Learn Hiragana hiragana ko - こ is pronounced like co in “Coca-Cola”.
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Learn Hiragana ko こ

こ is pronounced like co in “Coca-Cola”.

A short stopped こっ is onomatopoeia for footstep sounds.

The katakana counterpart to こ is コ. It’s like a straight version with an extra vertical line.

Mnemonics to remember Hiragana ko こ

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How to write Hiragana ko こ

Start with the top horizontal line. Its hook end is optional. It can be curved or straight.

Then start the bottom line with a short vertical curve that goes into the horizontal line. Roughly the same length. It’s basically け flipped and sideways, only missing the 2nd stroke.

Word samples using Hiragana ko こ

Hiragana JapaneseEnglish meaning
KoChild
こなKonaFlour
ことばKotobaWord, language
こうえんKōenPark
こえKoeVoice

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