Learn Hiragana fu ふ. It's pronounced like a soft “foo” in “fool”.
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Learn Hiragana fu ふ

ふ is pronounced like a soft “foo” in “fool”.

The F sound is less pronounced than the English one.

Note: there’s no hu sound in native Japanese, but the fu sound is halfway between the english who and foo.

ふ functions as a prefix similar to the english in- or un-. It’s kanji is 不. ふべん= inconvenient.

The katakana counterpart to ふ is フ.

Mnemonics to remember Hiragana fu ふ

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How to write Hiragana fu ふ

The Hiragana ふ is made with 4 strokes. Start with the short line on top. Follow this with the curving shape in the middle.

Next, the left line. Then the right line.

Word samples using Hiragana fu ふ

Hiragana JapaneseEnglish meaning
ふろFuroBath
ふうとうFūtōEnvelope
ふねFuneShip
ふつうFutsūNormal
ふとんFutonJapanese mattress

More about Hiragana fu ふ

You can learn more about ふ pronunciation here.

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