Learn Hiragana Hiragana ku-く, is pronounced like the coo in “cool”.
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Learn Hiragana ku く

く is pronounced like the coo in “cool”.

A long くう sound, often written クー, is an onomatopoeic sound for sleeping like the english zzzz.

The katakana counterpart to く is ク. It looks very similar to other katana characters like ケ and タ.

Mnemonics to remember Hiragana kuく

This looks just like a cuckoo bird!

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How to write Hiragana kuく

The Hiragana く is made with 1 stroke. Start from the top and make the shape in a one two motion stroke. Think of it like an arrow < or perhaps a nose like き.

Word samples using Hiragana kuく

Hiragana JapaneseEnglish meaning
くちKuchiMouth
くろKuroBlack
くつしたKutsushitaSocks
くもKumoCloud
くうこうKūkō

More about Hiragana kuく

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

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