki, which also starts with the hiragana "ka" character.

If you want to see all 46 hiragana characters and hear the pronunciation for each, try my Hiragana Audio Chart page. For a Handwritten Hiragana Chart, try this link.

To learn more about Japanese writing, try Japanese Writing for Beginners.

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How to write hiragana: ki き

how to write the hiragana ki character

Learn how to write the hiragana character for "ki" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important to follow the stroke order when writing Japanese characters. Learning the proper stroke order is also a great way to help you to remember how to draw the character.

Example: きた (kita) --- north

Please check out the instinctual video, How to Pronounce Hiragana: ka, ki, ku, ke, ko to learn the pronunciation of hiragana "ki". Click this link to learn how to write the word, Kimono, which also starts with the hiragana "ki" character.

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How to write hiragana: ku

how to write the hiragana ku character

Learn how to write the hiragana character for "ku" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important to follow the stroke order when writing Japanese characters. Learning the proper stroke order is also a great way to help you to remember how to draw the character.

Example: くるま (kuruma) --- car

Please check out the instinctual video, How to Pronounce Hiragana: ka, ki, ku, ke, ko to learn the pronunciation of hiragana "ku". Click this link to learn how to write the word, Kuri, which also starts with the hiragana "ku" character.

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How to write hiragana: ke け

how to write the hiragana ke character

Learn how to write the hiragana character for "ke" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important to follow the stroke order when writing Japanese characters. Learning the proper stroke order is also a great way to help you to remember how to draw the character.

Example: けむり (kemuri) --- smoke

Please check out the instinctual video, How to Pronounce Hiragana: ka, ki, ku, ke, ko to learn the pronunciation of hiragana "ke". Click this link to learn how to write the word, Kendo, which also starts with the hiragana "ke" character.

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How to write hiragana: ko こ

how to write the hiragana ko character

Learn how to write the hiragana character for "ko" in this simple lesson. Please remember, it is important to follow the stroke order when writing Japanese characters. Learning the proper stroke order is also a great way to help you to remember how to draw the character.

Example: こえ (koe) --- voice

Please check out the instinctual video, How to Pronounce Hiragana: ka, ki, ku, ke, ko to learn the pronunciation of hiragana "ko". Click this link to learn how to write the word, Kokeshi, which also starts with the hiragana "ko" character.