Learn Hiragana chi-ち. It's pronounced like the “chee” in “cheese”.
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Learn Hiragana chi ち

ち is pronounced like the “chee” in “cheese”.

The Hiragana ち is made with 2 strokes.

Note: the“ti” sound is not native to Japanese, so you’ll only ever encounter it in foreign words in Japanese. If it’s a foreign word, the “ti” sound can be written like so: ティ with a small katakana い modifying the te sound to ti.

ち can be used to represent the sound of a tongue click, which is often used to express disapproval or frustration.

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How to write Hiragana chi ち

Start with a short horizontal line. Follow with a left slanting vertical line intersecting the previous line and then cutting right and looping back around to the base on the left of the character.

Word samples using Hiragana chi ち

Hiragana JapaneseEnglish meaning
ChiBlood
ちかてつChikatetsuSubway
ちからChikaraPower, force
ちちおやChichioyaFather
ちきゅうChikyūEarth

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