1. か、き、く、け、こ - Ka, Ki, Ku, Ke, and Ko
In the previous post you have just learnt the first 5 vowel sounds in Japanese. Now we'll look at か、き、く、け、こ - Ka, Ki, Ku, Ke and Ko.
か – ka
Mnemonic: か for kard
き – ki
Mnemonic: き for key
Mnemonic: く for bird calling cuckoo
け – ke
Mnemonic: け for kettle
Mnemonic: こ for koffee art
2. Additional resources
The following resources is what I used in conjunction with these mnemonics, so be sure to check them out:.
- 7 simple steps guide to write in Japanese Hiragana - it provides a list of simple techniques that I use to help memorize the Hiragana characters.
- Hiragana chart - a PDF version of the Hiragana chart, good for quick references.