Learn Hiragana Hiragana ke-け, pronounced like the character K or “kay”.
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Learn Hiragana ke け

け is pronounced like the character K or “kay”.

The Hiragana け is made with 3 strokes.

けっ is a derisive short laugh, comparable to the English “Pfft”.

The katakana counterpart to け is ケ. It’s quite similar to ク.

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How to write Hiragana ke け

The Hiragana け is made with 3 strokes. Start with the left vertical line, slightly curved from top to bottom. The hook at the end is optional when handwritten. Make the horizontal stroke 1/3rd from the top of the character, then intersect this line with the other vertical stroke and have it curve inwards at the bottom end.

Word samples using Hiragana ke け

Hiragana JapaneseEnglish meaning
けっこんKekkonMarriage
けいさつKeisatsuPolice
けんきゅうKenkyūStudy, investigation
けいざいKeizaiEconomy
けんきゅうしつKenkyūshitsuLaboratory

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