Learn Hiragana a -ka the sixth syllable in the Japanese alphabet
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Learn Hiragana ka か

ka is pronounced like ka in “karate”. The Hiragana か is made with 3 strokes.

か is the question particle used at the end of a phrase. おなまえはなんですか。 Onamae wa nan desu ka. What’s your name?

The katakana counterpart to か is カ. They look very similar so should be easy to remember. Don’t mix them up with the kanji 力 though.

Mnemonics to remember Hiragana ka-か

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How to write Hiragana ka か

The Hiragana か is made with 3 strokes. Start from the middle left with a horizontal line that curves down vertically and then hooks inwards at the end.

Follow this up with a vertical line from the top intersecting through the middle of the previous horizontal line and curving left slightly at the bottom. Finish with a small diagonal dash on the upper right of the character.

Word samples using Hiragana ka か

Hiragana JapaneseEnglish meaning
かわKawaRiver
かいしゃKaishaCompany
かぞくKazokuFamily
かさKasaUmbrella
かいものKaimonoShopping, purchased goods

More about Hiragana ka か

This character has several uses such as you can check on this link

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