Learn Hiragana い - how to write and pronounce the second vowel
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Learn Hiragana i い

is the second Hiragana character vowel sound that we will meet.

い is pronounced like the letter “E”.

The Katakana counterpart to い is イ.

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How to write Hiragana i

The Hiragana い is made with 2 strokes.

  1. At the top left, a curved vertical stroke, ending with a hook at the bottom.
  2. At the top right, a shorter stroke, slightly curving in the opposite direction.

Word samples using Hiragana い i

Hiragana JapaneseEnglish meaning
IStomach
いけIkePond
いきるIkiruTo live
いなかInakaRural area
いがくIgakuMedicine

More about Hiragana i

You will see used a lot as an ending for adjectives

Here you can find some info about い-Adjectives. And you can find more also over at Tofugu

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